Weekend event bounces back from pandemic postponement.

HorseFest – a new summer festival for horse lovers – is back on for 2022 after being postponed due to the pandemic last year. 

Offering a mix of equestrian learning and fun, HorseFest presented by John Oates Horseboxes will take place at Kelsall Hill in Cheshire on 8 – 10 July. 

Kelsall Hill is a new venue for the festival which was originally planned for Weston Park.

“We’ve visited Kelsall Hill to see the incredible new facilities that the Latham family [who own the equestrian centre] have invested in,” said Heidi Hunter-Cope of HorseFest. 

“With two indoor arenas, one with grandstand seating, as well as two outdoor arenas - and plenty of space for talks, close-up demos and shopping – Kelsall offers a wonderful combination of a beautiful valley setting and state of the art facilities, just 25 minutes from the M6,” added Thea Roberts, co-founder.

Visitors can attend HorseFest for the day or stay for the weekend with camping, including in horseboxes, and glamping available. 

Top names and experts booked to appear include equine biomechanics specialist Simon Cocozza, eventing legend Mary King, dressage favourite Steph Croxford, natural horseman Jason Webb and show jumper Jay Halim.

HorseFest will also host evening music and entertainment, food stalls, bars and a shopping village, plus activities for children.