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Your Chance to Ride Round Burghley 2015

Riders enjoying the SEIB Burghley Sponsored Ride

SEIB Insurance Brokers Burghley Sponsored Ride

Your Chance to Ride Round Burghley

The SEIB Burghley Sponsored Ride gives riders the opportunity to bring their horse to one of the world’s most prestigious three day events and also raise money for charity. The UK’s most esteemed sponsored ride takes place on Sunday 6th September 2015, on the final day of the world famous Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials.

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Photo: Burghley – Credit: Jonathan Clarke Photography

Run over a 12km course, the SEIB Insurance Brokers Sponsored Ride allows participants to get up close to the daunting Burghley Cross Country fences including the legendary Dairy Mound and Trout Hatchery. Riders will also enjoy breath-taking views over the magnificent Burghley House and have the chance to explore the tracks and pathways of the vast Burghley Estate.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for riders of all levels to ride round Burghley and raise money for charity at the same time. Importantly, 100% of the money raised by participants will go to charity”, said SEIB Marketing Manager, Nicolina Mackenzie. SEIB offers competitively priced insurance cover for a multitude of equestrian possessions and pursuits and the company has a long held ethos of putting something back in to equestrian sport. The company is also the sponsor and organiser of the hugely popular SEIB Racehorse to Riding Horse show class held in the main arena also on the Sunday at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials.

Ride organiser, Ian Scott said, “The Burghley Sponsored Ride has been held 14 times and cumulative proceeds for charities is now over £180,000. We are hoping the 2015 ride will be as successful as the brilliant ride in 2014 when over £15,500 was raised and over 340 riders completed the ride”.

The SEIB Burghley Sponsored Ride is a great ride to do with friends, as a yard or club and, as it is open to riders 5 years and upwards, it is also the perfect event to participate in as a family. The entry fee is £33 per rider and every rider is urged to seek as much sponsorship as possible in order raise a substantial amount for charities. Owing to the generosity of the event’s sponsors, SEIB, Stamford XT, Burghley Horse Trials and Burghley Estate, 100% of the money raised will go to equestrian and local Stamford charities.

Everyone completing the course will receive a special SEIB rosette and goody bag and there will be Burghley sponsored prizes for the most money raised. Local volunteers from Stamford ex-Tablers will provide marshalling on the ride. We can advise where to find local stabling via enquiries by email, and there will be an official photographer to enable you to buy a memento of your Burghley experience.

Entries open on 1st March 2015, and a schedule and entry form can be downloaded from the website which includes options to enter and pay online here.

Keep up to date and enjoy the fun in the build up to the big day, as well as uploading your own photos and anecdotes, by following on Facebook.

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