Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials cancelled for first time in its 59-year history
The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, which takes place at Burghley House near Stamford, has been cancelled for the first time in its history due to the coronavirus outbreak.
In a statement released today, the organisers said they were making the announcement with "great disappointment and sadness". The event had been due to move to a five-day event this year and should have been running from Wednesday, September 1, until Sunday, September 5.
It is the first time since the event started in 1961 that it has had to be cancelled.