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Defender Burghley Horse Trials

Wednesday 4th - Sunday 8th September 2024

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Our Burghley Horse Trials Experiences

Stay at Orton Hall and create your own experience...

Whether you're looking to attend just one or multiple days at Burghley, you can completely customise your experience with us! Create your perfect trip below!

Choose from: 

- One or more nights accommodation

- Tickets to Dressage, Cross Country or Show jumping 

- Grandstand seats on any selected day

- Course Walk with a leading rider included when booking Friday! 

- Transfers to and from the event

- Eventing Breaks drinks at the event on Saturday

Unsure which experience is best for you?

If you've never been to Burghley before, or you're a regular eventgoer but want some help building your experience then get in touch.

Set in a 17th-century manor house, Orton Hall Hotel & Spa is nestled in 20 acres of mature parkland just 10 minutes outside Peterborough.


With a fascinating heritage, Orton Hall boasts elegant rooms, a choice of restaurant and dining options plus an on-site spa, perfect for relaxing after a long day at Burghley! 

Please note, this hotel only offers double rooms

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Unsure which experience is right for you?

Request more information and we'll be in touch with more details to help you build your perfect trip!

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Tickets & Hospitality

There are a number of different ticket and hospitality options during Burghley week.

From standard general admission and grandstand seats to see the action on Dressage and Show Jumping days, with membership allowing guests to get up closer and enjoy hospitality on the day.


Unsure on which ticket option is right for you? Get in touch and our experts will help you make the right choice!

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General Admission

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Grandstand Seating

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Members Enclosure

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Event Transfers

Our Burghley Horse Trials experiences include return transfers from your hotel, allowing you to sit back and relax.

Our coaches aim to leave at approx 09:00 Thursday/Friday/Sunday and 08:30 on Saturday to avoid the queues!  We depart the event approximately 60 mins after the conclusion of the final horse (post course walk on Friday). 

Private transfers can be requested allowing you to choose what time you depart  each day.

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Exclusive Cross Country Course Walk with a Leading rider!

Book your Burghley experience with us and you'll receive a complimentary invite to our exclusive Course walk with a leading rider!

Last year, Irish Olympic rider Padraig McCarthy showed us the course and gave us an excellent insight into the key fences.  

Padraig has represented Ireland, he competed at the 2015 European Eventing Championships at Blair Castle where he placed 9th in team eventing. He was selected to compete at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on two horses. 

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Travelling from abroad?

A trip away can be more than just a few days Eventing!

Why not combine your time at Burghley Horse Trials with a trip to  another International Horse Trials such as Blenheim, Blair Castle or Cornbury?

We can help tailor your trip, including transfers to and from the airport or a stay in the city of London!

Make an enquiry and our expert team will help you put together your perfect experience!


About the Defender Burghley Horse Trials

The world's greatest 5* equestrian event

Defender Burghley attracts fantastic crowds to witness exhilarating equestrian action alongside browsing the world renowned shopping avenues in this truly stunning location.

Three Day Eventing is a comprehensive test of the all round ability of the horse and rider, comprising Dressage, Cross Country and Jumping. 

With over 173,000 visitors over the four days, more than 600 carefully selected exhibitors, an average of 80 of the world’s top competitors and a prize fund of over £300,000, 21st century Burghley Horse Trials is a far cry from the inaugural event, which took place 60 years ago with just 19 competitors and in front of a mere 12,000 people.

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What our customers say...

John, 2023

It was a great trip thank you, we loved Burghley and we will use Racing Breaks again.

The course walk  and drinks were a real highlight and the hotel was lovely . The team were really helpful and it was a brilliant way to experience the event 

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