Together with Badminton
and Kentucky USA these three events
go to make the Rolex Grand Slam.
Burghley is the second largest 3 day
Event in the UK.
To some the challenges the horse and
riders face are even great than that of
[ Some fences are really really scary ]
Let's get this out of the way up front, if
you are looking for a gentle stroll in
the country this might not be the event
for you. Burghley is hilly, very hilly,
good footwear is essential. High heels
on XC day might not be the best idea.
The public car parks are a good walk
from the main areas, so best not
forget anything on the way out. This
does mean that carrying all the
shopping back to the car normally gets
delegated to any man that happens to
Having mention shopping it is on a par
with Badminton, as you might expect.
Facilities are clean and plentiful. Food
outlets provide for almost every taste.
For the dressage phase there is
access on one side so tickets are not
required. The final phase of
showjumping does require tickets,
best to visit the website early if that is
XC day can get extremely busy so it is
best to plan to add extra time for
getting into and out of estate and the
surrounding roads. The main road to
and from Stamford Which Burghley
backs onto is the A1. Clan tip, add
plenty of time to get in and out of this