NPA Images photographers will be traveling to Stamford in Lincolnshire over the weekend of September 3rd 2015; :Over 160,000 visitors 80 top international competitors,160,000 visitors total prize fund of £250,000 this year’s Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, first event was held iover half a centery ago 1961 Burghley at Burghley house grounds, 540 aces of the beautiful Parkland is used during the three day Horse Trials. The annual Horse Trials event has grown over the year's into an international event.
A Few facts about the event, first held in1961 with 12,000 visitors, last year the event had over 160,000 over the three day, with 600 tradestand Exhibitors accommodated in Deer Leap Park an exclusive camping area. 450 horses will attended the event held Burghley over the coming weekend. The average age of the top five horses 1961 was just eight years old as today the average age of the top five horses 13 years old.
Capt. Mark Phillips, C.V.O. English Olympic gold-medal-winning horseman for Great Britain and ex-husband of Anne, Princess Royal, 1998 1989 -1996 designed the course.
With a first place prize bag of £63,000 The Land Rover Perpetual Challenge Trophy presented by Land Rover will be awarded to the winning owner and rider of the winning horse.
The Burghley Challenge Cup presented by the Sixth Marquess of Exeter will be awarded to the winning rider.
Henry Tate Challenge Cup presented by Sir Henry Tate, Bart, will be awarded to the owner of the second horse.
Sugden Challenge Trophy presented by Miss Nora C. Sugden will be awarded to the rider of the second horse.
Stamford Challenge Cup presented by Stamford Town Council will be awarded to the owner of the third horse.
Burghley horse riders blog
Experience the rider’s perspective!
Burghley TV online from the event
The weather forecast is looking ok .NPA Images head officeBlack sea Bulgaria Eastern Europe and London UK, looking forward to covering this international level event for the first time for our Blakan and UK clints..