Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials

The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials take place in Stamford between 5th and 8th September 2019 at Burghley House. One of the main equestrian events of the year it is always well organised and attended and well worth a visit if you have the time. Come and watch the best 3 day event riders and horses compete in fabulous surroundings.

Burghley Horse Trials

On Thursday and Friday the competitors complete the dressage phase. This is all about control which is a real challenge when the horses are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to race around Burghley Park on Saturday’s cross country day! A good score in the dressage sets the competitors up well for the rest of the competition so tension is always high. If you don’t have tickets for the dressage there are plenty of screens to watch the action.

Saturday is all about the cross country. The course is always challenging and the fences huge! It is an opportunity for you to walk around the grounds and see the action from a number of different standpoints. It also gives you an opportunity to relax with a picnic in the beautiful parkland surrounding Burghley House.

Sunday is the final phase, show jumping. The riders compete in reverse order so tension remains high right until the final round. Who will win? We will have to wait and see but whoever it is will have deserved their prize.

Throughout all of this there is an extensive shopping village, dog agility and many other attractions so plenty to fill up your days during your visit. For more information visit:

Need somewhere to stay?

If you plan on attending and are looking for a great location to stay then why not stay with us? Beehive Cottage is situated in South Luffenham only 7 miles south of Stamford and only 20 minutes away from the event by car. A charming cottage sleeping 5 people and the perfect location to visit the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials. 

With a well equipped kitchen and plenty of outside space you can relax before and after your visit to Burghley. If you prefer, our local pub, The Coach House is less than 5 minutes walk away from the Cottage. Serving a great selection of beers and wines and great food, all freshly prepared, it is well worth a visit.

Our other local pub, The Boot has just reopened. After an extensive refurbishment it is also worth a visit but check if you are looking to eat as they have only just reopened and may not be serving food yet.

So what to do?

We still have availability for Burghley week so click on the availability button to book now or follow the link below:

We look forward to welcoming you to Beehive Cottage soon.