Performers rehearsing for the festival of the horse

All You Need to Know as Yet More Acts Join Belvoir’s Festival of the Horse

Belvoir’s showstopping Festival of the Horse has become even bigger as more acts have been announced for the weekend full of thrilling action suitable all the family (10-11 September 2022).

Headlining will be the daredevil trick horse riders of Atkinson Action Horses that perform in many of the biggest TV series and blockbuster films from Peaky Blinders to Netflix’s The Witcher.

Newly announced is Western Barrel Racing, an incredible display of a horse’s athletic ability and the horsemanship and skill of a rider as they compete to get around the barrels in the quickest time.

This year also sees the event getting bigger and even more spectacular with addition of a new arena with three in total – The Granby Arena, Knights Arena and The Manners Arena – and new acts added to the exhilarating line-up of entertainment.

Other acts include the Knights of Nottingham, where Knights and Horses combine for hard hitting Medieval Jousting displays, filled with sword swinging and gut punching thrills. 

Audiences can also watch the 16th Lancers Display Team demonstrate the art of tent pegging, as they charge at full speed to collect pegs from the ground in the quickest time possible.

The Rearsby Lodge Riding Club Quadrille team will be putting on a beautiful display that is not to be missed while scurry racing, the fast paced sport which sees two ponies pull a carriage and drivers round a course provides plenty of fast and furious entertainment. 

Tickets to the event also provide admission to the beautiful Castle gardens. 

There will be plenty of shopping and browsing opportunities at a wide variety of stalls, from craft drinks and artisan coffee to pet supplies, equestrian wear and lots of gift ideas.

Tickets are available at £25 per adult, £12 per 4-16 year olds. Gates open at 10am with the programme running each day from 11am until 5pm. Free parking for ticketholders is provided at the event and dogs are welcome on leads.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit

Posted on 30 August 2022

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Jack Woolley