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Fairfax & Favor announced as official sponsor for the 2022 Defender Burghley Horse Trials

Leading British fashion brand Fairfax & Favor has further demonstrated its support for British equestrian sport by announcing a new partnership with Defender Burghley Horse Trials – considered to be the ultimate contest for horse and rider.

Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 14:49

Fairfax & Favor will sponsor a new fence on Burghley’s renowned cross-country course – the Fairfax & Favor Boot Racks – designed for the first time this year by leading US course-designer Derek di Grazia. The brand will have its largest-ever Burghley trade stand at the 2022 event, with the additional space used to showcase its signature footwear, accessories and clothing. A particular highlight will be the launch of Fairfax & Favor’s limited edition Burghley collection of tan and olive boots, bags and accessories.

Defender Burghley Horse Trials takes place in Stamford, Lincolnshire each September and returns this year after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid 19 pandemic. The event is situated within the magnificent parkland of Burghley House and typically attracts 170,000 visitors over a four-day period. Defender Burghley is renowned not only as a major international televised sporting event, but also as the premier occasion in the autumn social calendar.

This year (1st – 4th September 2022) up to 80 elite international horse and rider combinations will be taking part. Many will then be heading off to represent their nations at the FEI Eventing World Championships in Pratoni del Vivaro, Italy.

Marcus Fairfax Fountaine, co-founder of Fairfax & Favor says: “We are delighted to be sponsoring the Fairfax & Favor Boot Racks fence at Defender Burghley this year. The event has always been a favourite of mine, along with the whole team and we are excited to be back with a bang and showcase our new collections that are bigger and better than ever; at our biggest stand at the Horse Trials to date.

“We have also designed a special limited-edition ‘Burghley boot’ which will be launched exclusively at our stand at Burghley to celebrate our partnership. The boot will be our signature Regina boot in an exciting new colourway, watch this space for further details!”

Martyn Johnson, Director of Defender Burghley Horse Trials added: “As a quintessentially British brand, founded on great quality and style, Fairfax & Favor shares many common values and traits with Defender Burghley. We know its products are hugely popular with our visitors and also our competitors and they often feature in our ‘best dressed’ rider competition.

“After two years of being unable to run due to the pandemic, it is hugely encouraging that leading brands such as Fairfax & Favor are ready to support the event and help us make Burghley 2022 better than ever.”