brightling-zara-phillips-dressageA day at Brightling Park is a wonderful family day out in the countryside. At the Eventer’s Challenge, you can watch the top competitor’s compete in show jumping and cross country.

It will take place over 200 acres of the Brightling Park Estate with some of the best views in Sussex, across to the South Downs and the English Channel. You are more than welcome to walk around the entire area and even explore the iconic “Temple” folly in the centre of the estate.

With a variety of equestrian and non-equestrian related trade stands, food stalls serving anything from afternoon tea to Thai curries, and a fully licensed bar selling locally brewed beer and Pimm’s, we hope there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Children are welcome, as are dogs, as long as they are kept on a lead. You are welcome to bring a picnic.





Tina Cook and Minor’s Frolic winning at Brightling Park in 2007 before going on to win 3 Olympic medals, team and individual gold at the 2009 European Championships and help secure team gold at the 2010 World Equestrian Games.


Why not stay for the whole weekend and enjoy both days of thrilling equestrian sport? Bring a caravan or tent and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Brightling Park Estate. To book camping, please email Gardie Grissell at  Please note electrical connection is not available.


Each competitor competes in show-jumping first and then cross country. Proceedings get underway at 9.00am on each day.

Charity Support: Ebony Horse Club

Ebony Horse Club We are delighted to support the Ebony Horse Club. This very worthwhile charity use horses to raise the education, life skills, well-being and aspirations of young people in some of the most deprived areas of South London.

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