Forget cheese and pickle sandwiches and a bag of crisps for lunch. Spectators that entered the Land Rover Tailgate Picnic Competition took al fresco dining to another level at last weekend’s Burghley Horse Trials (4-7 September 2014).

Zara Phillips — just back from clinching the eventing team silver medal at the World Equestrian Games — and TV presenter Matt Baker were in charge of the judging duties for the third running of this competiton, and after some tough decisions Lucy Sharpley, Harry Horrell and friends were named the winners.

Having narrowly missed out on the title last year, the Burghley regulars pulled out all the stops and their well-appointed bar and three course lunch were enough to sway Zara and Matt. Next stop MasterChef?

The winning entrants from this years Land Rover Tailgate Picnic

The winners of the 2014 Land Rover Tailgate Picnic competition at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials

Zara Phillips and Matt Baker discuss the entrants for the Land Rover Tailgate Picnic competition

Take a look at our 2014 Burghley Horse Trials video round-up