Blair Atholl Horse Trials
24th - 27th August 2023
Blair Atholl International Horse Trials and County Fair is Scotland’s leading equestrian event. Olympic medalists compete alongside amateurs in the four international show jumping event classes.
The Bruader Country Fair runs along side the equestrian event on the Saturday and Sunday which features displays of both traditional and more modern country pursuits. The Country Fair plays a huge role as it ensures the event has plenty to offer for everyone besides the equestrian action.
Eventing is the ultimate equestrian challenge comprised of dressage, show jumping and cross country. It can be likened to a triathlon, with horses and riders demonstrating a range of skills across the three disciplines. To compete successfully in eventing combinations must show harmony and rhythm in the dressage, balance and precision in the show jumping and accuracy and bravery in the cross country phase. The combination with the lowest penalty score at the end of the event is the winner. As horses and riders move up the levels, the difficulty and technicality of the phases increases. Riders can compete from the year of their 12th birthday and there is no upper age limit.