30th August 2017
One of the most important dates in the equestrian calendar, The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials is almost upon us again. This four day event, from 31st August – 3rd September, is held at the stately Burghley House in Stamford, Lincolnshire, it attracts top riders from all over the world and over 160,000 visitors a year. It’s one of our favourite events of the season so we’ve put together a brief guide to Burghley Horse Trials to help you get the most out of your visit.
Don’t forget to come and see us at our stands.
Be prepared to do a lot of walking over the four day event so opt for comfortable and easy-to-wear layers and footwear that will cope with the park’s uneven terrain. The weather can range from blazing sunshine to torrential rain, so it’s best to be prepared for any eventuality.
When you’re not engrossed in the action there are over 600 carefully selected stalls for you to discover. Come and see our full official Burghley collection, our in-house team designed tweed and plenty of new surprises for our collection stand at A40, our Main Stand at B2 and finally our Little Joule stand at B17. Don’t worry about carrying all your lovely new purchases around either, store your bags at the ‘shop-drop’ and pick them up later.
There is a fantastic selection of food and drink available to enjoy at the event ranging from international-inspired stalls to British produce, much of which is local to the area. In short, there’s something to cater for all tastes. There’s always the option to pack a picnic too.
Well behaved dogs, on short not extending leads, are welcome at Burghley so they can enjoy the event with you. Don’t forget a bowl to offer them water stops throughout the day and should they be in need of a break from the fun you can always check them into the dog crèche, newly sited adjacent to the Exhibition Village. All proceeds from charges to use the crèche will be donated to Samsalin Dog Rescue.
Comment below with any of your own tips and tricks for Burghley Horse Trials.