Burghley Horse Trials
International Eventing Horse Show

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Burghley Horse Trials
Burghley Horse Trials is a 4* three day event and is considered one of the greatest horse trials of the calendar year. It is set in the magnificent estate of Burghley House and provides a fantastic setting for the three phases of the competition.

The Competition
There are three phases to the competition which are Dressage, Cross country and Show Jumping.

Burghley Horse Trials were first held in 1961 and was won by Miss Anneli Drummond-Hay on Merely-a-Monarch. Burghley has been won an amazing 5 times by Mark Todd, William Fox-Pitt and Virginia Elliott ( nee Holgate) who had 4 of her Burghley victories in a row.

Burghley is part of the Grand Slam of eventing which has been one won only once so far by Pippa Funnel in 2003. The grand slam involves three wins in a row from Kentucky, Badminton and Burghley Horse Trials and awards the winner an extra $250,000 on top of their winnings. The only other rider to come close to winning was Andrew Hoy in 2006 who won Badminton and Kentucky but came 2nd at Burghley.


The Horses
All horses that take part must first pass a veterinary inspection, those who fail are not allowed to take part. There is a second veterinary inspection the day after the cross country which ensures that only those horses who are fit and sound after the cross country are able to continue.

The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials run from the 30th August to the 2nd September 2018

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