NORFOLK’s BEST HORSE EVENTS APRIL-JUNE
For those who enjoy a spot of top quality horse racing, eventing or carriage driving, we really are spoilt here in Norfolk over the coming months. Whether you’re a keen amateur or aspiring competitor, the calendar of upcoming equestrian events provides fantastic, all-round entertainment for the whole family.
Events kick off with Burnham Market International Horse Trials from 2 to 4 April – past competitors include Zara Phillips and other Team GB Olympians – and this year again some of the best event riders in the country will be in action in the dressage and show jumping arenas and testing their skills over Sussex Barn’s challenging cross country course. See your favourite athletes and enjoy over 50 trade stands and children’s activities – family day tickets start at £17 for 2 adults and up to 3 children on 2 & 3 April and £23 on the final day, children under 4 are free.
Get set for a superb day’s racing at Fakenham on Easter Monday and Tuesday, 5 May – not forgetting the stylish Ladies’ Day later in the month on 31st May. General admission to the course enclosure costs £10 and £15 for access to the Grandstand and Paddock – day membership costs £20 with children under 17 free when accompanied by an adult. Enjoy an array of refreshments, great shopping, a wonderful atmosphere and even a winning bet!
There’s a plethora of country stalls and fun activities at the East Anglian Game & Country Fair at the Norfolk Showground, Norwich from 25 – 26 April. From falconry, dog shows, spectacular arena displays and cookery demonstrations – there truly is something for everyone. Buy a family ticket for £36, 2 adults and 3 children (5 – 16 years).
The prestigious Houghton International Horse Trials take place from 28 to 31 May in the magnificent setting of Houghton Hall. Welcoming over 700 horses each year, the event offers a further opportunity for all who love the sport to see a strong international line-up competing on home turf. With some 70 trade stands, it promises to be another brilliant day out – family day tickets start at £22.
At the end of June, enjoy all the skill, precision and expertise of horses and drivers at Sandringham Driving Trials from 26 to 28 June. Entry is free on all three days and in the beautiful setting of Sandringham Park, it’s a thrilling and fascinating day out for all the family.