Blair Castle International Horse Trials

25 August 2022


When We Need You

25/08/2022 - 28/08/2022

About Blair Castle International Horse Trials

Scotland's leading equestrian event, the Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials runs 25th - 28th August, set at beautiful Blair Castle in Blair Atholl.

Now in its 32nd year of international competition, the Horse Trials plays host to national and international calibre eventing, NPS Scotland, British Showjumping, The Highland Pony Society, Hunter and Sunday Showing competitions as well as the Pony Club Games over the course of the four days. There is truly something for everyone!

The event, which hosted the FEI LONGINES European Championships in 2015, provides great value for a family day out, with a renowned shopping village including Heart of the Highlands area dedicated to Scottish & small business; food hall, award-winning food/catering offering, children's fair and much more. Young riders and horses regularly compete against the best in the country and indeed the world, including Olympic & World Champions from near and far.

Located on Atholl Estates, Blair Atholl, Perthshire, the Horse Trials take place against the stunning backdrop of Blair Castle and the Highlands. Steeped in history, the castle and gardens are also open to the public during the event. (Additional tickets required.) Equal to this is the magnificent landscape of the 145,000 acre estate offering scenes of rolling farmland and wild open hills.

Showcasing the very best Scotland and the Highlands have to offer, the Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials is a must for families & equestrian and country/outdoors enthusiasts at the end of every summer.

Volunteers and local accommodations are always needed! Equestrian experience is not needed for all roles, and all are greatly appreciated. Please visit the website for further information or contact

Volunteer Roles

A sampling of the roles include:

  • pre-event set up
  • course decoration
  • painting cross-country fences (in advance)
  • stewarding crossing points (manning a spot where horses and humans cross paths - usually opening & closing a piece of rope and clearly/loudly informing when people need to stop walking)
  • score collectors
  • catering assistant (roaming & delivering water & lunches/snacks to volunteers around the site)
  • arena parties/jumps crew (helping set up jumping courses and pole picking during the competition when a competitor knocks something down)
  • lorry parking assistants/pass scanning
  • collecting ring stewards helping keep the right horses in the ring and warming up
  • office runners
  • score entry
  • awards/ceremonies assistants and many more!

We can offer you admission tickets for the days you're not volunteering, packed lunch or vouchers for the days you are, camping on site if you require it, entry into our volunteer draws and more.

Here's the link to the Volunteer page on the website. There's a "getting started" PDF should you need it, otherwise you need to create an account, verify it, and then sign back in and sign up for each of the individual days you wish to volunteer.

I want to volunteer!

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