Eventing Europeans come to Blair

By: Horse Deals


Eventing Europeans come to Blair
Eventing Europeans come to Blair

Blair Castle in Perthshire is to host the high profile FEI European Eventing Championships in 2015.

 

The British bid, backed by The Minister for Sport and the Olympics, Hugh Robertson, saw off competitive tenders from Germany, Poland, The Netherlands and Belgium.

The Blair Castle Horse Trials is Scotland's leading equestrian event and each year welcomes over 40,000 visitors over four days in August each year.

The Atholl Estate has played host to the FEI Young Rider European Championships twice in the past five years, but this is the first time a senior equestrian championship has been awarded north of the border.

Chief Executive of British Eventing Mike Etherington-Smith said; "It is fantastic news that Blair Castle has been selected to host the European Eventing Championships in 2015. A combination of the spectacular scenery, the great venue, and the enthusiasm and ability of the organisers alongside some good old fashioned Scottish hospitality will provide a fantastic competition for everyone involved including riders, owners, grooms, spectators, and of course, sponsors. We look forward to welcoming everyone to the UK for what will be a terrific week’s sport."

The popular Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair, which attracts around 40,000 visitors over four days will take place this year from Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 August.

For more information visit www.blairhorsetrials.co.uk.