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Your Chance to Ride Round Burghley

13 June 2014


SEIB Burghley Sponsored RideIf you’ve ever dreamed of riding at one of the world’s most prestigious equestrian events, the South Essex Insurance Brokers (SEIB) Burghley Sponsored Ride 2014 is your answer!  

The UK’s most exclusive sponsored ride takes place on Sunday 7 September 2014, on the final day of the world-famous Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials.  

The 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.  

In addition, riders can enjoy their day knowing that all of their fee will go to help charities including The British Horse Society.

While 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 provides public liability and personal accident insurances for BHS Gold members, and is also the sponsor and organiser of the hugely popular SEIB Racehorse to Riding Horse show class held in the main arena 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 five years and upwards, it’s also the perfect event for 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 and there will be a photographer. 

For further details, including how to enter and where to find local stabling, visit or email You can also join in the excitement on Facebook at

Entries are limited and close on 29 August 2014 – so what are you waiting for?

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