Tickets are now on sale for Burgham International Horse Trials (23-26 July).

Burgham International Horse Trials will take place the weekend before the eventing competition of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, and will be a great place to get into the pre-Olympic spirit!

There are big discounts available on early-bird tickets for Burgham, so book now.

Burgham has quickly become one of the country’s most popular major horse trials and Northumberland’s premier equine event. It always features the top riders and horses — and there’s no doubt that some of Tokyo 2020’s medal favourites have competed there in the past couple of years. It hosts international classes at CCI4*-S, CCI3*-S and CCI2*-S level, and a full range of national classes from open intermediate to BE90, offering fantastic opportunities for amateur riders to compete alongside their sporting heroes.

Event Director Martyn Johnson said: “There will be a real Olympic theme to Burgham this year. Burgham’s cross-country courses are celebrated for their exciting and challenging nature, and David Evans, designer of the CCI4*-S and CCI3*-S tracks is responsible for building the cross-country course at Tokyo 2020, so will be flying to Tokyo directly from Burgham. And Blyth Tait, designer of our CCI2*-S and national tracks, is an individual Olympic gold medallist himself, so Burgham 2020 will be where the Olympic party starts.”

This year the jumping phases of the international classes will take place on Saturday, 25 July, while Sunday is reserved for national competitions.

Burgham will also hold Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse classes and British Riding Clubs senior and junior team competitions.

Other attractions include lots of children’s entertainment, a wide variety of carefully selected locally produced food options, licenced bars and great shopping.

For more information and to buy tickets online, visit www.burghaminternationalhorsetrials.co.uk.

Picture of 2019 CCI4*-S winners Kitty King and Vendredi Biats is free to use, but please credit Rupert Gibson Photography.

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About Burgham International Horse Trials

Burgham Horse Trials was founded in 2011 and achieved international status in 2014. It is situated near the A1 between Alnwick and Morpeth and is Northumberland’s premier international event. It runs national classes at BE90, BE100, novice and intermediate level, and international classes at CCI4*-S, CCI3*-S and CCI2*-S level.