The 30-year-old St Fort horse driving trials will not run again due to weather damage to the park, the organiser has announced.

David Mylius, who also farms the Fife estate, said additional cattle numbers coupled with the wet winter meant the land looked like a “World War I battle scene”.

“It’s really sad, but we have decided not to run any more events,” he said.

St Fort (28-29 July) was initially cancelled last year, but ran after the course dried out sufficiently.

However, work needed to restore parts of the estate after the event had proved expensive, said Mr Mylius.

This news story was first published in the current issue of H&H (17 January 2013)