Entries are now open for the international classes at SsangYong Blenheim Palace Horse Trials (13-16 September).
Time-tabling changes have allowed the Oxfordshire event to accept more entries than ever before – 100 in the feature CCI3* class and 90 in the exciting CIC3* for eight- and nine-year-old horses. This means that the total prize-fund for both classes has reached new heights for a European event at three-star level – more than £63,000.
In addition, there are 40 spaces in SsangYong Blenheim Palace’s new combined training class for riders aged 16-21, which will be run at CCI2* level.
One of the great attractions of the event is, of course, the stunning backdrop of Blenheim Palace itself, and this year the two horse inspections (Wednesday 12 and Sunday 16 September) will be held in front of the palace. The photographs will be breathtaking!
SsangYong Blenheim Palace 2018 is set to be better than ever, and to maximise their enjoyment of seeing their horses compete at one of the UK’s most prestigious equestrian events, owners should consider booking one of the riverside hospitality marquees. Offering spectacular views of Blenheim Palace’s grounds from the centre of the cross-country course beside the River Glyme, this really is eventing in style and is perfect for groups and syndicates.
SsangYong Blenheim Palace runs alongside this year’s World Equestrian Games (WEG), and the action from Tryon, North Carolina will be televised at Blenheim and there will be a great party in the main ringside Marlborough Pavilion during the cross-country phase of WEG on Saturday evening.
With equine bedding provided by White Horse Bedding and feed by Dodson & Horrell, as well as free use of TheraPlate’s therapeutic conditioning platforms, SsangYong Blenheim is going the extra mile to support riders in their quests for sporting excellence.