Visiting us

All you need to know about what to expect when visiting the NAF Five Star Winter Dressage Championships and Petplan Equine Area Festival Championships this August. Remember, the show will be run behind closed doors so access is for competitors and officials only.


How to find us

Hartpury Arena
Hartpury University
GL19 3BE

Hartpury is located on the A417, just 4 miles north of Gloucester. The show centre is located just 300 meters on the left-hand side after leaving the A417. For those travelling by rail, the nearest train station is Gloucester.

Food & drink

To ensure we can operate a safe environment during the competition, there will be a limited amount of refreshments available on site for competitors and officials, a mobile catering unit will be open from 16.00 – 20.00 on Sunday 16 August and then open from 07.00 from 17 – 23 August.

While some outdoor tables and chairs will be available, no undercover seating is provided. If there is nowhere suitable to sit, please return to your horsebox or car.

The Hartpury Arena Restaurant, Hartpury Bar and Hartpury Snack Bar will unfortunately not be open during the Show, however there are a number of local pubs including:

The Royal Exchange
Gloucester Road, Hartpury, Gloucestershire GL19 3BW
01452 700273
(1 mile from Hartpury Arena)

The Swan Inn
Ledbury Road, Staunton, Gloucestershire, GL19 3QA
01452 840323
(4 miles from Hartpury Arena)

The Swan
Tewkesbury Rd, Coombe Hill, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL19 4BA</br > 01242 680227
(9.5 miles from Hartpury Arena)

Toby Carvery
Over Causeway, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 8DE
01452 521191
(4 miles from Hartpury Arena)

Course Lawn Bistro
Course Lawn, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL19 4LZ
01452 780771
(6 miles from Hartpury Arena)

We recommend you check with these venues first to see what service they are currently operating within current government guidelines.

Where to stay

If you require accommodation in the local area during the championships, there are a number of local hotels and B&Bs:

  • Corse Lawn House Hotel, Corse Lawn

  • Hatherley Manor Hotel & Spa

  • Premier Inn, Gloucester Docks

  • Travel Lodge, Cheltenham

  • Ibis, Gloucester

  • Holiday Inn Gloucester / Cheltenham

  • Malswick Mill B&B, Newent

Please check with the individual hotels / B&Bs for their individual opening details at this time.