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Prince Albert Terrace

Upgrade your tickets to have an extra special day at Osborne - with a Prince Albert Terrace ticket you will get admission to the horse trials, exclusive access to one of the terraces of Osborne House, and a private pay bar. This is the place to be for you and your friends. 

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Exclusive Members Lounge

Our Members Lounge situated ringside on the Durbar Lawn, with complimentary buffet lunch and tea and coffee all day, private bar and access to all the terraces so you can watch the action unfold. Membership is by application only and limited. You are invited to become a member, click HERE to see the invitation, and the application form is below. 

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Victorian FunFair

Keep the kids entertained all day in our Victorian Fun Fair. Situated in the gardens of Osborne House, the Children’s Fun Park is home to a multitude of Victorian games and rides such as a Chair-O-Plane, Swing Boats, Hook-A-Duck and a Shooting Saloon. Our games and amusements appeal to all ages and can be enjoyed for hours on end by youngsters. Step back in time for an afternoon and experience a traditional Victorian Fun Fair at Osborne Horse Trials this July.

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Equestrian Action

Some of the world’s biggest equestrian stars will descend upon the Isle of Wight this July to compete in an equestrian triathlon like no other. This compact format will prove an interesting test for athletes as they race, battle and compete for glory across two thrilling days of eventing, culminating in a gripping cross country finale. The programme of events is set to be one to remember. 

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Swiss Cottage

Explore the world of the Victorian royal children with a visit to Swiss Cottage. Generously funded by several donors, including the Heritage Lottery Fund, visitors can discover the interests and personalities of each of the nine princes and princesses in the ‘Childhood at Osborne’ exhibition - a must-see for those visiting the island for the first time. Play where the royal children played, and step back in time to 1861 as Queen Victoria and Prince Albert join their offspring for afternoon tea. Spectators also have the chance to see fascinating objects from around the world in the museum, wander in between the royal children’s vegetable plots, and enjoy a wildlife trail on their way to the beach.

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Osborne House

Osborne House, the royal residence of Queen Victoria, is one of the Isle of Wight’s biggest attractions for both tourists and island locals. The house is steeped in history, and visitors of Osborne Horse Trials have an incredible opportunity to wander through the stunning interiors during our event this summer. Whilst some rooms may be closed due to the event, the majority will be open for spectators to browse at their leisure.

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Music

Hugo Boswell will be performing across the two days. Sit back and enjoy listening to him while enjoying the action running alongside 

Angelina Grimshaw - Playing with an emphasis is old time jazz, country and blues, and heart felt ballads

More acts to be announced! 

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State Rooms

Step into the sumptuous State Rooms of Queen Victoria at Osborne, where she regularly entertained important guests from around the world. Osborne was built specifically for the Queen of England and her husband Prince Albert, and its architecture and furnishings reflect their passions, taste and style. Heads of States, inventors, princes and princesses all walked the opulent corridors of this astonishing building, when Osborne was at the centre of a vast British Empire. The time-warp atmosphere of the residence makes it an excellent and wildly popular location for filming period pieces, and it was most recently featured in the critically acclaimed film Victoria & Abdul. You can feel a real sense of history as you wander the rooms of Osborne House. 

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Shopping

Osborne will host a fantastic line-up of shops during our Horse Trials in July, with retailers coming from far and wide to showcase their products. A number of outlets will surround the main arena on the Durbar Lawn, with everything from clothing to homeware to craft products and much, much more on offer. Whether you’re looking to commemorate your time on the island with a souvenir from the gift shop, or pick up a present for a loved one, friends or family member - there’s plenty on offer at Osborne!

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Dog Agility & Dog Shows

Dogs are more than welcome to join in the fun at Osborne Horse Trials , and your furry friend can even have a shot at victory with our have-a-go dog agility! The course features jumps and gates for participating pooches to work their way around, and is always a crowd-favourite at events. As well as the spectator presentations, we also have our expert handlers on hand to provide excellent professional shows throughout the event.

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Gardens & Grounds

Complementing our stunning setting of the ‘royal palace by the sea’ are magnificent grounds and gardens. With breathtaking views at every turn, the gardens provide the perfect spot to relax and discover seasonal colour throughout the year. The ornate terrace gardens - renovated in 2016-17 as part of a major conservation project - are a riot of tulips in spring, reflecting the height of Victorian fashion. The mild Mediterranean climate allows stunning bedding displays in the summer, which visitors can admire during July’s Horse Trials. Don’t forget to take time to wander around the Victorian walled garden to marvel at the delightful espaliered fruit trees and explore the wider parkland with its historic trees, many planted by Prince Albert himself.

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Queen Victoria’s Beach

“We have quite a charming beach to ourselves,” wrote Queen Victoria in 1845, and it was here at Osborne Beach that her majesty regularly bathed, and where her children learnt to swim. Enjoy the magnificent views out to sea from Queen Victoria’s alcove, and pop inside her bathing machine to see where she got undressed. Why not take to the water yourself and paddle or swim from the sandy and shingle beach? Then relax with a mouth-watering ice cream or steamy fresh coffee from the cafe.