Shop ’til you drop at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials

  • Where else can you find a Bond Street jeweller, a unique collection of handcrafted garden furniture, a silk filled duvet and a top spec Range Rover all within a stone’s throw of one another?

    The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials (1-4 September) offers totally stress-free shopping to rival London’s best — and parking is guaranteed.

    The picturesque setting of Burghley Park is the perfect backdrop to over 500 shops displaying everything for horses, humans and their pets. Wide shopping avenues are designed for browsing, and there are six specialist pavilions offering more treats — Rural Crafts Association Pavilions (RCA) exhibit a most varied selection from some of the best British designers and makers; Burghley Lifestyle brings together stylish products for you and your home, many of which are exclusive to the Event; and Country Living Magazine provides yet another fine selection. For the hard core equestrian shoppers the Horse Village and The World of the Horse have horsey innovations galore with a host of experts on hand to offer their advice.

    “The diversity of our shops is staggering” says Elizabeth Inman, Burghley event director. “We are proud to offer our visitors the enjoyment of a first class retail experience alongside our world class horse trials.”

    With your Christmas shopping gift-wrapped by Jane Means and all your purchases safely left at one of Burghley’s Shoppers Drops, now is the time to discover the delights of the Burghley Food Walk in the heart of the shopping village. Sample the wares of over 40 specialist producers, offering the very best produce and a feast of culinary creations.

    Relaxing in the continental café atmosphere of the Burghley Food Walk, you could almost forget that close by there are more than 80 of the world’s best horses and riders competing for the Land Rover Burghley title. Not only can you keep up with the action on the giant screens around the showground, but there is the chance to meet some of your favourite riders and equestrian personalities at the Celebrity Talk Area — a must for autograph hunters.

    This year The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials celebrates its 50th Anniversary, and a small number of bone china mugs, exclusively produced to commemorate this special occasion, will be on sale at the event. Mugs cost £9.95 and are available from the showground Box Office, Information Points and the Shopper’s Drop.

    For more information and ticket details call the Box Office tel. 01933 304744 or visit www.burghley-horse.co.uk

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