Sponsors of Belsay Horse Trials


We are absolutely delighted with the support we have received from leading Newcastle companies, local firms and equestrian businesses. Thanks to our headline sponsor Barbour in particular.

To discuss sponsorship opportunities, and your particular requirements, please call Laura de Wesselow on 01661 881 206 or 07889 437237 or email laura@belsay.com


The Barbour story began in 1894 in South Shields in the North East of England. Founder John Barbour began supplying oilskins and other garments to protect the growing community of sailors, fishermen and dockers. These first weatherproof items quickly established Barbour’s reputation for innovation and quality.

Today, Barbour remains a fifth generation family business. Under the leadership of Chairman Dame Margaret Barbour, Barbour has grown into a lifestyle brand offering a wardrobe of stylish functional clothing for men, women and children inspired by the unique values of the British countryside. This includes shirts, trousers, knitwear, accessories and footwear alongside Barbour’s legendary outerwear. The iconic wax jackets continue to be made by hand in Barbour’s factory in South Shields.

The proud holder of three Royal Warrants, Barbour is now sold in over 40 countries worldwide including Europe, the US and Japan. This year, the company celebrates its 120th anniversary. It continues to meet the needs of its customers through growth and product innovation while always adhering to John Barbour’s founding principles of quality, durability, attention to detail and fitness for purpose.


Bond Dickinson is a commercial law firm providing legal services to corporate, commercial, public sector and private clients. It has several offices across the UK in Newcastle, Tees Valley, Leeds and London. Its clients include Carillion Energy Services, the Education Funding Agency, Leeds City Council, Formica Group, Grainger plc, Melrose plc, Citi Bank and Bellway.

Bond Dickinson has one of the largest private client practices in the UK. The firm is unique in the breadth of services it is able to provide under one roof. With over 100 team members, the wealth management practice is unrivalled in its size and experience.

The team includes specialist lawyers, independent financial advisers, tax experts and accountants who work closely together to ensure clients get the very best advice. It specialises in advising high net worth individuals and families.

Bond Dickinson is widely regarded as being the pre-eminent firm in the north of England for agriculture, farms and estates work. Many of the team have practical farming backgrounds which allows them to understand fully the needs of private landowners, farmers, rural businesses, banks and other land owning organisations.


As authorised Jaguar and Land Rover Retailers, Stratstone are committed to supporting all your Jaguar and Land Rover needs – New and Approved Used Sales – private or business, Servicing, Parts and Accessories. Our Team Members product knowledge and enthusiasm for the multi award-winning Land Rover and Jaguar ranges ensure we deliver outstanding levels of customer service throughout your ownership cycle.
For more information visit Stratstone.com, or contact:

Newcastle Land Rover T: 0191 229 3000
Newcastle Jaguar T: 0191 271 9100

Stratstone is the UK’s premium automotive retailer, representing manufacturers including Aston Martin, BMW, Ferrari, Harley-Davidson, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Morgan, Porsche, SMART and Triumph.

Established in 1921, Stratstone continues to offer exceptional service across its range of premium new and pre-owned vehicles and motorcycles alongside expert aftercare services.


Land Factor is an independent firm specialising in Estate Management. We are based in Northumberland and operate throughout the North of England and Southern Scotland.

We are highly skilled in agricultural, residential, commercial and sporting lettings, sales and acquisitions for private individuals and the management of complex estates.

We aim to provide an innovative and modern approach, while providing highest levels of personal and professional service. We approach our clients’ problems as challenges, their crises as potential opportunities.


Ryecroft Glenton is a large independent firm of Chartered Accountants based in Jesmond in Newcastle upon Tyne with other offices in Morpeth, Rothbury and Whitley Bay. We act for a wide range of clients across many sectors, including individuals, partnerships, companies, trusts and charities. One of our particular areas of expertise is agriculture and we act for a large number of businesses in the sector.

Our experience means that we are able to identify and resolve the financial challenges faced by farmers and their families. Our agricultural client base includes tenant farmers, owner occupiers and landed estates across the North East and the Scottish Borders.

