Belton Horse Trials
Belton House, Grantham, Lincolnshire
March 30 – April 1 2012
Whether you’re a horse eventing enthusiast, or just looking for a great family day out in beautiful surroundings, Belton Horse Trials has something for everyone.
Set in the stunning parklands of the National Trust’s Belton House, near Grantham in Lincolnshire, Belton Horse Trials is organised by Bede Events and takes place over three days, from March 30 to April 1.
This year, there’s a host of things to see, do and experience in Grantham’s most important event of year. There’s a packed competition schedule, lots of tempting trade stands to browse and stacks of things to see and do over the weekend. As well as the events, visitor attractions include:
On Friday March 30 there’s a Ladies’ Charity Luncheon in the gorgeous Hospitality Marquee. As well as a wonderful three-course lunch, there’ll be morning coffee on arrival and a cookery demonstration by award-winning cookery writer, James McIntosh. Guests can use the Hospitality Marquee all day to leave shopping, or just to catch up with friends over a drink. And it’s all helping St Barnabas Hospice, which must be the best reason of all to come along.
Late Night Shopping
Belton Horse Trails is a great place to shop for bargains and things you won’t find on the High Street. If you just want to visit Belton to browse the trade stands, most traders are staying open until 7pm on Friday night and there’s free entry from 4pm.
Saturday March 31 is Countryside Day at Belton, with gun dog demonstrations, dog agility, ferret racing and lots of activities for children. The Hospitality Marquee will be the setting for a special Countryside Lunch, with local hunts benefitting from each lunch booking.
Belton is a real family day out with something for everyone. As well as the amazing equestrian competitions and Tower Equine Stallion Parade, there are dog agility displays with a chance to have a go, an exemption dog show, ferret racing, Pony Club Games, pottery painting, face painting, a fun fair area, Grantham Classic Car Club display, a 10km run through the gorgeous, spring parkland and more than 100 trade stands to shop at, including crafts, artisan foods, jewellery, tack and countrywear specialists.
Families can even enjoy Sunday Lunch in the Hospitality Marquee – you can make a reservation in advance by contacting Clare Mortiboys on 0113 287 6387 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit The Best of Grantham for more details on Belton Horse Trials – Louise.