Sadly the Troy Wheeler Contracting Springbush Horse Trials at Hunua this weekend has been cancelled in the interests of safety, following severe weather forecasts for the Auckland region. The reluctant decision was made this morning (Fri.), before competitors began their journey to the event.

Organiser Angela Lloyd said, “It has been a very tough decision but the safety of horses and riders is paramount. There has been a severe weather warning posted for our area and the risks are too high to proceed.”

This means the 2018 New Zealand Eventing Young Rider and Junior Rider Championships, which were to be contested at the event, will have to be rescheduled. A further notice will be released when a date for these national titles has been decided.

Virginia Caro