Borde Hill ready to welcome back eventing fans

Borde Hill will welcome the return of British Eventing on the May Bank Holiday weekend, with the historic parkland welcoming competitors and spectators on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30.

Thursday, 20th May 2021, 1:31 pm
Borde Hill's horse trials at the end of May can be watched by spectators as lockdown restrictions ease

Last year British Eventing organised a ‘behind closed doors’ competition whereno spectators could be admitted. This year British Eventing’ss government-approved protocols mean the venue can welcome spectators once again by pre-booked admission ticket to maintain safe visitor numbers.

In lovely parkland, spectators can enjoy watching more than 250 rider and horse combinations each day as three phases of competition unfold.

Watch the elegance of dressage, the accuracy of show jumping and the speed and boldness of cross country, where competitors accrue penalties and the rider with the lowest score wins.

Horses need to be talented and accurate for the first two phases before their bravery and confidence is tested over a course of imposing fixed jumps.

Enjoy watching professional riders compete against up-and-coming locals at different levels.

Hot and cold drinks will be on sale at the Harveys Beer and Prosecco Bar with food available too.

Well behaved dogs are welcome on short leads, and children and dogs must be supervised at all times.

The horse Ttials will be open to spectators between 9am and 5.30pm and tickets are £5 per adult, under-16s go free of charge if accompanied by an adult. Tickets will be restricted and must be pre-booked online at