Our specialist team can provide assistance and advice in accountancy services, payroll, VAT returns, tax returns, tax planning including capital gains tax and tax efficient succession planning, business planning and cash flow forecasts.


UBS provides a complete wealth management service in the UK. Right here in the North East we have a team of Client Advisors servicing the needs of wealthy families, entrepreneurs and executives through strong local relationships backed by the global network of resources and know-how of one of the world’s leading financial institutions.

Please contact our local office for further information on our Wealth Management services, as detailed below.

  • Aidan Dunstan: 0191 211 1006

  • Andrew Elliot: 0191 211 1013

    UBS Wealth Management, 2 St James’ Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne. NE4 7JH.

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Bushbuck Safaris is a small family company based in the North East with over 30 years experience in safari itinerary design. Bushbuck has unrivalled knowledge of the vast range of camps/lodges, private guides, walking and riding safaris across Africa and from these has selected the absolute gems. From the active and adventurous to the downright luxurious, we know them all.

And from visiting our clients, getting to know their interests and expectations and discussing safari options, we carefully design and implement personally focused itineraries. It costs no more than booking direct and our clients benefit from our knowledge, experience and unbiased recommendations with their best interests at heart. Bushbuck Safaris is a member of ABTOT with 100% financial protection for our clients.

Contact Boo Chrisp on 01669 630386 or email info@bushbucksafaris.com


Brewin Dolphin was founded on the belief that the successful management of wealth doesn’t just take an understanding of money, but is rooted in an even deeper understanding of people. Individual and personal service is central to everything that we do. A large number of our clients and their families have been with us for generations and many of our investment managers and other team members have a long-standing association with the firm. Both contribute to the sense of continuity that our clients profit from and enjoy.

Brewin Dolphin has a large team of investment management and financial planning experts based at our office in Newcastle city centre. From here, we offer an extensive range of investment management advice that spans portfolio creation, ISAs and other tax-efficient investments, charity fund management, pensions and the mitigation of inheritance tax. Our highly qualified and experienced financial planning team can also help you to develop a sound strategy for managing your financial affairs and safeguarding your long-term wealth.

We would be delighted to meet you to discuss what Brewin Dolphin can offer. To this end, please contact James Rainbow on 0191 279 7423 or email James at james.rainbow@brewin.co.uk


Fit4Less (North East) comprises of 5 local gyms based in Tynemouth, Blaydon,Hartlepool, Jarrow and Morpeth with over 6000 members.

We offer affordable gym membership from £17.99 per month in fantastic facilities coupled with top of the range Precor cardio and strength equipment.


Gibson & Co is England’s oldest family-run firm and celebrated its three hundred year anniversary in 2015. The firm dates back to 1715 when Jasper Gibson, attending captured rebel leader the Earl of Derwentwater on the scaffold, was asked by the condemned man to take down his last will and testament. With nothing to write with, Gibson took a sharp instrument, made an incision in his skin and wrote the will in blood on his shirt cuff.

The firm is highly praised by the UK’s leading legal guides. The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners guides recommend Gibson & Co. as a leading practitioner, described as a “standout firm”.

Further comments include that the firm’s “niche commercial disputes practice has earned an exceptional reputation for its financial services litigation expertise. It attracts work from high profile regional, national and international clients.”

Our experienced private client team also provides a wide range of services, including a highly regarded agricultural practice, covering a broad range of work, including farm sales and purchases, as well as residential conveyancing, trusts, wills and probate.

Contact Jane Gibson by telephone 0191 273 3817 or by e-mail jane.gibson@gibsons-law.com


Activ are an award winning independent technology and communications provider based here in the North East of England. We live and breathe business technology. In fact we ‘speak technology’ so you don’t have to. That’s our job. Being independent means we are not tied to any ONE network or provider. Our team of industry experts search high and low for impartial solutions tailored to your business. Not any business YOUR business. Day-to-day office and mobile communications, hardware, maintenance, cloud services like Microsoft 365 and much, much more. We’re confident that we can help any business get more from their technology for less. Get in touch today and find out how we can help you.

