Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials

Enjoy four days of eventing action, including dressage, cross country and show jumping in the grounds of one of Britain’s most beautiful and historic venues, Blenheim Palace — with an extra special evening planned for this year's International Horse Trials.

By Kaleigh Pritchard  |  Published
Home of the Duke of Marlborough, beautiful Blenheim Palace provides the backdrop to four days of superb sporting action at the International Horse Trials this September 2023.

The best of dressage, cross country and show jumping is once again being showcased at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials and ticketholders will be treated to a jam-packed four days of top-class entertainment and activities for all ages, from Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 September 2023.

New for 2023, an additional fun-filled evening of entertainment is on offer, in what is expected to be a true spectacle of equestrian excellence. Get ready for an exclusive one-night-only demonstration with renowned showjumper and showman Geoff Billington, alongside Tokyo Olympic eventing team gold medallist, Tom McEwan, taking place on Friday 15 September 2023.

As well as all the action in the Palace competition arena, there's an array of family entertainment to check out, including falconry displays, the Shetland Pony Grand National and show-stopping performances from horse training duo, Freddie Steele and Holly Barber.

Meanwhile, the shopping village offers the chance to browse for a bargain, with everything from horse and hound essentials to country tailors; as well as an extensive array of stalls devoted to rural crafts, homeware, clothing and gift ideas.

Whether you're a picnic person dedicated to not missing a single second of competition or you're looking to treat yourself to a catered VIP experience, there's a variety of ticket options to choose from, too.

General admission tickets for the trials range from £25 to £33 per person, with under 12s able to attend for free. Season tickets giving access to the full four days are also available, costing £88.

Book a picnic bench that seats up to six people for a further £85, for a prime spot down by the picturesque lake with the option to bring your own picnic to enjoy or purchase a pre-packed hamper stuffed with delicious treats for your group.

Take the experience to a whole new luxurious level with a ticket upgrade to The Members Enclosure, with its cafe, bar and ring-side seats offering a perfect view of the contest.

Or feel like a true VIP with an exclusive ticket to Billington's Brasserie, hosted by Billington himself. Wine and dine the day away with a selection of food and drink on offer from breakfast through to afternoon tea.

Plus, there are both standard and premium camping options available if you don't want to leave the action behind — but be quick, as camping tickets are selling out fast!

For more information and to book tickets, visit


Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials 2023


Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 September 2023


Gates open from 8.30am on Thursday and Friday; from 7.30am on Saturday; and from 8am on Sunday.


Single day entry tickets range from £25 to £33, with four-day entry tickets costing £88 per person. Children under the age of 12-years-old can enter for free. VIP and camping upgrades are also available.

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