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Photos from day 1 of Burghley Horse Trials near Stamford





The grounds of Burghley House were bustling with people on the first day of the annual horse trials.

Tradestands, a number of which are Stamford and Rutland based, opened at 9am today (Thursday, August 31) as Harry Meade on horse Away Cruising kicked off the dressage competition.

Crowds of people gathered for the LeMieux Pony Club Jumping while others lined up to take part in the Defender experience.

Spectators watch a big screen at the Defender Burghley Horse trials
Spectators watch a big screen at the Defender Burghley Horse trials

And no one went hungry as there are more than 100 street food vendors with snacks including wood-fired pizza, tacos, churros, Greek wraps and loaded fries.

Photographer Paul Marriott captured some of the highlights from day one of the event.

Zara Tindall on Class Affair at The Defender Burghley Horse trials
Zara Tindall on Class Affair at The Defender Burghley Horse trials

To find out what people thought of the day, click here.

A Land Rover drives through water
A Land Rover drives through water
Zara Tindall at The Defender Burghley Horse trials in Stamford
Zara Tindall at The Defender Burghley Horse trials in Stamford
A Land Rover drives through water
A Land Rover drives through water
Zara Tindall after dressage at the Defender Burghley Horse trials
Zara Tindall after dressage at the Defender Burghley Horse trials
A dog carried around in a backsling
A dog carried around in a backsling
Land Rovers at The Defender Burghley Horse trials in
Land Rovers at The Defender Burghley Horse trials in
Zara Tindall on Class Affair at The Defender Burghley Horse trials
Zara Tindall on Class Affair at The Defender Burghley Horse trials
Thousands of people have come to Stamford for the event
Thousands of people have come to Stamford for the event
People sat down to take a break from shopping
People sat down to take a break from shopping
Dogs were welcome
Dogs were welcome
A busy day at The Defender Burghley Horse trials in Stamford
A busy day at The Defender Burghley Horse trials in Stamford
The Defender Burghley Horse trials in Stamford
The Defender Burghley Horse trials in Stamford
The Defender Burghley Horse trials in Stamford
The Defender Burghley Horse trials in Stamford
The Defender Burghley Horse trials in Stamford
The Defender Burghley Horse trials in Stamford
The Defender Burghley Horse trials in Stamford
The Defender Burghley Horse trials in Stamford
The Defender Burghley Horse trials in Stamford
The Defender Burghley Horse trials in Stamford
The Defender Burghley Horse trials in Stamford
The Defender Burghley Horse trials in Stamford
The Defender Burghley Horse trials in Stamford
The Defender Burghley Horse trials in Stamford
Wills Oakden on Oughterard Cooley in the dressage at The Defender Burghley Horse trials in Stamford, Lincolnshire, on 31st August, 2023. Photo: Paul Marriott
Wills Oakden on Oughterard Cooley in the dressage at The Defender Burghley Horse trials in Stamford, Lincolnshire, on 31st August, 2023. Photo: Paul Marriott
Spectators arrive early at The Defender Burghley Horse trials in Stamford, Lincolnshire, on 31st August, 2023. Photo: Paul Marriott
Spectators arrive early at The Defender Burghley Horse trials in Stamford, Lincolnshire, on 31st August, 2023. Photo: Paul Marriott
Crowds watch the dressage at The Defender Burghley Horse trials in Stamford, Lincolnshire, on 31st August, 2023.
Crowds watch the dressage at The Defender Burghley Horse trials in Stamford, Lincolnshire, on 31st August, 2023.
Oliver Townend on Tregilder waves to the crowd at The Defender Burghley Horse trials in Stamford, Lincolnshire, on 31st August, 2023. Photo: Paul Marriott
Oliver Townend on Tregilder waves to the crowd at The Defender Burghley Horse trials in Stamford, Lincolnshire, on 31st August, 2023. Photo: Paul Marriott
A member of the Cottesmore club competes in the Pony Club Team competition at The Defender Burghley Horse trials in Stamford, Lincolnshire, on 31st August, 2023. Photo: Paul Marriott
A member of the Cottesmore club competes in the Pony Club Team competition at The Defender Burghley Horse trials in Stamford, Lincolnshire, on 31st August, 2023. Photo: Paul Marriott
A member of the Cottesmore club competes in the Pony Club Team competition at The Defender Burghley Horse trials in Stamford, Lincolnshire, on 31st August, 2023. Photo: Paul Marriott
A member of the Cottesmore club competes in the Pony Club Team competition at The Defender Burghley Horse trials in Stamford, Lincolnshire, on 31st August, 2023. Photo: Paul Marriott
A member of the Cottesmore club competes in the Pony Club Team competition at The Defender Burghley Horse trials in Stamford, Lincolnshire, on 31st August, 2023. Photo: Paul Marriott
A member of the Cottesmore club competes in the Pony Club Team competition at The Defender Burghley Horse trials in Stamford, Lincolnshire, on 31st August, 2023. Photo: Paul Marriott
Competitors in the Pony Club events walk the course at The Defender Burghley Horse trials in Stamford, Lincolnshire, on 31st August, 2023. Photo: Paul Marriott
Competitors in the Pony Club events walk the course at The Defender Burghley Horse trials in Stamford, Lincolnshire, on 31st August, 2023. Photo: Paul Marriott
Wills Oakden on Oughterard Cooley in the dressage at The Defender Burghley Horse trials in Stamford, Lincolnshire, on 31st August, 2023. Photo: Paul Marriott
Wills Oakden on Oughterard Cooley in the dressage at The Defender Burghley Horse trials in Stamford, Lincolnshire, on 31st August, 2023. Photo: Paul Marriott

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