Burghley Horse Trials 2016

Land Rover Burghley Horse TrialsWith the Rio Olympics over, eyes turn to the 2016 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials (1-4 September), which promises to be as exciting as ever. The course in the grounds of Burghley Horse at Stamford in Lincolnshire follows the new route unveiled last year, although long-standing course designer Mark Phillips has warned that the combination fences look very different.

Watch the official cross-country course walk video

This year we will be following four-star amateur rider Ben Way, who manages to combine eventing at the highest level with a full-time job as a chartered surveyor, in the run up to and during the event. We had hoped to also bring you updates from our regular eventing blogger Simon Grieves, who was entered for Burghley, but an unfortunate fall has put him out of action for a while. We wish him all the best and look forward to seeing him back in action very soon.

The Burghley draw has been unveiled, so you can check out who will be pathfinder and who will bring the cross-country action to a close. Currently it’s looking like one rider will be tackling the challenge three times – you can find out who that is too.

H&H will have a team of journalists at Burghley throughout the event and will bring you course photos, H&H Live written commentary including expert opinion during the dressage from Anna Ross, video interviews with top riders, daily reports and more.

Burghley Horse Trials 2015

The 2015 champion was none other than the current Olympic and European champion Michael Jung riding his incredible championship-winning ride, La Biosthetique-Sam FBW.

It was an event of contrasts for Michael, who experienced an unfortunate wardrobe malfunction at the first trot-up and fell when cantering into the water at the Lion Bridge on his joint dressage leader FischerRocana FST. But his long-standing 15-year-old partner proved more than equal to the task, jumping clear in the final phase when they could not afford to have a single fence down, to clinch the title. It later transpired that Michael had cracked a bone in his ankle in his fall, which he had pinned after he’d also won European team and individual gold medals at Blair the following week.

Burghley Horse Trials videos