‘Wonderful memories’: Burghley event director stands down after 16 years

Burghley Horse Trials
Liz Inman, Event director

Burghley Horse Trials event director Elizabeth Inman is standing down after 16 “amazing” years at the helm of the CCI5*. Having been involved with the horse trials for more than 40 years, Elizabeth took on the role of event director in 2005. Her tenure is coming to an end after two years of Covid-related cancellations. […]

*Breaking news* Replacement British five-star event to run over Burghley weekend

Nicola Wilson riding JL Dublin to win the CCI4*-L class at Bicton International 2021. The pair joined the British Olympic eventing entries for the Tokyo Olympics after this result
Nicola Wilson riding JL Dublin to win the CCI4*-L class at Bicton International 2021.

Bicton Arena is to host Britain’s only CCI5* horse trials of 2021, in a one-off top-level event on what would have been Burghley week. The Chedington Bicton Park CCI5* Horse Trials will run from 2-5 September at the Devon venue, as a replacement event after the cancellations of Badminton and Burghley. H&H reported in May […]

Mark Phillips: ‘Why couldn’t we crowdfund Burghley?’ *H&H Plus*

Mark Phillips gives the inside story of what happened with this cancellation

Mark Phillips
Mark Phillips in his role as USA team coach at Greenwich Park, London during the 2012 Olympics.

THE twists, turns and unforeseen consequences of Covid-19 keep coming. The Land Rover Kentucky five-star behind closed doors was a surreal experience. Restrictions in the UK prevented Badminton running a similar model and we’ve recently cancelled the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe because of the uncertainties. Without terrestrial television, it was difficult to see […]

Why Burghley cancelled, plus another Nations Cup leg lost *H&H Plus*

H&H speaks to the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials director about the reasons behind this year’s cancellation, and gets the rider view, as well as investigating what the loss of Dublin Horse Show 2021 means for the Nations Cup series

Tim Price on Ringwood Sky Boy

BRITAIN has lost both CCI5* events for a second year as Covid uncertainty and no available pandemic insurance forced the 2021 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials to cancel. Organisers of the event (2–5 September) said on 8 May there “have been and remain too many variables and uncertainties owing to the pandemic to deliver this […]