The Defender Burghley Horse Trials

Sep 5
5th September 2024 - 8th September 2024

Experience a weekend at Burghley House for the world's greatest 5* equestrian event, the Defender Burghley Horse Trials this summer.

A key event towards the end of the summer social season, the Defender Burghley attracts fantastic crowds to witness exhilarating equestrian action alongside browsing the world-renowned shopping avenues and enjoying the many other attractions and activities on offer in this truly stunning location.

  • Cafe / Tea RoomCafe / Tea Room
  • RestaurantRestaurant
  • Guided ToursGuided Tours
  • WifiWifi
  • ParkingParking
  • AccessibleAccessible
  • ToiletsToilets
  • Baby FacilitiesBaby Facilities
  • Gift ShopGift Shop
  • Dogs WelcomeDogs Welcome
  • Groups WelcomeGroups Welcome
  • Meeting FacilitiesMeeting Facilities

Horse Trials & Defender Experiences

The three day horse trials feature dressage, cross country and jumping - a truly comprehensive test of the all round ability of the horse and rider.

Take part in the Defender Experience during your visit over the four days, located on the south side of the lake at Burghley House. Giving you the thrill of being driven in one of the latest Land Rover vehicles over dynamic display equipment.

Plus, watch the hugely popular Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse competition, that’s now in its fourth decade and integral to Burghley Horse Trails, acknowledged as the shop window to view potential ‘five-star’ horses at an early age.

opening times

Thursday 5th - Sunday 8th September

entry & prices

Visit the official website for details on tickets and prices 

Burghley Horse Trials

more information

Burghley House



More About The Venue

Burghley House

Burghley House is one of the largest surviving Sixteenth century houses. Conceived by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth.