& Burghley Agree New Three Year Deal
Television Sport and Burghley Horse Trials, voted last year the
Worlds Best Three Day Event for an unprecedented
fourth time, have agreed to extend their present relationship
for a further three years from 2004 up to and including the 2006
Burghley Horse Trials.
based independent sports production company Television in
Europe will continue to provide the host broadcast coverage
for BBC Television: featuring post produced highlights of the
spectacular 32 fence Cross Country Course and live coverage of
the decisive Show Jumping finale.
Cole of BBC Grandstand said: This new agreement is an indication
of our strong commitment to Burghley and the sport of Eventing.
The event fits well within our schedule and is very well received
by the audience.
Henson, Director of the Burghley Horse Trials, said: Im
delighted that weve reached this agreement. The television
format Burghley and the BBC have pioneered and developed over
the last seven years, brings the whole story together for the
audience in a single programme whilst maintaining the Events
topicality: it also allows for the inclusion of features and background
information about the sport and its stars which hopefully makes
for an even more enjoyable show.
of this years Burghley Masterfoods Horse Trials 2003 (4th-7th
September) can be seen on Sunday Grandstand on Sunday, 7th September
12.15 13.45 GMT (subject to alteration) and Eurosport Wednesday
1st October 20.00 - 21.30 CET, subject to alteration.
another innovative move, on Sunday 31 August, BBC Grandstand will
be previewing this years Horse Trials including Britains
Pippa Funnel attempt to become the first ever winner of the 250,000
dollar Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing.
further information on the event including a secure online advanced
ticket booking facility, visit the website at www.burghley-horse.co.uk
or telephone the box office on 01933 304744.