The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials is possibly the most famous equestrian event in the world. Part of the famous Rolex Grand Slam, the annual 3-day event is set in the beautiful grounds of Burghley Estate in Stamford, Lincolnshire.

Naturally, this year it had to be cancelled due to Covid-19. Instead of the usual exciting fast-paced action and huge crowds, the clever people at Burghley have put together all the archive footage from previous years, which will be available to stream online from tomorrow.

Additionally, around 100 of the regular Burghley retailers will have their products available to purchase online, so as not to disappoint the hundreds of thousands of fans who usually attend this English countryside social highlight.

On Sunday 6th September an “All-Stars Programme” will air live on hosted by Clare Balding with appearances from Pippa Funnell, Sir Mark Todd, Carl Hester MBE, Oliver Townend and more.

Many of you make bookings for the Burghley Horse Trials a year in advance, and some of you have kept your reservations for this year despite the event not going ahead! So, if you are staying at Hambleton Hall as usual, tune in to to get the most out of the event this year.

About Burghley House

The Burghley Estate contains Burghley House, which was built for and is still occupied by the Cecil family. In residence presently in the grand sixteenth-century English country house are Orlando and Miranda Rock, who is director of the Burghley House Preservation Trust and the daughter of the 6th Marquess of Exeter and Lady Victoria Leathamn. Burghley was built for Sir William Cecil, later 1st Baron Burghley, who was Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I of England, between 1555 and 1587, and modelled on the privy lodgings of Richmond Palace. Its park was laid out by Capability Brown.


The Estate is centred in the beautiful market town of Stamford in Lincolnshire and spreads to the outlying villages of Pilsgate, Barnack, Collyweston, Easton on the Hill, Barrowden, Wakerley and Morcott, where properties are readily available to let.

House Tours

Burghley House is open to the public who enjoy its grand and richly furnished state apartments, magnificent artworks and sculpture. Tim Hart recommends a tour in his Things To Do booklet.