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Mark Phillips: ‘Why couldn’t we crowdfund Burghley?’ *H&H Plus*

Opinion

  • Mark Phillips gives the inside story of what happened with this cancellation

    THE twists, turns and unforeseen consequences of Covid-19 keep coming.

    The Land Rover Kentucky five-star behind closed doors was a surreal experience. Restrictions in the UK prevented Badminton running a similar model and we’ve recently cancelled the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe because of the uncertainties.

    Without terrestrial television, it was difficult to see how we could give our great sponsors value for money behind closed doors – they sign up for the occasion and the experience, not just to be philanthropic and support a horse trial.

    You can also read this exclusive column in the 20 May issue of Horse & Hound magazine.

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