Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials tickets set to go on sale

Burghley Horse Trials start tomorrow. Photo by Trevor Meeks.

Burghley Horse Trials start tomorrow. Photo by Trevor Meeks.

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Tickets will soon be on sale for this year’s Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials.

The event, which attracted 166,000 visitors last year, will take place in the grounds of Burghley House from September 3 to 6.

Tickets go on sale on May 1 and there are significant discounts for buying in advance. For the first time, admission tickets for the Thursday, Friday and Sunday will be interchangeable at no additional cost.

Antipodeans dominated the leader board in 2014 and following Andrew Nicholson’s unprecedented third successive win on Rosemary Barlow’s popular grey gelding Avebury, the 2015 competition looks set to be as competitive as ever. About 80 elite horse and rider combinations drawn from across the globe are likely to take part in what is recognised as eventing’s toughest challenge.

The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials starts with two days of dressage in the main arena (Thursday and Friday). Saturday is cross country day, when competitors test their nerve around Burghley’s famously demanding course, designed by captain Mark Phillips. The competition then comes to a close with show jumping on Sunday to determine who will carry home the Land Rover Perpetual Challenge Trophy and the substantial first prize money.

Burghley is renowned not only as a major international sporting event, but also as one of the premier occasions in the autumn social calendar. The expansive retail village is currently being planned, with a number of exciting new developments in the pipeline.

Each year more than 600 carefully selected exhibitors offer everything from artisan cheeses and local produce to luxury goods such as diamond jewellery, cutting-edge fashion and stunning safaris. For the serious equestrian every possible element of horse-related paraphernalia is on sale, ranging from stabling, feed and tack to riding boots, hats and clothing.

Advance admission ticket prices start at £14. For further information and to book, visit www.burghley-horse.co.uk.