The Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials: 5 days of fabulous entertainment
PUBLISHED: 11:10 21 August 2017 | UPDATED: 09:51 07 September 2017
The Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials is one of the world's leading events
This year the International Horse Trials place over FIVE days (September 13-17) in order to accommodate its ever increasing schedule of events Blenheim Palace takes – now THREE 3* classes featuring the world’s best event riders, including two packed days of cross-country and show jumping action!
The event starts on Wednesday, with the first horse inspection, CCI3* dressage and new BE90 and BE100 Eventer Challenge classes, followed by two further days of dressage and Eventer Challenges. The weekend continues packed with cross-country and show jumping action and a full programme of activities with lots to be enjoyed by all the family every single day, and 200 unique and interesting shops in the renowned shopping village.
Improved dining options in the new Malborough Pavilion
This year we are launching a new main arena-side facility offering more contemporary and modern dining choices. The pavilion offers a comfortable and relaxing retreat where you can watch the world-class equestrian events while enjoying some of Relish’s delicious freshly prepared food, a smooth barista cappuccino or a chilled glass of Champagne.
Relish will be serving hot cooked breakfasts in the morning, a three-course à la carte lunch, and a quintessential afternoon tea. All produce where possible is sourced from local suppliers within the Cotswolds, and freshly prepared on site by their talented team of chefs. Relish are proud to partner some of the county’s finest suppliers, including Jesse Smiths Butchers, Bramleys Greengrocers, Bottle Green Drinks, Hobbs House Bakery, Trealy Farm Charcuterie, to name just a few.
You can enjoy a lovely long lunch in front of the main arena with a selection of TV screens broadcasting the live action from the event.
Choose from a mezze sharing starter with Hobbs House breads, butternut pumpkin hummus, marinated olives and Trealy Farm fennel salami, to a main course choice of cold game pie or poached salmon, all served with chutney, potato salad and quinoa tabbouleh, along with daily hot specials – delicious! You can finish off your lunch with a selection of desserts from the award-winning Relish: chocolate brownie with mascarpone cream, sharp lemon tart with fresh raspberries, to strawberry and elderflower Eton mess.
In addition to the sit-down dining room, they will be serving fair-trade Café Direct coffee from a barista coffee bar and ‘grab and go’ café offering sandwiches, salads andrefreshing cold drinks from Bottle Green.
Make sure you book your tickets today to have the best seat in the house!
Exclusive: Special ‘Thursday Fizz’ Afternoon Tea Cotswold Life promotion!
Enjoy a fabulous day out at the horse trials on Thursday, September 14, taking in the CCi3* dressage as you enjoy VIP upgrade passes in the new main arena-side Marlborough Pavilion with prosecco afternoon tea with Cotswold Life. There is the opportunity to join a course walk with one of the riders, enjoy the shopping, attractions, displays, competitions and demonstrations or just sit back and soak up the atmosphere.
All at an exclusive price of £50*. To book visit the website and click on ‘book tickets’, choose Thursday and select ‘Cotswold Life offer’.
*The package includes admission to the event, upgrade to the main arena side Marlborough Pavilion, forward car parking pass, a voucher for a prosecco afternoon tea* within Marlborough Pavilion dining room, and the opportunity to partake in a course walk with a leading rider / personality.