Virtual Burghley Young Event Horse final goes global

  • The Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse 2020 will take place virtually, allowing riders from around the world to take part for the first time.

    A spokesman for the event said as in the traditional competition, judges are looking are looking for an athletic, loose-moving horse with a promising jumping technique and attitude who, with correct training and production, is likely to develop physically and mentally into a strong three-day event horse .

    The event is open to four- and five-year-olds, and riders are required to submit a combination of videos and photographs to cover three phases; dressage, jumping and conformation.

    “We are delighted to provide owners and riders with a competition in this unusual year and excited to be able to extend the class to overseas participants for the first time,” said Elizabeth Inman, event director.

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    The winner of each section will receive a £1,000 Dubarry voucher and feature on the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials website on 4-6 September, the weekend the horse trials was due to take place before it was cancelled – for the first time in its history – owing to the pandemic. The online event plans to celebrate the horse trials’ past, present and future with a packed schedule of online and social activities, including a feature programme on the Sunday for fans to enjoy at home.

    Entries are now open, and close on 21 August.

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