Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials

Captain Mark Phillips talks about the new ‘flyover’, the 'optical illusion’ of the terrain and why the riders may not get wet through the Anniversary Splash at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials this year

100 entries, 5 winners, 20 first timers, 10 nations entered, but it's not all about the horses at the 2018 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials says Event Director Elizabeth Inman

"He's my pride and joy and the love of my life" says Georgie Spence of Wii Limbo and she hopes to back at Burghley next year with two top horses to add to her number of completions

The Blue Frontier had his last eventing start at Burghley but Andrew Hoy has another striking horse owned by Barbara Keller waiting in the wings

“We have to keep looking for the next horses, the next generation of riders" says Chris Bartle "At the same time, we’ve got to keep trying to improve every little element because the opposition don’t stand still either”


'He was extremely feral and borderline untouchable when we bought him unbroken' says Sophie Brown of her horse Wil, but together they have just completed their first 4* at Burghley

Mark Watson AWCF explains what he is looking for in the best shod horse at Burghley

Fence by fence, take a look at the Burghley showjumping course and designer Richard Jeffery explains the unique characteristics of the course

"For me, this is the biggest and hardest to win 4* in the world so it means the world” Oliver Townend is back on top of the podium at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials

Caroline Powell jumped the only double clear round in the morning's show jumping at Burghley on Spice Sensation but Onwards and Upwards is withdrawn from the afternoon session