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Thursday, August 11, 2011  •  12:58 GMT

HRH THE PRINCESS ROYAL TO ATTEND THE LAND ROVER BURGHLEY HORSE TRIALS 2011

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal will be attending The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials on Sunday 4 September 2011 and will present the prizes to the winners of this year’s competition. This year is the 50th Anniversary of the horse trials and the attendance of Her Royal Highness will enable the event to mark the celebrations in a very special way.

In 1971, aged 21, the Princess won the individual European Championship title at Burghley with Doublet and subsequently was voted the BBC’s Sports Personality of 1971. In 1975 Princess Anne won European team and individual silver and the following year was a member of the British team at the Olympic Games in Montreal.

HRH The Princess Royal will be one of many former winners returning to Burghley this year to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the event that was initiated in 1961 by the 6th Marquess of Exeter and has been held every year since.