Final fling for Hopetoun International

Final fling for Hopetoun International

 Photo of Hillary VD Bisschop ridden by Emily Parker at Hopetoun International 2016 © Dave Cameron Photography


It is with great sadness that British Eventing announce that the June 2016 fixture of Hopetoun International, in West Lothian, was to be its final BE fixture, as the Edinburgh based horse trials comes to a close.


Hopetoun has run at international level since 2011, firstly as a CIC, the event then added CCI1* and 2* competitions to the schedule in 2013 and became known for its true cross country test on the banks of the River Forth. Prior to 2011, Hopetoun was organised by Peter Dale as a national event running at BE90 to novice level before being added to the international calendar by organisers BEDE Events Ltd.


British Eventing wishes to express their sincere thanks to the Earl and Countess of Hopetoun who have kindly permitted the running of the horse trials across their estate for many years, and our gratitude to the organisers, volunteers and countless people who have supported Hopetoun Horse Trials.


For competitors and spectators in the North and across the border, there are four international events to be enjoyed in the BE calendar with Floors Castle (CIC1* and 2*), Blair Castle (CCI1*, 2* and 3*) in Scotland and Burgham (1) and (2) and Aske International Horse Trails both running CIC events in the North of England.


Scotland also next year welcomes an additional fixture at Kirriemuir Horse Trials (in Angus), who have including new novice class, plus 2016 saw two events at the Perth based Forgandenny Horse Trials for the first time and an extra intermediate class scheduled into the April and August dates of Dalkeith Horse Trials in Edinburgh.