Posted on 12th August 2019

Richmond Horse Trials opens its doors!

Richmond Horse Trials will be opening its doors to the public for the first time in 20 years!

Richmond Horse Trials (2), Friday 30th August to Sunday 1st September 2019 running at Richmond Equestrian Centre, based between Catterick Village and Tunstall in North Yorkshire, has announced that for their upcoming British Eventing Horse Trails they will be opening to the public free of charge.

The event, which is a biannual affair, will run Friday 30th August to Sunday 1st September. The dressage section is anticipated to start around 8am until approx. 3pm, show jumping 9.30am until approx. 5pm and cross country will start around 10am until 6pm.

“We are really excited about welcoming members of the public to this event and hope they enjoy watching all aspects of British Eventing. We expect around 800 competitors over the three days, with each rider completing a dressage test on grass, followed by show jumping (designed and built by renowned BSJA Official – Tracey Barraclough) at our Main Arena Centre. Competitors will finish their day by jumping cross country fences over a beautifully presented course (designed and built by renowned BE Official - Moray Nicholson).

Abigail Turnbull, Joint Organiser of Richmond Horse Trials, said; "We have four different classes running over the three days, from 90cm to Intermediate level (120cm), we also have Under 18 and Under 21 Sections as well as Regional Finals, so we have lots of exciting riding to watch.

“This year we have been sponsored by over 40 different companies including Porsche Centre Teesside, Tracy Kidd Photography, Alexanders Horse Boxes, Suregrow Fertiliser, Cameron’s Brewery, Baileys Horse Feeds and The British Horse Society. We have a very well-presented shopping village near the cross country start, making the perfect viewing area. We  have 'The Best' Coffee by Caffeine Rush, delicious hot and cold food by Davina Lovegreen Catering, ice cream from Abbey Ice Cream and prosecco from The Bubble Bar. Shopping opportunities include Aiskew Equine and Pet Supplies, Tarrag Naegel Jewellers, Sue Carson and Kruger Saddlers, Living Portrait and Arenamate. You can also try out the Spear Theraplate Therapy Platform and speak to the Equigel experts about their new equine hydration and nutrition system." 

The event is also supporting Help for Heroes (registered as a charity in England and Wales, number 1120920 and in Scotland, number SC044984) in particular, Phoenix Horse based at Catterick Garrison which is their recovery centre in the North of England. They will be holding a tombola to help raise money – any donations to the tombola are greatly received, please contact Abigail Turnbull at for more information.

There is ample free parking onsite; please contact Abigail Turnbull on 01748 811629 if you require disabled assistance. There are portable toilets positioned around the site as well as permanent toilets located at the indoor arenas near the show jumping phase. The Hay Net Café will also be open at Arena Centre selling scrumptious hot and cold food and refreshments. Members of the public are encouraged to walk the fields to see all elements of the amazing cross country course – there are well signed crossing points on the course and dogs are allowed but must be well behaved and kept on leads at all times.

Please prepare for the Great British weather and wear suitable footwear. Richmond Equestrian Centre is clearly signposted off the A1(M) at junction 52 – please do not follow your Sat Nav.

For further information, please contact the Organisers, Andrew and Abigail Turnbull on 01748 811629

Also visit Richmond Horse Trials on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for up to date information.

For further information on British Eventing, including entering online, please visit