Support NZ at Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials

Support NZ at Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials

With over 160,000 visitors over the four days, more than 600 carefully selected exhibitors, an average of 80 of the world’s top competitors and a prize fund of £250,000, 21st century Burghley Horse Trials is a far cry from the inaugural event, which took place more than 50 years ago with just 19 competitors and in front of a mere 12,000 people.

Eventing came to the magnificent Elizabethan parkland surrounding Burghley House in 1961 by accident rather than design, after the Marquess of Exeter, a keen equestrian, heard that the three-day event at Harewood was to be cancelled due to a suspected outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease.  He invited the British Horse Society to transfer the event to his estate in a move which was to prove the start of a remarkable journey.

Today the event has become one of the most popular and highly regarded within the equestrian and social calendars and ranks within the UK’s top ten national sporting occasions by attendance. 

Attend

Time & Date

Thursday, 31 August 2017, 12:00 AM - Sunday, 3 September 2017, 12:00 AM

Location

PE9 3JY

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Cost

From £15 for admission