The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials are nearly here! On Sept. 2 more than 80 top horses and riders, including eight American combinations, will tackle Capt. Mark Phillips’ legendary cross country course in Stamford, England.
The course runs in the clockwise route for the third time this year, which makes the optimum time significantly more difficult to catch. Mark said he expects no more than 10 pairs to make the time. He included 11 alternate routes on the course this year, significantly more options than in previous years.
Burghley released the course preview video today, so be sure to watch above. Here’s a look at the map of all 34 fences on the course:
Click here and scroll down to view photos of each fence, as well as Mark’s notes on the course. “Riders are going to have to determine the best ‘game plan’ for their own particular horse,” he says. “This is a classic Burghley track and whoever wins will be a true champion and certainly deserve to take home the Land Rover prize money.”
We can’t wait to cheer for our American combinations: Andrea Baxter and Indy 500, Hannah Sue Burnett and Under Suspection, Woodge Fulton and Captain Jack, Lillian Heard and LCC Barnaby, Lauren Kieffer and Veronica, Boyd Martin and Steady Eddie, Mackenna Shea and Landioso, and Lynn Symansky and Donner.
Go Burghley! Go Eventing.