The Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse Trials is the latest high profile event to be cancelled as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Making the announcement about the event, the statement read “It is with enormous regret that we have taken the decision to cancel this year’s Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse Trials following recent UK Government advice around the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.”
Bramham Horse Trials is a prolific competition in the eventing calendar. As well as hosting the CCI4*-L for Under 25, including the British Under 25 Championships, it also hold both long and short format CCI4* classes, and could have been used as a final selection for the Olympic Games, which have now been postponed until 2021.
Event Director Nick Pritchard said: “The coronavirus pandemic has impacted on all our lives and any hope of running the event has now faded. We have to respect the government public health restrictions in order to help halt the spread and keep everyone safe.
“The health and safety of our visitors – competitors, officials, volunteers, sponsors, tradestand holders and event staff – is our top most priority. The team at Bramham would like to thank everyone for their continued support; these are challenging and unprecedented times for us all. We’ll be back bigger and better than ever next year in true Bramham style.”