Bake-off at Burgh­ley

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BROOKE, the global char­ity that aims to im­prove the life of work­ing horses and don­keys, has teamed up with the Land Rover Burgh­ley Horse Tri­als (Septem­ber 1Ð4) in a quest to find the best car­rot cake. The fi­nal of the Brooke Burgh­ley Bake Off takes place at the horse tri­als on Satur­day and there will be a spin-off recipe book with con­tri­bu­tions from Rick Stein, Alas­tair Ste­wart and Joanna Lum­ley, among other lead­ing sup­port­ers.

One of the char­i­tyõs trus­tees is Jane Hold­er­ness-rod­dam, who won Burgh­ley in 1976 and an Olympic event­ing gold medal in 1968. She says: Ôhorses have been a part of my life since child­hood and their wel­fare is re­ally im­por­tant to me. Work­ing horses, don­keys and mules around the world of­ten arenõt as lucky as the horses tak­ing part in Burgh­ley. They need our help.õ

After the Bri­tish event­ing team re­turned medal-less from Rio, sup­port­ers will be hop­ing for a Bri­tish winñthe first since Wil­liam Fox­pitt in 2011Ñat one of this coun­tryõs premier sport­ing events. Lead­ing con­tenders in­clude Zara Tin­dall, Oliver Tow­nend, Izzy Tay­lor, Kristina Cook and Pippa Fun­nell, but they will face fierce com­pe­ti­tion from New Zealandõs mul­ti­ple Burgh­ley win­ners Sir Mark Todd and An­drew Ni­chol­son plus Aus­tralians Christo­pher Bur­ton and Paul Tap­ner and Ger­manyõs Bet­tina Hoy.

Ad­mis­sion starts at £18 plus £12 car park­ing (01933 304744; www.burgh­

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