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Tuesday, April 19, 2016 • 2:00 pm

Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials: 2016 Box Office Opens

The Box Office for one of Britain’s most prestigious sporting events: Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials 2016 ( 1st – 4th September), will open on 29th April 2016 and for those looking to get maximum value for money, there has never been a better time to book.

There are significant discounts on a range of tickets including memberships, caravan memberships and coach passes if purchased in advance and for the second year, flexi admission tickets are available for the Thursday, Friday and Sunday, interchangeable at no additional cost.

Last year’s competition was the forerunner to the 2015 Eventing European Championships and saw a strong international field including Michael Jung riding La Biosthetique-Sam FBW, who became the first German rider to win  this prestigious 4* competition.

The 2016 competition looks set to be as action packed as ever, with approximately 80 elite horse and rider combinations drawn from across the globe taking part in what is recognised as eventing’s toughest challenge.   ‘Hot on the heels’ of the Rio Olympics it’s anticipated that visitors will have the chance to welcome home Team GB riders and witness Olympic medal winning combinations in action.

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 comes to a climax with show jumping on Sunday to determine who will carry home the Land Rover Perpetual Challenge Trophy and the substantial first prize money.

Situated within the magnificent parkland of Burghley House in Stamford, on the Cambridgeshire/Lincolnshire border, Land Rover Burghley is renowned not only as a major international sporting event, but also as the premier occasion in the autumn social calendar.  Each year more than 500 carefully selected exhibitors offer everything from handmade cheeses, artisan breads and rare breed meats to luxury goods such as fine jewellery, contemporary fashion and exotic holidays.  For the equestrian enthusiast every possible type of horse-related wares are on sale, ranging from stabling, feed and tack to riding boots, hats and clothing.

Advance admission ticket prices start at £14.50

50 for further information and to book, visit: www.burghley-horse-tickets.co.uk