With around 600 retailers and £6m spent each year, shopping at Burghley is big business. Horse & Hound has found out where and when the big names will be visiting their sponsor’s trade stands for “meet and greet” sessions with the public.

Win with Horse & Hound

Visit the Horse & Hound stand (25B) and you could rub shoulders with William Fox Pitt when he visits our stands to sign copies of his new book What will be. We also have 10 signed copies up for grabs. What’s more, one lucky visitor to our stand at Burghley will win a masterclass with William at his yard in Dorset.

There are also lots more fabulous prizes to give away including a year’s free insurance for your horse, in association with Amtrust, £1,000 worth of Harry Hall, Masta and Tottie clothing, Horseware luggage sets as well as lots of instant freebies in our popular tombola.

Make sure you get to the stand early so you don’t miss out on great subscription discounts and a free RUG with every subscription taken out, only available whilst stocks last, and you can also pick up a copy of Eventing and Horse magazine completely free.

Meet the stars

  • William Fox-Pitt: signing his autobiography on the Equissage stand (P11)
  • Mary King: at HorseHage (49C) on Thursday, 1.30-2.30pm
  • Lucy Wiegersma: at Hilton Herbs (4H), (visit www.hiltonherbs.com for details)
  • Capt Richard Waygood: at Milners (27A) for Jeffries on Friday at 10am
  • Richard Davison: at Dodson & Horrell (54A) on Friday after his display at 12.30pm
  • Matt Ryan: at Armadillo (P11) after his XC ride, Saturday

Ticket prices

Car parking costs £10 per day. Accompanied children aged 12 and under get in free. Admission for all other visitors costs £10 on Thursday, Friday and Sunday, and £22 on Saturday. Coaches (16-seater plus): free parking and free admission for the driver. Passengers charged as above.

Grandstand: event admission covers the freestanding West stand on all days and the South stand on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Seats for other grandstands cost £6-£19 for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Seats for Sunday have sold out, check with box office for returns.

Membership: £125 for car parking, event admission and entrance to the members’ enclosure for two people for four days.

Guide dogs only in the members’ enclosure and grandstands; please clear up after your dog.

For more information visitL www.burghley-horse.co.uk or (tel: 01933 304744).