All three of Team GB’s gold medal-winning horses and riders from the Tokyo Olympics are set to compete at Hambro Sport Horses Burgham International Horse Trials (28-31 July).
In 2021, Hambro Sport Horses Burgham ran concurrently with the Olympics, and we are delighted to welcome Tom McEwen and Toledo De Kerser – also individual silver medallists in Tokyo – Oliver Townend and Ballaghmor Class and Laura Collett and London 52 (who also won Badminton Horse Trials this spring) back to Burgham in 2022.
Hambro Sport Horses Burgham, Northumberland’s premier horse trials, has become renowned for an exceptionally high quality of competition, and the volume of entries for the 2022 event is such that both the feature Hambro Sport Horses CCI4*-S class and the Howard Russell Construction Ltd CCI3*-S class will be split into two sections to accommodate all those who wish to run.
Last year’s winners of Burgham’s CCI4*-S Izzy Taylor and Monkeying Around – who took the CCI4*-L class at Bramham in June – will be attempting back-to-back victories. However, they will have to fend off not only the aforementioned Olympic medallists, but also the likes of young star Yasmin Ingham and Banzai Du Loir, runners-up at the Kentucky CCI5* in the USA this spring, New Zealand Olympians Jesse Campbell and Diachello, world champion Ros Canter and the exciting Izilot DHI, Kitty King with her European Championships team gold medallist Vendredi Biats, and Sarah Bullimore and Corouet – individual bronze medallists at the 2021 Europeans.
There is a strong local representation by riders such as Wills Oakden, Harry Mutch and James Somerville.
Event Director Craig Anderson said: “We’re looking forward to a bumper Hambro Sport Horses Burgham, and I hope lots of people come to watch these world-class riders and horses competing in Northumberland. Our cross-country course-designer David Evans has provided them with an exciting cross-country test, and we are working incredibly hard to provide the best possible conditions underfoot.”
Hambro Sport Horses Burgham is running three days of cross-country again in 2022. The Howard Russell Construction Ltd CCI3*-S jumping phases take place on Friday, 29 July; the Hambro Sport Horses CCI4*-S competitors do their showjumping and cross-country on Saturday, 30 July and the Holme Dodsworth Metals CCI2*-S jump on Sunday, 31 July. Running alongside these over the three days are British Eventing national classes from BE90 to open intermediate level.
The Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse qualifiers for four- and five-year-olds are staged on Thursday, 28 July. There are British Riding Clubs team and individual showjumping classes on Saturday, 30 July and a new Ex-Racehorses and Thoroughbreds show, with dressage, jumping and showing classes, takes place on Sunday, 31 July.
There is a great selection of tradestands and food and drink outlets to help spectators enjoy a great day out in the picturesque Northumbrian countryside.
On Thursday, 28 July, Hambro Sport Horses are hosting a Hog Roast and Rosé evening with live music in aid of the British Eventing Support Trust. Tickets cost £25 and must be booked and paid for in advance by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information and a full timetable, and to buy event tickets, please visit www.burghaminternationalhorsetrials.co.uk.