The box office is now open for Cirencester Park Horse Trials, Barefoot Retreats Burnham Market International, Saracen Horse Feeds Houghton International (incorporating FEI Nations Cup) and Barbury International.
Tickets are now available online, not only for East Anglia’s two most prestigious Horse Trials, but also Wiltshire’s Barbury International and a new event at Cirencester, Gloucestershire.
Cirencester Horse Trials (21 & 22 March 2020) kicks the season off for event organiser Musketeer Event Management (MEM), followed by Barefoot Retreats Burnham Market International (9 – 11 April 2020), which this year hosts the opening leg of the prestigious Event Rider Master series. Next up is Saracen Horse Feeds Houghton International (21 – 24 May 2020), the only British leg of the FEI Eventing Nations Cup, and Barbury International (2 – 5 July 2020). Tickets are not required for MEM’s remaining events.
Daily hospitality packages and picnic parking are available at both Norfolk fixtures, with on-site camping a popular option at Houghton – this is a rare opportunity to camp in the spectacular grounds of Houghton Hall. Barbury International also offers hospitality and camping packages.
Another draw to Saracen Horse Feeds Houghton International this year is the chance to see an exhibition of seminal works by the celebrated British sculptor Anish Kapoor. These will be on show across the grounds and interior of the Hall between 29 March and 27 September. Horse Trials entry does not include access to the Hall.
Advance discounted tickets can be bought online, with prices starting at £3 per child and £8 per adult; full details are available on the MEM website. All three international competitions offer a fantastic day out for all the family, with trade stands and children’s entertainment running alongside world class competition.
MEM’s official charity for 2020 is East Anglian Air Ambulance. EAAA operates two state of the art helicopters and two rapid response vehicles which serve the people of Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire, encompassing residents of Essex and Hertfordshire during the hours of darkness. Its services are only kept airborne thanks to donations.