I went to Burghley Horse Trials, if you follow my Instagram (@awkwardhumanblog), you’d know that. If you know anything about horses, you’d also know that Burghley is kind of a big deal.
So obviously when my aunt and uncle asked if I wanted to go for the Saturday, I said yes.
But, like most things in my life, this didn’t exactly go to plan. When I say that, I mean we fucked up pretty badly. So when my uncle phoned my dad (when we were initially planning to go), my dad was told it was on the August Bank Holidah weekend. My uncle called back and then said it was the first weekend of September.
By this point, August bank holiday weekend was written in the calendar. Some idiot forgot to change this. Because it was written in the calendar, no one questioned it. For months, we’d been talking about a different weekend. Until the Friday of the bank holiday.
Our tickets weren’t here. We were in full panic mode. So we called my aunt and uncle. This was the point where they realised, we had the wrong weekend. Fail. As a result, half of the people we were originally going with, couldn’t come.
When the right weekend eventually arrived, I was fully expecting everything to go wrong. Turns out I was wrong about things going wrong.
It was an amazing day, and my biggest problem was that I really could have used a second battery for my camera.
More photos are on my Instagram.
We sat in a spot (I think it was Discovery Valley) for a large amount of the morning, since each horse and rider came through there twice. Then in the afternoon we walked around the course a bit more.
I haven’t really been to an event like Burghley before, but I think it was a good experience and I’d definitely be up for it again.
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