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Tuesday, August 23, 2011  •  16:24 GMT

GOLDEN CELEBRATIONS FOR THE LAND ROVER BURGHLEY HORSE TRIALS


  • Half-century celebrations for the event: marking its 50th anniversary at the Burghley Estate, Lincolnshire, from 1st to 4th September

  • Seventh year of Land Rover sponsorship: title sponsorship since 2005, but close association with the prestigious sporting event dates back to the early 1990s

  • Complete Land Rover model range on display: Latest line-up on show together with the first Burghley appearance for the all new Range Rover Evoque

  • More than 60 Land Rover vehicles in action: full fleet of support vehicles for competition officials, veterinary teams and competitors



Gaydon, Warwickshire, 18 August 2011 - Land Roverís support for The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, from 1st to 4th September, will be unmissable this year with more than 60 vehicles supporting the event. Competition officials, fence judges, medical teams and competitors will benefit from Land Rover event vehicles which will also form part of the design of special feature fences on the Cross Country course.

Land Roverís presence will also include a full vehicle display, hospitality pavilion and the Land Rover Experience, which will be giving a taste of legendary Land Rover off-road performance with passenger rides over a purpose-built course located by the Lion Bridge.

The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials is celebrating a half-century of top competition this year, having first taken place in 1961. The pinnacle of the autumn Eventing season, Burghley has a long and successful association with Land Rover, which marks its seventh year as title sponsor in 2011.

Land Rover UK Managing Director Colin Green said: ďLand Rover has a great relationship with Burghley and we are excited to be a part of the anniversary celebrations for the event's unique 50-year achievement.

The occasion gives us a superb opportunity to showcase our vehicles in a setting that perfectly reflects important aspects of our brand, and to demonstrate our on-going support for equestrian sports and countryside pursuits. It also allows us to reveal to thousands of spectators the contemporary design, quality and technical sophistication that help define Land Rover today, not least in the outstanding new Range Rover Evoque.Ē

The new Range Rover Evoque, recently named the Auto Express Car of the Year, will be making its Burghley debut. The stylish Coupe and 5-Door models lead a full line-up of Land Roverís multi-award-winning range.

Last year, the Company announced a further three-year title sponsorship agreement that will continue through to the 2013 trials. For the first time this year, Land Rover owners visiting Burghley will be able to park in a dedicated forward Land Rover car park, located close to the lake.

Land Rover will again be presenting the Land Rover Perpetual Challenge Trophy for the winning owner, with further awards for the highest placed British rider competing at the event for the first time and also for the rider of the winning horse.

Burghley visitors and enthusiasts can keep up to date with all the latest daily news and action from this yearís competition via the dedicated YouTube video reports at: www.youtube.com/burghleyhorsetrials as well as via Twitter and Facebook.



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For further information log onto www.media.landrover.com or contact:

Lucy Reynolds
Land Rover, UK PR Manager
T: 01926 649280 / 07801 699928
lreyno25@jaguarlandrover.com

Laura Juniper
Land Rover, Senior Communications Officer
T: 01926 649294 / 07795 666169
ljunipe1@jaguarlandrover.com

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