A day at Brightling Park International Horse Trials is a wonderful family day out in the countryside. You can watch the top international competitor’s compete in the ultimate equestrian test of dressage, show jumping and the exciting cross country phase up to international 2 star Level. Regular competitors at Brightling include Olympic medallists Pippa Funnell, Tina Cook, Sir Mark Todd and Blythe Tait, just to name a few. To see who’s competing this year, click here (available four weeks prior to the event).
The Horse Trials takes place over 200 acres of the Brightling Park Estate with some of the best views in Sussex, across to the South Downs and the English Channel. You are more than welcome to walk around the entire area and even explore the iconic “Temple” folly in the centre of the estate.
With a variety of equestrian and non-equestrian related trade stands, food stalls serving anything from afternoon tea to Thai curries, and a fully licensed bar selling locally brewed beer and Pimm’s, we hope there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Each day starts with dressage at 8am, with show-jumping and cross country starting mid-morning.
Children are welcome, as are dogs, as long as they are kept on a lead. You are welcome to bring a picnic.
Saturday – £15 per car
Sunday – £20 per car
Entry includes a free programme containing a timetable, a list of competitors and maps of the course. Competitors start times are available in the secretary’s tent.
This year there will be a Horse Trials after party with festival favourite Noble Jacks performing. Find out more here.