Dressage Ireland (DI) has cancelled the CDI*** at Cavan Equestrian Centre (30 April-3 May) due to financial reasons.

A spokesman for DI said: “Unfortunately due to the global credit crunch and a deepening domestic recession in Ireland it has been impossible to secure the necessary sponsorship required to run the CDI*** this year.”

But the Cavan Equestrian Festival (1-3 May), which includes a Dressage Masters at Hickstead qualifier, will still go ahead, DI has confirmed.

This article was first published in Horse & Hound (22 January, ’09)