The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials are fast approaching and I am well aware that people are making their final arrangements prior to travelling to Lincolnshire this week.
The hospitality marquee will be open for the duration of the event and will be open for business each day from 08:30 with breakfast rolls available to purchase for the early arrivals. For those members who have never attended Burghley you can find the EHOA hospitality marquee adjacent to Ring 2, situated in the middle of the action on cross country day. In the marquee you will be able to purchase lunch on a daily basis along with some sweet treats for a mid morning or afternoon snack. Candy and her wonderful team will once again be providing the food.
Following on form previous emails, please can we confirm that we will be charging guests to come in and we can only accept them if space permits. We always allow well behaved dogs to attend! We have some wonderful volunteers who will be helping to check everyone in. Please try and make their day as easy as possible and have your EHOA badge clearly displayed or your membership card to hand. For those members that are attending for more than one day you will be issued an EHOA wristband for ease of entry but can I ask you please to sign in at the front desk. It is a good opportunity to check that we hold the correct details for you on file.
If you have forgotten to request your stable field pass, you will be to collect your allocation in the marquee throughout the week. Please speak directly to Tor about it.
On Friday lunch time, between the break of the two young event horse classes, Roly Owers from the World Horse Welfare and Madeleine Campbell from the Royal Veterinary College are attending the marquee to chat to members about ethical care, training and competing of the sport horse and how we as members need to be aware of social licence. It should be fascinating and applies to each and everyone of us so please pop in and listen.
If in the mean time you have any questions about anything Burghley related please get in touch.
If not, see you next week.