Scotland seeks new eventing venue

By: Horse Deals

Scotland seeks new eventing venue

Following the announcement that Scone Palace parklands, Perth are no longer running this prestigious bi annual event, Central Scotland Horse Trials is searching for a new venue.

Established in 1952 the horse trials are one of Scotland’s most popular equestrian events attracting more than 1,100 competitors per year.

Organiser James Oakden says: "The committee are really surprised and disappointed to have been given notice that Scone Palace is no longer willing to accommodate Central Scotland Horse Trials. It is devastating to the British Evening calendar to lose two fixtures at such a fantastic venue. We are actively seeking an alternative site for 2013 so that we can continue to run this iconic event.

"We are really grateful to Scone Palace for their hospitality over 22 years. The committee are aware of the loss of business to the local community and would like to find an alternative central venue to enable us to continue this event."

The loss of this fixture also affects the Fife Hunt Pony Club who, with the support of Central Scotland Horse Trials, has made use of the venue to host their own open one day event which attracted more than 200 riders. The committee is now appealing for a new venue for their April and August fixtures within Central Scotland.

For more information contact James Oakden