Horse racing and equestrian events

GL events is synonymous with equestrian events and horse racing corporate hospitality. 

From the glitz and glamour of Royal Ascot and the Cheltenham Festival, to iconic fixtures on the country event calendar, such as Burghley Horse Trials and Polo in the Park, we can provide everything you need to make your event a success. 

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Our approach
Temporary structures
Temporary seating

How we work with you

Our success in delivering horse racing hospitality solutions is a result of our understanding that each event is very much an occasion. It is a brand in its own right, with its own personality and audience, which needs to be reflected in the look and feel of the structures – both in terms of their interior as well as their exterior.

Our Project Managers get to know each event, and get to know you, the customer, so that they understand everything your infrastructure solution needs to deliver. This might be a multi-deck hospitality structure, offering a sense of light and space and providing the maximum possible square meterage in the available area, or a single deck structure for a retail unit.  And if you need additional spectator seating they'll work with you to find the right options for your event.

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Hospitality structures

Our multi-decks can be zoned using interior design to create tiers of horse racing corporate hospitality and a definite sense of style. They also lend themselves perfectly to the spectator experience, with balconies and panoramic windows providing the perfect vantage point for the action on the race track. These temporary structures for racecourses (and other equestrian events) can also be designed to incorporate tiered seating to increase the viewing capacity for your event.

Our equestrian and horse racing hospitality event solutions offer so much more – single deck hospitality structures with back of house zones and toilet facilities can easily be provided; as well as smaller structures for office space and ticketing; retail zones where individual units can be used to create a shopping village within your event; or larger retail spaces where exhibitors may wish to exhibit products or vehicles in a showroom environment. 

We also offer bespoke structures and marquees to add visual appeal to an outdoor bar area, or other hospitality area.

Triple deck and single deck temporary event structures at Cheltenham Festival, supplied by GL events UK

Spectator seating

We understand that the spectator experience is fundamental to the success of your event. That's why our temporary grandstand seating is built to Olympic standards for added comfort and designed so that all spectators will have a clear line of sight. 

Our seating options are all fully flexible so can work on any site, including indoor arenas. Standing terraces and viewing platforms can also be supplied and our grandstands can include built-in toilet facilities or retail outlets if required.

If you want your visitors to enjoy the event without worrying about the weather, our grandstands are also available with a covered roof, to protect spectators from the elements.

Whatever the scale, scope or theme of your temporary seating requirement, we’ll provide a tailored solution for you, giving spectators the perfect view of the action. 

Temporary seating at Royal Ascot supplied by GL events UK

How can we help?

Get in touch to see how we can support your next equestrian event.

Our products

Whether you are looking for a single product, or multiple elements which work together, we can provide a wide range of infrastructure options to turn your vision into reality and provide the perfect backdrop to your event.

Cheltenham Festival Centenary restaurant furniture and fit out, supplied by GL events UK


Interior of hospitality area in QWAD temporary hospitality structure at Ryder Cup, supplied by GL events UK


Temporary  bathroom facilities at Burghley Horse Trials, supplied by GL events UK


Branded Gable on GL events UK structure at Cheltenham Festival


Complete solutions for your equestrian event

Whatever the scale and scope of your requirements, we’ll provide tailored solutions, options and extras to create an outstanding experience.

From full fit out and furniture through to kitchens and bathrooms, we can provide a variety of options to complement your event.

  • Accessibility
  • Branding
  • Doors
  • Fencing
  • Flooring
  • Furniture
  • HVAC
  • Lighting
  • Linings
  • Toilets
  • Audio Visual & Power
  • Walling
  • Windows
  • Walkways & Entrances
Take a look at our customisation options


"We receive large numbers of visitors to the (Horse of the Year) show every year, therefore it’s important to offer spectators a great experience. To do this we need partners like GL events who have the people and expertise to support our ambitions.”

Jane Warmington

Operations Manager, Grandstand Media

Need event infrastructure?

GL events has the expertise and experience to help.