Our 2023 events calendar

It’s been a whirlwind start to the year with plenty of work to keep the team busy, awards ceremonies and charity events to attend and much-needed holidays for management and staff. We can’t quite believe it’s been three whole years since we were plunged into lockdown but thankfully life is all but back to normal now (and long may it stay that way!). While the first couple of months of 2023 have flown by, we’ve managed to get an exciting event calendar lined up for the Black Nova Designs trade stand, including lots of equestrian and countryside-focused events. We’re looking forward to hitting the road and catching up with customers and new contacts, so here’s where you’ll find us this spring, summer and beyond.

Cirencester Park Horse Trials – 24th to the 26th of March

Our first event is coming up in just over a week’s time in the spectacular setting of Cirencester Park. With the start of the 2023 British Eventing season slightly disrupted thanks to the inclement spring weather, we know lots of riders will be looking forward to making their seasonal debut at Cirencester. We’re looking forward to being part of this fun local event and seeing lots of top riders and horses competing in national classes as well as pursuing the food vendors and fellow trade stands. Plan your visit using this link and we hope to see you there!

The Great British Expo

If you’re keen to find business networking events with inspiring keynote speakers that are FREE to attend, the Great British Expo series could be right up your street.

They are ideal if you’re hoping to take your business to the next level and would like to explore what’s out there to help you.

We’re attending three of their events this year, you can book online for FREE on these links:

 Bristol Expo on the 26th of April –

 Swindon Expo on the 20th of July

Reading Expo on the 12th of October

Badminton Horse Trials – 4th to the 8th of May

The most iconic three-day event in the world and a firm fixture in every eventing fan’s diary, this year’s Badminton Horse Trials has been moved slightly as it takes place the same as the nation will celebrate the coronation of King Charles III. The big screens will be busy when that’s taking place and a few glasses will be raised to mark such an historic event. We’re delighted to be exhibiting there after an amazing debut at the 2022 event and will have goody bags, VR headsets to try and our staff will be on hand to answer any questions you have about our services. This year, Badminton Horse Trials will take place from Thursday 4th May to Monday 8th May and you’ll find the Black Nova Designs stand at 164 Swangrove!

You can snap up advance tickets for cross-country day here.

The Devon County Show – 18th to the 20th of May

We’re excited to be heading to the Devon County Show for the first time this summer and connecting with our customers and fellow business owners down in the west country. The Devon County Show is a three-day agricultural show that’s held every year in May at the Westpoint Arena and Showground near Exeter. Farming, livestock and equestrian sports sit at the heart of the show and we’re naturally looking forward to seeing the horses in action just as much as sampling a local cream tea – with the cream on top, as is the Devonshire style. If you’re based in Devon or one of the neighbouring counties and are interested in visiting the show, please use this link to learn more.

The Business Exchange Charity Conference and Expo  – Thursday 15th of June

We’re excited to be taking part in the Business Exchange Conference Expo which takes place at Bath Racecourse on Thursday 15th June. It’s set to be a great opportunity to connect with businesses, charities and other organisations in our local area with a networking breakfast and seminars on the subjects of  finance, marketing, governance, technology and volunteering taking place throughout the day. We will be taking the trade stand and look forward to the chance to spread the word about our services, charity efforts and how IT can help people improve efficiency, connect with customers and boost profits. If you’re interested in attending this event, use this link to register for tickets today.

Barbury Grassroots Horse Trials – 14th to the 16th of July

We’re excited to be exhibiting at the Barbury 2 Grassroots Horse Trials in July which will also include a Cotswold Cup Qualifier. Barbury is a super venue near Swindon, so it’s just down the road from our offices in Calne. We’ve worked hard to forge a strong reputation in the equestrian and rural sector for our website design, hosting and SEO services, so this should be another chance to meet with prospective customers and catch up with industry friends.  Learn more about this event here.

The Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park – 4th to the 6th of August

The iconic Gatcombe Park is often called the home of British Eventing and we can’t wait to head here with the trade stand in August! By then the eventing season is at its peak and we’ll be seeing which international combinations might be in contention for selection for next years’ Paris Olympics. Make sure you stop by our trade stand to learn more about how our web design, hosting and IT services can help equestrian and rural businesses thrive – we’ll share our stand number as soon as we know it! Explore the classes and other attractions using this link.

We may add to these with more events over the coming months, and we will be sharing more information on our stand locations and event giveaways/competitions as we get closer to the summer dates. To make sure you don’t miss any of our news make sure you sign up to our newsletter and follow us on social media.