A taste sensation
For those visitors wanting to treat themselves to Blair’s finest hospitality, packages are available ranging from The Blair Experience, to the Four Star Folly or the Grassroots Glee. The Blair Experience includes a morning breakfast roll, delicious three course lunch with a glass of Gusbourne sparkling wine, and afternoon tea as well as forward parking and light refreshments during the day. Full details of all packages can be found on the event website.
Visitors will also be delighted to hear that the Food Hall is back, with plenty to tempt the tastebuds, including handmade chocolates, artisan cheeses, baked goods, condiments, conserves and other scrumptiousness.
The onsite catering consists of independent Scottish businesses, several of which have won Street Food awards. Blair Castle International is on track to host the largest collection of independent food stands at any show in Scotland this year. Event attendees can take their pick from artisan burgers, German sausages, wood fired pizzas, Sri Lankan street food, smoked meats and much, much more.
Local distillery Persie Gin remains the official drinks sponsor and will be hosting a charity Gin & Fizz evening on the Friday, tickets to which can be bought on the Horse Trials website.
Continuing the theme, new for 2022 is The Old Nag Whisky Lounge, presented by Spirit of Perthshire and Robertsons of Pitlochry. The lounge will offer daily whisky tastings, sundowner cocktails and three speciality beers for the event: Moody Mare, Gallous Stallion and Hoof Hearted. On the opening evening, Wednesday, The Old Nag will be the venue for ‘A Night of the Blues’ – for which you don’t need a horse trials ticket to attend, and on Thursday it will host a charity whisky tasting.