Saracen Horse Feeds Houghton International incl. FEI Nations Cup

Event details

  • Thursday | 25th May 2017 to Sunday | 28th May 2017
  • 8:00 am
  • Houghton Hall PE31 6UE

All cross country courses, maps and fences – Click Here

The Saracen Horse Feeds 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 British Eventing U21 National Championships.

Saracen Horse Feeds Houghton International Horse Trials 2017 is proud to be part of The Shearwater Insurance Tri Star Grand Slam. 

Click here for the Shearwater Insurance Tri-Star Grand Slam Website

Saracen Horse Feeds Houghton International is also part of the Tri-Star Saracen Horse Feeds Intermediate League. 

To find out more and stay up to date with the leaderboard – CLICK HERE.


We are delighted to name East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) as our official charity for 2017.  With a fund raising goal of £11million this year alone, the challenge is always to create innovative ways of inspiring people to donate – and the EAAA have come up trumps again.  Camel Racing!  

Camel racing will take place on Sunday 28th May at the Houghton International Horse Trials.

For more information on the East Anglian Air Ambulance, visit their website.


Saracen Horse Feeds 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.  Please click here for the arena competitions results.


Accommodation:   Book a pitch on the official onsite campsite and never miss any of the action.  Season and weekend packages available – find out more.  There are a variety of establishments which offer bed and breakfast within the Houghton area. To avoid disappointment please book early. Click here for more information.

Directions: Click here for directions to Houghton International Horse Trials.

Cash Machines: Not available onsite.

Cross Country: The exciting cross country phase will take place on Saturday 27th May for the CCI*, CCI** and CCIYR** competitors, and on Sunday 28th May for the CICO*** Nations Cup competitors.

Dogs: We welcome well behaved dogs to the event, but they must be kept on a short lead at all times, and we ask that owners are respectful and clear up after their dogs. Please do not leave dogs unattended in locked vehicles. If an unattended dog is found, the RSPCA will be informed and the appropriate action will be taken. Please note that dogs are not allowed in the VIP hospitality marquee.

Food and Drink: There are over 10 food units around the site during the event, catering for as many needs as possible.  There is a licensed bar onsite, located within the marquee.

Hospitality: If you wish to treat yourself, friends or clients, why not take our hospitality package in our VIP marquee. Book early to avoid disappointment – click here to find out more.


Post Code – PE31 6UE Grid Reference – TF7929
Houghton is situated 1.5 miles north off the A148 and 10 miles east of Kings Lynn.


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