The world’s greatest 5* equestrian event acknowledged globally by leading riders as their ultimate competitive goal.
Snaffle Travel is excited to be planning an “Equestrian Tour to Burghley Horse Trials” in September 2020.
Come and join us and experience the excitement and watch some of the “World’s best riders” competing in September 2020. Land Rover Burghley attracts large crowds to witness top class equestrian action, with some amazing shopping avenues as well as many other attractions and activities on offer in this truly stunning location.
Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials is classified by the FEI as one of the six leading three-day events in the world (the others being the Badminton Horse Trials, the Landrover Kentucky Three Day, the Australian International Three Day Event, the Luhmühlen Horse Trials and the Étoiles de Pau). It has competition at CCI***** (five star) level.
Burghley is also one of the three events in the Grand Slam of Eventing. The other two are Badminton horse trials, also in the UK and Kentucky horse trials in the USA.
The Horse trials have been held at Burghley House since 1961 when its owner the 6th Marquess of Exeter, an Olympic gold medallist in athletics and IOC member, heard that a three-day event at Harewood House could no longer be held there. Since then no other international horse trials site has staged as many championships, a record ten in all including the first World Championship in 1966.
It is the longest continuous running international event.
Up to 2018 there have been six course designers: Bill Thomson 1961 – 1983, Lt-Col. Henry Nicoll, 1975, Philip Herbert 1984 – 1988, Captain Mark Phillips, 1989 – 1996 and 1998 – 2000, Mike Tucker 1997 and 2001, Wolfgang Feld 2002 – 2004 and Capt. Mark Phillips, 2005 -.present
Australian and New Zealand winners since 1979
1979 – Andrew Hoy AUS – Davey
2004 – Andrew Hoy AUS – Moon Fleet
2006 – Lucinda Fredericks – Headley Britannia
2016 – Chris Burton – Nobilis 18
1987 – Mark Todd – Wilton Fair
1990 – Mark Todd – Face the Music
1991 – Mark Todd – Welton Greylag
1995 – Andrew Nicolson – Buckley Province
1997 – Mark Todd – Broadcast News
1998 – Blyth Tait – Chesterfield
1999 – Mark Todd – Diamond Hall Red
2000 – Andrew Nicolson – Mr Smiffy
2001 – Blyth Tait – Ready Teady
2010 – Caroline Powell – Lenamore
2012 -2014 – Andrew Nicolson – Avebury
2018 – Tim Price – Ringwood Sky Boy
The cross-country course designer is Captain Mark Philips and the riders complete 27 fences with the Cross country starting at 11 am and finishing at 5 pm. Check out the cross country map and further details https://burghley-horse.co.uk/three-day-event/cross-country
The final horse inspection, trot-up is held at 9 am on Sunday morning in the main arena at Burghley prior to the start of the Show jumping at 10:30 am. The last top riders compete from 2:30pm. https://burghley-horse.co.uk/three-day-event/show-jumping
The ‘Celebrity Talk Area’ at Land Rover Burghley has become somewhat of an institution. This is a unique opportunity to get up close to your favourite riders and equestrian personalities while they are interviewed in front of a live audience.
Snaffle Travel Burghley 2020 tour
29 August – 10 September 2020 – https://www.snaffletravel.com.au/burghley-horse-trials-2020/
Please contact us for a full itinerary, terms and conditions at email@example.com
Photo courtesy: Burghley Horse Trials – Kit Houghton – Rider Tim Price, NZL
Article: Burghley Horse trials and Wikipedia – https://www.burghley.co.uk/events/land-rover-burghley-horse-trials/