5-8 September 2024

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LeMieux latest equestrian brand to join Defender Burghley Horse Trials sponsors’ roster

LeMieux has announced a new partnership with Defender Burghley Horse Trials (1-4 September).

The leading equestrian brand will become a supporting sponsor for the next three years of the event.

Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 14:52
Robert Lemieux at Burghley

LeMieux are sponsoring the cross-country combination fence in Burghley’s Main Arena - which always draws huge crowds of spectators as it is a demanding feature on the track, which is designed this year for the first time by the USA’s Derek di Grazia.

They will also be sponsoring the Pony Club team show jumping competition, which takes place on Thursday, 1 September and is where many eventing stars had their first taste of riding at Burghley.

Company founder Robert Lemieux commented: "As one of the most challenging and prestigious five-star events in the world, it’s a pleasure and privilege to be a part of the action on its much-awaited return this year.”

This partnership is extra special for LeMieux as Robert was a regular competitor at Burghley, having first competed here in 1983, and eventing was the start of the journey for the LeMieux brand. It’s also set to be a fabulous shopping occasion with two LeMieux stands, in the Horse Village and near the Main Arena, as well as representation at stockists including Treehouse Sporting Colours, Townfields Saddlers, Ayr Equestrian and Nags Essentials.

LeMieux have also recently been included in The Sunday Times Top 100 fastest-growing companies in Britain. This is a first for an equestrian company in the prestigious listing's 24-year history.

Martyn Johnson, event director of Defender Burghley, said: “We are delighted to welcome LeMieux to Burghley as a supporting sponsor. The company is renowned for quality and innovation, and many leading riders taking part in this year’s event will be using their products.”