The 2022 Barefoot Retreats Burnham Market International Horse Trials is set to deliver a real Easter treat next week (14-16 April), with many of the world’s leading horses and riders heading to North West Norfolk to enjoy three days of top class sport.
Eight of the world’s current top 10 riders have entries, with world number one Oliver Townend set to run three of his Badminton prospects – Tregilder, Swallow Springs and Olympic Team Gold medallist, Ballaghmor Class. He also has Paul Ridgeon’s promising mare Cooley Rosalent entered in the CCI4*-S, looking to carry forward the success they enjoyed when winning the CCI3*-S at Burnham Market last year.
In total, more than 40 combinations on the start list are hoping to be bound for Badminton this spring – from first timers to the reigning champions, Piggy March and Vanir Kamira. Piggy finished second in the CCI-S 4* at this event last year with Trevor Dickens’ superstar mare and fans will be hoping they can go one better next week before heading on to defend their Badminton title.
Action gets underway at Burnham Market next Thursday (Image, Hannah Cole)
“We can’t wait to welcome everyone to the first of our international competitions for 2022,” said Event Organiser for Musketeer Event Management, Jenny Meiklejohn. “Last year was a phenomenal year for eventing in this country and we are proud to have been part of the journey for those riders who chose to have prep runs with us on the way to their incredible success last summer – such as Kitty King and Vendredi Biats, who finished a close second in the 4* at this very fixture last spring before going on to take the Team Gold medal at the European Championships in Avenches.
“We look forward to hosting some tremendous sport at Burnham Market again this year and delivering a real Easter treat for all!”
Gates open at 8am each morning, with competition getting underway at 9am (Thursday and Friday) and 8am on Saturday. View the full timetable click here.
Tickets are available to purchase now by visiting the MEM website, www.musketeer.co.uk and on the gate. A limited number of Saturday Picnic Parking tickets are also available.
For those unable to attend, all the action from Friday and Saturday will be available to watch via your mobile, tablet, TV or desktop with H&C+. Visit the Horse & Country website to find out more.