11 May 2012

Chatsworth horse trials called off

11:03 am on 11 May 2012

The British weather has hit another equestrian event with the Chatsworth horse trials called off because of heavy rainfall.

Several of Britain's potential Olympic combinations, including Zara Phillips and William Fox-Pit, along with a number of New Zealanders, were due to take part.

It follows the cancellation of the Badminton horse trials 10 days ago.

A number of three-day eventers now have little time to practice or gain Olympic selection ahead of the games.