Fancy jumping these? Take a look at the 2019 Burghley cross-country course

The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials cross-country course looks set to be a true challenge for this year’s competitors.

The CCI5*-L course features 27 fences over four miles through the iconic Lincolnshire parkland, designed by Captain Mark Phillips and built by Philip Herbert and his team.

Take a look at what horses and riders will tackle on cross-country day (Saturday, 7 September)

Fence 1: Lambert’s Sofa

Fence 2: Flower Bed

Fence 3: Pol Roger Table

Fence 4a, b, c: Land Rover Fountain



Fence 5a and b: Discovery Valley — over the hanging log then five strides to the double brush on the mound


Fence 6a and b: Rolex Grand Slam Triple Brush — direct route one jumping effort at the arrowhead brush over the ditch; longer option two narrow brushes with a ditch between them

Fence 7a, b, c and d: Holland Cooper Leaf Pit — various options here; riders can avoid going down the enormous drop


Direct route is straight off the drop followed by a brush and an arrowhead

Fence 8a, b, c and d: Discovery Valley

Direct route is over this huge log spread, then a curving four strides to a corner

Fence 8a alternative — riders then double-back on themselves…

… to another big log, followed by a ditch and another log

Fence 9a and b: Flight Hangar — option of a rolltop with a drop on landing or a rolltop on flatter ground followed by a hedge

Fence 10a, b, c and 11a and b: Land Rover Trout Hatchery

Fence 12: Captain’s Log:

Fence 13a, b, c and d: Joules at the Maltings

Fence 14a, b, c and d: Rolex Combination

Fence 15: Horse Sport Ireland Flyover

Fence 16a, b: Land Rover at the Lake

Fence 17: Winners’ Avenue

Fence 18: Cottesmore Leap

Fence 19a, b and c: Keeper’s Brushes

Fence 20a, b, c, d and e: Clarence Court

Fence 21: Pardubice

Fence 22: Collyweston Slate Mine

Fences 23a and b: Anniversary Splash

Fence 24 and 25: Lion Bridge

Fence 26: Parasols

Fence 27: Land Rover Finale


Don’t miss H&H’s Burghley preview, including a course walk with five-time winner Mark Todd, plus a full form guide and a scorecard to fill in for every rider, on sale now (issue dated Thursday 5 September). Read the full report in next week’s magazine (Thursday, 12 September).