Contact us on 0191 270 6010

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Le Petit Château is a truly unique wedding venue and hotel. Located in Otterburn, Northumberland this luxury French, country manor hotel is a great example of shabby chic, blended with elegance, nature and beauty, wrapped up in a historic story.
Modern or traditional, grand or intimate, rustic or chic, relaxed or formal – or any other combination – we have the perfect setting to create a day that will last you a lifetime.
All our accommodation is individually designed to put the luxe into luxury, with irresistible charms like four-poster beds, private roof terrace gardens and lots of room for love.
Like the French, we love great food and drink, and at Le Petit Château you’re limited only by your imagination.

Established in Newcastle in 1961, Lycetts is an insurance broker that specialises in rural and equestrian insurance. With offices around the country, we arrange insurance for all types of horse and equestrian activity as well as farm and estate owners, rural businesses and private clients.

The company has a natural affinity with eventing and we regard it as important to support horse trials across the country and not least in Northumberland and particularly at Belsay for its inaugural event.


Rural Solutions is a nationwide planning and development company, which specialises in rural development across all sectors.

We pride ourselves on using an ‘entrepreneurial’ approach to rural diversification, whilst assisting our clients to optimise the value potential of their rural property.

With a highly skilled team of expert professionals, we are well equipped to deal with all your planning and development requirements, either handling all aspects of the project or just part of it.

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Savage Silk is a multi-disciplinary professional advisory company based in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne that provides a personal and seamless solution to all your legal, insurance, financial and investment requirements.

Savage Silk has a team of talented financial advisors and solicitors with experience in their field to provide specialist company, commercial, private client, wealth management and investment advice.

We have clients at all stages of the cycle from early stage entrepreneurs eager to build their business to mid-stage entrepreneurs and high net worth individuals who want to look at the risk and rewards for specific ventures all the way through to later stage clients who are looking to transition their wealth to the next generation.

So whether you need legal advice for yourself or your business, funding for your home or business, or investment advice to manage your wealth we can deal with all your requirements.

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Foster Maddison specialise in the sale, letting, valuation and management of town and country property across the North of England. Neil Foster and Dan Maddison brought together many years of experience to establish the company in 2005. Estate Agency might be the most visible part of the business but other departments include Land and New Homes, Student Lettings, Leasehold Management and Investment.

Foster Maddison now operates from a network of offices in Northumberland, Durham and Newcastle upon Tyne. The London Office in St James’s Place provides invaluable access to a network of over 230 offices ensuring national coverage for property well beyond the reach of many local estate agents and the team of experienced chartered surveyors and enthusiastic negotiators recognise the importance of personal service and respect the individuality of every property transaction. For professional and objective advice on any property related matter please email Neil.Foster@fostermaddison.co.uk Tel:0191 281 8339 or Dan.Maddison@fostermaddison.co.uk Tel: 01434 605441


Started in rural Northumberland, Zebras in Disguise is built on the principle of providing a professional service for all riders. We strongly believe that customer service is the most important part of anyone’s shopping experience. We have recently opened an Equestrian Boutique in Kirkharle, Northumberland which services the local horse riding community. We provide a full range of products that include brands such as Caldene, Harry Hall, Tagg, John Whitaker International, Lansdown Country, NAF Equine, Le Mieux and many more.

We are your equestrian partner and are able to offer advice to riders of all levels and ability. We offer the best personal shopper experience to any rider unsure of their own, and their horses’ requirements. We pride ourselves on providing impartial advice that is entirely based on factual evidence. This offers riders a piece of mind, knowing that they are able to make highly informed decisions in the horses’ best interests.

At Zebras in Disguise we love being part of our customers’ equestrian journeys. We work with every customer to get the best from their horses. We recognise that every horse has individual needs, and feel that by confidently making the best choices, you can reveal its full potential. We believe that even Zebras have the potential to shine!

