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Ride round Burghley on the SEIB Sponsored Ride

Posted on Friday, June 27, 2014 by Heather Dodd

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If you have ever dreamed of riding at one of the world’s most prestigious equestrian events, the South Essex Insurance Brokers Burghley Sponsored Ride 2014 is the opportunity you have been waiting for. The UK’s most exclusive sponsored ride takes place on Sunday 7th September 2014, on the final day of the world famous Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials.

The South Essex Insurance Brokers (SEIB) Burghley Sponsored ride is run over a 12km course in the legendary Burghley Park, allowing participants to follow in the footsteps of great three day event riders such as William Fox-Pitt and Mary King. Whilst even the bravest sponsored riders will not be allowed to jump the fences, everyone can get up close to the daunting cross country obstacles and see how they really look from the back of a horse.  The ride will take in many of the famous Burghley landmarks such as The Dairy Mound and Trout Hatchery. Riders will also enjoy breath-taking views over the magnificent Burghley House and have the chance to explore the tracks and pathways of the vast Burghley Estate.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for riders of all levels to ride round Burghley and raise money for charity at the same time. Importantly, 100% of the money raised by participants will go to charity”, said SEIB Marketing Manager, Nicolina Mackenzie. SEIB offers competitively priced insurance cover for a multitude of equestrian possessions and pursuits and the company has a long held ethos of putting something back into equestrian sport.  The company is also the sponsor and organiser of the hugely popular SEIB Racehorse to Riding Horse show class held in the main arena also on the Sunday at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials.

The SEIB Burghley Sponsored Ride will be a great ride to do with friends, as a yard or club and, as it is open to riders 5 years and upwards, it is also the perfect event to participate in as a family. The minimum donation is £30 per rider and every rider is urged to seek as many sponsors as possible beyond the minimum entry fee in order raise a substantial amount for charity. Owing to the generosity of the event’s sponsors, SEIB, Stamford XT, Burghley Horse Trials and Burghley Estate, 100% of the money raised will go to equestrian and local Stamford charities.

Everyone completing the course will receive a special SEIB rosette and goody bag and there will be Burghley sponsored prizes for the most money raised. Local volunteers from Stamford ex-Tablers will provide marshalling on the ride. We can advise where to find local stabling via enquiries by email, and there will be a photographer.

For further details, including how to enter visit or email [email protected].
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