Bad weather forces organisers of the Badminton Horse Trials to cancel event
10:11am Monday 30th April 2012 in Sport
ORGANISERS of the Badminton Horse Trials have been forced to cancel next weekend's event.
Hugh Thomas, the event director, announced this morning that the recent weather,and forecast for the next few days had given them no choice.
"The recent exceptional rainfall has left the ground at Badminton totally waterlogged and partially flooded," he explained.
"Further rain is due this week leaving no chance of the ground drying out.
"Very sadly therefore the 2012 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials has been cancelled."
He said anyone who had already paid for an advance ticket, exhibitors, sponsors and riders will all be refunded "as soon as is practical".
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had been due to visit the event for the final day on Monday, May 7, and were to present prizes to the winning competitors.