The Eventing Riders Association (ERA) International will once again host the Land Rover Burghley Hall of Fame Awards, supported by Shearwater Insurance. The annual awards are hosted by Burghley Horse Trials and will be held within the rider’s compound at the final British CCI5* of the year.
The event provides a social event for competing riders, owners and grooms, whilst creating a chance to celebrate the successes of their peers and equestrian athletes.
2018 welcomed Pippa Funnell into the illustrious group of riders. Pippa has long been a stalwart of the British team and it is often hard to believe that she has only once lifted the Burghley trophy. Her win came in 2003 with Primmore’s Pride. The most memorable win also saw Funnell become the first, and only female rider, to win the Rolex Grand Slam of eventing. 2018 also welcomed Faerie Dianimo into the fold. The former Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse Winner became a CCI5* winner at Luhmuhlen in June 2018, under the expert guidance of Jonelle Price.
In a change to previous years, the Eventing Riders Association (International) this year invites riders, owners and the general public to nominate a horse and rider that they believe is befitting of joining the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials Hall of Fame.
The horse and rider must have made a standout performance at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials. The list of nominees will be considered by the ERA committee to decide upon a winner. Nominations close on the 23rdAugust 2019.