The 2012 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials has been cancelled, it was announced this morning.

The statement from the organisers says ‘The recent exceptional rainfall has left the ground at Badminton totally waterlogged and partially flooded. 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.’

Refunds will be issued to both sponsors and riders, as well as all the exhibitors, and people with advance tickets. Eventing fans have been expressing disappointment, although the majority of people are praising the organisers for putting horse and rider safety above their own event.

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