Video: Discover the course at the upcoming 2017 Burghley Horse Trials

Credit : The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials Official Page (Facebook)

Tuesday 29 August - 12h13 | Ian Clayton

Video: Discover the course at the upcoming 2017 Burghley Horse Trials

One of the world’s leading Eventing competitions, the 2017 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, will soon be kicking off at Burghley House near Stamford, in the Lincolnshire region of eastern England. See a course preview video below with Jennifer Saunders.

 - Video: Discover the course at the upcoming 2017 Burghley Horse Trials

Credit : The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials Official Page (Facebook)

The world’s top riders in the discipline, including World No.1 Michael Jung of Germany (with La Biosthetique - Sam FBW),  are gathering for the Three-Day Event, which takes place (over four days) this year from August 31-September 3. Dressage is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, Cross Country on Saturday and Show Jumping on Sunday.

The Burghley Horse Trials are classified by the FEI as one of the six current CCI**** events in the world (alongside the Badminton Horse Trials, the Kentucky Three Day, the Australian International Three Day Event, the Luhmühlen Horse Trials and the Étoiles de Pau), with a current first place prize of £50,000. Burghley is also part of the prestigious Grand Slam of Eventing.

Also set to compete this weekend are last year’s winner Christopher Burton (Nobilis 18), Gemma Tattersall (Arctic Soul), Oliver Townend (Ballaghmor Class and Cooley SRS), and Sir Mark Todd on Leonidas II. The U.S. is expected to be represented by a strong contingent of eight world-class eventing riders, including Boyd Martin (Steady Eddie), Hannah S. Burnett (Under Suspicion) and Lauren Kieffer (Veronica II). See here for the entries list. 

And below, check out a preview of where the horses and riders will be competing, as award-winning English comedian, screenwriter, and actress Jennifer Jane Saunders takes a course walk with Cross-Country Designer Captain Mark Phillips. If sound can not be adjusted, the video can be viewed directly by following the link at the top of the screen and adjusting the volume. 

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