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Houghton Horse Trials 2017

Houghton Hall
King´s Lynn
PE31 6UE

01485 210070

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  • Accepts Groups
  • Caravan Facility
  • Disabled Access
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  • Dogs Welcome
  • On-site Catering
  • On-site Light Refreshments
  • Parking
  • Picnic Site
  • Public Toilets
  • Young Children Welcome


The Houghton International Horse Trials

An event not to be missed!

The Houghton International Horse Trials incorporating the FEI Nations Cup has it all; exhilarating sporting action, a spectacular setting, entertainment for young and old, plus shopping at over 70 trade stands. Set in the magnificent grounds of Houghton Hall, Norfolk, this truly is one of the most outstanding venues within the sport of eventing.

After gaining International status in 2007 the event now welcomes over 700 horses each year, including more than 350 International competitors. It hosts the only British leg of the FEI Nations Cup, a series where teams from as far afield as Australia and New Zealand battle it out to top the table come the final event at Boekelo, Holland, in October. In addition Houghton also hosts the U21 National Championships.

The Houghton International offers a fantastic day out for all the family.

Children’s Entertainment: Razz and Pearl’s Circus Workshops provide fantastic entertainment for children of all ages. Whether it’s balloon animals or spinning plates, they’ve got it all. Razz and Pearl will be at Houghton International on both Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May. We also have bouncy castles, tea cups, hook a duck…

Vintage Fair: Throughout the event we will have a vintage zoneBritainDoesVintage, run by Britain Does Vintage, with the very best, handpicked vintage traders from around the country. Alongside this there will be a vintage tearoom serving afternoon teas, tea and cakes, fresh juices and more – all on vintage crockery and glasswares – creating the perfect quintessential occasion! For more information visit Britain Does Vintage.

Shopping: With over 70 exhibitors, there are plenty of opportunities to grab a bargain. There’s everything on offer including country clothing, equestrian supplies, local produce and garden furniture. There will also be a range of catering stands, so you should find something to tickle your tastebuds. There is a licensed bar onsite, located within the main marquee.

Arena Competitions: Running alongside the International event, there are also a variety of competitions which take place in the three arenas. Competitions include Affiliated British Showjumping, Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse, Combined Training, Sema Lease Arena Eventing, Nags Essentials Unaffiliated Showjumping, Unaffiliated Dressage and Pony Club Team Showjumping.

Provisional Timetable

Wednesday 24th May
CCI∗ & CCI∗∗ Trot Up (Front of Houghton Hall)

Thursday 25th May
International Dressage (CCI∗, CCI∗∗)
Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse – 4 & 5 year old classes (Equi-Trek Main Arena)
International Dressage (CICO∗∗∗)
Sema Lease Arena Eventing (Equi-Trek Main Arena)
CCIYR∗∗ Trot Up (Front of Houghton Hall)

Friday 26th May
International Dressage (CCI∗, CCI∗∗, CICO∗∗∗)
British Showjumping (Equi-Trek Arena & Arena 2)
International Dressage (CCIYR∗∗)
Combined Training

Saturday 27th May
International Dressage (CICO∗∗∗)
International Cross Country (CCI∗, CCI∗∗, CCIYR∗∗)
British Showjumping (Equi-Trek Main Arena & Arena 2)
Sema Lease Arena Eventing (90cm) (Nags Essentials Arena)
Nags Essentials Unaffiliated Showjumping (Nags Essentials Arena)
International Showjumping (CICO∗∗∗) (Equi-Trek Main Arena)

Sunday 28th May
CCI∗, CCI∗∗ & CCIYR∗∗ Trot Up (Front of Houghton Hall)
British Showjumping (Arena 2)
Pony Club Showjumping (Nags Essentials Arena)
Nags Essentials Unaffiliated Dressage
International Showjumping (CCI∗) (Equi-Trek Main Arena)
International Cross Country (CICO∗∗∗)
International Showjumping (CCI∗∗) (Equi-Trek Main Arena)
International Showjumping (CCIYR∗∗) (Equi-Trek Main Arena)

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