Badminton Horse Trials 2012 cancelled

Posted on | 0 Responses

The organisers of the 2012 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials  have been forced to cancel the event due to the heavy rainfall seen up and down the country in recent weeks.

A statement issued by the officials this morning (April 30th) said that the "exceptional recent rainfall" has left the ground at Badminton totally waterlogged and partially flooded with little or no chance of recovering in time.

This is the first time that Badminton has been cancelled due to the adverse weather since 1987. It was also affected by the climate in 1975 and 1966, while the 1963 three-day event was shortened to a one-day competition because of adverse conditions.

Sponsors and riders alike will be refunded "as soon as practical" as well as exhibitors and spectators who bought advance tickets.

"Further rain is due this week leaving no chance of the ground drying out. Very sadly therefore the 2012 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials has been cancelled," the statement read.

Tags: , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Why Choose Us?

  • Pick and Choose policies - only pay for what you want!
  • 40% introductory discount for new policies
  • Additional 5% multi-horse discount*
*when you insure more than one horse Get A Quote

Horse Care & Tips

Various aspects relating to horse care, guidance and important information.

Find out more...

Need Assistance?

Our team is here to help find the right insurance package for you & your Horse.

Find out more...