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 third heat of the 2019 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!
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.
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, under the leadership of Ben Long Falconry, you will learn how they are flown, used in sport, worked with dogs and you will enjoy out pageant of riders, birds and dogs, all in Tudor costume, and demonstrating falconry on horseback – just as it used to be done.
Again, you are welcome to meet the birds afterwards in the designated Falconry Marquee.
If you like fast cars you will love these stunning jaguars as they are put through their paces with an enthusiastic and knowledgeable commentary!
Chase The Bunny
A firm Living Heritage Favourite! If your dog loves to chase this could be their moment! Dogs are matched to general size and speed and race to chase the lure around the arena. Great fun to both take part in and to watch – especially when the dogs run in completely the opposite direction, or find a more interesting smell. Don’t worry: your dog won’t be the first and certainly won’t be the last!
Walk Up Shoot
Have you ever wondered exactly what happens on a shoot? This is your chance to find out. With their team of gun dogs in various stages of training, Paul Makepeace of Trochery Gundogs, and Aubrey Ladyman will be taking us through how the dogs are used at every stage, from beating with spaniels, flushing the birds out, through to pointing and retrieval in a variety of tricky situations. They will also be demonstrating how gun dogs – both spaniels and retrievers – are trained.