We love this sport. And we believe that top-class sport should focus on providing the best possible conditions for its participants as well as holding it up to the light for everyone to see and enjoy. That’s why course-designer– and original Cornbury (and Olympic) course-builder – David Evans and Adrian Ditcham, also an Olympic course-builder, and their teams have worked tirelessly to provide outstanding conditions for horses and riders in Cornbury House Horse Trials’ first year.  


The new main arena has been levelled and turfed, the supporting arenas will be in excellent condition and the cross-country course will be a true test, running over undulating ground and through ancient woodland.  The dedicated dressage area for international classes will enjoy Cornbury House as its beautiful backdrop.

Cornbury’s natural water sources and investment by the organisers mean that no effort will be spared to produce perfect going.

  • First prize in the CCI3*-S will be £2,500 
  • First prize in the CCI2*-S will be £1,250 

Cornbury Park Horse Trials ran from 1993-2001 and was one of the most prestigious and popular one-day events of its time – an important pre-Badminton and pre-Burghley trial, where all the eventing stars of that time competed. 


Nearly two decades later, this special site and the team behind Cornbury House Horse Trials invite you to take part in an unmissable equestrian event.  


Though the current COVID-19 restrictions mean that spectators will not be able to join us this year, and in spite of the obvious challenges for sponsorship, we remain committed to the equestrian community and the original vision for the event. As such, the 2020 horse trials will be run behind closed doors for owners, riders and press only and we will welcome a worldwide audience via livestream. 

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