Thursday 19 April 2024: In just four years, Cornbury House Horse Trials in Oxfordshire has gained a
reputation as eventing’s most special showcase. The very top British-based riders and the most exciting young horses in the country provide superb sport in a truly beautiful country-house setting, and owners, spectators and guests can relax and watch them in unparalleled style with excellent local food and drink on offer as well as premium hospitality.

This year’s Cornbury House Horse Trials takes place from 11-15 September – and tickets are now on sale, starting at just £5.

Cornbury House hosts the British Eventing Young Horse Championships, featuring Olympic stars of the future, as well as FEI international classes at CCI3*-S and CCI2*-S level for senior and also under-21 riders. There are also national intermediate and open intermediate classes and a Pony eventing class.

Olympic gold medallist Laura Collett, who won the £2,500 Leading Rider prize at Cornbury House in 2023, said: “Cornbury has raised the bar each year as far as what is on offer for spectators, riders and owners! It’s a fantastic event that provides spectacular hospitality for owners and spectators alongside hosting a brilliant competition.”

A celebration of local food and drink with a new ‘From the Farm’ offering, as the estate brings together Cornbury Farm, Bruern Farm, Honeydale Farm, with all featuring the very best of their produce to offer visitors.

David Howden, Cornbury House Horse Trials Founder and President said: “There is so much planned for Cornbury House Horse Trials this year, which my wife, Fiona and I are very excited to announce. I’ve made it no secret of the fact I am passionate about supporting the best British-based talent, and that we are utterly committed to helping the stars of our sport – present and future – to reach their goals. We are delighted to be once again hosting the prestigious British Eventing Young Horse Championships, which we were very proud to be selected to host for the first-time last year.

“This year, we are really hoping to put Cornbury House Horse Trials on the map with lots planned to attract our visitors. Alongside the superb competition, a big focus will be on offering excellent local food and drink for everyone.

“We are particularly excited about our ongoing partnership with The Bull in local Charlbury who will be delivering the food offering in our VIP hospitality marquee across the week. Last year the team from The Bull produced pure food theatre which also featured our own Cornbury Longhorn Beef.

“I can promise our visitors that they will not only will they be immersed in the very best of British Eventing – all the British Olympic riders and many of the international riders will be there – but also a fabulous day out in a beautiful Cotswold setting.”

Cornbury House Horse Trials are proud to be partnering with Pol Roger who celebrate their 175th anniversary this year along with Pragnell Jewellery, Volare Aviation and Fortnum and Mason to help execute this wonderful event.


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