Accumulates Leading Show Jumpers
Burghley Masterfoods Horse Trials at Stamford, Lincs. (4th-7th September)
will play host to the top show jumpers in the country and one of
the biggest show jumping classes this season when it puts forward
a £20,000 prize fund for its invitation-only Accumulator class.
class, the first major pure show jumping class to be
held at the world famous Burghley Horse Trials for 22 years, will
be held in the Main Arena on Sunday, 7th September. The following
have all accepted invitations to compete in the event, John Whitaker,
Michael Whitaker, Robert Smith, Tim Stockdale, Di Lampard, Vicky
Young, Lyn Van Heyningen, John Popely, Paul Barker, Nick Skelton,
Scott Smith, Andrew Davies, Mark Armstrong and Will Funnell. Funnells
wife, Eventer Pippa Funnell, will be hoping to scoop an even bigger
prize in the Three Day Event by winning the $250,000 Rolex Grand
Slam, the richest prize in Eventings history.
Three Day Event, which is regularly voted The Best Three Day
Event in the World, will reach its climax at around 1p.m.
on the Sunday and this has, for the first time, allowed the organisers
to put on a further exciting programme of classes and displays.
In addition to the Accumulator, visitors will be able to enjoy Four-In-Hand
Obstacle Driving and Celebrity Gymkhana Games as well as The Band
of The Parachute Regiment and the traditional Parade of Foxhounds.
those who have not visited the event before as well as the packed
arena programme, you will also be able to take in the finest shopping
of any outdoor show in the country, with over 300 carefully selected
shops that sell everything from gifts to the ultimate equine accessories.
discounts are available for some tickets booked in advance and all
accompanied children aged 12 and under enter the showground free
of charge. So plan ahead, take advantage and book early to make
sure you enjoy what promises to be the biggest and best Burghley
ever. Separate tickets will be required for the Sunday afternoon
the Box Office on 01933 304744 or visit the website at www.burghley-horse.co.uk
for further information on the event and a comprehensive and secure
online ticket booking service.