Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials 2022 will have highest ever prize fund of £320,000 with £100,000 for winner
The largest prize fund in the event’s 60-year history has been announced for the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials 2022.
Reflecting the event’s intention to return in 2022 bigger and better than ever, the increased prize fund of over £320,000 includes a first prize of £100,000, with prize money all the way to 20th place depending on the number of starters.
Because of the pandemic, the event was last held in 2019 when the total prize fund was £305,000.
Following Team GB’s Olympic Team Gold at Tokyo and a clean sweep of the podium in the 2021 European Championships, eventing fans will once again be able to witness the best of the best compete on home soil here at Land Rover Burghley.
Commenting on the announcement, event director Martyn Johnson said: “I am thrilled that connections at the 2022 event will be able to compete for the largest prize pot in the event’s history.
"Everyone at Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials understands the cost and time it takes to produce a five star horse and the increased prize money reflects the board’s commitment to ensure that Land Rover Burghley continues to be at the pinnacle of our sport.”
2018 Land Rover Burghley champion, Tim Price, added: “Land Rover Burghley is the one we all want to win! It’s fantastic to hear of the increased investment in the event and we can’t wait to be back this year.”
Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials is widely recognised as the most challenging of all the five star events and a fabulous social occasion with over 600 hand selected shopping outlets. It will return this year on Thursday, September 1, to Sunday, September 4. Tickets go on sale from April 28.