Firle Place country show and horse trials

A Country Show and Horse Trials takes place on May 11 and 12, at Firle Place country estate in Lewes, East Sussex. This event attracts hundreds of visitors and has been a huge success for many years.

Alice Dunsdon and Sambo competing in previous horse trials
Photo: Firle Place Horse Trials

It offers an outstanding day out for horse lovers, dog fans, families and anyone who enjoys a traditional country fair with a wide range of diverse stands, local crafts and a farmers’ market. Excdllent shopping facilities make this an excellent weekend.
Discounted tickets at just £8 are currently available and admission is free for children under 14.
This year, organiser BEDE Events is adding some exciting new features to the Horse Trials, making this a family festival for everyone. A range of diverse trade stands, local crafts, a farmers’ market and some great shopping make the weekend a ‘don’t miss’ event for locals and visitors alike.

Dogs compete too
Photo: Firle Place Horse Trials

The horse trials action includes dressage, show jumping and an exciting cross country course. As well as the equestrian sport, there are more dogs than you can shake a stick at. Dog lovers can enjoy terrier racing, a Gundog Scurry, a minority breed show and a gun dog demonstration.
Here are some of the other attractions at Firle:
● Petting farm
● Carriage Driving
● Pony Club Games
● Gun dog scurry
● Funfair
● Face painting
● Target shooting
● Terrier racing
Firle Place Country Show and Horse Trials has become established as one of the oldest and finest equestrian events in the country, set in the beautiful, historic county of Sussex, at the majestic estate of Firle Place, five miles south-east of Lewes.
For those travelling from further afield, there are lots of welcoming hotels, cosy inns and
comfortable B&Bs available in the local area.
Discounted tickets at just £8 are currently available and admission is free for children under 14. To buy tickets visit

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