We are unable to host Brightling Park Horse Trials this year, but instead we are organising a Hunter Trials on Sunday 26th July. The classes will be over the 80cm, 90cm and 100cm cross country courses.

For the full schedule and to enter visit

We plan to bring back the Horse Trials back in 2021.



The cross-country course will be open for schooling from 28 June 2020. We have a variety of jumps ranging from 80cm, 90cm, 100cm, 105cm and 110cm and they will all be flagged.

Please contact Gardie Grissell for more information, via email – or phone – 01424 838 241

Gardie Grissell, Organiser

Brightling Park International Horse Trials has been running since 1987 and is organised by Gardie Grissell, joint owner of the Brightling Park Estate.

Gardie had a successful career as a racehorse trainer for 30 years and so understands the importance of producing good quality ground conditions. With the help of cross country course designer and builder, Scott Brickell, he aims to provide safe and enjoyable courses for horses with varying experience from BE90 to CIC2* so that competitors return year after year.

In the very wet summer of 2012, Gardie was praised for going ahead with the event, producing safe ground, despite the recent weather.


“Full marks to @BrightlingPark for running today, fab job done on course… Would run any of my horses on the ground.”
Tweet from a competitor, Phoebe Buckley
“Well done @BrightlingPark great job by all your stewards, volunteers and officials. A much needed run for all of us, thank you.”
Tweet from a competitor, Francis Whittington