The Gillespie Macandrew Hopetoun International Horse Trials June 17th – 19th June 2016

Fun for the whole family, including man’s best friend!

An action-packed weekend of family fun alongside top level international equestrian sport awaits spectators at Hopetoun International 2016.  Ranked as one of Scotland’s premier equestrian events, Hopetoun Horse Trials is set against the stunning backdrop of Scotland’s finest stately home on the banks of the Forth.


For four days in the middle of June, the beautiful Hopetoun Estate which is based just 10 miles from Edinburgh Airport, is transformed into a hive of activity. Whatever you want from a family day out in the country, Hopetoun 2016 has it to offer this year with a focus on entertainment and not all of it involving horses!

With some of the most beautiful scenery in the whole of the UK, Hopetoun boasts un-rivaled views across the Forth, a stunning Georgian mansion, rolling hills and a traditional deer park all within its estate boundary.

This year’s Trials include a variety of children’s activities and entertainers on the lawn (suitable for all ages), an exhilarating high-gate jumping competition, carriage driving displays, family dog show, pony club games, have-a-go dog agility, exciting vaulting demonstrations and carefully selected trade stands. There really is something for everyone.

For the first time, in 2016, you can even have a peek inside one of Scotland’s most beautiful Georgian mansions when Hopetoun House opens its doors to Horse Trials visitors between 12noon and 4pm on both Saturday 18th and Sunday 18th June.

As in previous years, children under 14yrs with accompanying adults can get into the event for free. Advance adult admission prices start at £4 for Friday 17th, with the most popular advance tickets for Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th starting at just £15 ONLINE NOW. No one should be paying full price to attend this years’ trials, with early bird advance purchase tickets available now, what are you waiting for?

Tickets and details of the three-day programme are now available via the website at  Special early bird rates are available for those who buy tickets online.

Images courtesy of Dave Cameron





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