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Burghley Appoints New Director

Burghley Horse Trials has today confirmed that it has appointed Andrew Tulloch to the position of Event Director of the Burghley Horse Trials. Tulloch (37) will take on the post from Bill Henson who retires after this year’s event.

Andrew Tulloch is no stranger to Eventing having himself competed or officiated at a wide range of Three Day Events from Osberton to the Atlanta Olympics where he was an FEI Steward. Mr. Tulloch also knows Burghley from an owner’s perspective as co-owner, with his wife Jancis (nee Lane), of the international Eventer Bally Free who was 4th at Burghley in 1998 and was shortlisted for the Sydney Olympics in 2000.

Andrew Tulloch said of his appointment “Burghley is not only one of the best Three Day Events in the world but is also a great British sporting and social occasion. Its tremendous growth over the last 10 years is in no small part down to the current Director, Bill Henson, and I look forward, with a great deal of enthusiasm, to working with the team at Burghley and to helping the event grow still further.”

Malcolm Wallace, Chairman of the Burghley Committee, said: "Although Bill will be a very difficult act to follow, we believe that we have a worthy successor in Andrew. He already has a considerable knowledge of Three-Day Eventing and through his involvement at Aintree, where he will continue to act as Clerk of the Course, he is well used to the staging of high profile events. Fortunately, there is no clash of dates and Andrew's work at both Aintree and Burghley should compliment each other."

Charles Barnett, Managing Director of Aintree Racecourse said: “We are delighted at the news and feel that Andrew’s appointment will dovetail extremely well with his position as Clerk of the Course at Aintree and Cartmel.”

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