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 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 Saracen Horse Feeds British Eventing U21 National Championships.
Saracen Horse Feeds Houghton International offers a fantastic day out for all the family.
Shopping: COVID restrictions mean that we cannot offer the usual wide range of trade stands for visitors to enjoy, however there is still 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 should find something to tickle your tastebuds and we’re sure you’ll be able to find something to your fancy in the licensed bar!
Children’s Entertainment: Subject to COVID guidelines, Razz and Pearl’s Circus Workshops will be back to provide fantastic entertainment for children of all ages. Whether it’s balloon animals or spinning plates, they’ve got it all. 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, Showing, Working Hunter, Pony Club Team Showjumping, NEXGEN Young Horse Eventing qualifiers and new for 2021 is the Inter-Hunt Relay. Please click here for schedules and online entries.
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.
Directions: Click here for directions to Houghton International Horse Trials.
Cash Machines: Not available onsite.
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 lots of food units located around the site during the event, catering for as man 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 – TF7929
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.
There will be on-event measures and protocols designed to safeguard everyone’s health and wellbeing during the current and continuing COVID-19 situation, by entering the event you are agreeing to adhere to these protocols and help us to ensure that eventing can continue in a safe and appropriate manner.
Riders – You MUST submit your EHV declaration and Track & Trace forms before you arrive via www.eventingscores.co.uk.
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 .
Spectators – Limited spectator tickets are available to purchase online in advance by clicking here. There will be NO tickets available to purchase on the gate. Spectators must submit a Track & Trace form before they arrive and must adhere to all COVID-19 regulations in place at the time of the event. For more information please see the Visitor Information page.
All-Terrain Vehicles/Motorcycles – Will NOT be permitted.
Dogs – must be kept on leads at all times. Please clear up any mess your dog makes immediately.
Litter – No skipping out of lorries or trailers – please take all litter home. Penalty for non-compliance.