Burgham International Horse Trials: The build-up begins
 
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Kitty King Burgham credit Trevor Holt 08 May 18

Burgham International Horse Trials: The build-up begins

Tickets are now on sale for Burgham International Horse Trials (July 27-29) – Northumberland’s premier equestrian event.

Burgham is now in its fifth year, and has blossomed into a world-class horse trials. The UK’s top riders appreciate its excellent cross-country courses, great ground conditions and friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

Conveniently situated not far from the A1 between Morpeth and Alnwick, Burgham offers a full range of classes from BE90 to CIC3*, giving amateur riders the chance to compete alongside the best in the world.

Laura Collett won the CIC3* in 2017 aboard her World Equestrian Games hope, Mr Bass. She said: “I love Burgham – you are made to feel very welcome, and the courses are superb. I hope to be back this year – it’s well worth the long drive from Gloucestershire!”

Burgham’s renowned cross-country courses are designed by David Evans – who is responsible for building the course for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, as well as other top events round the world – and former Olympic and world champion Blyth Tait, one of the most famous and respected event riders of all time.

Burgham event director Martyn Johnson said: “Last year’s event was our best yet. We received incredible entries and had great feedback from competitors and spectators. We are constantly striving to improve what we can offer, and Burgham isn’t just the pinnacle of the northern equestrian calendar – it’s a really good day out for families, with lots of children’s entertainment, fantastic food options and shopping opportunities.”

As well as the eventing classes, Burgham also runs Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse qualifiers and affiliated showjumping.

For more information and to book tickets, visit www.burghaminternationalhorsetrials.co.uk. Tickets start from just £3 per adult if you take advantage of our “early bird” discount, which is available until Friday, 25 May.

Image credit Trevor Holt