British Dressage has announced that the Horse & Hound Winter Dressage Championships due to take place at Solihull Riding Club, West Midlands from 9 – 12 April, have had to be postponed due to the foot and mouth outbreak.

The championships will now take place from 11 – 14 June, at the same venue.

The three semi-finals, which were due to take place at the end of March, will also be postponed and will now take place during May.

Semi-finals dates

Northern Osbaldeston EC, Lancashire 14 – 17 May

Southern Catherston Stud, Hampshire 12 – 14 May

Midlands The College EC, Bedfordshire 16 – 17 May

All competitors who have qualified for the semi-finals will be notified of the changes by post and further details will be posted on the British Dressage web site: www.britishdressage.co.uk