With your Barbour zipped up, your welly boots excited about the mud and your hip flask full of what you presume is sloe gin (but can’t quite remember), you get to enjoy the thrill of world-class eventers pounding the ground as they rip through the countryside against the clock,
your tipple almost spilling with the thrill of it all, your lungs full of air cleaner than a 90s Disney movie. There really is nothing quite like playing spectator at the horse trials — and the pick of the bunch is just around the corner: The Barefoot Retreats Burnham Market International Horse Trials .
We’re talking about a dozen of the top 20 eventers in the world descending on the North Norfolk coast to battle it out for the ultimate bragging rights… on an Olympic year… each rider chomping at the bit as they gallop towards Tokyo 2020 . Whatever the phrase “ as big as it gets ” means to you, this is that and then some — and you get to witness it with your own eyes as you tuck into a hamper of Humble Pie goodies and Satchell’s wine . What a time to be alive.
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