Former event rider Tissie Reason has taken over as director of Chatsworth International Horse Trials.

Ms Reason has competed up to advanced level and has been an event organiser and entries secretary for more than 30 years.

She takes over the reins from Mike and Sue Etherington-Smith with immediate effect, saying she is “looking forward to the challenges it will bring”.

Chatsworth runs over the weekend of 15-16 May next year.