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JR Holland Food Services are the North East’s leading food service provider to all sectors of the catering industry.
We supply some of the biggest names in catering in the North of England with fresh produce six days a week from our distribution depot on the Team Valley, Gateshead.
We pride ourselves on locally sourcing products wherever possible throughout our full product range.

J.R.Holland Food Services Ltd 245 Dukesway, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear NE11 0PZ 0191 491 0856


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Charles Nicholson Asset Management has been established to provide first class investment management to clients of the North East, with a major focus on traditional values.

Charles has been managing client portfolios for over 20 years in the North East and throughout the UK. He was a founding Director of Iain Nicholson Investment Management and Head of Newcastle office for a large International Wealth Manager. Charles’ roles have always focused on the client, whether dealing with portfolio construction, managing an office or navigating compliance. His philosophy is that the client is always the starting point.

Contact Charles Nicholson: Tel: 01913039320 / Mob: 07747016459 Email: invest@charlesnicholson.co.uk


Handelsbanken offers local relationship banking with products and services tailored to the needs of our personal and business customers. Handelsbanken’s decentralised model is core to our success. Each Branch operates as a small business, with experienced bankers empowered to make decisions at a local level, backed by one of the world’s safest banks (Global Finance magazine, World’s Safest Banks, November 2016). Because we are not target driven, we take a long-term view, investing time to get to know our customers, their needs and ambitions. This is why, for eight years running, Handelsbanken has come top for satisfaction in an independent survey for UK personal and business banking customers (EPSI Rating, 2008-16). Handelsbanken was founded in 1871 and has over 800 branches globally, over 200 of which are in the UK.


Today, Jobling Purser develop and produce a wide range of British Standard products which are used all around the world.

As specialists in producing highway maintenance solutions we apply our knowledge of bitumen formulating to a wide range of industry applications.

Our high quality products make roads safer and play a crucial part in a diverse range of manufacturing sectors.

We are a family owned and run business with a trading history which reaches back to the 1830’s.

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Vardags is a leading, “Magic Circle” law firm, specialising in complex, high profile and international cases for high and ultra-high-net-worth clients.  Vardags is led by founder and President, Northumberland-born Ayesha Vardag, dubbed in the media “Britain’s top divorce lawyer,” who is personally committed to the development of the North-East, resulting in the recent opening of Vardags’ Newcastle offices.  Having expanded from a family and private client core to offer criminal defence and civil and commercial litigation services, Vardags now provides for the full spectrum of HNW/UHNW client needs. Vardags works on many of the leading cases heard in the English courts in our time, and  brings its world-class expertise to the doorsteps of its clients, with offices on Grey Street, Newcastle, King Street, Manchester, Winchester, Cambridge and its flagship in the City of London.

Telephone  0207 4049390                          Email   info@vardags.com                                       Vardags: quality matters.


Mowden Hall is Northumberland’s leading independent co-educational preparatory school for children aged 3 to 13. The School is set in 50 acres with stunning views across the Tyne valley. Children throughout the school benefit from excellent facilities and grounds, including an indoor swimming pool.

Mowden Hall is part of the Cothill Educational Trust. All children in Year 7 spend a term learning French at the Château de Sauveterre in France.

Mowden is delighted to be sponsoring a section at Belsay Horse Trials, in which a number of Old Mowdenians will be competing.

For more information please call 01661 842147.


Queen Margaret’s in York is a school where girls are encouraged to aim high and then exceed their expectations.

At the heart of a QM education is a love of learning.

Supported by a healthy body and a healthy mind, this approach produces free thinking, courageous girls who are prepared to take their learning to the next level and their place in a changing world. QM offers riding lessons catering to all levels and livery for girls’ ponies is available.

At QM, every young horsewoman is provided the support needed to balance her studies with an active calendar of equestrian activities and is currently home to some of the country’s top young riders.

To learn more call our Admissions Office at 01904 727630.


Sedbergh School is a co-educational full boarding school for pupils aged 13 to 18. Founded in 1525 by the Provost of Eton, it is located in the Yorkshire Dales and has an impressive history, excellent facilities and a host of famous alumni. An HMC member school, rated highly by both the Good Schools Guide and Which? Guide to Independent Schools, Sedbergh pupils expect to move on to leading universities and the School’s Music, Sport and Drama is among the best in the country. The School’s Equestrian Team, established in 2015, has achieved success at national level and already has a National Eventing Champion.

