Posted on 10th June 2021

New title sponsor for Burgham

The organisers of Burgham International Horse Trials are delighted to welcome Hambro Sport Horses as title sponsor of the event and of the principal CCI4*-S class.

Burgham is the North of England’s premier equestrian event, and runs from 28 July-1 August 2021. This year it includes the British National Eventing Championship classes at Open, Intermediate, Novice and Restricted Novice level.

JC and Lexi Hambro’s Hambro Sport Horses venture aims to pair brilliant British riders with a new generation of exceptional British horses. They own exciting young event horses with riders such as Tom Jackson, Alicia Hawker and Becky Heappey. This year they also founded the Hambro Scholarship to assist young riders in making the most of their talent.

Tom Jackson riding HH Moonwalk at Burgham 2020

HH Moonwalk, ridden by Tom Jackson and owned by Hambro Sport Horses, competing at Burgham in 2020
Image by Rupert Gibson Photography

JC and Lexi said: “We’re thrilled to be both the title sponsor and the sponsor of the CCI-S 4* at Burgham International Horse Trials 2021. Burgham has a very special place in our hearts as Lexi was born in Northumberland and we continue to visit the area often.

“We are excited to work with the talented team that has made Burgham what it is today and look forward to sharing the magic of Northumberland and such a special event.”

Burgham’s Event Director Martyn Johnson said: “We are really looking forward to working with Hambro Sport Horses, and are very grateful for their support. Burgham is highly popular with the country’s top riders, and our partnership with Hambro Sport Horses will help us reward them and the owners of their horses with boosted prize-money and better hospitality facilities.

“In 2020 Burgham had to take place behind closed doors, in accordance with government policies surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic. However, we are thrilled to be able to welcome spectators back this year to enjoy the top-class sport and a great variety of tradestands, bars and delicious, locally-produced food. Tickets are now on sale, and start from just £3.”

There will be four days of cross-country at Hambro Sport Horses Burgham this year - from Thursday 29 July-Sunday 1 August - giving visitors fantastic opportunities to watch the top British-based riders in action.

The cross-country will be once again be shown live on Horse & Country’s streaming service, H&C+. 

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit their website:

To find out more about Hambro Sport Horses, visit