Ticket sales for the 2015 Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials – which starts tomorrow, 17th September – are up 10% year-on-year, proving beyond doubt that the event is becoming more and popular.
“We are looking forward to a spectacular 25th anniversary event, and ticket sales have been excellent,” said Event Director Mandy Hervieu. “And, as numbers at last year’s event were up on the previous year, it shows that, as we at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials expand our attractions and add more and more things for spectators to do, the visitor numbers keep increasing.”
Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials is Britain’s leading three-star event. It features two international classes for horses and riders – a CCI3*, and CIC3* for eight-and-nine-year-old horses. There are also highly popular classes for amateur riders, who relish the rare chance to compete at such a prestigious and spectacular venue.
But alongside the competitive action, Blenheim offers a considerable range of other activities. The Attractions Arena features a variety of equine and non-equine displays and masterclasses, and the Learning Area visitors can listen to interviews with top figures from the equestrian world, watch demonstrations and join in question-and-answer sessions. Both have packed time-tables throughout the four days (17th-20th September) of the event.
The innovative Cookery Theatre, in association with Flint & Flame, showcases top local chefs and offers spectators the chance to polish up their culinary skills.
And, of course, there are superb shopping opportunities. From bespoke furniture to books to clothing, jewellery, art and delicious food – you can find it all at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.blenheimhorse.co.uk or at the gate on arrival. Prices start at £14.