Entries are now open for the SEIB Burghley Sponsored Ride, giving 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 4th September 2016, on the final day of the world famous Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials.
Run over a 12km course, it presents a one-off chance to follow in the hoof prints of Olympic great three-day event riders, and the most recent Burghley winner, Michael Jung and La Biosthetique Sam. Although even the bravest of sponsored riders still won’t be allowed to jump any fences, everyone will be able to get up close to the daunting Burghley Cross Country fences and splash through the water at the Trout Hatchery. Riders will also enjoy breath-taking views over the magnificent Burghley House and have the chance to explore the specially opened tracks and pathways of the vast Burghley Estate.
Pauline Cushing was one of more than 400 people who enjoyed the ride in 2015 and raised a fantastic total of £675. Pauline said, “People have been so unbelievably generous and the yard where I keep my horse, Beau Magic, have been exceptional in their support. Horses have given me huge amounts of pleasure and now I really want to give something back as a reward to my four legged friends. I am so thrilled; everyone has been so lovely. We had a wonderful time, Beau is a very special horse.”
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 Insurance Brokers, the support of volunteers from Stamford XT, and permission from Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials and Burghley Estate, 100% of the money raised will go to equestrian and local Stamford charities.
“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.
Everyone completing the course will receive a special SEIB Insurance Brokers 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 are open now, and a schedule and entry form can be downloaded from the website which includes options to enter and pay online at: www.icommentate.co.uk/burghley-sponsored-ride-2016