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One of only three Horse Trials in the UK to offer both CCI4*L and CCI4*S classes over one weekend, The SsangYong Blenheim Palace Horse Trials offers the best sport and prize money in the country, alongside our Grassroots Eventers Challenge, ROR Dressage Championships and Fun Ride. Find out more below.

CCI4*-L

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The leading four star CCI (Concourse Complete International) in the world. Blenheim has been hosting this class since 1990 and it is well established in the international calendar. In 2019 we will accept 90 entries in this show case class. 

CCI4*-S

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70 of the very best eight and nine-year-old horses will contest this special four star class in 2019. This class was introduced in 2009 and has since become extremely popular and hotly contested.

RoR dressage championships

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Proudly supported by KBIS.

The classes will take place throughout the day on Thursday & Friday of the event this year running at prelim, novice, elementary and medium levels. 

90cm & 100cm individual eventer challenges

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This popular competition, supported by Dodson & Horrell, is aimed at grassroots competitors and will run for the tenth consecutive year in 2019. This exciting class now includes both 90cm and 100cm sections, offering BE90 and BE100 riders the chance to compete on Blenheim's hallowed ground. The ‘derby style’ competition is a grass-arena-based challenge involving a testing course of show jumps and cross-country fences with a 5cm higher show jump to finish.

90cm & 100cm Riding Club & Pony Club team eventer challenges

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The 90cm and 100cm Riding Club and Pony Club Team Eventer Challenges are kindly sponsored by Dodson & Horrell. These very popular events are grass-arena-based competitions, held in the Bladon and Hensington Arenas, over a testing course of show jumps and cross-country fences with an optimum time for completion. The team with the lowest cumulative score are the winners, and there is also an award for the most stylish rider.

Fun ride

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The ride on Sunday 22 September offers some amazing views of the estate and palace and unique photo opportunities, as well as the opportunity to see secret areas of the park on horseback - something which is normally not accessible to everyday riders!

 

 

The Masters' challenge

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Back by popular demand, the Masters' gate jumping challenge is returning to the Blenheim Arena on Sunday 22 September. Riders take it in turns to jump the gate in this thrilling competition. If you have a fault, to buy a life an item of clothing must be lost.

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