It’s the Burghley weekend that wasn’t, and I for one am particularly bummed as this was to be my first trip to the biggest, baddest five-star in the world. Alas, there are bigger things to worry about in the world, but this weekend sure will be a quiet one, comparatively speaking.
However, there’s no reason to lose all hope! The great minds on the Burghley organizing and logistics team have been toiling hard to put together a virtual celebration of Burghley’s past, present, and future all weekend long. In addition, we’ll be running some special Burghley look backs throughout the weekend, so you’ll want to stay tuned.
— Land Rover Burghley (@LRBHT_Official) September 1, 2020
Here’s what’s on tap over on the Burghley website this weekend:
Friday, September 4: Online shopping – who isn’t game for this? Shop a long list of vendors all day long in the Burghley virtual trade fair.
Saturday, September 5: The Burghley media team will unveil archived videos and other content all day right on the website. We’re surely in for a treat, just looking at the list of recent winners that will likely make appearances: Pippa Funnell, Tim Price, Oliver Townend, Chris Burton, Andrew Nicholson (and a Nicholson hat trick, at that), and the list goes on and on. We can’t wait to tune in.
Another absolute treat for Dressage fans, @HesterDressage introduces us to Uthopia..
Don't forget to watch the full All-Stars Sunday Programme at 3pm this Sunday at https://t.co/orneZW86xY as part of the LRBHT Weekend online celebrations! pic.twitter.com/dQFWiB1JcJ
— Land Rover Burghley (@LRBHT_Official) September 3, 2020
Sunday, September 6 at 8 am EST/3 pm BST: Clare Balding presents the All-Star Sunday Program, which will feature:
- Strictly Dressage with five time Olympian Carl Hester MBE & international Dressage & Eventing Judge Nick Burton
- Sir Mark Todd gives an insight into his new Racing career
- 2019 Champion Pippa Funnell talks to us from The Billy Stud
- World No.1 Oliver Townend reveals how he dealt with lockdown & the new normal for Eventing
- Clare Balding talks The Road To Tokyo with Dickie Waygood and Henry Bullen
- We meet the new Land Rover Burghley Course Designer Derek di Grazia and bid farewell to Captain Mark Phillips as they talk Cross Country.
- Tune in to find out who will be crowned the Ultimate Burghley Champion (voted for by social media followers) while taking you on a Burghley Odyssey, reflecting on some of the most memorable moments of the Event’s past