Visitor FAQs

Where is the best place to watch the Aswanley Horse Trials Cross Country from?

The best views of the cross country course are from the BBQ at the steading, with a bar, teas and refreshments also available inside the steading.

Where do you display the results at the Aswanley Horse Trials?

The latest results and trade stands can be found at the event headquarters in the Aswanley steading. Also news on Twitter @AswanleyScot and @BEventing

When is the course open for schooling?

The course is open for schooling the day after the event. This year on Sunday 2nd September, between 1000 – 1630. Please visit the Schooling Day page for further info.

Is it possible to come schooling at any other time?

Sadly not – we are a working farm with livestock needing the grass fields in rotation. Jumps in fence lines have to be wired up to prevent animals wandering. Portable jumps are moved undercover so they don’t get spoiled by winter weather.

Where are the horse lorries parked at the Aswanley Horse Trials?

The lorries are parked at the entrance end of the Dressage and Show Jumping field. We put the lorries at this end because heavy vehicles compact the field, preventing drainage and grass growth, so after the Horse Trials we undo the damage by sub-soiling. We limited the parking to this area so our farming operations are less compromised.

Why do I need to be on time for my start time?

By September there is already limited daylight hours. We can fit approximately 240 horses into these hours on event day to complete their 3 tests. So to ensure no one is jumping in bad light, it is very much appreciated if you can present yourselves warmed up at your appointed time.

Why are entries expensive?

The preparations are to a very high standard run under British Eventing regulations. We have veterinary and medical cover: 2 ambulances, paramedics, a doctor and horse ambulance that together costs approximately £2000.

Aswanley Horse Trials is a not for profit entreprise and any excess money goes towards building fences for the following year and repairing the land. The money made by the Glass community for serving teas goes back into providing services for the local community.

It is organised by a volunteer committee, sponsored by companies both local and further afield, and the local community give their time to fence judge, marshal, produce wonderful teas and man the barbeque … all in aid of supporting this exhilarating sport in the North East. Bang for your buck? we hope so – enjoy the event!