Jump across the Solent to Osborne Horse Trials


Event Name: Osborne House Horse Trials

Location: Osborne House, Cowes, Isle of Wight

Date: 23rd & 24th July 2019

Organiser: Bede Events

Entries Open and Ticket Options: Now Available

Classes: Open Intermediate level with increased technicality

Find out more: Bede Events website


An Eventful Life is filming all competitors on cross country at 

Osborne House – find out more here


It was a sizzling start to eventing on the Isle of Wight last year when the showcase event at Osborne House took place under sunny skies fitting of the nearby sandy beach and coastal resort. Eventing at the historic Osborne House, past residence of Queen Victoria, is not just about the equestrian action but also about two fabulous days out in a beautiful setting

The competition at Osborne is a much shorter and fast-paced competition compared to traditional horse trials. The day starts at a very civilised time with the dressage phase, featuring a much shorter dressage test (approximately 4 minutes), followed by the show jumping, both located on the Durbar Lawn next to Osborne House



After lunch, the cross country concludes the day’s competition with riders running in reverse order and the leaders going last, before presentations on the terrace steps

Starting at around 9.30am, the competition finishes around 4pm, enabling spectators to follow the competition through all phases and watch every rider throughout the day.  There is just one class each day, with competitors riding one horse per day.

This year the course has been straightened out to create some really good flat galloping areas that were not used in 2018. Excellent viewing is offered in many places, but those on the terraces will enjoy the whole day with a birds-eye view of the action. The cross country starts and finished on the lawn, it runs down the valley towards the Solent, then heads up towards Swiss Cottage, looping back across the road with the final few fences located in front of the house.




Why not splash out and upgrade your tickets to have an extra special day at Osborne? With a Prince Albert Terrace ticket you will get admission to the horse trials, exclusive access to one of the terraces of Osborne House, and a private pay bar or you can apply for access to the exclusive Members Lounge

The Isle of Wight is accessible via ferry and both RedFunnel and Isle of Wight ferries are offering discounts. You can find out more about the competition, tickets, ferry discounts and what else will be happening during on Osborne House page of the BEDE Events website