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Final preparations are being made with just 50 days to go until the Longines FEI European Eventing Championship at Blair Castle from 10-13 September 2015, at which Pol Roger is the Official Champagne and Kilchoman Whisky is also a sponsor.

Alec Lochore, Event Director commented, “It’s the final countdown – with just 50 days to go the team and I are ensuring that everything is in order to ensure a European Championship to remember. Atholl Estate is coming together to create a truly spectacular cross country course that has been meticulously created by our course designer, Ian Stark. With the stunning Blair Castle as the backdrop, the course will meander over the undulating terrain and this year will dip in to the beautiful Blair Castle gardens which I am sure will be a special moment for the riders on the course.”

Equestrian Team GBR published the greatly anticipated long list last week, with 17 nations entered – watch this space for further announcements.

This important championship is part of UK Sport’s National Lottery backed #EveryRoadtoRio events series, which will feature over 30 world class sports events the length and breadth of the UK, supporting British athletes’ preparation and qualification for Rio 2016. The Championship is also supported by EventScotland, which has a longstanding relationship with the team at Blair Castle.

As well as the thrilling eventing competition, Blair Castle will host an additional four arenas of competition and family entertainment, including Pony Club Mounted Games, Highland Pony showing and British Showjumping competitions, plus the unique Bruadar Country Fair.   In addition, the extensive shopping village will cater for all tastes, with culinary delights, fashion accessories and country gifts being just some of the things on offer.

Don’t miss out on this memorable weekend in the Scottish Highlands that is attracting Europe’s top riders who will assemble at Blair Castle to contend for the top honour of Individual and Team European Champions. To find out more information and to book your tickets from the online box office please visit the website