Sadly, the heavy overnight rain has seen conditions at Dalston Green deteriorate following early rain in the week and the event has been abandoned. With further rain and showers forecast for the weekend, the prospect of maintaining sustainable conditions for competitors for the weekend is regrettably not possible. This is a huge disappointment to us all and comes so soon after the recent cancellation of our neighbour’s event at Cumwhinton. The early autumn weather has been very trying indeed. An inspection of the going at Eden Valley (30th Sept/1st Oct) which took place yesterday and on Wednesday, shows the venue has coped well and the set up for this event in 3 weeks will proceed as normal. We will prepare for next weekend’s Eventer Derby on Sunday 17th when conditions allow early next week.
We would like to thank all the many volunteers, sponsors and followers of the Cumbria Horse Trials series for their continuing support to provide eventing in the county.