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The Household Cavalry Foundation has been named the official charity of the Burghley Horse Trials, which returns to Burghley House this year.

The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials will take place from September 1 to 4.

The Household Cavalry Foundation is the official charity for the Household Cavalry. The foundation provides charitable and pastoral welfare support to all the members of the Household Cavalry ‘family’ comprising serving soldiers, operational casualties, veterans and dependants. The foundation also supports the Household Cavalry’s heritage and its retired horses.

From left, Burghley Horse Trials event director Martyn Johnson and Giles Stibbe, Household Cavalry Foundation director, with troops from The Household Cavalry Regiment (Made up of The Life Guards and The Blues and Royals) in ceremonial and combat dress outside Burghley House to announce this year's charity for the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials
From left, Burghley Horse Trials event director Martyn Johnson and Giles Stibbe, Household Cavalry Foundation director, with troops from The Household Cavalry Regiment (Made up of The Life Guards and The Blues and Royals) in ceremonial and combat dress outside Burghley House to announce this year's charity for the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials

Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials event director, Martyn Johnson said: “We are delighted to be supporting the important work undertaken by the Household Cavalry Foundation.

"The origins of eventing evolved through the training of cavalry horses, meaning there are strong and long standing links between our sport and the work of the British Army’s cavalry regiments. In this Jubilee year, where the horses and soldiers of the Regiment will be at their ceremonial best, it seemed like a very appropriate time to be supporting the foundation’s work.”

Giles Stibbe, director of the Household Cavalry Foundation, added: “We hope that our partnership with Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials will help us to raise awareness of the essential work the foundation does, helping those who have served our country, both human and equine, in their time of need. The charity also works to ensure the history and heritage of the Regiment is preserved by our museums and archives.”

Troops from The Household Cavalry Regiment (Made up of The Life Guards and The Blues and Royals) in ceremonial dress outside Burghley House
Troops from The Household Cavalry Regiment (Made up of The Life Guards and The Blues and Royals) in ceremonial dress outside Burghley House

Anyone buying tickets to this year’s event will be able to make a contribution to the foundation at the time of purchase and during the event there will be a number of donation points around the showground. Visitors to the event will also have the opportunity to meet some of the Household Cavalry horses including the famous Cavalry Blacks, Trumpeters’ Greys and a Drum Horse.

Princess Anne rode Doublet to victory at Burghley Horse Trials in 1971 and she is now Colonel of The Blues and Royals, who with The Life Guards are the two regiments that form the Household Cavalry.



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