Many of the top names in the three day eventing world have already entered the Advanced Sections at Burnham Market International Horse Trials.
Jeanette Brakewell, Mary King, Pippa Funnell, Andrew and Bettina Hoy, Rodney Powell, Leslie Law and Matt Ryan are amongst those who have already entered. In addition Zara Phillips will be there, competing in her first advanced class.
"At this early stage we are thrilled to have so many top names and we expect a last minute rush," said Event Organiser, Alec Lochore. "The going is ideal, which is rare in the UK after all the rain over the last two months. One of the best things about our course is the fact that we are one of the few events that practically guarantees a run, which at this critical stage before Badminton, is vital for many competitors.
"We are hoping that a good number of people will take advantage of the fact that it is a Bank Holiday to come and see the action."
"We are also looking forward to our Spring Event, which takes place 19th - 21st April, when we anticipate a much higher number of entrants and spectators. The advanced event will be fairly lowkey as we've organised it at the last minute at the request of British Eventing. The top riders and horses will be there but little to entertain the non-eventing enthusiast - unlike the spring meeting!"