With less than 100 days until this year’s Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials, the organisers are delighted to welcome Land Rover back as title sponsor as the event celebrates 30 years as an international competition.
The 2019 horse trials take place from 22nd to 25th August and will feature four international eventing classes alongside the Scottish Grassroots Eventing Festival, which made its debut at Blair last summer to much acclaim. This means that five significant titles are up for grabs; Scottish 90cm and 100cm Champions who will contest the Grassroots Eventing Festival, plus the Scottish Novice, Intermediate and Open Champions will all be crowned over the weekend.
The Scottish Open Champion will be the winner of the four-star short format class, where competitors switch the jumping phases around, tackling the cross country course after the show jumping phase. The Scottish Intermediate Champion will top the leaderboard in the three-star international class, and the Scottish Novice Champion will claim the two-star international class.
“It is a huge privilege to host all Scottish Championship classes across the board,” said Assistant Director, Nicky Townshend. “The addition of the Scottish Grassroots Eventing Festival offers up and coming riders the opportunity to compete alongside many of the biggest names in the sport, and enjoy a truly international stage. To have the continued backing of Land Rover as our title sponsor is invaluable, and this year we have the additional pleasure of supporting Riding for the Disabled Scotland as our official charity partner. One hundred days might seem a long time, but with plenty of work to do, the event will be upon us in a flash.”