Festival of the Horse at Belvoir Castle

11th and 12th September 2021

Exhilarating, exciting, enchanting entertainment for all!

The fields surrounding Belvoir Castle will be filled with the sights and sounds of more than 40 horses and their riders in full flow for the first ever Festival of the Horse taking place across an action-packed weekend on 11-12 September 2021.

The soldiers and horses of Her Majesty's Household Cavalry - whose regiments have served the Crown for over 350 years - will make for a stirring sight as they parade in full ceremonial dress. They will be joining the spectacular programme of equestrian led entertainment from the jousting Knights of Nottingham to the fierce Cossack warriors from the steppes of Russia.

The whole story of Belvoir Castle is entwined with horses. From the time that Robert De Todeni, Flag Bearer of William the Conqueror, built the first Belvoir Castle in 1067, there has been a continuous story of horses at Belvoir, from riding horses for pleasure, sport and war to those used for transport and agriculture. It can truly be said that for many centuries, the story of Belvoir Castle has been carried on the back of this magnificent and patient animal.

Now this brand new event will celebrate these wonderful animals with a weekend of horseback skills and thrills, thundering hooves and danger defying stunts as well as plenty of family friendly entertainment.

You'll see jousting shows, tent pegging, a Living History Encampment, a 17th Centure infantry display, the chance to meet ponies and riders from the UK Polocrosse Association, free children's pony rides and horse racing.

There will also be artisan food and drink and a selection of high-end shopping stalls, making this an event not to be missed.

We’ve got a Family Ticket to give away. To enter, just email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name and postcode.  We will not use your details for any other reason than to contact you if you win.  The competion will close on 10th September 2021.

Good Luck!

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The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom aged 16 years and over.
The prize must be used at the specified show on 11th and 12th September 2021

There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
Closing date for entry will be 10th September 2021. After this date no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.
The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
Winners will be chosen at random from all entries received and verified by Promoter
The winner will be notified by email. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 4 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.

The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected / is delivered.

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