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How do I buy a ticket?

All tickets must be purchased in advance online here.  You can purchase Hospitality tickets online or call 01242 806570.  Read our tickets explained guide here.

Can I buy a ticket on the gate?

There will not be any available tickets to purchase at the gate, all tickets must be purchased in advance here.  It is strongly recommended you purchase your tickets as soon as possible, in the event of a limited capacity event, tickets will be on a first-come-first-served basis.

Do I need to create an account when buying a ticket? If I already have an account from previous years, can I log into that?

The 2021 Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials are operated by The Jockey Club and not connected to previous event organisers. As such, should you wish to purchase tickets you will need to create a new account with The Jockey Club when purchasing tickets for The 2021 Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials.

How do I upgrade my tickets to Palace Pavilion if I have already purchased admission?

Tickets will be on a first come first served basis, with limited hospitality capacity we strongly recommend you upgrade in advance by calling 01242 806570 and find out more here. You can also purchase a grandstand seat here subject to availability and these will be on sale in due course.

Can I visit Blenheim Palace when attending The Blenheim Place International Horse Trials?

Yes but you will need to purchase an additional ticket to access Blenheim Palace – these tickets can be purchased here.

How do I buy a Members Pass?

We no longer have a Membership option, you can enjoy the same, exclusive experience by purchasing a Club Ticket. 

Is it possible to gain a refund if I can no longer make it to the event?

No refunds can be made in respect of any lost, forgotten, unused or surplus tickets or badges. 

Are dogs allowed in the Club Enclosure? 

Yes but only in the outside area and they must be kept on a lead at all times. 

Is admission free for Blenheim Palace Annual pass holders?

As the horse trials is a separate event run by The Jockey Club, you will need to purchase an admission to gain entry to the event.

Do you accept credit cards?

All tickets must be purchased in advance.  It is very unlikely that we will accept cash at the event and all of our outlets will accept Credit and Debit cards including catering and shopping facilities.  Should you require cash, there is an ATM machine on site.

My bank card has been declined when buying a ticket…

This may be because you are entering a house name instead of a house number – in this instance please contact the call centre on 0344 5793016 and they will be happy to help, we are sorry for this issue.

Is seating available?

Covered seating in the grandstand is available, we strongly advise you to purchase your ticket in advance. Tickets for the Grandstand will go on sale in the near future.

What should I wear?

Please dress appropriately for the conditions, but wear what you are most comfortable in. It is advised that if the weather has been wet, to wear wellington boots or a similar form of waterproof shoe as the course is walked on by up to 60,000 people and therefore can become muddy. Sufferers of hay fever and horse allergies are advised to remember their antihistamines or other relevant medications.

Can I bring my own drink and food?

You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy at the event, however you are restricted from taking your food into the Palace Pavilion. There are rubbish disposal facilities located all around the grounds, so please do use these when you are finished with your picnics so that litter is kept to a minimum.

What time can I arrive at the event?

The gates open at 7am each day.

Will I be able to park at the event?

Extensive onsite parking is available in the public car parks as well as disabled parking facilities for holders of official blue disabled passes. There is a parking fee for all vehicles at the event and you must purchase the car pass in advance. There is a short walk from the car park to the heart of the event.

Is the event wheelchair accessible?

Click here to read our full accessibility information.

Can I bring my children?

Children 17 years of age and under can enter the event for free when accompanied by an adult, they will require proof of age and will be given a ticket on the entrance.

Grandstand seats should be booked in advance for all children over 3 years of age who require a seat to observe the dressage, show jumping and cross-country.

Can I bring my dog?

Dogs are welcome so long as they are kept on a lead at all times, and that owners clean up any mess made.


Is there anywhere I can stay overnight?

Click here for our camping information.

I have booked camping tickets, how do I book electric hook up? ​

Hook-up will need to be purchased separately, and will available in due course. We will contact all purchasers of camping tickets to advise.

When is the campsite open?

The campsite will be open from 12noon on Wednesday 15 September until 12noon on Monday 20 September.  Unfortunately, early access to the campsite will not be possible.

I would like to be pitched/parked next to my friends and family is this possible?

The camping order will need to be on one order to guarantee placement together however will we do our best to accommodate specific requests.

Are there any shops?

The shopping village at Blenheim will have a extensive variety of outlets, click here for more information.

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Will I be able to smoke at the event?

You may smoke at the event, however smoking or vaping is not permitted within tented areas of the venue or within the grandstand.

Will there be baby changing facilities?

 Baby changing facilities are located around the event site within our disabled toilets. These are in all key areas so you should never be too far away from one when needed.