The stage is now set for the 2018 Blair Castle Horse Trials, sponsored by Land Rover, which will take place on 23-26 August in a beautiful natural bowl located between the Perthshire mountains.
A record number of horses and ponies are due to compete in the grounds of Blair Castle across a raft of classes – from international eventing to showing, showjumping and Pony Club Games – so there will be plenty of action to enjoy. The event is also hosting the Scottish Grassroots Eventing Festival and the sixth and final leg of this year’s Event Rider Masters series.
The main action kicks off on Thursday 23 August when the hunter and Highland pony showing classes, plus Scottish Grassroots Eventing Festival take place, along with international dressage. British Showjumping classes and the NPS Scotland showing finals open Friday’s action, which also hosts more international eventing dressage.
Spectators will be spoilt for choice during the weekend: dressage, showjumping and cross-country, the hugely competitive Pony Club mounted games, plus Bruadar Country Fair demonstrations will provide entertainment from 8.30am until late afternoon.
For four days the showground will be home to more than 200 trade stands, offering something for all tastes and budgets, while Blair will also offer its usual array of Scottish hospitality each evening; charity whisky tasting, a ceilidh, live band and disco as well as the on-site bar where friends can meet up to discuss the day’s events.