Stamford

Your guide to the Burghley Horse Trials

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The annual Burghley Horse Trials near Stamford have kicked off in earnest, with some of the best international stars set to ride for glory at the event.

Horses performing at the trials at Burghley House were inspected on Wednesday, August 31, with dressage, cross country and showjumping events set to entertain spectators over the next four days.

Traffic around the showground is expected to be far busier than usual, and motorists should consider finding alternative routes where possible.

People wishing to attend the trials can pay on the gate.

Below is a provisional guide to the Land Rover-sponsored event, which should help you make the most of the trials.

Watch each round online on the Burghley Horse Trials website.

Thursday, September 1

  • 9am – 5.30pm: Shops open

Main Arena:

  • 9am – 5.30pm: Dressage
  • 12.30pm: British Bred Sport Horse Stallion Display

Ring 2:

  • 9.30am – 5pm: Pony Club Team Jumping

Friday, September 2

  • 7.30am: Gates open
  • 8am – 9.30am: Members only: Breakfast served in the Members’ Enclosure
  • 9am – 5.30pm: Shops open

Main Arena:

  • 9am – 5pm: Dressage
  • 12.30pm – 4.30pm: Dressage Display with Ferdi Eilberg

Ring 2:

  • 9am – 5pm: Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse Finals

Saturday, September 3

  • 7.30am: Gates open
  • 8am – 9.30am: Members only: Breakfast served in the Members’ Enclosure
  • 9am – 5.30pm: Shops open
  • 11am – 5pm: Cross Country

Sunday, September 4

  • 7.30am: Gates open
  • 8am – 9.30am: Members only: Breakfast served in the Members’ Enclosure
  • 9am – 5pm: Shops open

Main Arena:

  • 9am: Final Horse Inspection
  • 10.30am: Showjumping
  • 12pm: Racehorse to Riding Horse (HOYS Qualifier)
  • 2pm: Band Display
  • 2.30pm: Showjumping
  • 3.45pm: Parade of Foxhounds
  • 4pm: Presentation of Prizes

Ring 2:

  • 9am – 5pm: BSPS Sports Pony Classes

5pm – Showground closes (no admittance to Burghley Park after 3.30pm)


Are you attending the trials? Send in your pictures to [email protected]