Spectators Zone


Enjoy your visit to Belsay Horse Trials – Gates Open to the public from 0800-1830

What is Eventing?

It’s one of very few sports that genuinely allow people to compete equally, whatever their experience.

Men and women, amateurs and champions, young and experienced horses all compete fairly against each other, making it truly exciting for riders and spectators. Visitors can watch the dressage, show jumping and cross country phases which take place simultaneously throughout each day of competition.



Shopping Village

 TRADE STANDS – confirmed for 2017
  • Sherrif Trailer Centre
  • R & J Equine
  • Think I Should
  • Queen Margaret’s School
  • Joanne Wishart
  • Collage Cards
  • Sedbergh School
  • Zen Baker
  • Camper NE
  • Eggs-Port Ltd/ MCF Wellbeing
  • Laland & Bo
  • Zebras in Disguise
  • J R Webster
  • Doodle Jumps
  • Pieroth Ltd
  • The Pegasus Centre
  • Basket & Co
  • Hadrian Border Brewery
  • English Heritage
  • Boulevard Ltd
  • Tuman Gems & Crafts
  • Seesaw Clothes
  • Upsides Racing
  • Action Replay Photography
  • Zebras in Disguise
  • Carol’s Colourful Garden Animals
  • Stratstone
  • Solway Showjumps
  • Mowden Hall School
  • Body Shop at Home
  • GotUCollared
  • Silver Secrets
  • Equine Products Uk Ltd
  • Arion Equestrian
  • Pieroth Ltd
  • Top Stocks
  • Claire Myers Artist
  • Sea Drift Design
  • Black Horse Shop
  • Orchard Cottage Products
  • Equestrian Training Ltd
  • JW Tack
  • Tiggy Mables
  • J A Innes Portable Jumps
  • Finest Equestrian Properties
  • Amber Moon
CATERING – confirmed for 2017
  • Kielder Organic Meats
  • Scream for Pizza
  • Mobile Vintage Horsebox Bar
  • Go Go Panini
  • Barista Sisters
  • Hogs ‘n’ Chix
  • Wheelbirks Dairy
  • Caffeine Rush
  • Fresh Hot Donuts
  • The Northumbrian Farmhouse
  • The Waffle Co
Family Attractions
  • Dog Agility – bring your dog
  • Lammermuir Gun Dog Display Team
  • Potts Amusements Rides
  • Red Rhino Entertainment Climbing Wall
  • Belsay First School Fair and Games

The Emergency services at the event include doctors, ambulances, vets and fence repair personnel.

They have access to all parts of the site and can be quickly contacted through any steward, judge or official.

Accidents involving horses and competitors are well catered for and appropriate officials are constantly ready to report these as they occur and to call for the emergency services.

Emergencies not connected with the competition (e.g. in the catering tent) may be dealt with by the emergency services on site but outside emergency services (e.g. Fire Brigade) may be needed to.

Please contact the Secretary or Cross Country Control for assistance in any emergency.

Visitors with mobility restrictions should contact the secretary’s office for information and assistance regarding accessibility at the event, including access to the cross country course.  Alternatively contact us at admin@belsay.com for more information.

There are viewing areas at the dressage arenas, showjumping arenas and on the cross country course which are accessible to people with disabilities (including those with wheelchairs or other mobility vehicles/aids) and these will be clearly signposted and labelled on maps which are available on the day or closer to the date on this webpage.

For safety reasons no motorised vehicles including ATV’s are permitted on the cross country course other than officials’ vehicles.  Visitors with mobility restricitions who would otherwise use motorised vehicles should contact the secretary’s office for information and assistance.  Where possible alternative arrangements will be made for you to access the cross country course.

The Horse Trials Organisers, named in the programme, have overall responsibility for health and safety and appoint a Health & Safety steward, also named in the programme, to ensure that all appropriate health and safety legislation is complied with.

General Safety Information

1. All persons attending this event are encouraged to purchase a programme, which contains a map showing the different parts of the event and suitable viewing locations.
2. All visitors are directed to use designated crossing points when on the cross country course. Please watch out for horses at all times and listen for warning whistles.
3. Anyone requiring first aid should go to the Secretary’s tent. Only medical problems arising at the event will be treated.
4. All dogs must be kept on short leads at all times.
5. Spectators and competitors are advised to prepare for all weathers. Please wear sensible footwear and bring sun protection cream, a hat, light waterproofs and a coat.
6. The use of motorbikes and all-terrain vehicles are banned except for authorised officials. Anyone found riding a motorbike or all-terrain vehicle without permission will be asked to leave the event.
7. No skipping-out of lorries and trailers on the park field. All litter and dung must be taken home.
8. The organisers reserve the right to refuse admission to Belsay Horse Trials to any person or to withdraw permission at any time to remain at the event and shall not be required to give any reason for such action.
9. The Organising Committee shall not be liable in respect of any loss or damage whatsoever arising from the abandonment or postponement of Belsay Horse Trials.

Entry to Belsay

Entry to Belsay Horse Trials is free to all BE members (BE membership cards must be produced).

  • 25.00 – Family car (4/5 people maximum)
  • 10.00 – Adults
  • 5.00 – Children
  • free – BE members with card

2017 Map available for download here

2017 Map available for download here

Available for download soon