Competitors Terms & Conditions


All Competitors are assumed to have read these Terms & Conditions. Competitors’ attention is drawn to British Showjumping Rule 82 – Conduct of Members. It is expected that competitors abide by this rule at all times when on the Showground.


By entering any class through any entry system, you agree to the following:

  • To allow the data provided on the entry form to be processed and stored electronically for the purposes of managing your competition entry and to it being shared with third party organisations for verification of qualifying status and results etc. e.g. for affiliated or related championships and finals.
  • To the owner’s/competitor’s name and horse’s details to be displayed in the official catalogue, and to be released to appropriate third parties.
  • To receive specific updates regarding this and future showing classes at Blair Castle. You can unsubscribe at any time by emailing
  • To be aware that there will be an official photographer at this show and all the affiliates and Blair Castle International Horse Trials reserve the right to use photographs taken at this Show in any publications/websites/social media sites.
  • That they have read and agree to the Rules as laid down in the relevant 2023 Rule Book and Notes for Competitors.

We take the security of your personal data very seriously and commit to not using it for any other purpose without your further consent. The full privacy policy can be read here or by requesting a copy from Atholl Estates Office, Blair Atholl, Perthshire, PH18 5TH, by email or phone 01796 481543.

1. Admission

Two wristbands will be supplied per entry, with one additional wristband per entry thereafter, and one additional wristband for each rider under the age of 16 years for an accompanying adult. Wristbands will be valid for the days you are competing only.

One vehicle pass will be allocated per entry form. It is strongly recommended that the correct tickets for all additional vehicles or persons are purchased in advance through the online box office

The Day Lorry (vehicle) pass will admit to the horsebox park only on the days you are competing. Owing to restrictions on space the Day Lorry (vehicle) pass will not allow admission at any other time. Lorries or trailers that do not contain a horse will not be allowed into the horsebox parking.

2. Stabling

A limited number of stables are available at price tbc per day or price tbc for the duration of the show. Stables will be available from Wednesday 23rd August to Sunday 27th August 2023 inclusive.

Stabling will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis. Applications open in June on the date tbc, applications received prior to this date will not be accepted. Booking and payment should be made online, a link will be added here when booking opens.

Bookings close 1st August 2023, or when all stables are filled, strictly no applications will be accepted after this date. No refunds will be given for stabling cancelled after the closing date. Stabling applications will not be secured until payment has been received.

The Stable Manager for Showing, Show Jumping and BE Eventing will be available on-site during the Event to co-ordinate all stable bookings and offer assistance.

Competitors are not permitted to sublet stables or resell stables without prior written permission from the Organisers. This is to ensure we have the correct contact details in case of veterinary emergencies.


Straw is supplied for bedding; competitors requiring shavings are welcome to bring their own or purchase them at the event. Hay and mucking-out tools are not supplied. All stables MUST be vacated and mucked-out by 2pm on the day of departure.

3. Camping

Only competitors who have booked stables are permitted to stay overnight in their horseboxes. Competitors who have not booked stabling must leave the showground at the end of the show day. Horses may not be kept in horseboxes overnight. Pens are not permitted overnight or during the day. Anyone erecting pens will be asked to take them down.

With the exception of competitors staying in their horsebox, there is no camping permitted in the lorry parking. Competitors requiring an additional pass for a car and caravan or tent must contact the Horse Trials Office in advance. Caravans or cars without the correct pass will be redirected to Car Park 1 or the Event campsite, where they will be required to purchase parking or pitch rental, if available.

Each booking comes with ONE vehicle pass for your horsebox or car and trailer. Any vehicles without the correct pass will be redirected to Car Park 1, where they will be required to purchase parking. There is no camping permitted in Car Park 1.

For those who have booked stabling for the night prior to their competition day, access to the site will be possible from 4pm the day before your competition.

ALL Competitors, Riders and Owners must obey the instructions to enter and leave the site and follow the directions given for horsebox parking by the stewards and officials in charge of this area.

To comply with the Fire Services’ instructions, if you are sleeping in your trailer/lorry, there must be a 4metre gap in each direction from your trailer/horsebox.

It is not permitted to erect a tent in the lorry parking. Please note there is no electrical hook-up in the lorry parking.

Diesel generators are permitted, providing they are correctly earthed and fuel is safely stored. The Organisers may check generators and remove any deemed unsafe. Generators should not be run during Quiet Hours. Petrol generators are not allowed under any circumstances.

