5-8 September 2024

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Burghley Horse Trials is delighted to have been short-listed to hold the 2026 FEI World Eventing Championship, alongside Aachen (Germany) and Boekelo (the Netherlands).

Thursday, August 24, 2023 - 17:55
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Burghley hosted the first ever World Championship in eventing in 1966 but a World Championship has not been held in the UK since the 1974 Championships were run at Burghley.

“With our long association with Championships, unbeatable parkland setting, huge loyal following and world-class course we know we can run a brilliant World Championship here, and very much look forward to making our final bid presentation to the FEI Board in Lausanne next month,” says Event Director Martyn Johnson.

Burghley’s bid has the full support of British Equestrian, British Eventing and UK Sport.

The short-list reflects the FEI’s more flexible approach in recent years to welcoming single and multi-disciplinary World Championship bids to better serve the sports, their fans, and the global development of equestrian sport.

The FEI Board will make its decision about the FEI World Championships 2026 at its in-person Board Meeting on 18 November 2023 in Mexico City (MEX), following a thorough review by the FEI Evaluation Commission and taking into account recommendations by the Technical Committees.