Hopetoun Horse Trials

Date: 8th & 9th of June 2024

Location: Hopetoun Estate, South Queensferry, Edinburgh, EH52 6PZ

Entries Open: 29th April

Ballot Date: 14th May

Ballot Period: June

Late Entry Surcharge: 15th May

Entries Secretary: Tanya Adamson All refunds, withdrawals and entry queries contact tanya.adamson@btinternet.com

Event Secretary: Louise Edward 07854130944

Event Description

Hopetoun Horse Trials runs in within the estate at South Queensferry. The Dressage and Show Jumping is on established grass. The Cross Country track runs in Deer Park over the undulating, mature parkland. All courses are designed to be up to height with a mix of permanent and portable fences. Each year the team work together to make changes to the cross country track to ensure new questions for both horse and rider.

SJ Course Builder: Callum McDonald

XC Course Designer: Douglas Edward

XC Course Builders: Rob McSkimming

Competitor Information

All stabling for Hopetoun is offsite at local yards or equestrian centres.

Please contact direct to book your stabling. If you have any problems please contact us and we will help to resolve.


The XC course will be open for walking from 2pm on the Friday prior to the event. NO cars will be allowed in Deer Park. All competitors must park in the lorry park and walk over to the XC start.

Class Event Day
Novice inc. U18s and Open Saturday
BE100 inc. U18s and Open Saturday
BE100 Saturday & Sunday
BE90 inc. U18s and Open Sunday
BE90 Saturday & Sunday
BE80 & BE80 u18 Sunday


Spectators are welcome at Hopetoun on both Saturday and Sunday. If planning on visiting for the day please follow all signage to the HORSE TRIALS and not Hopetoun House. On arrival the gate volunteers will direct you to the public car park. Dogs must be kept on leads at all times. Please be aware horses will be galloping at speed on the cross country, listen for whistles whilst in the park which will alert you to incoming horses.

£10 per car

£5 single occupancy 

The gate team will have a card machine for contactless payments.