The Blair Castle event is a "Three Day Event" which is a comprehensive test of all-round ability of both horse and rider – Dressage, Cross-Country and Show Jumping. This event has grown considerably and is now a showcase for the best of Scottish equestrianism. It attracts entries from the best riders in the world, and is now firmly established as one of the top events on the international calendar.
Internationally, there are four levels of competition, rated by ‘stars’. This event plays host to competition on two levels – the CCI* (those, equine or human, entering their first three-day event) and CCI*** (the more advanced combinations who are competing at the top level of the sport).
EventScotland worked with the Blair Horse Trials over 3 years 2005-2007 towards the successful hosting of the European Young Riders Competition in 2007.