The buzz around one of the world’s best 5*Horse Trials is starting…

Updated: Aug 26

Join Richard Jones on his XC course walk Friday 2nd September


Come and cheer Team Jones on at the Trot Up Wednesday 31st August - entrance free!





The clock is ticking down for Richard Jones and Alfies Clover for this year at Burghley Horse Trials. Richard believes they have their best ever chance of going better than their ‘Top Ten’ place at Badminton and has eyes on a coveted ‘Top Three’ finish. We’ll be keeping our news feeds on – Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter will be buzzing with updates of their progress during this top international 5* Horse Trials event. But why not join in?


If you’d like to join in the occasion, come along to the trot up on Wednesday afternoon and show your support for our local Rutland rider – details below.


And for those of you who would like to walk the course with Richard and gain insights on how a top eventer approaches the jumps on one of the world’s most difficult 5* tracks, get in touch using the link below and we’ll send you the details.


The countdown begins:


Wednesday 31st August – First Trot up, Main Arena, 4pm


It’s the all-important first trot up in front of the vet and the Ground Jury of the event. Horses and riders are dressed to impress, and turned out to the highest standards!


Just head for the Main Arena, take your seat in the grandstand, and when Richard and Alfie come in, and get the nod from the inspection team, cheer as loudly at you can!!! Get the Burghley Buzz going!


NOTE: Entry to Burghley Park is FREE Wednesday, and seating in the Grandstand is FREE too


Thursday 1st September - Richard and Alfies Dressage Day


Start times will be posted as soon as we have them on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter.


Normal Burghley Horse Trials Entry fees apply


Friday 2nd September – Join Richard Jones on a course walk, no charge


Get the opportunity to walk one of the world’s top 5* XC courses designed by top international course designer Derek di Grazia and get the lowdown from Richard on the challenges and options. The walk will take approx. an hour and a half, please wear walking boots/shoes and bring water.


Email teamjones@iba-international to register your name and we’ll send you details of the time and meeting point – numbers are limited, so hurry!


Normal Burghley Horse Trials Entry fees apply


Saturday 3rd September – It’s Cross Country Day


Richard and Alfie are likely to be in the start box in the middle of the day.


Precise start times will be posted on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter.


Normal Burghley Horse Trials Entry fees apply­


Sunday 4th September – crunch time – the final show jumping phase


Start times will be posted on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter.


Hopefully Richard will be in the afternoon session starting at 2.30pm


Normal Burghley Horse Trials Entry fees apply­


And finally…


The Team Jones horses and riders, thank you all for your support. Our fingers are crossed for a good run from Richard and Alfie and a Top Three place.

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