Chance to ride along Burghley cross-country


An exclusive sponsored ride over the grounds of the Burghley Horse Trials gives a rare chance for riders to experience the famous course, and raise funds for charity.

The South Essex Insurance Brokers Burghley Sponsored Ride takes place on Sunday, September 7, the final day of the famous Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials.

Run over a 12km course in Burghley Park, participants follow in the footsteps of great three day event riders.  Whilst even the bravest sponsored riders will not be allowed to jump the fences, everyone can get up close to the daunting obstacles and see how they look from the back of a horse.  The ride will take in many of the famous Burghley landmarks such as The Dairy Mound and Trout Hatchery.  Riders will also enjoy breathtaking views over the magnificent Burghley House and have the chance to explore the tracks and pathways of the vast Burghley Estate.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for riders of all levels to ride round Burghley and raise money for charity at the same time. Importantly, 100% of the money raised by participants will go to charity,” said SEIB Marketing Manager Nicolina Mackenzie.

The SEIB Burghley Sponsored Ride is open to riders 5 years and upwards, with a minimum donation of £30 per rider. Each rider is urged to seek as many sponsors as possible beyond the minimum entry fee in order raise money for charity. With the help of the event’s sponsors, SEIB, Stamford XT, Burghley Horse Trials and Burghley Estate, 100% of the money raised will go to equestrian and local Stamford charities.

Everyone completing the course will receive a special SEIB rosette and goody bag and there will be Burghley sponsored prizes for the most money raised. Local volunteers from Stamford ex-Tablers will provide marshalling on the ride.

Entries are limited and close on August 29.

SEIB offers insurance cover for a multitude of equestrian possessions and pursuits and the company has a long held ethos of putting something back into equestrian sport. The company is also the sponsor and organiser of the hugely popular SEIB Racehorse to Riding Horse show class held in the main arena also on the Sunday at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials.

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