The Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials return in 2022, running from Thursday 15th September to Sunday 18th September.
Organised by The Jockey Club for the first time in 2021, the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials are a pinnacle of the eventing calendar.
The fixture includes FEI-accredited and internationally recognised competitions; a CCI4-L (four-star Long) and CCI4-S for eight and nine-year-old horses (four-star Short).
Frequently a good guide to future success, the runner-up in the CCI4-L class in 2021, Ros Canter and Lordship’s Gruffalo, have gone on to finish second at Badminton in 2022 when competing in their first five.
Likewise, Yasmin Ingham and Banzai Du Loir, who won the four Long in 2021, finished second in Kentucky five earlier this year.
As well as the world-class sporting action there is lots more for friends, families and groups alike to enjoy and not only is all the additional entertainment free of charge, but under 18’s attend Blenheim Palace International Horse Trails free of charge.
Here are some of the exciting activities booked for this year’s much anticipated event:
This year we will have displays from the Mounted Police Horses. The mounted section plays an important role in maintainig public order including policing football matches, demonstrations, marches, and events. The Thames Valley Police Mounted Section along with colleagues from the rural crime taskforce and the Cherwell and West Oxfordshire neighbourhood team will be attending the Blenheim International Horse Trials 2022.
The mounted section will join the event’s exciting schedule of displays to demonstrate how police horses are trained, how they are used to control large crowds of people and their ability to support officers in apprehending and dealing with criminals.
Ian Renton, The Jockey Club’s Regional Director of Cheltenham and the West, said: “The Jockey Club broke new ground when organising the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials last year and we are delighted to be back again in 2022."
“We were very pleased with how the event went overall in 2021 but following feedback from those in attendance, we are pleased to announce a number of improvements for this year."
“These include improvements to both the catering facilities and viewing from the Club Enclosure and there will be an increased number of catering facilities across the site."
“The biggest issue we faced last year was traffic management and following a full review, an increased number of entrances, extra traffic marshals as well as an increased parking area will hopefully make it a much smoother experience for all in 2022.”