The Cotswolds are well known for their equestrian links. Whether it is to participate or to simply be part of the audience, the area offers a wealth of equestrian activities, throughout the year.
2018 Wednesday 2nd – Sunday 6th May
The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, the World’s Premier 3-Day-Event takes place annually at the beginning of May. Horse and rider must complete three different disciplines – dressage, cross-country and show-jumping. It’s the ultimate test for horse and rider and attracts all the worlds top riders and horses. The Park is a 12 minute drive from the apartments.
2018 Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th August
The Festival of British Eventing takes place annually at the beginning of August, at Gatcombe Park, incorporating the British Open, Intermediate and Novice Championships, as well as the new truly ‘Amateur’ Championship which will be contested over a brand new Cross country track. The Park is a 5 minute drive from the apartments.
Cheltenham not only hosts the Gold Cup festival in March, but holds meetings throughout the Jump season. Arguably the finest course in the country, Egypt Mill has always been synonymous with racing and has a large and loyal following with Cheltenham race goers. The course is a 25 minute drive from the apartments.
Please contact Reception for festival specific packages.
Bath races is one of the countries best loved and oldest flat race courses, holding 21 meetings throughout the flat season. The course is a 20 minute drive from the apartments.
The Cotswolds are the historic home of Polo, with both Cirencester Park and Beaufort Polo clubs within a 10 minute drive from the apartments. There are a further five polo clubs within the area offering a varying level of game.
For the quintessential English polo experience, Cirencester Park Polo Club is the supreme venue. Established in 1894, amid 3000 acres of parkland and woodland on one of the country’s most beautiful parks, Cirencester offers the highest levels of polo whilst retaining the charm of a delightfully relaxed country polo club
The Beaufort Polo club Is the foremost centre for the development of polo in the Cotswolds. Home to the famous Tomlinson polo dynasty, you can always be assured of watching or playing polo the highest quality at every level. The club also plays host to the first Audi England international match of the summer. Beaufort also offers coaching and courses for aspiring polo players.
Point to Point
Siddington Point to Point – Cirencester – March
Vale Country Fair & Point to Point – Andoversford – April
North Cotswold Hunt Point to Point – Broadway – April
Paxford Point to Point – Chipping Campden – April
Maisemore Park – Gloucester – March
Duke of Beaufort Point to Point – Didmarton – March
Heythrop Point to Point – Cocklebarrow – January