Please take a little time to read through the Frequently Asked Questions listed below, before making an enquiry – it may be that your query is answered here.
When does the Box Office open for advance sales?
We are working hard to get the 2022 Box Office open as soon as possible. Please keep an eye on our website and social media for updates. We expect the Box Office to open in the spring.
Do I need to buy tickets in advance?
We strongly recommend that you buy all your tickets in advance this year, including memberships, parking passes and camping tickets. We cannot guarantee any tickets will be available on the gate.
Do I need to buy a ticket for my child?
Accompanied children 12 years and under are admitted free of charge. Provided they are accompanied by a paying adult Member, children 12 years and under are also admitted to the Members Enclosure without additional charge.
I can’t come any more – can I get a refund?
General admission, car park passes, camping pitches, electrical hook-up, programme vouchers and course walk tickets are not refundable.
Membership tickets can be returned up to 3rd August, but only as long as we have received your issued Membership badges and passes back to the office PRIOR to 3rd August. We are not able to refund your Membership tickets without having received your returned original badges and passes, and not at all after 3rd August.
If we have to abandon the Event owing to severe weather or for any other reason, refunds may be issued on consultation with our insurers. Please see the ticket Terms & Conditions for full details.
What are the benefits of Membership over an ordinary admission ticket?
Membership gives you access to the Forward Car Park and the ringside Members’ Area, which has full bar, café and restaurant facilities as well as a ringside garden and ‘posh’ loos.
I am purchasing Membership of the event – does my child need Membership to join me in the Members Enclosure?
No – children under 12yo can enter the Members Enclosure when accompanied by an adult with Membership.
All Non-Eventing competitors will receive: two wristbands for the first horse entered (rider + 1) each additional horse entered will receive one band.
All riders under 16 will receive: Rider +2 bands (i.e. rider, groom, parent) each additional horse entered will receive one band.
All Eventing competitors will receive: Rider, groom + lorry pass PLUS two pairs of owner + car pass. Registered syndicates can apply for further passes. Each addition horse entered will receive 3 bands (groom plus a pair of owners + car pass).
Registered syndicates may apply for additional bands based on current restrictions at the time.
Is grandstand seating included with my ticket?
We expect there to be grandstand seating in the Members’ Area at this year’s event, access to this will be included in the price of Membership. We will have bench seating around the arenas and grounds but you may wish to bring your own portable seating with you, please remember to keep to any social distancing and safety guidelines when positioning your seat.
What camping packages are available?
Camping pitches are available for either the weekend or duration of the event. This year we are offering small, regular and large pitches.
The pitches don’t include admission to the event, so you will need to book your membership or admission separately
What size of pitch do I need?
Small Pitch (4m frontage by 5m depth) – suitable for a 2-man tent plus car
Standard Pitch (7m frontage x 8m depth) – suitable for a 3.5t horsebox or motorhome with awning/4-6man tent plus car/”regular” caravan with awning plus one car
Large Pitch (8m frontage x 12m depth)- suitable for 7.5t horsebox or motorhome with awning/8-man tent plus one car/”large” caravan with awning plus one car
Extra Large Pitch – Please call 01796 481 543
When can I arrive?
Season camping pitches allow you to arrive from 12pm Wednesday and stay until the Monday. If you have booked weekend camping, you can arrive on Friday after 12pm and stay until Monday.
I have friends who would like to stay with me, what do they need to book?
Only one sleeping structure is allowed per pitch for fire safety, so friends would need to each book a pitch for their own tent and vehicle.
Does the event have disabled facilities?
Yes – Please go to Gate 2 where your disabled blue vehicle badge should be shown to the car-parking attendants, who will then direct you to the forward parking area. Admission tickets or membership are still required. Disabled toilets are available onsite and clearly signposted.
Can I hire a mobility scooter or wheelchair?
Event Mobility will provide electric scooters and manual wheelchairs for the use of disabled, elderly and mobility impaired visitors at the show. To reserve an electric scooter or manual wheelchair you can book on line at www.eventmobility.org.uk, print out an advance booking form from the website or contact the office on 01386 725391 to request a form to be posted to you. Please be aware that advance bookings cannot be made by phone. If you are in need of an electric scooter we strongly suggest reserving in advance.
Can I bring my dog?
Yes, dogs are welcome at the event but must be kept on a secure lead and under control at all times. If any dogs are found off-lead or not under control, the owners will be charged £10 (donated to charity) and may be asked to leave. Water points are located at various points around the site. Poop scoop bags are available from the Information Tent, and owners must clear up after their dogs. Dogs must not be left in cars.
Is there coach parking?
Yes, coaches are welcome at the event but must be booked in advance. Please contact the organisers office on 01796 481 543 to request your coach pass. Coaches which are not booked in will be able to drop off passengers, but may not be able to park on site. Coach parking is free of charge. Remember that for 2022 we strongly recommend all tickets are booked in advance so all passengers on Coaches should be advised to pre-purchase tickets before arrival.
When do the gates open?
Gates open to the public at 8.30am daily, except on Saturday when they open at 8.00am.
What about closing times?
There is no specific closing time – it really depends when all the different competitions finish, but these begin to wrap up from around 5pm. The shopping village exhibitors will stay open as long as shoppers are around!
Where can I find out more about your Covid-19 safety measures and what will be different at this year’s event?
As the situation evolves we aim to update our guidance and safety measures. We require everyone attending the Horse Trials in any capacity to follow Scottish Government guidelines and any additional safety measures we put in place. Please read our Covid-19 information before your visit to Land Rover Blair Castle Horse Trials 2022 and see what steps we are taking and how you can help us reduce the risk of Covid-19 to yourself and everyone else.