FAQs | Visitor Information | Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials
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View our official FAQs for the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials below. If we’ve not answered your question, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials 2023 returns from 14 – 17 September.

Yes, you can purchase tickets on the day. Please note, they will be more expensive and get best priced tickets in advance.

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.

Admission is free of charge after 4pm on each day of the event.

The Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials are operated by Stable Events Ltd and not connected to previous event organisers.

Tickets will be on a first come first served basis, with limited hospitality capacity we strongly recommend you upgrade in advance. VIP hospitality options will be available soon.

The start of the competition is on Wednesday (13th September) afternoon with the first official horse inspection in front of the Ground Jury and the Veterinary Delegate. There will be a HiHo Silver competition for the best-dressed riders so expect to see some fabulous outfits! The grounds are not open to the public.

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

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

Dogs are welcome so long as they are always kept on a lead, and that owners clean up any mess made. Dogs are permitted in member areas but not grandstand arena seating.


As the horse trials is a separate event run by Stable Events Ltd, you will need to purchase an admission to gain entry to the event.

Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials is a cashless event. Should you require cash, there is an ATM machine on site.

Credit and debit cards are accepted at the event. Tickets can only be purchased using a credit or debit card on the day.

Please note that Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials is a cashless event. Should you require cash, there is an ATM machine on site.

Churchill and Bladon seats in the Palace Arena are available and free with a General Admission ticket on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Reserved Churchill and Bladon seats for Sunday will be available for purchase soon.

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.

Fancy dress is permitted as long as the outfit is not offensive, and at our discretion, we reserve the right to decline entry should the need arise. Fancy dress is not permitted in Hospitality or restaurant facilities.

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.

We will publish the timings closer to the event.

Increased entrances, marshals and extensive and additional onsite parking is available as well as disabled parking facilities for holders of official blue disabled passes. Standard Parking is now free. There is a short walk from the car park to the heart of the event.

You can upgrade to Premium Forward Parking, Forward Parking and Lakeside Parking at the online box office.

Click here to read our full accessibility information.

You can book mobility scooters here.

Children 12 years of age and under can enter the event for free when accompanied by an adult, they will require proof of age. Tickets can be booked in advance via the online box office.

Whilst, under 13’s are free, if you are purchasing seating, you will also need to purchase seating for children.

Click here for our camping information.

For further information about Camping and to book please click here.

You can now choose your exact plot at the time of booking using our interactive map.

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

You may smoke at the event, however smoking or vaping is not permitted within tented areas of the venue or within the grandstand. Please dispose of cigarettes responsibly and be aware of potential fire risks.

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.

Lost Property can be handed in at the Information Point and if you are missing something after the event please email – [email protected] giving a full description of your lost property.