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Rain, snow and hail have combined to force another slew of cancelled competitions.

Aldon Horse Trials abandoned at lunchtime on Saturday, 16 March, losing that afternoon’s classes and all of Sunday’s, due to bottomless going and hailstorms — the first time it has cancelled for 20 years.

And Swalcliffe lost both days (16 and 17 March) due to torrential rain, followed by snow.

Poor weather also saw the cancellation of affiliated dressage at Richmond Equestrian Centre on 17 March and the loss of five out of 14 point-to-point meetings.