Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials

Burghley Horse Trials
Burghley Horse Trials is the second largest equine event in the world after Badminton Horse Trials and considered one of the most prestigious in the world. The event requires a massive communication system to keep the event organisers in touch with the public, guests and event staff across an enormous area of open parkland, two arena grandstands, stables, as well as requiring a large evacuation system to cover their enormous tradestand village.

Project Details

We supply Burghley with a twelve zone system comprising more than 145 speakers and covering an event site of over four square kilometeres. Burghley is a four day event and on the Saturday alone draws a crowd in excess of 150,000. It is Show Hire’s responsibility to ensure the event organisers stay in touch with the public and stewards across their large show site.

We supply our public address feeds to the BBC’s Outside Broadcast units for their live link to Grandstand, shown on BBC 2 throughout the Sunday afternoon.
This event is set up over two weeks and requires five engineers, more than 20 kilometres of cable and over £520,000 worth of equipment. After the event closes on Sunday evening the show site is stripped in just 24 hours.

If you would like any further information on the systems we supply to Badminton, or any other matter, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.

  • Video and AV hire
  • Commentary unit hire
  • Two way radios hire


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Tom Hooper, Chief Executive


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