With the opening of outdoor attractions, we are able to welcome visitors to the Saracen Horse Feeds Houghton International Horse Trials. 

Admissions will be with tickets purchased in advance online only. There will be NO tickets available to purchase on the gate.

There will be a reduced number of trade stands and catering concessions, who will all be required to operate within the covid-19 restrictions at the time of the event.

We will continue to work with our governing bodies and in line with guidance issued by local authorities and national advisory groups to operate it in a COVID-19 compliant manner. The pandemic is an ever-changing situation – should the situation change all ticket purchasers will be notified and details will be published on the website.

Anyone coming onto site must make sure they have kept up to date with the VISITOR CODE OF CONDUCT.


Admission:  The admission entitles spectators to enter the event site.

Owners: Registered owners of horse(s) competing will not be restricted to one per horse and will be able to gain entry to the horse trials using the QR code provided with their British Eventing membership. This can be downloaded from their members profile on the British Eventing website. For those requiring additional owners onsite,  or for owners registered with an overseas federation, please email 

Children: Children aged 4 or under are free.  The child tariff refers to children between the ages of 5 and 14 years old.

Opening Times: Gates will open daily at 8am and remain open until the end of competition each day (usually around 18:00).

Admission:  The admission entitles spectators to enter the event site, which includes the trade stand area, cross country course and Houghton Hall Park, but will not gain access to Houghton Hall itself or Houghton Gardens.  Should you wish to visit the Hall or Gardens, please visit www.houghtonhall.com.

General Parking: Please note there is no charge for general parking.

Picnic Parking:  There are a limited number of parking places available  near to the water jump (Saturday and Sunday only), which will provide a fabulous place to have a picnic in the middle of the cross country course.  These parking places can only be purchased in advance and are allocated on a first come, first served basis.  The price is for parking only and does not include any vehicle occupants, these must be purchased separately.  (No minibuses or caravans)

Children:  Children aged 4 or under are free.  The child tariff refers to children between the ages of 5 and 14 years old.

Daily Hospitality Options:  With the restriction changing again at the beginning of May, there will be a very limited number of Hospitality spaces.  What better way to entertain family and friends, than to enjoy the event from the comfort of our hospitality area.

Daily hospitality packages include:
– Admission to event & forward parking (1 vehicle per 2 people)
– Access to the Hospitality Marquee
– Morning coffee
– Three course buffet style lunch (Main, Dessert and cheese)
– Afternoon refreshments, including tea and coffee
– Complimentary bar
– Services of a private hostess
– Complimentary event programme
– Use of private toilet facilities
– Garden area looking out onto the Main Arena

Thursday 27th May and Friday 28th May – £70.00 per adult / £30.00 per child (14 years old and under)
Saturday 29th May and Sunday 30th May – £90.00 per adult / £30.00 per child (14 years old and under)

Unfortunately the Hospitality Marquee does not allow dogs (other than Assistance Dogs) to be admitted at any time. 

Admission Prices 2021
DateTicket TypeEarly BookedGate Price
Thursday 27th MayGeneral Admission – Adult£8.00£10.00
 General Admission – Child (5 – 14yrs)FreeFree
 Daily HospitalityAdult£70.00N/A
  Child (5 – 14yrs)£30.00N/A
Friday 28th MayGeneral Admission – Adult£8.00£10.00
 General Admission – Child (5 – 14yrs)£4.00£5.00
 Daily HospitalityAdult£70.00N/A
 Child (5 – 14yrs)£30.00N/A
Saturday 29th MayGeneral Admission – Adult£13.00£15.00
 General Admission – Child (5 – 14yrs)£5.00£6.00
 General Admission – Family (2 + 2)£31.00£35.00
 (Admission also required)Picnic Parking£28.00N/A
 Daily HospitalityAdult£90.00N/A
 Child (5 – 14yrs)£30.00N/A
Sunday 30th MayGeneral Admission – Adult£13.00£15.00
 General Admission – Child (5 – 14yrs)£5.00£6.00
 General Admission – Family (2 + 2)£31.00£35.00
 (Admission also required)Picnic Parking£28.00N/A
 Daily HospitalityAdult£90.00N/A
 Child (5 – 14yrs)£30.00N/A
4 Day AdmissionAdult£31.00N/A
 Child (5 – 14yrs)£12.00N/A
CampsiteSeason Pitch (Includes 2 Adults)£95.00N/A
 Weekend Pitch (Includes 2 Adults)£75.00N/A

Caravan and Camping

We are delighted to offer our visitors the exclusive chance to stay on-site at the Houghton International Horse Trials. The campsite is just a short walk from the main arena and will have toilets and shower facilities nearby. There are a variety of different options available, depending on whether you wish to stay for the whole event or just the weekend.

Season Pitch from 12.00hrs, Wednesday 26th – Sunday 30th May 2021
Weekend Pitch from 17.00hrs, Friday 28th – Sunday 30th May 2021

Caravans, motorhomes, tents and horseboxes are all welcome. The campsite will be open from 12 noon on Wednesday 26th May – Sunday 30th May 2021. For each booked pitch, you will receive the following:

– 1 x Campsite vehicle pass, admitting either a car with caravan or tent, a motorhome or a horsebox
– 2 x Admission tickets for the relevant days (unless purchasing single nights, when admission must be purchased separately)
– Admission to evening activities including pub quiz and disco nights

Terms and Conditions

  • Campsite pitches must be purchased in advance
  • The Camping Box Office closes on Friday 15th May 2021 – no bookings for the campsite will be taken after this date
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian – no under 18s may camp unsupervised.  The organisers reserve the right to refuse admission to unaccompanied under 18s
  • Dogs are permitted, but must be kept on leads at all times.  Owners must clear up after their dogs and under no circumstances are dogs to be left in caravans or vehicles during the day
  • Generators are permitted, providing they are appropriately earthed and fuel is stored correctly
  • Campers are requested to respect other guests and keep the noise (including generator noise) to a reasonable level – quiet hours will be in effect between 11pm and 7am.  Any campers repeatedly making excessive noise or behaving in an antisocial manner may be ejected from the camp site at the organiser’s discretion – no refunds will be given Terms and Conditions.

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