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Defender Burghley Horse Trials

A world leading three-day equestrian event.

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Website adoption

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Appointed Burghley Estates digital partner, Abstrakt adopted their existing Craft CMS for the Burghley Horse Trials.

It was important that we elevate the digital brand and website to balance their heritage and prestige with a modern, contemporary look and feel. 

Working alongside Burghley’s incumbent to adopt the existing Craft 3 website, we stabilised the environment, fixed bugs and created strong foundations to migrate onto Craft 4, with optimised performance. For phase one of the adoption we also rearchitected the site structure and redesigned the menu and homepage, to create a more intuitive user experience.

01 Burghley Horse Trials Homepage Before Update
02 Burghley Horse Trials Homepage After Update

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After

04 Burghley Horse Trials webpage assets and brand horse illustration
05 Burghley Horse Trials horse photography and mobile menu mockup
06 Burghley Horse Trials homepage menu
07 Burghley Horse Trials news articles on phone
09 Burghley Horse Trials website component
10 Burghley Horse Trials homepage on phone
11 Oliver Townend Ballaghmor Class

A note from our client

Abstrakt exceeded our expectations in every way! The team understood our website needs and complemented our vision perfectly. 

Right from the very beginning, they handle every phase, from the site adoption, design, and development, with the utmost professionalism and with a very tight deadline to beat!

It is so refreshing to be working with such an approachable, proactive and immensely talented team. We are thrilled to continue working together into Phase 2 and some exciting add-on developments to support our International Sporting Event this summer.

Georgia Papworth | Digital Manager | Burghley Horse Trials

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