Set among the beautiful leafy grounds of Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, the seat of the Dukes of Marlborough, the SsangYong Blenheim Horse Trials (19-22 September, 2019) is one of the most prestigious four-star (formerly three-star) three-day events in the world.
The event hosts both CCI4*L and CCI4*S classes alongside a grassroots eventers challenge, Retraining of Racehorses dressage championships and a fun ride. For more details visit the Blenheim website.
Some 90 top-class horse and rider combinations are expected to contest Blenheim’s CCI4*L show case class, while around 70 of the very best eight- and nine-year-old horses will contest the CCI4*S class, which has proven to be extremely popular and hotly contested since it was introduced in 2009.
The CCI4*L is often used by top international riders to test out their up-and-coming horses before they move up to five-star level, while younger future stars can be spotted in the CCI4*S. Both classes are prestigious in their own right and we can’t wait to see which horses and riders add their names to the winners’ lists this time.
This year’s shopping promises to be as fabulous as ever, with a great selection of trade stands, a food hall brimming with delicious goodies, and a craft pavilion. Other displays and demos on offer include dog agility, side saddle, the popular high jump competition, Thames Valley police, masterclasses and much more.