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This years 2017 Burton Hunt Hunter Trial will be held on Sunday 24th September at Hackthorn Hall

How often do you get the chance to compete in a ‘Burghley’ style setting but without the rider frightener course?

Hackthorn Hall is a country estate dating early 1600’s and ancestral home of the Cracroft-Eley’s whose very kind patronage makes this event possible.

Hackthorn Hall provides a picturesque backdrop

The organisers of the Burton Hunter Trial and all their reliable team of helpers have strived to create a fun, friendly course with good children’s classes and riding club standard novice and intermediate (click on Course to see the jumps for yourself).

The organisers of the Hunter Trial have worked hard to create a family day out which has something to offer for everybody: a scenic cross country walk and refreshments on the Saturday: a delightful dog show with fun classes for all canine varieties. This went down a storm last year, particularly with children and we are extending classes due to popular demand.

While awaiting your class or completing triumphant, you can indulge in barbequed beef burgers, sausages or bacon rolls supplied by Oxley’s, Gainsborough, or partake in a home made slice of cake served by our lovely tea ladies all undercover in a spacious marquee with trade stands to browse and titillate or tables and chairs to have a minute.

The organisers of the Hunter Trial have this year included several qualifying events for the finals of the 2016 Horseware National Hunter Trial Championships held at Eland Lodge in Derbyshire.

2016 Gate Jumping


Following the success of last year, we once again running the Gate Jumping Competition in the Main Ring.

A real crowd pleaser, the gate jumping will provide an element of fun for the competitors and guaranteed entertainment for the crowd as the gate is raised in a knockabout style competition.



We have car stands and various things mechanical for dads, husbands, boyfriends who usually hover about as support and unpaid chauffeurs. This year we have gone a step further with a facility for electronic shooting to bring a competitive interest and a country sports ambience. We anticipate this being hugely popular and not just with the gentlemen.

Burton Hunt Hunter trial and family dog show

Finish the day with afternoon tea or a well deserved gin and tonic watching the sun dip down behind the hall. We urge you to try the Burton Hunter Trial experience.

You won’t regret it!