Strong entries head to Blair Castle

Entries for the eventing classes at this year’s FEI Defender Blair Castle International Horse Trials are nudging towards 400 horse and rider combinations – and still coming in. Competitors, who come from 14 nations, include senior team medallists and five-star winners Ros Canter (GBR), Gemma Stevens (GBR), Piggy March (GBR), Caroline Powell (NZL), and not … Continue reading “Strong entries head to Blair Castle”

The Blair Castle Cross Country Challenge

The Blair Castle Cross Country Challenge The Blair Castle Cross Country Challenge is returning after a sixteen year absence. The Challenge sees athletes running the same cross country course as that used by the horses at the International Horse Trials. Although the runners will take the same course as the horses, they will not go … Continue reading “The Blair Castle Cross Country Challenge”

Pony Power comes to Blair

New for this year is a CCI2*P for pony riders – both Irish and British teams will vie for the spoils in this qualifying class where competitors perform a two-star dressage test and one-star jumping. Entries are now open for interested teams. Tiggy’s Trust, a foundation set up in memory of Ireland’s Tiggy Hancock who … Continue reading “Pony Power comes to Blair”

RBC Brewin Dolphin in the saddle for this year’s event

Leading wealth manager RBC Brewin Dolphin today (Monday 29th May) confirmed its sponsorship of Defender Blair Castle International Horse Trials. This is an exciting new sponsorship for Scotland’s highest profile equestrian event. With origins dating back to 1762, RBC Brewin Dolphin is a client-focused business focused on helping private clients, family offices and institutions plan and shape their financial … Continue reading “RBC Brewin Dolphin in the saddle for this year’s event”

Official charity partner named

We are delighted to announce this year’s charity partner as Macmillan Cancer Support. There will be few people unaware of the work of Macmillan Cancer Support. Pledging to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as possible, the charity provides confidential emotional, practical, physical and financial support. It also supports healthcare professionals while fundraising … Continue reading “Official charity partner named”

Buy your tickets now!

We are delighted to announce that the 2023 Box Office is now open. Defender Blair Castle International Horse Trials offers four days of both world class and grassroots sporting action, fabulous shopping and entertainment for all the family to enjoy, set against a backdrop of the picture postcard 13th century Blair Castle, home of the … Continue reading “Buy your tickets now!”

The World’s 4 Top Eventers are all Blair winners!

The 2023 event season is now underway… did you know that the top four riders in the FEI World Rankings have all had winners at Blair?  Tim Price currently on 557 points 2018 – CCI3* (now CCI4*L) – 1st on Pats Jester. 2013 – CCI3* (now CCI4*L) – 1st on Wesko. 2018 – CIC3* ERM … Continue reading “The World’s 4 Top Eventers are all Blair winners!”

Vive La France

Four-star (S) The four-star short-format concluded today with the influential cross-country phase. France’s Astier Nicolas and Babylon de Gamma retained their overnight lead to win the Scottish Open Champion title, one they also won here in 2019, finishing as runners-up last year. The pair sped around the cross-country track which proved challenging for many in … Continue reading “Vive La France”