Campers are requested to respect other guests and keep noise (including generator noise) to a reasonable level – Quiet Hours will be in effect between 11pm and 7am.

4. Classes

The Organisers reserve the right to divide, cancel or amalgamate any class when deemed necessary.

The Organisers reserve the right to refuse entry without stating a reason and alter or cancel any published classes.

5. Entries

Entry Fees cannot be refunded under any circumstances. Entries for Non-Eventing classes will open in June 2023. Entries for Eventing classes will open in July 2023.


6. Substitution

No nomination entries will be accepted and no substitution of animals is allowed.

7. The Judges Decision is Final

A Judge may require that an animal which constitutes a danger to leave the ring. A competitor may not knowingly compete with a horse or pony bred, sold, leased, produced, broken or trained by the Judge, and/or his/her immediate family or his/her employer.

8. Objections

Objections or protests must be made in writing giving full name and address within 30 minutes of the conclusion of the first class concerned and lodged at the Information Tent with the sum of £50.00.

9. Soundness

All animals must be sound. If, in the opinion of any Judge, a horse or pony is considered to be unsound, the competitor will be given the option of withdrawing from the Class or asking that the Official Veterinary Surgeon examine the animal.

10. Disease

Any animal found suffering from a contagious or infectious disease must be removed from the Showground immediately at the request of the Veterinary Surgeon, along with any animal from the same yard or that have travelled together to the Show.

11. Doping Test

The Organisers reserve the right to have any animal tested.

12. Control of Animals

Any competitor/owner who cannot adequately control their animal may be required to immediately leave the showground, on the direction of an Official. No refunds will be issued in respect of entries or stabling.

13. Dogs

Dogs must be on a lead and under control at all times whilst on the Showground, in the Stabling, Campsite and parking areas. Owners must clean up after their dogs. Owners whose dogs are found loose or fouling without cleaning up will incur £10 fines which will be donated to the Event Official Charity.

14. Liability

Save for death or personal injury caused by the negligence of the Organisers or anyone for whom they are in law responsible, neither the Organisers, Atholl Estates, Blair Castle Estate Ltd, nor any Agent, employee or representative of these bodies accept any liability for any accident, loss, damage, injury, illness to horses, riders, owners, grooms, spectators, land, cars, their contents and accessories, or any person or property whatsoever, whether caused by their negligence, breach of contract or in any way whatsoever.

15. Insurances

All owners and competitors are personally responsible for damages to third parties caused by themselves, their employees, their agents or their animals. They are therefore strongly advised to take out a third-party insurance providing full coverage for participation in equestrian events at home and abroad and to keep the policy up to date.

16. Loss or Damage

The Organisers accept no responsibility whatsoever for loss, injury or damage, however caused, to any person, animal or property in the Showground, in stables or in car parks.

17. Children

Children under the age of 16 must be supervised by an adult while riding/handling horses or ponies, with the exception of while competing in a class.

18. Curfew

There is a curfew on riding of 7pm throughout the event. This includes warm-up arenas and hacking as well as competition arenas. Horses and ponies may still be exercised in hand or lunged after this time. Anyone found riding after curfew may be asked to leave the venue. No refunds will be given for stabling or entry fees.

19. Covid-19

ALL competitors will be expected to check and comply with the latest Covid-19 legal requirements, Covid-19 safety measures at the Event available on this website, as well as the Covid-19 sporting protocols of their class or competition’s Governing Body.


Equine Influenza Vaccinations

Following consultation with our veterinary advisors and equestrian governing bodies, Blair Castle Horse Trials has made the decision that

All horses and ponies entering the venue this year must be vaccinated against Equine Influenza

according to standard British Horseracing Association guideline, with the last vaccination having been administered no more than 365 days prior to entry to the venue.

  • All animals must have completed the primary course of two vaccinations. The last vaccination must have been administered at least 7 days before entering the venue.
  • Horses competing under FEI rules or British Eventing rules must abide by the vaccination rules of that Governing Body.
  • Foals under six months of age will be exempt from the vaccination requirement.

Random passport checks will be implemented to verify vaccination status.

Any animal identified without a valid vaccination protocol or if the owner/rider is unable to produce a valid passport will result in immediate ejection of that animal from the venue. No refunds will be issued in respect of entries or stabling.

For further information please visit our Equine ‘Flu page.