Visit our website or follow our Twitter news feed @SedberghSchool

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Simply Bows and Chair Covers specialise in Chair Hire, Chair Décor, Luxury Table Linen and Chair Covers for weddings and special events. A multi award winning brand, that delivers exceptional quality at an affordable price. Bespoke design and manufacture service available.




Thomas N. Miller Auctioneers is a provincial auction house operating in Newcastle upon Tyne since 1902. We sell one thousand lots every week and also hold quarterly sales of Fine Art.

Our commercial department regularly has specialist auctions of salvage stocks, bankrupt stocks, catering equipment and machinery. Our valuation department provides a full service for solicitors, executors and private clients.
Our haulage department can promptly organize collections, removals and full house clearances from anywhere in the North-East.

For further information contact Guy Macklam on 0191 265 8080.


Matfen Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa is situated in the charming village of Matfen and is the ancestral home of Sir Hugh and Lady Blackett.

This stately home is set in 300 acres of parkland and has been a hotel since 1999. The hotel offers 53 bedrooms, individually decorated in traditional and contemporary styles.

Our golf estate includes a 27-hole course, par 3 course and driving range


Metnor Group Ltd, Metnor House, Mylord Crescent, Killingworth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE12 5YD.

0191 268 4000

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Patricia J Arnold & Co Ltd has over 30 years’ experience and is the largest independent practice in Northumberland.

We provide a professional and friendly service tailored to individuals, families, trusts and SMEs. Established by Patricia in 1985 and originally run from her dining room, the practice is now situated in spacious premises close to the centre of Hexham with twenty employees. Our client-base is primarily located within the north east, but includes clients elsewhere in the UK and further afield.

We offer a service customised to a client’s individual needs with the flexibility of evening/weekend meetings if required and a free, no-obligation, preliminary consultation.
Our growing team is chosen for their professional expertise and ‘real world’ experience. The needs of the customer are paramount, ensuring a service that is tailor-made to each client and that provides for the complexities of individual circumstance. We are often told by clients that our bespoke advice is a bit different from the usual. Why not come and find out how we can help you?


Solway Showjumps was established in 2015 and is rapidly becoming recognised nationwide as a manufacturer and supplier of bespoke show jumps and equestrian accessories.

The small, dedicated team at Solway Showjumps strives to offer flawless customer service to its highly valued cliental, which includes: The British Show Jumping Association, The British Eventing Association, Equestrian Colleges and Centres, Pony Clubs, Professional yards and, of course, the end user. A delivery service throughout the U.K. is provided which enables customer to meet supplier face to face, thus adding a vital personal touch to the service.

Solway Showjumps also takes great pride in sponsoring regional events and supporting local causes.

For further information and product examples please find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Contact us via email at: Solwayshowjumps@gmail.com

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Belsay Shop serving the local community: post office services, everyday essentials, wine and local beer and quality produce from local suppliers.Papers and milk delivered daily.

Caffeine Rush

“The best coffee you will find at any Horse Event” from Laura de Wesselow

Come and visit Caffeine Rush at Belsay Horse Trials showground.

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Set to open in the coming weeks, the multiple award-winning seafood brand’s new restaurant and takeaway will be situated in the former Waggon Inn on the A696 near Higham Dykes. Catch Seafood Ponteland builds on the success of sister Catch restaurants at Holmfirth, which opened in 2016, and the original Catch West Vale which opened in 2015 and has since been awarded Best Fish & Chips, Best Takeaway and Best Yorkshire Restaurant.

The restaurant also features 5 en-suite bedrooms on the upper floor which have been tastefully decorated and finished to a high standard, perfect for guests wishing to extend their stay.  Although the restaurant interior might be brand new, the menus will remain faithful to Catch’s distinctive roots and the team’s passion for fresh fish, serving up contemporary seafood dishes with a creative twist alongside their much-loved fish and chips.

