Burghley is both an equestrian sporting event and a social event. The competition is called a Three-Day-Event with three stages taking place, rather confusingly, over four days: Dressage on Thursday and Friday, Cross Country on Saturday and Show Jumping on Sunday. It is a comprehensive test of all-round horsemanship, and involves almost every activity of which the horse is capable. Every competitor must complete each section and their overall score provides the final placing. For more information on the competition, go to the Three-Day-Event pages.
There are also several other competitions taking place in Ring 2 and these are shown on the provisional programme at www.burghley-horse.co.uk The programme is continuously updated up to and during the Event depending on how many horses start the Show Jumping phase on Sunday. Please refer to your programme on event and listen for PA announcements at the Event for the latest times.
The social side of Burghley is as varied as the people who attend. Some people take out Membership to enjoy forward parking and access to the Members’ Enclosure. Some prefer to come on a season ticket and take advantage of the flexibility of enjoying picnics, the Food Walk and the food stalls around the showground.