Latest News - Uncategorized

2020 Horse Trials Cancelled

It is with great regret that we announce the cancellation of this year’s Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials due to take place from the 27-30 August.

We know that this will come as an enormous disappointment, not only to the competitors, exhibitors, sponsors and spectators who were due to attend the event, but also to us as organisers and hosts.

This is not a decision we have taken lightly – Blair Castle is an incredibly important event for the Scottish equestrian community and the local economy, but we need to prioritise the health and safety of everyone involved. We explored other ways to keep various competition elements, but it is important to us to host an inclusive event and it didn’t feel right to have Blair Castle without our spectators and trade exhibitors in attendance.

We also want to take this opportunity to give a thank you to our event partners, especially Jaguar Land Rover who provide key support which facilitates us to bring together the special event that is Blair Castle.

“It is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of the Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials 2020. An unavoidable decision with the safety of the local community, all the riders and the many helpers and volunteers uppermost in our minds. The 2021 event will be all the more special and we look forward to seeing you then.” Sarah Troughton, Head Trustee, Atholl Estates

We will be back for 2021 so please put the dates in your diary now – 26th – 29th August 2021 – we look forward to welcoming you again to the wonderful Highlands of Scotland.

Stay up to date

Join our newsletter to find out about the latest news, stories and offers at Defender Blair Castle International Horse Trials.

Sign up