What are the Defender Burghley Horse Trials?
The longest running international event, Burghley forms part of the Grand Slam of Eventing, and is staged in conjunction with the Young Event Horse final. Rolled out on the Cambridgeshire-Lincolnshire border, it sees competitors arrive from around the world, with notable past winners including Pippa Funnell, William Fox-Pitt, Michael Jung and Andrew Nicholson.
What's the itinerary?
With exclusive drinks on cross country day, select your chosen day(s), and we'll provide you with two nights accommodation and transfers to and from there to Burghley. Our hand picked hotels are in Peterborough, making the commute but a thirty minute journey.
What happened in 2023's edition?
It was a third win for Yorkshireman Oliver Townend, having racked successes here in 2009 and 2017. This year, aboard Ballaghmor Class (the mount who delivered him with success six years ago), Townend almost saw a clear round in the showjumping, knocking the final obstacle as he prepared to celebrate. Fellow Brits David Doel and Harry Meade joined him on the podium, and New Zealand's Tim Price was knocked out of the top three.
What about the course walk on Friday afternoon?
Eventing Breaks are determined to get you to the heart of equestrian events in the UK and abroad, and guests on 2023's Burghley trip were treated to a cross-country course walk with Padraig McCarthy, a silver medal winner at the World Equestrian Games. A similar course walk is planned for 2024!