In our largest arena of Burghley Game and Country Fair, the Andy Singleton Arena, we have space for some of our main attractions.
Our horse boarders will be on their fourth heat of the 2017 championships. An exciting extreme sport, where a boarder is pulled at speeds of up to 28mph around a series of obstacles by a galloping horse. Sounds crazy? It may be – but it’s also incredibly skilful and great fun to watch. We have both Elite and Intermediate heats in the Andy Singleton Arena (Novice in the Countryside Arena) Expect thrills and spills and plenty of flying mud!
Pony Club Games
Watch these fabulous little ponies and their intrepid young riders battle it out in a series of team games and races designed to test their riding skills to the limit
Scurry Trials and Driving
In their fourth heat of the British Championships; these teams of ponies with their skilled drivers work their way around an arena full of obstacles in the fastest possible time.
Machine Vs Beast
Also with a chosen scurry team; we pit the skill and dexterity of these little ponies against the might of a 4×4 Isuzu vehicle under the expert handler
of Jeremy – a test driver and racing driver. Horsepower v Pony power – who will you be cheering for?
Don’t forget to visit the Isuzu stand! Isuzu are one of the main sponsors of Living Heritage Country Shows.
Shetland Pony Racing (Sunday only)
JPL racing offers a thrilling high speed display of shetland racing with jockeys racing in silks around a course of miniature steeplechase fences.
Watch these stunning birds of prey as they swoop and soar above the Andy Singleton Arena. Handled by some of the UK’s top falconers, Chris Neal, Ray Pickup and the team from the Falconry Centre. You will learn how they are flown, how they are used in pest control and sport, and you may even have the opportunity to come into the arena and fly one yourself.
Falconry demonstrators at Burghley Game and Country Fair:
- Chris Neal
- Andy Plant
- Ray Pickup
Again, you are welcome to meet the birds afterwards in the designated Falconry Marquee.