World Horse Welfare chosen as Burghley's charity of the year

Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials have announced that they have chosen leading charity, World Horse Welfare, as their official Charity of the Year in 2017.

Christopher Burton won last year (Pic: Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials Peter Nixon)

Christopher Burton won last year (Pic: Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials Peter Nixon)

In a new move for the CCI four-star competition - which is listed as one of the UK’s top ten sporting events - World Horse Welfare will be the event’s first ever official charity.

Event Director of the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials Elizabeth Inman said:

“We are thrilled to introduce a charity partner to the horse trials and are looking forward to working with World Horse Welfare during the milestone of their 90th year.  

“After a thorough selection process, we are confident that our chosen charity’s work helping horses in the UK and internationally - and their support for the responsible use of horses in sport – will chime well with our audience.”

Burghley 2016 saw over 155,000 visitors (Pic: Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials Peter Nixon)

Burghley 2016 saw over 155,000 visitors (Pic: Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials Peter Nixon)

World Horse Welfare Chief Executive, Roly Owers, said: “It is a true honour to have been chosen as Land Rover Burghley’s charity of the year, which gives us a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase our global work to such extensive and relevant audience of visitors from across the world.

“Land Rover Burghley is a world leading 4* Event, which chimes so well in this special year for World Horse Welfare as we celebrate our 90th anniversary.

“We cannot wait to start working on our partnership with the Event and on behalf of everyone at World Horse Welfare; I would like to express our sincere thanks to Liz Inman and her team for choosing us.”

The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials kick off on the 31 August and will run until 3 September 2017. 

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