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Attractions Arena & Family Fun Zone

Top class eventing action will be supported by a feast of FREE entertainment on offer for families across the weekend at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials. 

Have you booked your 2022 tickets yet? Take a look at the ticket and hospitality options here.

Joining us in 2022:

  • The Shetland Pony Gold Cup – By JPL Racing & Events – all the thrills and spills of the real Grand National but in miniature! Watch these speed demons race round a course of brush fences and cheer on your favourites.
  • Hawkeye Falconry – get up close to a majestic array of Birds of Prey. Alistair and his team will showcase the different birds throughout the weekend with a static display as well as two interactive flying displays each day.
  • Extreme Bike Battle – joined by BMX Olympic Bronze Medallist Declan Brooks, watch the boys on bikes fly off the top of a van and a whole host of other BMX/Mountain Bike tricks.  A display like no other!
  • Misselchalke Gundogs – Nick and his very enthusiastic team of working gundogs will showcase a number of skills and training exercises during his displays.  Prepare to be amazed by the obedience of ‘man’s best friend’
  • The Big Top Marquee will stage a number of stars throughout the weekend including children’s entertainer Showtime Shane as well as having an area for arts and crafts and face painting.
  • Sam’s Funky Fun Inflatables – let your little ones loose on our wide range of bouncy castles including: The Horseshoe, Winning Post, Bungee Run and our very own Toddlers Play Park.
  • The NFU Discovery barn allows visitors both young and old to immerse themselves in the world of farming. The virtual headsets, mean you could find yourself being licked by a virtual cow or have a basket of apples tipped over you and more in between. It also includes activities and games like bean bag throwing, a height chart to see if you are taller than a pig or cow, and of course the ever-popular wooden dairy cow Annabelle.
  • We are delighted to announce ‘This Esme’ will be at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials on Sunday 18 September. Keep an eye on this page where we will update you with details of This Esme meet and greet location and times.

EVENT SCHEDULE

Ben & Jerry’s Arena

Saturday

  • 09:30 – 10:00   The Shetland Pony Gold Cup
  • 11:00 – 11:30     Hawkeye Falconry Display
  • 12:00 – 12:30   Misselchalke Gundog Display
  • 13:00 – 13:30   The Thames Valley Police Mounted Display
  • 13:45 – 14:15    Hawkeye Falconry Display
  • 14:45 – 15:15    The Thames Valley Police Mounted Display
  • 15:30 – 16:00   Misselchalke Gundog Display

Sunday

  • 09:30 – 10:00   The Shetland Pony Gold Cup
  • 11:00 – 11:30     Hawkeye Falconry Display
  • 12:00 – 12:30   Misselchalke Gundog Display
  • 13:00 – 13:30   The Thames Valley Police Mounted Display
  • 13:45 – 14:15     Hawkeye Falconry Display
  • 14:45 – 15:15     The Thames Valley Police Mounted Display
  • 15:30 – 16:00   Misselchalke Gundog Display

BMX Arena

Saturday

  • 10:30 – 11:00   BMX with Declan Brooks
  • 11:45 – 12:15     BMX with Declan Brooks
  • 13:45 – 14:15    BMX with Declan Brooks
  • 15:30 – 16:00   BMX with Declan Brooks

Sunday

  • 10:30 – 11:00  BMX with Declan Brooks
  • 11:45 – 12:15    BMX with Declan Brooks
  • 13:45 – 14:15   BMX with Declan Brooks
  • 15:30 – 16:00  BMX with Declan Brooks

Visitor Information

All you need to know ahead your day at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials