As grand settings (in the field of eventing) go, there is little more impressive than the resplendent grounds of Houghton Hall. This years event kicks off tomorrow with the Dubarry Burgley Young Event Horse in the main arena. With breathtaking action on the course, assorted entertainment, alongside shopping at over 70 trade stands, there is something for everyone during what promises to be a pleasant weekend weather-wise.
Houghton gained International status in 2007 and hosts the only British leg of the FEI Eventing Nations Cup, a series where teams from all over the world strive to reach the top spot in this challenging competition. Growing year on year, there are now over 700 horses with over 350 International competitors. In addition Houghton also hosts the Naff British Eventing U21 National Championships.
As well as the international event, there is also exhilarating action from the Pony Club Team Showjumping, Unaffiliated Dressage and Affiliated British Showjumping to name a few. The Unaffiliated Showjumping is proudly sponsored by Nags Essentials.
For a full day of fun for all of the family, head to Houghton from Thursday where you will find the Nags stand in the main shopping area, with our usual extensive range of equestrian supplies.