The 2020 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials (2-6 September) was another top level competition that fell victim to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Sadly neither riders nor spectators were able to flock to the grounds of Burghley House at Stamford in Lincolnshire to enjoy five-star eventing at its best, but fans are being treated to a virtual bonanza online instead.
This year was due to be the first time that the BE80(T) championship was to take place at Burghley, extending the competition to five days, but this was also lost owning to Covid-19.
Burghley Horse Trials 2021 dates
The next Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials will be held on Wednesday 1 September to Sunday 5 September 2021. The riders will tackle a cross-country challenge set by a new course designer as Captain Mark Phillips hands over to Tokyo Olympic course-designer Derek di Grazia.