Osborne Horse Trials

23rd - 24th July 2019


23rd - 24th July 2019

Bede Events Ltd
Email: entries@bedeltd.co.uk

The competition at Osborne is a much shorter and fast-paced competition compared to traditional horse trials. This starts with a shorter dressage test which approximately 4 minutes. Once all horses have completed the dressage, showjumping will follow. This will again be a slightly shorter course, offering riders the chance to choose alternative jumps and various routes. The Cross Country competition will conclude the day of trials, with classes running in reverse order with leaders going last.

This format will allow spectators to follow the competition through all phases and watch every rider they wish to throughout the day. Starting at around 9.30am, the competition will close by around 4pm. There will be two classes each day, with competitors riding a horse each day.

The dressage arena is located on the Durbar Lawn, with a second arena in the Cottage Field. All show jumping will take place on the Durbar Lawn, with Cross Country winding its way down the valley towards the Solent. Once they have passed through the water jump for the second time, the course will bring riders back to the front of the terraces before heading back up the hill towards the Swiss Cottage. Competitors will turn for home and gallop back to Osborne House along the top of the ridge before sweeping across the front of the house to the finish line. Excellent viewing is offered in many places, but those on the terraces will enjoy the whole day with a birds-eye view of all the action.

Entries Secretary

BEDE Events Ltd
Phone: 01949 829 061 (ext 1)
Mobile: 07464 803 781 (on the day ONLY)
Email: entries@bedeltd.co.uk

Event Secretary

BEDE Events Ltd
Phone: 01949 829 061 (ext 1)


See the 2018 rule updates here.

Course Maps

For course maps, please click here

Entries Open Date
Late Entry Surcharge Date


Ballot Date
Withdrawals & Queries

All withdrawals must be made in writing to entries@bedeltd.co.uk


There will be NO refunds after acceptance, however riders will be able to substitute horses. If you are unable to replace, it may be possible to off the place to another rider. However, they must travel in your horsebox as ferry passes are limited.

  • Owners/riders with horses running at Osborne will gain entry with their BE Membership Card. Please present the QR code at the gate, this will allow all occupants of the vehicle into the event
  • Non-BE registered Owners and Riders should contact tickets@bedeltd.co.uk to arrange passes
  • Please note that horsebox passes are not required at Osborne
  • Each rider will be entitled to up to 2 additional free passes and further passes at discounted rates. These will be available by emailing tickets@bedeltd.co.uk by Friday 20th July. These will only be issues to riders competing at Osborne. Refunds for grooms and other connections will not be given as these free tickets are available in advance
Event Location

Please follow the postcode PO32 6JX. Follow event signage for the correct entrance.

Hotels and B&Bs

There are many hotels and B&B’s in the surrounding area. The Royal Hotel are offering an incredible package which includes ferry travel & cream tea.


Stabling and 3 bales of bedding will be provided as part of the entry fee

Course Information

Course designers for Osborne 2018 are Adrian Ditcham & Stuart Buntine (Cross Country) and Ed Williams (Show Jumping)


In case of abandonment please phone 07464 803781
Prizes - prize pool of £60,000. Minimum £4,000 prize in all sections. 1st-3rd winners of all sections must attend prize giving. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN PRIZES BEING FORFEITED