Event Newsflash - 19/07/2018

Event Status - General Information

Please note: Dressage tests are different to those published in the magazine.

Event Details


By kind permission of Atholl Estates Incorporating the FEI World 3DE Rider Ranking Table
at Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Perthshire, PH18 5TH, United Kingdom
Wednesday 22 to Thursday 23 August 2018

Event Schedule

Entries Open 19 Jul 2018
Late Entry Surcharge Date 09 Aug 2018
Ballot Date 02 Aug 2018 @ 12 noon
Ballot Period August
  • Assistant Director - Miss Nicky Townshend
    Blair Castle International Horse Trials, Horse Trials Office, Atholl Estate, Blair Atholl, Perthshire, PH18 5TH. Phone: 01796 481543. Email:
  • Entries Secretary - Mrs Tanya Adamson
    The Steading, Mains of Cairnies, Glenalmond, Perthshire, PH1 3SE. Phone: 01738 880245 - no calls after 8pm please.. Email:
  • Director - Mr Alec Lochore
    Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair, Atholl Estate Office, Blair Atholl, Perthshire, PH18 5TH. Phone: 01796 481543. Email: Web:
  • SJ Course Designer - Colin Hexley
  • XC Course Designer - Mr Alec Lochore

Classes & Fees

ClassDaysDressage TestEntry FeeAbandon PremiumTotal PayableLate Entry Surcharge FeeStarting FeeView Entries
SCBE90OpenWed Thu BE 97 (2016)£72.77£7.82£80.59TBC£15.00
SCBE100OpenWed Thu BE 107 (2016)£72.77£7.82£80.59TBC£15.00view

Event Information


For full entry terms, please see the schedule on 100% refund for withdrawals received in writing by Ballot Date. 50% refund will be made for withdrawals between Ballot Date and 5 August.


Horses may use the overnight stabling provided, which will be available from 12:00 22 August. Cost of stabling is £35 (includes VAT) on Tuesday night and £55 on Wednesday night. Straw is included free of charge. Shavings and hay/haylage may be purchased onsite. Electrical hookups will not be available.


Affiliated British Show Jumping Friday to Sunday. Various showing classes throughout the week. Scottish BE100 Championship Any eligible combination placed first to third* in a BE100 or BE100 Open section in Scotland between 1 July 2017 and 16 July 2018 is qualified to compete at the Scottish BE100 Championship 2018. All eligible horses must be Grade 4 at the Ballot Date of the event at which they qualify for the Scottish BE100 Championship. Horses may have won a maximum of seven grading points between the Ballot Date of the event at which they qualify and the date of the Championship. Riders must not have completed an Intermediate or higher level competition during the current or preceding five calendar seasons.


BE90 and BE100: first £250, second £200, third £100, fourth £80, fifth £60, sixth and seventh £50, eighth £40 to 10th £40. Horse rug to the winner of the BE90 and BE100 championship. Rosettes to 12th place in each class. A completion rosette will be presented to the rider of each horse that completes the competition (13th place onwards).


The courses have been designed to incorporate flatter areas of the parkland and will run entirely in the bottom park. The course designer Alec Lochore has established entirely new courses for this year’s championships. The tracks run over free-draining parkland turf, which will be equivated if necessary. The tracks are well built and presented, with a mixture of permanent and portable obstacles.


Caravans for competitors’ personal use only will be allowed in Horse Box Park. Toilets and showers will be available onsite. Alternatively, there is the adjacent Horse Trials Campsite or Blair Castle Caravan Park (01796 481263). For hotels, self-catering and B&B, contact Pitlochry Tourist Info (01796 472215), or see or Catering onsite from 23 August. A licensed bar and catering marquee will offer meals, snacks, fruit etc. All riders and owners have access to the members' enclosure.


Country Fair Displays (Saturday and Sunday) and over 200 tradestands. Website Visit for schedules, results, ticket sales and membership information. Entrance Policy Competitors will be issued with one pass. Each registered owner will be issued with one pass, with a maximum of three owners passes per horse-riders. Please phone if more required in the case of syndicates. BE Members passes will not admit to the event. Owners Hospitality There will be a hospitality marquee overlooking the Main Arena dedicated to Owners and Athletes open 08:30-17:30 Thursday to Sunday where complimentary light refreshments will be served. All Owners and riders will be invited (invitation only) to the drinks reception in the castle on Wednesday evening.


Grid reference NN864657. Blair Castle and Atholl Estates are easily accessible, just 2 miles off the main A9 road through Scotland. Access to the event is well-signposted from the A9, approximately 30 miles north of Perth.