Olympic hopefuls compete at Burnham Market Horse trials

Piggy French at the Burnham Market International Horse Trials
Piggy French at the Burnham Market International Horse Trials Photo: ITV Anglia

Some of the world's top horseriders are preparing for the Olympic Games by competing at an event in Norfolk. Team GB hopefuls including Zara Phillips and Piggy French will be at the Burnham Market International Horse Trials.

For those who missed out on Olympic tickets, Burnham Market provides a great opportunity to see some of the world's top athletes make their spring preparations for London 2012.

Over 700 entries have been received, and amongst the international riders visiting from more than 15 nations, at least 30 Olympic hopefuls will be competing at Burnham Market.

Qualifiers from countries such as Brazil, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand will be up against top British riders including Zara Phillips, Pippa Funnell, William Fox Pitt and Norfolk's Piggy French.

The competition, which started yesterday and runs until Saturday, includes dressage, show jumping and cross country.