Blair Castle stands near the village of Blair Atholl in Perthshire. The ancestral home of the Clan Murray and historically the seat of their chief, the Duke of Atholl, the castle is in Glen Garry and is the focal point in a designed landscape of some 2,500 acres. The gardens are well-known and spectacular. Within the 18th Century walled Hercules Garden, a delightful sculpture trail incorporates contemporary and 18th century sculpture and Diana's Grove, a magnificent stand of tall trees including Grand Fir, Douglas Fir, Larch and Wellingtonia.
The Event Rider Masters cross country runs through the gardens, just a stones throw from the castle walls and the magnificent setting and tough undulations makes an impressive backdrop for the World’s best riders to stake their challenge for the Masters title.
As well as the Event Rider Masters, Blair hosts a wide range of additional competitions across four days of competition with over 1,200 horses and ponies competing at Blair every year. On Saturday and Sunday there is also a traditional Country Fair with entertainment for all the family.
Make a long weekend of it and visit this enchanting event in person or watch live here on ERM TV.
Visit the Blair Castle Horse Trials website.