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Wednesday, August 10, 2016 • 11:30 am

Brooke and Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials launch baking competition

Brooke Action for Working Horses and Donkeys has teamed up with Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials to launch the Brooke Burghley Bake Off – a baking contest challenging people to come up with their best carrot cake recipe. Three finalists will travel to Burghley Park in Stamford, Lincolnshire on 3 September 2016 for the Final. A selection of recipes and baking tips will be made into a recipe book sold in aid of the charity, with celebrities including Joanna Lumley and Rick Stein giving their support to the initiative.

Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, one of the world’s leading televised equestrian three day events is supporting Brooke’s High Teas for Gee Gees campaign, which aims to raise awareness and funds for working horses, donkeys and mules by asking people to throw tea parties. This year the organisers are hoping people will make their picnics at Burghley Horse Trials Brooke-themed.

Brooke is a global charity that improves the lives of horses, donkeys and mules. 100 million of these animals support the lives of around 600 million people in the developing world.

The competition to be judged by a surprise celebrity guest, will give keen bakers and equestrian enthusiasts the chance to win tickets to Land Rover Burghley 2017, together with a selection of other prizes including Pol Roger champagne The finalists and other selected participants will have their carrot cake recipes featured in the Brooke Burghley Bake Off recipe book alongside tips and recipes provided by ardent supporters of the charity including Joanna Lumley, Alastair Stewart, Wendy Turner-Webster, Rick Stein and Emma Milne.

Burghley Horse Trials is now in its 55th year. With over 160,000 visitors over the four days, more than 600 retail exhibitors and 90 of the world’s top eventing competitors entered, this year’s competition will be exactly 40 years since Jane Holderness-Roddam, Olympic Gold Medallist and now trustee for Brooke won the Event. She said:
“Burghley is one of my favourite events of the year, and I think it’s everybody’s dream to compete there.

“I’m very pleased that they will be supporting Brooke with this wonderful competition. Horses have been a part of my life since childhood, and their welfare is really important to me. Working horses, donkeys and mules around the world often aren’t as lucky as the horses taking part in Burghley. They need our help.”

Elizabeth Inman, Event Director at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials added:
“We are delighted to be supporting this fun and innovative campaign. The Brooke does incredible work improving the lives of equines in developing countries and educating their owners. We’re hoping that all the horse lovers who visit Burghley this September will consider combining their visit with fundraising for the Brooke, either by hosting a picnic tea for family and friends or by taking part in our baking competition.”

To take part in the Brooke Burghley Bake Off visit or find details on the Brooke and Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials Facebook or Twitter pages.


Please note: Celebrities mentioned are not available for interviews.

Notes to the editor

For further press information:

Carole Pendle
Press Officer
Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials
Tel: 07768 462 601
Jamie Whear
Media Officer
Tel: 0207 653 5843 or 07826 212 728

About Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials
Established in 1961 and held in Burghley Park with the magnificent Burghley House as a backdrop, Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials is one of three events in the Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing and one of six events in the FEI Classics™ which unites the only six existing CCI 4*events in the world. The event takes place on 1st – 4th September 2016 and showcases the best in the world in the equestrian disciplines of Eventing. The event is also famous for its extensive shopping avenues, pavilions and food walk and is established as a major international equestrian and social event in the Autumn Sporting Calendar.

For more information on the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials
Facebook: BurghleyHorse
Twitter: @LRBHT_Official
Instagram: @LRBHT_Official

About Brooke
Brooke is an international charity that protects and improves the lives of horses, donkeys and mules which give people in the developing world the opportunity to work their way out of poverty. For 600 million people in some of the poorest places in the world, 112 million of these animals are the backbone of communities and their best means of making a living. Without healthy working horses, donkeys and mules, they wouldn’t be able to put food on their tables, send their children to school or build better futures for themselves and their families.
Brooke works hard to deliver significant and lasting change, even in some of the world’s most challenging areas. We use our expertise to train and support owners of horses, donkeys and mules, local vets, farriers, harness makers and animal traders to improve standards of care. Operating in 11 different countries, and funding projects in 4 others, the Brooke now reaches over 1.8 million working horses, donkeys and mules – more than any other organisation. It is on target to reach two million working equines each year by 2016.