Spectators

Come along and enjoy a great weekend of Eventing in beautiful North Yorkshire parkland. Horses and riders compete in dressage, show jumping and exciting cross-country trials in the scenic lakeside setting of Allerton Park Estate, close to the A1(M) between Harrogate and York. This is private land which is only open to the public for special events such as the Horse Trials.  Why not take a look at our Flickr Gallery to get an idea of what you can come to see.

We are proud of our reputation amongst riders and visitors for being one of the friendliest and most accessible events in the Calendar!  

If you have never attended a horse event before and want to see what it is really like, then you will enjoy this relaxed event.

Entry Price
Saturday: £10 per car
Sunday: £15 per car
Free entry for all members with current BE membership card.

Opening Times
Gates open 8:30am - 6:30pm both days.

Timetables

 

Safety

We adhere strictly to British Eventing safety rules, insurance and guidance. Inevitably any situation where horses (whether competing or otherwise) vehicles and pedestrians mix there is potential danger. We rope certain areas of the courses, and ask that public use the designated crossing points. Otherwise our volunteers will warn of horses approaching using a whistle. Please respect all safety advice, and use viewing points where they are available.

Families

Allerton Park is a fabulous venue for a good country walk. We have designated safe tracks in some areas, and an area for picnics by the lower lake. Parents are asked to ensure children are under sensible supervision at all times. As this is primarily a sporting event we do not provide extra entertainment facilities, but hope they will enjoy the great outdoors.

Dogs

We welcome dogs but they must all be on static leads at all times. Owners of loose dogs will be fined and removed. Sorry to be so draconian but dogs can distract horses, and Allerton is a shooting estate with plenty of young birds about.

Catering

There are catering facilities both in the main area of trade stands selling quality burgers, sandwiches, ice creams, coffee and afternoon tea, as well as a burger van by the water jump.

Spectator's Picnic Area

We have set aside a secluded spot in an area called Jupiter's Coppice, close to the bottom lake and water fence. You are welcome to bring your own rugs, food, chairs etc. No horses go through this areas but you will have a great view of the competitors as they jump the fences around the perimeter of the area.

Local towns and cities

Harrogate (9 miles from Allerton Park); Knaresborough (6 miles from Allerton Park); Boroughbridge (5 miles from Allerton Park); York (12 miles from Allerton Park.)