Houghton Equestrian

Houghton Country was established over 30 years ago and prides itself on having knowledgable staff to assist in your purchases whether in store or online. Our store at Heddon on the Wall (just outside Newcastle Upon Tyne) is one of the largest in the North East and is open 7 days a week to welcome you. We were delighted to have been voted Equestrian Retailer of the Year in 2014, and offer heartfelt thanks to all of our fabulous customers that voted for us!

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Livery Yard and New for 2017 – 3 new Cross Country Courses, built by Peter Wilson BE approved Course Builder

Sunday 18th June 2017, • One Day Event & Hunter Trial, RoR Floors Castle 3 Phase Challenge*
Horseware National Hunter Trial Series Qualifier, Wobbleberries Challenge 2017 section www.wobbleberries.com
Floors RoR 3 Phase Challenge Qualifier, £1 from every XC entry will be donated to the Great North Air Ambulance

For more information ring 01670353633, email: enquiries@gloucesterlodgefarm.co.uk
TT Thompson & Son Gloucester Lodge Farm, Blyth, Northumberland NE24 3PH or visit us on Facebook Gloucester Lodge Farm Thompson


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MOBILE: 07711458482
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Emma Jane Lawrence

Emma-Jayne Lawrence Equine Dental Technician BSc (Hons) Equine Dental Science, BAEDT member BEVA & BVDA Approved covering Northumberland, Durham and Scottish Borders.

Working with the most modern techniques and the latest equipment available and fully insured to provide regular routine equine dental maintenance improving the comfort and welfare of the horse and allowing the horse maximum opportunity to perform to it’s best ability.



Securing the Nation’s Utilities

Design and installation of Security Systems throughout the UK specialising in Gallagher PowerFence – Automated Gates – Physical CPNI Fence Systems – Access Control – Structural Fabrication – Earthing Design and Installation – National Network for Service and Maintenance

Contact us at Blackett House, Matfen, Northumberland. Telephone: 01661 855294 Email: info@rhi-industrials.co.uk


I am an animal chiropractor and physiotherapist specialising in the treatment of spinal dysfunction in the horse.

Based in the North East with 18 years experience.  Member of the Royal College of Chiropractors and National Association of Veterinay Physiotherapists.

Mobile 07867 850159

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RL Proudlock & Sons Ltd
Livestock & General Haulage
Low Loader Hire
Hay and Straw supplied
TEL: 01830 530318
John 07720 420496 or Dan 07796 268795

Replica Landscapes

Replica Landscapes are the UK’s premier online retailer of artificial plants, trees and hedges.

Also at Replica Landscapes, we are able to offer the complete design to creation with installation package.

Our in-house team have years of experience in the field and we’re proud to have a first class reputation for professionalism and providing our customers with perfection.

T:01661 871 481

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Equestrian Law is a long standing specialism at Shaw and Co Solicitors UK. Personal injury claims in relation to horse riding accident compensation, horse riding injuries and subsequent claims for accident compensation, are a specific are of personal injury, in which Shaw and Co Solicitors UK excel

Our Equine Law experts have a wealth of experience and expertise in equine litigation and equestrian contracts and equestrian legal agreements. If you have suffered a personal injury, as a result of an equestrian accident, contact Shaw and Co Solicitors UK for a free no obligation consultation.     Tel: 0191 2615802

Ring 0800 0191 248 or Email: info@shawandco.com

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Data Acquisition Specialists.  Daedalus Drones have devised a methodology that incorporates amazing aerial drone footage with annotations and infographics to offer bespoke videos which contain significant amounts of visual information.

Email Pat@daedalusdrones.com

New for 2017 – We are proud to present our Official Trade Suppliers


We are delighted to welcome our Official Trade Suppliers to Belsay Horse Trials 2017! They are a few of our favourite equestrian-related brands that we would like to introduce and promote to our competitors!  To be in with a chance to win products/discounts from these companies please go to our Event Secretary tent and enter our Competitor Raffle!