COUNTING DOWN TO THE 2015 FEI EUROPEAN EVENTING CHAMPIONSHIPS BLAIR CASTLE

COUNTING DOWN TO THE 2015 FEI EUROPEAN EVENTING CHAMPIONSHIPS BLAIR CASTLE

With this year's Blair Castle International Horse Trials now underway, tickets have gone on sale for the 2015 FEI European Eventing Championships, which will run at Blair Castle from 10–13 September next year.

Be one of the first to secure your tickets to what will be Scotland's biggest and most prestigious sporting event of 2015. Tickets can be bought this weekend, at the Blair Castle International Horse Trials, or online through a new, dedicated website, www.blair2015.com.

The 2015 FEI European Eventing Championship forms part of UK Sport’s prestigious Gold Event Series aiming to bring up to 70 World Class Events to home soil by 2019.

A Membership pass has to be the best way to enjoy the European Championships, with benefits including forward car parking, access to the ringside Members Marquee and garden, and CCTV coverage so you can keep up with the action while enjoying the offerings of the bar and restaurant facilities. You can even bring your well behaved dog into the Marquee.

Grandstand tickets are also available and worth booking early if you want seats under cover, or any seat overlooking the Main Arena for the final show jumping phase and medal presentations on the Sunday. There are 2000 seats available but they are sure to sell out well ahead of the event.

As usual, camping pitches can be booked by those who really want to make the most of every minute, and enjoy the evening entertainment too. To step it up a notch, Blair 2015 is also offering the ultimate camping experience courtesy of Black Dog Tipis. Both regular tipis and yurts, and the more stylish 'Super Luxury' tipis and yurts – complete with real sheepskins, airbeds and bedding, lanterns and fairy lights – can now be reserved. Full details are available on the 2015 website.

It's not often that a European Championships comes to Scotland. Germany might be the current Championship title holder, but Great Britain is sure to pull out all the stops on home soil to regain the team title that had been held through a remarkable eight consecutive championships, from 1995-2009. As the recent Commonwealth Games has demonstrated, Scotland can put on a fabulous show, and the fairytale Blair Castle is perfectly placed to welcome Europe's best event riders to this breathtaking location to bid for medal glory.

Paul Bush OBE, Chief Operating Officer for EventScotland said: “Scotland is the perfect stage for events and as we look forward to another fantastic year of sport in 2015, the European Eventing Championships will undoubtedly be one of the highlights as we welcome some of the world’s top equestrian talent to Perthshire. Blair Castle is renowned as a world class host for eventing and the spectacular estate will provide the ideal backdrop to the action.” 

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