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Visitor information

Whether you're a regular visitor to Hartpury or are thinking of attending as a spectator for the first time, here's everything you need to know to make your visit enjoyable.

Accommodation is available onsite - on our university and college campus - in single en-suite rooms at £40 per night including bed linen, towels and a breakfast voucher to be used at our catering outlets.

Accommodation can be purchased at £50 per room per night including breakfast and dinner. Accessible rooms and wheelchair charging are available upon request. Please note that pets are not allowed inside the accommodation.

Keys can be collected on arrival from the Hartpury Arena Reception.

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You’ll also find an abundance of accommodation options in nearby Gloucester and the surrounding areas. Simply click on the links below:

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These are available by the Hartpury Arena Reception.

Hartpury is a family-friendly venue welcoming children of all ages. Children under the age of 16 years are permitted free entry on all competition days, although must be accompanied by an adult.

Admission: Each disabled visitor requires the appropriate admission ticket where applicable. One accompanying carer will be admitted free of charge. 

Parking: The disabled car park will be well signed upon arrival at the Hartpury Equine site. To access this car park, you will need to clearly display your blue badge. Visitors wishing to use this car park are advised to arrive early as spaces are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Toilets and showers: Accessible toilets and showers can be found throughout the Hartpury Equine Centre and are clearly marked. If you need any assistance in finding accessible toilet and shower facilities during your time at Hartpury, just ask a member of the team.

Dogs are most welcome at Hartpury. However, they must be kept under control and on a short lead at all times (extending leads are not permitted). Take care in busy areas so as not to inconvenience other visitors, exhibitors and competitors. We also respectfully ask all visitors to clean up after their dog and place any waste in bins provided. 

Please do not leave dogs unattended in vehicles. Hartpury reserves the right to arrange removal of dogs from vehicles by the RSPCA/Police, should it be necessary.

We offer an excellent selection of bar and catering facilities on site. These include:

Hartpury Arena Restaurant: Enjoy a panoramic view of the action taking place in the Hartpury Arena and International Arena while enjoying a hot breakfast, lunch or dinner. 

Costa Coffee: Sip a frothy cappuccino or latte from one of the nation’s favourite coffee brands in a trendy, laid back setting on campus, just a short walk from the Equine Centre within Red and Blacks.

Legends Bar: Ponder the trials and tribulations of your day with a refreshing alcoholic or soft drink at Hartpury’s favourite watering hole. Catch up on the latest sport shown on one of the lounge TVs, play table tennis or enjoy the hospitality at one of the bar’s legendary riders parties.

Graze: Located on the main university and college campus, this large restaurant provides many reasonably-priced food options for every taste. Graze also sells a number of essential items during the summer including shower gel and toothpaste.

Kempley Catering: Located inside the Hartpury Arena next to the bar, a friendly welcome is assured as well as delicious home-style food.

Please note that several additional pop-up catering facilities may also be available, and the opening times of the above catering outlets will vary.

A free live stream will be available for the Festival of Dressage, giving viewers across the world the chance to be part of the action at Hartpury. Links to the live stream will be available nearer the time. Please note that the Gala Evening will not be live-streamed at the Festival of Dressage.

Options for livestreaming the FEI Dressage and Eventing Europeans for Juniors and Young Riders are currently being discussed.

If you have lost or found an item during a competition, please report to the Hartpury Arena reception. After the event, please telephone 01452 702127 to check for lost property. We retain all lost property for 6 months, after which point any unclaimed items are donated to local charity shops.

The Hartpury Equine Arena reception will be open daily during competitions from 7.00am. During equine competitions, gates open at 8.00am. Trade stands open by 10.00am and there can be no admittance to the competition site after 9.00pm each day.

Event programmes are available to purchase at a cost of £3.00 from the Hartpury Arena reception on the day of competition.

Andy Cars - +44 (0) 1452 523000

Tickets for the Hartpury International Festival of Dressage, FEI European . Championships for Young Riders and Juniors, and Hartpury International Horse Trials can all be purchased online here and at the gate. See the individual event ticket pages for more information.

Toilets and showers are located throughout the show centre and are well signed.