Friday 17th – Sunday 19th April 2015
THOUSANDS of visitors from all over England are expected to flock to Belton again this year for the annual International Horse Trials and family fun day out. (Friday 17th to Sunday 19th April)
“The Belton Horse Trials has built a reputation as an event which has something to appeal to everyone whether from town or country.” said Alec Gordon, General Manager, National Trust, Lincolnshire.
Spread over three days (April 17-19) the event includes a wide range of activities from a Classic Car display to a Dog Show & a 10km charity run and it is not only the children who will enjoy the traditional merry-go-round and laser clay pigeon shooting which will be on the park all weekend.
For ladies who like to ‘lunch’, your day is definitely Friday (April 17). A special ‘Ladies Day’ ticket for friends or larger groups includes a Prosecco reception sponosred by ‘The Trickling Tap’ of Grantham, a 3 course luncheon, and a flower arranging demonstration by Catkin Flowers of Fulbeck, Grantham.
Whether you are in need of a little retail therapy or you want to shop till you drop, there are over 100 stands set around the three event arenas to help make your day! Look at the latest fashions at Joules, choose some must-have boots from Fairfax and Favor or simply browse through the country craft marquee.
Friday also offers plenty of equestrian activity for those who want to see some of the Grantham Cup competition, which draws an international field of the world’s top riders including the world numbers one and two, Britain’s William Fox-Pitt and New Zealand’s Jonelle Price. The Grantham Cup competition concludes on Sunday.
If you want to relax with a coffee while watching the main arena activities, the Ringside Pavilion, which is open to all Belton House and horse trials visitors, is ideally situated on the edge of the oval.
And why not give your dog a fun day out by bringing it along to the Jerry Green Dog Show to compete for the happiest dog prize on Sunday. Or if a more fast and furious activity is your dog’s thing, have-a-go at some agility on our purpose built course.
There is so much on offer for all the family over the weekend make sure you don’t miss the exciting horse trials around which the fun is centred! Some of the world’s leading riders will be competing at Belton – their first major competition of the season. Enjoy watching the elegance of dressage, the precision of show jumping and the speed and ultimate thrill of the cross-country.
For further details on all the activities mentioned, including ‘Ladies Day’, and to book tickets at the special early bird rate, visit the website at www.belton-horse.co.uk.