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Friday, September 03, 2010  •  19:05 BST

LAND ROVER TO BACK BURGHLEY UNTIL 2013

Land Rover has announced the renewal of its title sponsorship of The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials for a further three year term – up to and including the 2013 event. The British manufacturer of the world's most versatile sports utility vehicles has been the title sponsor of the event since 2005.

Elizabeth Inman, Director of The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials said; “We are delighted to have Land Rover on board with us for another three years. Burghley and the sport have benefited enormously from this partnership and backing, which over the years has helped to raise the profile of the sport and bring the excitement of eventing to a wider audience. It is fitting that we have a top-class international field again this year which will ensure four days of high class competition.”

“We are proud today to confirm our continued association with The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials - a highlight of the British equestrian sporting calendar,” said Anthony Bradbury, marketing director of Land Rover UK.

“There is a natural affinity between Land Rover and equestrianism – competitors and spectators alike are at the heart of our customer base – requiring vehicles with the all round capability that our products are renowned for. What better place to showcase them, than in the stunning surroundings of Burghley House.”

Land Rover’s association with Burghley began in the early ‘90s as ‘official vehicle supplier’ providing a small number of essential vehicles for officials, fence judges and medical teams. The involvement has progressed and Land Rover now supplies in excess of 60 vehicles to support the event.

Anthony  Bradbury of Marketing Director of Land Rover UK with Liz Inman, Director of Burghley Horse Trials celebrate the renewal of sponsorship contract