Heading Off To The 2023 Burghley Horse Trials

Model wearing an Exmoor Country Coverall from 3 Donkeys posing with a horse.

It’s August already, which means it’s time for one of the most important dates in the equestrian calendar. Of course, I’m talking about the Defender Burghley Horse Trials. We’ll make the 250-mile drive to Lincolnshire again in a couple of weeks with our 3 Donkeys women’s workwear coveralls, apparel, and accessories range. So what can you expect from this year’s event – and what surprises do 3 Donkeys have in store?

The Burghley Horse Trials 2023

The Burghley Horse Trials have a long-standing reputation as one of the most esteemed equestrian events in the world – the world’s greatest 5* equestrian event’ – taking place in the stunning Burghley House estate in Stamford, Lincolnshire. Attracting riders, spectators, and traders from around the globe, it’s a vibrant, diverse, and very special celebration of equestrian sports and culture.

Back for another 4-day show, the trials see the best in equestrian eventing from Thursday 31st August to Sunday 3rd September and promises the best in horse dressage, cross country and jumping events with the best entrants in the world, competing for ‘the most valuable prize in sport: £110,000. 

But there are plenty of other attractions to enjoy, too, including the Defender Experience, the celebrity talk area, the Burghley Boutique for the ultimate in glamping while you stay, and a host of food treats, including Michelin-starred premium picnic hampers, champagne afternoon teas, and dinner in the Winner’s Restaurant.

3 Donkeys new product launch

But beyond the main events, Burghley is an excellent platform for equestrian businesses like ours to connect with riders and enthusiasts who share a passion for horse riding and outdoor clothing. It’s an opportunity for us to showcase our fabulous collection and catch up with current and new friends and customers who appreciate the importance of well-designed, tailored apparel for women – including our 3 Donkeys 2-into-1 ladies coveralls.

But this year’s event is extra special as it will see us showing off our latest 3 Donkeys product. Yes, get ready for the launch of our new ‘Exmoor’ Country Coverall – the next generation of women’s outdoor country wear featuring all the things you love about our coveralls – and more besides. 

The Exmoor Country Coverall

Working with Leo® Workwear for the last 18 months, the ‘Exmoor’ has been in development for much of that time. And it’s fantastic to launch our newest product at Burghley (keep checking our socials for some sneak peeks in the coming weeks). 

Many of you will have already seen our hi-viz collection in collaboration with Leo® on sale through our website, including the Ashbury Snood Sweatshirt, Foxworthy Hoodie, and Raven Waistcoat. But the ‘Exmoor’ promises to be a game changer in our coveralls collection, so you won’t want to miss it!

If you’re at the show, visit us at Stand 22 on Avenue A, and you’ll be the first to see it first-hand. And you can pre-order a set or two to guarantee yours when they ship in October!

Come and see us!

August has started a little wet to say the least, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed that the sun will appear over the Burghley Horse Trials weekend to make a great event even better! So we’ll be flying our 3 Donkeys flags high and open for business every day from 9.00 am-5.30 pm (5.00 pm on Sunday) across the weekend. So if you’re attending any of the days, come and visit us, say hello, and check out the all-new ‘Exmoor’ country coverall.

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