Entries open for the 2018 SEIB Burghley Sponsored Ride

April 24, 2018

Entries are now open for the SEIB Insurance Brokers (SEIB) Burghley Sponsored Ride which will take place at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials on Sunday 2nd September 2018.  This will be the 17th time the ride has been held on the final day of the world-famous horse trials in Burghley Park.

The Icelandic Horse Society of Great Britain taking part in the SEIB Burghley Sponsored Ride, photo credit JPC Images

For the first time in 2018, the SEIB Burghley Sponsored Ride will be catering for runners as well as riders – with the 5km SEIB Horseless Burghley Fun Run. Both the ride and the run offer participants the opportunity to get up close to the huge Burghley fences including the daunting Cottesmore Leap, explore the technical challenges of the Dairy Mound, and the Rolex Combination – not to mention the chance for everyone to splash around in the Trout Hatchery. The 12km course of the ride takes in plenty, including these famous fences and the many tracks and pathways of the vast Burghley estate. Runners can find out more from the link pages off the ride website and enter online.

Ride organiser, Ian Scott said, “We are thrilled to be welcoming runners as well as riders to this year’s SEIB Burghley Sponsored Ride. The ride grows year on year and 2018 looks set to be the most exciting yet. We will be raising money for both local and equine charities including – World Horse Welfare, Brandsby horses (celebrating its 50th year) British Horse Society, this year’s Burghley nominated charity The Gurkha Welfare Trust and Air Ambulance.”

At the Trout Hatchery on the SEIB Burghley Sponsored Ride, photo credit JPC Images

SEIB Insurance Brokers is in its 4th year of generously sponsoring the SEIB Burghley Sponsored Ride. 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 2017 ride raised £20,000 for charity.

Nicolina MacKenzie, SEIB’s Marketing Manager commented, “Our event sponsorship at SEIB is aimed at helping riders have new and exciting experiences with their four-legged friends. The SEIB Burghley Sponsored Ride is one of our favourite events as it combines a great experience for participants with raising much needed funds for charity.”

The SEIB Burghley sponsored ride guarantees a great day out for groups such as riding clubs, livery yards and teams. families and friends. The ride is open to all riders over 5 years of age and now runners are welcome in their own right too, the day is even more of a perfect family event. Everyone completing the course will receive a memento of the day and there are prizes for the participants raising the most money for charity. Entries are open at www.burghleysponsoredride.co.uk.