Holker Hall driving trials cancelled for 2012

Holker Hall driving trials in Cumbria will not be running next year.

The British Horse Driving Trials Association (BHDTA) event, to be held on 5-7 August, is the 10th national-level competition to close since 2000.

BHDTA competitions committee chairman Ian Gilbert said: “It was a commercial decision by the estate – the trials themselves went well this year, but the country fair it runs in conjunction with did not make enough money.”

The BHDTA has confirmed to H&H that a venue has been lined up to replace it.

This news story was first published in the current issue of Horse & Hound (29 September, 2011)

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