04 August 2023 to 06 August 2023
About the Festival of British Eventing 2023
The Festival of British Eventing takes place at Gatcombe Park, home of HRH The Princess Royal and her family, in one of the most beautiful areas of the Cotswolds.
This established and world-respected sporting event has been running for nearly 40 years, creating a must-have date in the diary for both competitors and the general public alike.
The Festival of British Eventing incorporates the Magic Millions British Open, Intermediate, and Novice Championships, as well as the Corinthian Cup and the RoR/NTF Retrained Racehorse Event Championship.
It is the only event in the equestrian calendar that provides five Championships and, as a result, is a genuine showcase of one of the most challenging and competitive sports – Eventing. The best of the best competes at The Festival.
But it is not just about the world-class competition. For this one weekend in the height of British Summer, Gatcombe Park is transformed into the perfect destination for a great day out.
There is something for everybody at the Festival of British Eventing, whether it be soaking up the atmosphere by the Main Ring, watching not only the competition unfold but an action-packed entertainment programme or satisfying their shopaholic and foodie cravings with a diverse and interesting Shopping & Food Village.
The public also gets a rare chance to enjoy this exceptionally beautiful estate with tonnes to do and experience for all ages.
Ticketing information will be published nearer the event date
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
The festival gates are open from 8.00am to 6.00pm.
Yes, car parking is available and free of charge. All car parks open from 8.00am daily. Forward Parking passes will be available to purchase online.
Yes, disabled badge holders will be directed to Forward Car Parking.
Disabled toilets are available.
There isn’t a mobility company on site due to the hilly terrain of Gatcombe Park.
For any special requirements, please call the organisers on 020 3771 3184 or email email@example.com.
The Oxford Half Marathon is a flat and fast 13.1-mile route through the historic city of Oxford.
The caravan site will be open on the Thursday before the event.
Yes, but please ensure you have your ticket with you.
Yes. With over 100 trade exhibits to choose from, there is plenty for everybody. The tented village offers an exciting shopping experience, including indoor and outdoor clothing, ideas for the home and garden, and everything for the horse and rider. Plus, there will be a selection of stands exhibiting British craftwork and design.
The shopping village trading hours are 9.00am to 5.00pm.
Yes. Card payments will be accepted at almost all the food, bar and exhibitor stands.
Yes. There will be a limited number of tickets on the gate, but to avoid disappointment, please purchase your ticket in advance.
It is possible to gain entry to the event by saving your e-ticket to your mobile device, although we strongly suggest printing your e-tickets.
- Please ensure you save your e-ticket/s somewhere easily accessible, or take a screen-shot as there may not be mobile internet service available when you get to the event site, and the organisers cannot be held responsible if you cannot access your e-tickets at the event.
- Please ensure you have adequate battery life and are ready to produce the e-ticket on your mobile device to be scanned as soon as you arrive at the entrance.
- Please ensure your phone screen is ready to be scanned, which may mean removing any screen protector you may have on your device. If your screen is badly cracked or scratched, this may prevent the gate staff from scanning the QR code.
E-tickets shown on a mobile device will be treated exactly as a physical ticket – and the organisers will not be held responsible if you cannot access your e-tickets at the entrance to the event.
Failure to have your e-ticket ready for inspection as soon as you arrive will result in hold-ups for your party and other customers.
Finally, although you can print the same ticket you have on your mobile device, only the first one scanned at the event is the one that will be accepted for entry.