Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials

Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials
2 - 6 September 2020

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BE80(T) Championship

2020 marks the inaugural BE80(T) Championship at Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, which will take place on Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd September.

Tuesday will see the majority of combinations complete the dressage phase (this day will not be open to the general public) while Wednesday heralds the jumping action with showjumping in the morning followed by the cross country in the afternoon.

Spectators and supporters on the Wednesday are invited to take advantage of the famous Land Rover Burghley shopping experience on the main showground as well as all the action in Ring 2 where the Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse Finals will be taking place.

The BE80(T) Championship will be situated on the South side of the lake, near the infamous ‘Cottesmore Leap’! Course Designer Joe Weller has built a brand-new cross country course especially for the Championship which will run past the 5* ‘Dairy Farm complex’ down to ‘the lake’ before heading uphill near Winners’ Avenue to home.

Competitors will have access to the support of a BE Accredited Coach in the form of cross country and showjumping course walks, help in the showjumping warm up and guidance and advice answering any questions they may have. At the end of the competition those lucky enough to earn a placing will be invited to attend a prizegiving ceremony on Wednesday afternoon on the main showground.

To qualify for the BE80(T) Championship at Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials combinations must first earn their qualification to a Regional Final at a BE80(T) Event held between the 1st May 2019 and 30th April 2020.

Twelve Regional Finals will be held between May 9th and 26th July 2020 around the UK. These Events will determine the combinations eligible to enter for the BE80(T) Championship. Full details on the qualification process can be found here


Cross Country:

  • Course length: 2000 - 2900 metres
  • 20 - 29 jumping efforts
  • Undulating terrain - Fitness of both horse and rider will be paramount


  • Maximum height - 90cm

The BE rulebook can be downloaded here

Keep an eye out for updates here and on the British Eventing website.


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