A horse died in the inter-hunt relay at the Cheshire Show today (20 June), the organisers have confirmed.

The horse stumbled during the competition, which took place in the main ring at lunchtime.

A spokesman for the organisers said she did not know whether the horse suffered a heart attack or if the fall had caused a fatal injury.

H&H was unable to ascertain the name of the rider and horse or hunt at this stage.

The rider was not injured, said the show spokesman.