There’s always plenty to keep the whole family occupied at Land Rover Burghley. For a taste of some of the activities available this year, please read on:
Land Rover Experience
Based on the South side of the Lake throughout each day of the event, the Land Rover Experience gives visitors the thrill of being driven in one of the latest Land Rover vehicles over dynamic display equipment. Carefully designed obstacles have been created to push the off-road capabilities to the absolute limit, showcasing what it’s like to climb steep slopes, wade through deep water and much more…
Musto Cross Country Simulator
Want to show off your riding ability? Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials and Musto partner together to give spectators the ride of a lifetime on a bespoke simulator featuring six to eight testing fences from a previous Land Rover Burghley Cross Country course.
The Musto Mare is located behind the South Stand of the grandstand near the World of the Horse Pavilion and Lion Bridge and operates throughout each day of the Event. Participants are in the saddle for approximately 10 minutes including a verbal briefing on how to ride the simulator. For those with a competitive spirit, the top three riders of the simulator each day will be in with a chance to win a fantastic prize provided by Musto.
Rides are free but we expect high demand so make sure you book your place when you arrive on the showground.
New for 2019 will be the option to take a virtual reality Dressage Tutorial rather than ride the Cross Country course, so if you prefer a more sedate pace, this is the ride for you.
Show of British Sport Horse Stallions
Friday 6th September: Ring 2
A variety of stallions will take centre stage on the Friday of Land Rover Burghley for the much-anticipated Show of British Sport Horse Stallions. Spectators and potential breeders are able to view a great selection of the top competition stallions demonstrating their abilities on the flat and over fences, all approved for breeding with leading studbooks and standing in the UK.
Autarky Have A Go Dog Agility
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday; Discovery Valley
Located in Discovery Valley close to the Country Living Makers Marquee, leading dog food brand Autarky will once again host the “Have A Go” Dog Agility where our four-legged visitors are able to try out the fun obstacles and earn an Autarky goody bag as a reward!
Shetland Pony Grand National
Saturday 7th September: Main Arena (approx 9.30am)
Guaranteed to be fun, exhilarating and definitely competitive! Come along and see the smaller competitors battle it out for the top prize. A firm family favourite, perfect for those early arrivals before the Cross Country starts.
D & D Creative Face Painting for Children
Saturday & Sunday; Discovery Valley
A short walk from the Country Living Makers Marquee. Children aged 3 and over are invited to have their face painted free of charge by our friendly and experienced artists from D & D Creative Faces. For children younger than 3 years old, a small area on one arm or hand can be painted. Our face painters are DBS checked and all the face paints and glitters are EU and FDA Approved.
As usual, we will be delighted to see lots of princesses, butterflies and maybe some Avengers superheroes walking around at Land Rover Burghley!