Barefoot Retreats Houghton International incl. FEI Nations Cup

26 May 2022 - 29 May 2022

The Barefoot Retreats 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 Eventing 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.


Houghton International offers a fantastic day out for all the family.

Shopping: We are able to offer a wide range of trade stands for visitors to enjoy, there will be a selection of shops to explore – including country clothing, equestrian supplies and local produce. There will also be a range of catering stands, so you will find something to tickle your taste buds and we’re sure you’ll be able to find something to your fancy in the licensed bar!

Children’s Entertainment: We also hope to see the Fun Fair returning, with plenty of attractions for thrill-seekers. There are bouncy castles, tea cups, hook a duck…

Non-Eventing Classes: Running alongside the International Horse Trials, there are also a variety of non-eventing competitions which take place across the four days. Competitions include British Showjumping, Arena Eventing, Unaffiliated Showjumping, Unaffiliated Dressage, Working Hunter, Pony Club Team Showjumping, NEXGEN Young Horse Eventing qualifiers and the Inter-Hunt Relay. The online schedule is available here.


Accommodation:   Book a pitch on the official onsite campsite and never miss any of the action.  Season and weekend packages available – find out more.  Alternatively Barefoot Retreats offer a selection of luxury holiday cottages in North Norfolk, many within a short drive of Houghton Hall. For a list of other places to stay, please click here.

Cash Machines: Not available onsite.

Dogs -We welcome all dogs to the event, but they must be kept on a short lead at all times. 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 lots of food units located around the site during the event, catering for as many 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 area. Book early to avoid disappointment!


Post Code – PE31 6UE Grid Reference – TF791287
Houghton is situated 1.5 miles north off the A148 and 10 miles east of Kings Lynn.


In case of ABANDONMENT please phone 01485 210070. Please make sure you check social media for updates.

Riders – You MUST submit your EHV declaration before you arrive via

Owners – Registered owners of horse(s) competing will be able to gain entry to the horse trials using the QR code provided with their British Eventing membership. For those requiring additional owners onsite,  or for owners registered with an overseas federation, please email .  

To register for an owners camping pass please click here

To register for owners tickets please click here

Spectators – Spectator tickets are available to purchase online in advance by clicking here. There will be tickets available to purchase on the gate. For more information please see the Visitor Information page. 

All-Terrain Vehicles/Motorcycles – Will NOT be permitted.

Litter – No skipping out of lorries or trailers – please take all litter home. Penalty for non-compliance.


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