Eventing to come to a close at Burgie after 45 years

We are deeply saddened to hear that this year will be the last running of Burgie Horse Trials, after 45 years of national and international eventing competition being held at the venue.

Please see the following statement by the Lochore family.

After 45 years of national and international eventing competitions it is with a heavy heart that we announce that the British Eventing Horse Trials to be held on 3 July 2022 will be the final Horse Trials at Burgie. 

From humble beginnings in 1977 through the flourishing years of the late ’90 and early 2000’s, Burgie grew to being one of the largest competitor Three Day Events in the world, with the core objectives of good fun and good sport. Many future equine champions have cut their Three-Day Event teeth on the hills at Burgie and the great and good from the eventing world have enjoyed the long daylight days and fabulous views from the top of the hill.

This has been a very difficult family decision, as all of us at Burgie are well aware of the enormous contributions that have been made over the years to make Burgie so internationally synonymous with the sport and the significant community which has embraced the venue from around Scotland. It is testament to this community that there are still key team members and volunteers from the original event in 1977 that will be active for the final running on the 3rd July 2022 and we would like to pay tribute to the hard working Horse Trials Committee and the many volunteers whom have made this event so great over so many years and who have given so much time, energy, and hard work into the running of eventing at Burgie over the past 45 years. 

We are also sincerely grateful for the years of commitment made by the riders, owners, sponsors and so many more who have embraced Burgie Horse Trials and embodied all that is good about the sport of eventing.

We hope the sun will shine and everyone will have fun on Sunday 3rd July.

Best wishes

The Lochore family


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