SEIB Burghley Sponsored Ride
Great news, Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials have confirmed that we can hold the SEIB Burghley Sponsored Ride again on Sunday 2nd September, the last day of this world famous 4 star horse trials and we are now open for entries! An extra bonus will be the SEIB Horseless Burghley Fun Run on foot for everyone to enjoy, please see the link at the top of this page for details and entry form
Riders will be able to enjoy riding on a large section of the world’s toughest eventing cross country course and inspect the huge fences from horseback. The ever changing fences and course layout ensure every visit is truly different as the organisers ensure competitors face fresh challenges year on year. The famous feature fences such as Trout Hatchery, Cottesmore leap and the Rolex are real favourites for pictures and boring friends with tales of your Burghley adventure!
Our wonderful sponsors are back for a 4th year, SEIB Insurance Brokers who help cover our costs and provide completion momentos and prizes for highest sponsorship amounts raised.
Entries are now open. Entry fee is £33 per rider and £35 per rider after 30th June. We have been able to make some improvements for riders with better segregation where riders want to go quicker and easier crossing of Capability’s Cutting. Meanwhile start talking about going with your friends and think about who you can approach for sponsorship support. There is a minimum sponsorship donation of £10 per rider required on the day and donated prizes for those raising the most money. 100% of your sponsor money and entry fee go the charities listed at the foot of this web page.
If you would like to join in the fun then please enter as soon as possible as in previous years we have had to close entries early as we were over subscribed. If you have any further queries please use the email link at the bottom left of this page. Cumulative proceeds for charities is now over £240,000. Numbers taking part have varied from 300 – 500 each year and is suitable for horses of all ages, sizes and abilities to come and take part, provided they are fit and well. The ride allows walking trotting and some designated cantering areas there is no jumping.
About the ride
Riders gather and park in a specially allocated area of Burghley Park and are marshaled on the ride circuit in groups for the 10 – 12Km ride. Riders are allocated a group time between 09.30am and 14.00. The tracks take riders onto the cross country course which, just the day before, hosted some of the best eventers in the world competing in an international four star eventing competition. Riders can walk or trot around the fences and enjoy the experience of seeing the massive fences first hand from the back of their own horses! The ride then continues, clearly marked and marshaled, onto tracks not normally open to riders. The ride usually takes about 1.5 hours there is no jumping, walk and trot only on the track plus a canter in the park. This is a popular event with a maximum number of entries meaning for the past 3 years we have had to close early. We take care where possible not to crowd horses and riders by using staged setting off times whilst able to cater for large groups riding out together. Those wishing to take part in ‘their Burghley’ may enter on-line. The organisers will then send out a sponsor form and an acceptance letter and joining instructions a week or two beforehand. Anybody wishing to make the best of their visit can then pay the pedestrian entrance gate fee on the day to browse the legendary 500+ trade stands and enjoy the final show jumping phase (additional ticket required via Burghley website) of the international event.
About the money
100% of the funds raised including 100% of your entry fee go to equestrian and local Stamford charities, and event costs are paid for with the generous sponsorship of SEIB Insurance Brokers.
Cumulative proceeds to charity over £240,000.
Charities supported by the SEIB Burghley Sponsored Ride 2018:
If you are able to start raising sponsor money straight away please download the official form here.
If you would prefer to enter by post, please print out the postal entry form to send into us here.
This is a great event for groups, riding clubs, livery yards or individuals. Open to all ages over 5 and the ride is suitable for all riding abilities. A photographer will be present on site to take your photo, refreshments and toilets are all on site plus paramedic and veterinary assistance. No farrier service is available. For more information on Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, go to www.burghley-horse.co.uk
The SEIB Burghley Sponsored Ride is working with the #Hack1000 project and Your Horse magazine and welcomes entries from riders supporting the initiative.