Cotswolds Equestrian Experiences & Events

The Cotswolds hosts some of the most famous Horse Eventing and Trials including Show Jumping and Cross Country competitions in the UK and the World. Many prestigious events take place near Burleigh Court and close to the Gloucestershire market towns of Tetbury, Cirencester and Stroud.

Whether you an enthusiast of equestrian events or an avid horse rider, there is plenty for you to explore and experience near us.

We have some fantastic Equestrian Centres nearby offering riding experiences across our stunning Cotswolds countryside. A wide selection of riding activities are available to suit all standards, from beginner to advanced and from tiny tots to adult riders. Email us for more information and availability to reservations@burleighcourtcotswolds.co.uk

Cheltenham Festival March 2020

The Festival – Cheltenham Gold Club | The Jockey Club

10th-13th March 2020  – 35 min drive from Burleigh Court Hotel

The most prestigious and unmissable Jump racing horse event of the year. The Cheltenham Festival is a bucket list event that captures the nation and produces extraordinary moments to last a lifetime, including Gold Cup Day.

Book and stay with us at Burleigh Court Hotel, to enjoy an extraordinary day out with friends and family. From shopping, to live music, to a variety of bars and restaurants available, we are sure you’ll have a day to remember while watching world class racing and history being made. Then an evening of tradition and spender at our manor house hotel.

Badminton Horse Trials

6th -10th May 2020 – 25 min drive from Burleigh Court Hotel

The Badminton Horse Trials is a 5 day event, one of only six annual Concours Complet International Five Star events as classified by the Fédération Équestre Internationale. It takes place in April or May each year in the park of Badminton House, the seat of the Duke of Beaufort in South Gloucestershire, England.

Gatcombe | Festival of British Eventing

7th – 9th August 2020 – 10 min drive from Burleigh Court Hotel

Eventing (or sometimes referred to as Horse Trials) originally evolved from the training and selection of cavalry horses. Today it is three equestrian disciplines (dressage, show jumping and cross country) combined and competed by horse and rider as a combination.

Each of the three disciplines is designed to test the horses ability – dressage shows how trainable the horse is and its basic paces in walk, trot and canter. The show jumping shows athleticism, control and accuracy while the cross country tests stamina, speed, jumping and bravery. The sport is rather like the triathlon horse events in that it combines different disciplines in one competition and is run on a cumulative penalty basis. The competitor with the least penalties at the end is the winner.

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