5-8 September 2024

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Defender Burghley 2017 a huge success

In the words of Defender Burghley’s Event Director, Liz Inman: “It’s been a wonderful four days of sport. So many people put so much work into making this event such a success and we are indebted to Defender for its continued support.

Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 17:50
Oliver Townend Burghley Pn17 89706

“It’s too early to say for sure, but the indications are that we have had a record year in terms of visitor numbers, helped by glorious weather. Now we start planning for next year.”

For the first time since 2011, a British rider holds the Defender Burghley title – Oliver Townend, who won his last Four Star here in 2009. In a great weekend for British sport, fellow compatriots Piggy French and Gemma Tattersall made it a 1, 2, 3.

The 2018 Defender Burghley Horse Trials runs from 30th August to 2nd September.