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The award winning Firle Place International Horse Trials is one of the leading affiliated One Day Event in the South East. The event celebrated its 40th Anniversary last year. With this being Firle’s 41st year Organiser Jo Carr has decided to hand over the reins to BEDE Events to carry on growing to this event, with its highly successful Country Fair and Dog Festival, it attracts a large crowd and is an extremely popular day out for all the family, and the dogs. BEDE Events hopes to be able to build on this great format to take it from strength to strength in the coming years.

With our exciting competitions for both horses and dogs, and our wide variety of shopping, Firle Place International Horse Trials and Country Fair is the perfect day out for clients, friends and family.

Sponsor a Section or Fence, and enjoy a Sparkling Reception with your Clients….

Firle Place International Horse Trials and Country Fair offers a showcase for some of the best riders in Southern England. Embracing three disciplines: the elegance of dressage, the skill of show jumping and the courage of riding a solid cross country course, eventing provides an exciting challenge for both horse and rider. This is combined with a Country Fair and Dog Festival , incorporating a large Food Market, Terrier, Lurcher and Dog Show, Gundog Scurry, Longdog and Terrier Racing, Trade Stands, Traditional Fun Fair, fully licenced Bar and Archery.

The hospitality marquee is situated next to the show jumping arena also with a view of the cross country course. We offer a champagne reception and lunch. The event also offers:

  • An elegant 16th Century house and park set in beautiful grounds at the foot of the South Downs
  • In excess of 5000 visitors attending over the two days
  • Over 500 equestrian competitors from across Southern England, including a CIC* International Class

  • Stalls from Farmers Markets across the South East
  • The competitiveness and skill of the horse trials, with dressage, show jumping and cross country 
  • A very popular Dog Festival, including a Kennel Club licensed dog show with breed, agility, novelty and obedience classes, a Terrier Show and Longdog Racing and Lurcher Show with the Sussex Longdogs, combined with a highly popular Gundog Scurry.
  • The fun of ‘have a go’ archery on Firle Place lawns
  • The noise and excitement of terrier and longdog racing
  • A Country Fair with a rich variety of trade stands and a traditional fun fair
  • Its own dedicated web site: http://www.firleplaceevent.co.uk


Firle Place Horse Trials and Country Fair offers you the opportunity to promote your business or to entertain and thank your clients.


Why not sponsor a…

  • Section 
  • Prime Fence 
  • Advertising
  • Special Awards




Section Sponsor – 

The benefits of becoming a section sponsor include:

  • The section is named after your company
  • You will receive advertising space in the programme, and you will also receive space on the event’s official web site
  • Up to two fences on the cross country course can be named by your company, and you will receive numerous credits during the commentary
  • Advertising in the show jumping arena
  • You will receive invitations for four guests for lunch, which includes free admission to the event
  • An invitation to present the prizes to the winners of your section
  • Complimentary trade or hospitality stand

BE90 Section: £400
BE100 Section: £500
Novice Section: £650


Prime Cross Country Fence Sponsorship

This allows your company to name one of the key fences on the exciting cross country course. The fence will be accessible to all the competitors, spectators and press photographers, and will also appear on the web site, making it a prominent form of advertising.

The benefits of becoming a Prime Cross Country Fence sponsor include:

  • Naming one of the prime challenging cross country fences, with regular acknowledgement of your company’s involvement
  • You will receive invitations for four to the Champagne Reception and Lunch which includes free admission to the event
  • Acknowledgement of your contribution in the programme






Please feel free to email with your interest to advertise in the event programme and we can get back to you with sizes and costs. Please email georgie@bedeltd.co.uk 

Special Awards

Another option available is to create a special award, such as for the Best Local Rider, Best Dressage Score, Best Over 40 or Best Under 20.

If you would be interested in taking this approach, please contact the organiser to discuss further.


BEDE Events
Cottage 5,
Shelford Manor,
Nottingham, NG12 1ES


01949 829061