"Burgham gives eventing fans an incredible opportunity to see the heroes of the sport at close quarters, away from the pressures of, say, Badminton or Burghley
. We have some of the most famous horses in the world coming to Burgham - come and see them and enjoy a really good day out."
Townend went into the showjumping finale as a clear leader aboard his 2017 Burghley
champion Ballaghmor Class.
But it has only been done twice before - by Jung in 2016 and Britain's Pippa Funnell 15 years ago - although 35-year-old Townend already has Burghley
and Kentucky in the bag, and he is now also chasing Badminton's PS100,000 top prize.
Reading out a challenge card in Burghley
Estate's show-jumping arena, the keen horseman told the other presenters: "To decide which of you has the best SUV, each of you will now compete in Top Gear's inaugural horse trials" "Horse trials!" he exclaimed: "Saddle up, boys!" No actual horses were used in the stunt, and instead a horse-shaped pinata, made of cardboard and coloured paper, was placed in the horsebox for each section of the challenge.
Try the mini Hambleton bakery loaf of bread with the soup of the day (PS7), or the Burghley
Estate venison, with salsify, roasted beets and red wine jus (PS22.50).
The Land Rover Burghley
Horse Trials is one of six fourstar events in the world and sees the best riders from across the globe descend on Lincolnshire to strut their stuff.
THE injury curse has struck again for Durham rider Jamie Atkinson when it comes to the Land Rover Burghley
Horse Trials - but he is determined to keep upbeat with plenty still riding on thisseason.
..."--Lady Victoria Leatham, Jon Culverhouse, and Eric Till (Burghley
House, 2000, p.
Interiors of the imposing Burghley
House, built by the secretary of state for Elizabeth I, Lord Cecil, were used to stand in for the pope's palace in the film adaptation of the Da Vinci Code.
If he reminds you of someone it is perhaps David Burghley
, the hurdling aristocrat portrayed in Chariots of Fire.
Witham-based South East Galvanizers, part of Wedge Group Galvanizing, has galvanized steel used by abstract sculptor Julian Wild to create Totem' and 'Revival', two works in his 17-piece outdoor exhibition Incomplete Systems, which is currently on display in the gardens of Burghley
House in Lincolnshire.
Before our visit, I knew one thing about Burghley
House in Lincolnshire: it hosts the annual Burghley