Rain continues to disrupt show calendar

  • Adverse weather continues to affect this summer’s schedule of shows and events, forcing a number of cancellations or venue changes.

    The Nantwich and South Cheshire Show has been forced to change both its date and venue. It will now be held on Tuesday, 24 July at South View Equestrian Centre in Wettenhall, Cheshire.

    The Royal Lancashire Agricultural Show’s 20 – 22 July dates have all been cancelled. Organisers have said those who entered classes will have their entries transferred to the Royal Lancashire Summer Qualifier Show on 28 July at Osbaldeston.

    The Notts Derby Charity Horse Show has decided to move to Eland Lodge on Hollybush Lane in Ashbourne, Derbyshire. It will take place on the same day as originally planned (11 August) and with the same schedule.

    The Cheltenham one-day event in Gloucestershire, which was due to take place yesterday and today, had to be abandoned owing to waterlogging.

    British Eventing (BE) has reported that of the 64 cross-country days scheduled since 14 June only 30 have run.

    BE sport director Mike Etherington-Smith said: “The decision to cancel any event is never taken lightly and the organisers, volunteers and BE Officials would far rather an event ran than was abandoned but safety and welfare of horses and riders is paramount and is always the deciding factor.”

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