Eventing

Cotswolds activity eventing
  • The season runs from March to October.
  • The skill of dressage, the precision of show jumping and the bravery and boldness of cross country are all combined into one exciting competition. British Eventing runs 180 events each year and the UK is the base for riders from many nations. Badminton 5* is a few miles from Cirencester as is Blenheim Palace 4*, Hartpury 4*, Barbary Castle 4*, the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe and innumerable lower level events. The biggest events run over several days and are world unto themselves, with multiple competitions, parades and demonstrations, food and shopping and generally wonderful scenery and location. Smaller events are friendly, low key and are fun as you can get much closer to the horses.
  • Cotswold Horse Tours can arrange a guided visit over several days at a major international event, watching some of the very best riders in the world, or a day at a lower level competition where you can spot a future superstar learning the ropes. Our Eventing Package will include entry tickets, official programme, expert guided cross country course walk and a host of possible hospitality upgrades. International 3-Day Events, start at approximately £490 p.p. A lower level, one day Event package would start at £90 per person for half a day (depending on group size). It would be easy to combine this package with other activities.
  • Cotswold Horse Tours can arrange a visit to a professional event riders yard to see behind the scenes and learn about the training of top level event horses. Cost is approximately £80 per person, depending on group size (min 2 max 5 people). This package is easy to combine with another activity, such as going to an event.
  • We will be happy to arrange a tailor–made stay for eventing enthusiasts, featuring Hotels, B & B or Self-Catering accommodation. Please get in touch for a costing.
  • If you have sufficient skill, Cotswold Horse Tours can arrange tuition in cross country by a qualified and experience trainer on capable school horses. As this is on grass, it is not available in the winter.

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