Entries open for the 2019 SEIB Burghley Sponsored Ride

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Entries for the SEIB Insurance Brokers Burghley Sponsored Ride open today (Tuesday, 19 March) on the ride website. 

This popular event takes place on the final day of the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials on Sunday 8th September 2019. This is the 18th running of the ride, which over the years has raised in excess of £250,000 for good causes. 

Famous fences

Thanks to Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, riders will be able to enjoy riding on the parkland turf of a large section of the world’s toughest 5* eventing cross country course and see the huge fences up close on horseback.

The ride course takes in famous Burghley feature fences such as the Trout Hatchery, Cottesmore Leap and the Rolex Combination. These iconic fences were joined in 2018 with the (ongoing) additional treat of riding over and under the new Flyover. 

Family fun

The SEIB Burghley Sponsored Ride is 12km long and takes in both these famous fences and many of the tracks and pathways of the vast Burghley estate.

The ride is suitable for all ages and abilities and there are strict policies in place to ensure that riders travelling at a leisurely pace are not disturbed by those wishing to go a little faster.

All riders are required to remain in walk and trot when on the cross-country course. 

The charitable action at Burghley on the 8 September continues later in the afternoon, after the ride has finished, with the SEIB Horseless Burghley Fun Run.

This 3.5km event is aimed at runners of all ages and abilities and takes place over some of the ride course. Details of the fun run and length of track are still being worked on and will be available on the ride website soon. 

All for charity

Ride organiser, Ian Scott said: “We are very much looking forward to the 2019 running of the SEIB Burghley Sponsored Ride and this year we will be raising vital funds for charities including Hannah’s Wilberry Wonder Pony, the BHS, World Horse Welfare and the Burghley charity of the year, the Jon Egging Trust.”

SEIB’s contribution combined with the support of Stamford XT, Burghley Horse Trials and Burghley Estate ensures that all set up costs of the ride are covered and so 100% of the money raised goes directly to charity. The 2018 ride raised £22,500 for charity. 

The ride is open to all riders over five years of age. Everyone completing the course will receive a memento of the day and there are some wonderful prizes for the participants raising the most money for charity.

It’s always a great way to clock up miles for the Your Horse #Hack1000miles challenge, which SEIB also sponsors. The relaunch will be on newsstands in April, with a brand new tracking card to fill in.

For more information about the SEIB Burghley Sponsored Ride, or to sign up, visit the website, here. 

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