Equestrianism - Burghley Horse Trials, Stamford

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The Independent Online
The Burghley Remy Martin Horse Trials in Lincolnshire this weekend complete the British international season in three-day eventing. Burghley is, with Badminton, the most senior horse trials in Britain. First held in 1961, its tough course has a four-star rating, the top international grade, and the trials take place in the grounds of Burghley House, an Elizabethan building whose ornate structure has changed little since its completion in 1587. Capability Brown designed the park, adding a beautiful setting to the trials. Capt Mark Phillips designed the cross-country course, which has 16 new fences this year.

How to get there: Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire, east of A1, is 12 miles north- west of Peterborough (Tel: 0780-66868). Admission by car (up to five adults): Today (second day of dressage, 9am-4.45pm) pounds 10, Saturday (cross country, 11am) pounds 20, Sunday (show jumping, 11am and 2.15pm) pounds 10. Grandstand seats: dressage pounds 5, show jumping pounds 8. Membership for two adults pounds 50. Members' caravan park pounds 45.

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