Posted on 18th February 2020

Book Early to Save on Tickets to Rockingham Castle International Horse Trials 2020

Tickets now on sale for the 2020 Fairfax & Favor Rockingham Castle International Horse Trials, which takes place this year from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 May.


Set in the castle’s Great Park, the venue provides visitors and competitors with thrilling eventing action against the stunning backdrop of Welland Valley. Along with the views, Rockingham Castles holds centuries of history and a warm family atmosphere making it a firm favourite in the eventing calendar.

The truly international event is expecting representatives from 20 nations, including Tokyo 2020 hopefuls, to enjoy world-class competition and spectacular cross country courses designed once again by Captain Mark Phillips and David Carpenter.

The event is also delighted to be welcoming back Fairfax & Favor as title sponsor for a third consecutive year. In 2019 the luxury lifestyle brand generously donated a pair of their limited edition ‘Rockingham’ boots to each of the International class winners – with Piggy French taking home three pairs for her three wins out of the four International classes on offer!

Co-Founders of the brand, Felix Favor Parker and Marcus Fairfax Fountaine, said: “We are so pleased to be sponsoring the Fairfax & Favor Rockingham International Horse Trials again for 2020. Last year, the event was a roaring success.

“Rockingham International has been a firm favourite of ours in the show calendar and to sponsor the event for the third consecutive year is an honour. We are very much looking forward to a working alongside the organisers to make the event another huge success for 2020.”

Castle owners, James and Lizzie Saunders Watson are looking forward to hosting the Horse Trials once again: “We love welcoming the equestrian community to Rockingham,” says Lizzie. “Not only do we get to appreciate a captivating weekend of sport, but we also have the pleasure of seeing so many visitors (and their horses and dogs) enjoy spending time in the Great Park.”

Another highlight of the Rockingham Castle weekend, is the Loomes Championship – where the highly sought-after prize of a hand-produced watch made locally in Stamford will be awarded to the rider closest to the optimum time on the cross country in the Advanced Intermediate or Open Intermediate.

In addition to the eventing classes, there will also be qualifiers for the prestigious Burghley Young Event Horse Finals, Pony Club Team Show Jumping, Riding Club Team Show Jumping and Arena Eventing classes.


Ticket prices start from just £10 for adults and £3 for children, with children aged five and under getting in free. A 20% discount is available if tickets are bought before the end of March – enter the code ROCK2020 when booking online For more information and to book tickets visit