Chatsworth Horse Trails - This Weekend!

A three-day event of thrilling world-class equestrian sport, combined with entertainment for all the family.

A three-day event of thrilling world-class equestrian sport, combined with entertainment for all the family.

13th - 15th May 2022

Tickets are available online and at the gate (card payments only).


World-class competition

Join us and enjoy world-class competition, from elegant dressage and exciting show jumping to gripping cross country. Explore the 2022 timetable.


Family entertainment

There's a range of entertainment and activities for the whole family including have-a-go dog agility plus a family fun dog show. Browse our shopping village with over 100 high-quality trade stands with a fine food walk and refuel at one of our many catering outlets fit for any appetite.

Dogs on leads are welcome at the horse trials. Please do not leave dogs in cars. The house, garden, farmyard and playground are open as usual during the horse trials.


Dogs show, attractions and displays

Have-a-go dogs

Put your four-legged friend to the test with have-a-go agility and our family fun dog show.

Your dog will love flying over jumps, racing through tunnels, up and over A-frames, and negotiating in and out of weave poles in this fun agility activity. Our expert agility team will be on hand to point you and your canine best friend in the right direction. It really is a great opportunity to ‘have a go’ at this dog sport.

Why not come and have a go at a show class? Registration is on the day. Our categories this year are:

  • Most Handsome Dog
  • Prettiest Bitch
  • Best Rescue
  • Best Veteran
  • Best Child Handler 7–12 years
  • Best in Show


Children's entertainment

From face painting to circus skills, there is something for all children and those young at heart.


Plus, a circus skills workshop, good for parents, teens, toddlers and everyone in between. Learn how to juggle balls and clubs, diablos and devil sticks, master olympic ribbons and cups and balls. Walk on cup or fun stilts and pedal-gos, spin a plate or a rope or hula hoop.

The drop-in pottery painting offers lots of fun ways to get creative - draw, paint, stamp or sponge a piece of pottery to create a special piece to take home.


The dog and duck show

A thoroughly engaging and amazing way to learn more about dogs and how to fix common behavioural issues.


The Yorkshire Countryman

The Yorkshire Countryman trains his spaniels and birds of prey to work together; he'll also show off his popular ferrets, known for their inquisitive nature and playful behaviour.


Sheep show

Appearing at over 120 shows a year in front of an estimated 2.5 million people, this unique show has captured the hearts and attention of many. New Zealander Richard Savory and his presenters Stuart and Warren entertain and educate with their fantastic sheep all over the country.

Nobby, the Norfolk Horn, stands centre stage while others are introduced to their podiums, all to their own theme tunes. Learn about each breed’s attributes and how wool from the sheep’s back becomes a jumper to wear. The shearing demonstration will have the audience captivated. However, the highlight will be the 'Sheep Show Hustle' or dancing sheep!


British scurry and trials driving

Ponies and their drivers tackle an obstacle course which is made from cones, temporary barriers, flags, arches and ramps all against the clock. All competitors must be registered with the BSTD and may drive their ponies as a single, pair, tandem or team or any sort of multiple.

The competitions are family-friendly and the rules are easy to follow. Watch miniature ponies take on large cob ponies and single ponies pitted against multiples.

Pony Club

Mounted games and team show jumping

Sunday 13 May only

Mounted games

The Pony Club Mounted Games were started over 40 years ago by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and The Prince Phillip Cup, in collaboration with the Pony Club. The Mounted Games is a team competition requiring courage, determination and all-around riding ability on the part of the team members, as well as careful systematic training of their ponies.

The Senior Teams you see competing at Chatsworth are likely to be competing at their Area competitions, from which winners reach the final at the Horse of the Year where they compete for the Prince Phillip Cup.

Team show jumping

The competition will be run in the Chatsworth Arena in accordance with The Pony Club Show Jumping Rules 2017. Each team will consist of 3 or 4 members, none of whom have reached their 21st birthday by the day of the competition.

Three scores to count per team. All members of each team will jump consecutively. One round to be jumped by each team member. Team members will jump in order as per the entry form. Each team will jump the course once and the winning team will be the one who has the least number of faults, with the best three scores in each team to count.

In the event of equality of faults, there will be a jump-off over a shortened course in which the whole team will participate. This will be against the clock.

Class 1: 80cm
Class 2: 1m


Hound Parade

A parade of The High Peak and Barlow Hounds.


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