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Burghley horse trials course open to all-comers

June 17, 2011

Equestrians in Britain are flocking for the chance to ride around the famous Burghley horse trials cross-country course.


Riders on a previous Burghley Sponsored Ride.
© Julia Shearwood
Organisers say entries are flooding in for the annual Burghley Sponsored Ride, supported by Equest, Equest Pramox and Dodson & Horrell, on Sunday, September 4.

The Burghley Sponsored Ride has been revamped this year, following last year's break, to give riders a 'money can't buy' opportunity to set hoof upon a larger section of the world-famous cross country course than ever permitted before.

Riders pay £30 to ride around the course.

With more than 12km of unique riding around the course, tracks and avenues of Burghley Estate, riders will have the chance of a lifetime to ride past the world famous landmark fences of the Dairy Mound, Capability's Cutting, the Rolex Corners and the Land Rover Trout Hatchery. The fabulous finale down the historic Winners Avenue, with the unforgettable backdrop of Burghley House in full view, is the ultimate dream-come-true for participants.

Riders can be photographed on the course as a special memento and visit the huge trade stand complex during this final day of the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials.

Louise Jackson from Hertfordshire is looking forward to taking her Irish Sport horse Fagan on the ride. She said: "I've been once before and it was an amazing experience - the closest I'll ever get to a four-star event course with a horse! This time a group of five of us have got together. We'll all ride together on Sunday morning and get some serious shopping done on Sunday afternoon. We can't wait."

The ride is organised entirely by volunteers and all the proceeds go to charity. This year the nominated organisations who will share the proceeds are The Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund, The Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, the British Horse Society, World Horse Welfare and Ace-Egypt.

 

 

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