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Burghley Horse Trials

One of the jewels in the crown of international eventing, Burghley Horse Trials is back from 29 August to 2 September to put some of the world’s best riders through their paces.

The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials is one of the best equestrian events in the world. Every year, over 160,000 spectators descend on Burghley House in Stamford, Lincolnshire, to witness the thrills and spills as eventing’s finest horses and riders tackle three high-octane phases of dressage, cross-country and showjumping. And don’t be fooled into thinking that because Burghley’s arrival signals the winding down of the eventing season it’ll be a walk in the park. More like a full-out gallop interspersed with the type of fence you could park a Land Rover in… literally!

Wednesday 29 August

Main arena

16.00 – First horse inspection

Thursday 30 August

Main arena

9.00–16.30 – Dressage

12:30 – Gundog display

Ring 2

9.00–17.00 – Pony Club team jumping

Friday 31 August

Main arena

9.00–16.30 – Dressage

12:30 and 16.30 – Masterclass with Chris Bartle and Richard Waygood

Ring 2

9.00–17.00 – Dubarry Young Event Horse finals 

12.45 – Show of British Bred Sport Horse stallions

Saturday 1 September

11.00–17.00 – Cross-country

Sunday 2 September

Main arena

9.00 – Final horse inspection

10.30 – First showjumping session

12.20 – Racehorse to Riding Horse qualifier for the Horse of the year Show

14.25 – Second showjumping session

15.25 – Parade of hounds

15.35 – Presentation of prizes

Ring 2

9.00–17.00 – BSPS Gold Cup Sports Pony competition

After 16.00 – Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flypast

Visit The World of the Horse

Burghley’s not only a showcase for some of the best eventing talent in the world, if you can drag yourself away from the action for long enough it’s an equestrian shopper’s paradise, too. 

The World of the Horse pavilion is home to famous brands, prominent retailers and countless industry experts waiting to advise you on anything from saddles to arena surfaces. You’ll even find the Horse&Rider stand under its roof. Whether you want to buy the latest issue, check out our exclusive show subscription offers or peruse our selection of books, DVDs and other goodies, make sure you stop by. 

The World of the Horse is situated near the Lion Bridge, meaning it’s easily accessible from the cross-country course and main arena. 

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