This year's Burghley Horse Trials cancelled due to coronavirus

Organisers have announced the Burghley Horse Trials have been cancelled as a result of the coronavirus outbreak

The trials were due to take place from 1st-5th September 2020, but will not got ahead for the first time since the events inception in 1961.

Committee chairman Sir Richard Jewson said: "We wish everyone well in these uncertain times."

We must now focus our efforts on planning the 2021 Event and which all of us are sure will be a special celebration."

Sir Richard Jewson, Committee chairman
Zara Tindall competing in the dressage during the 2019 Burghley Horse Trials in Stamford, Lincolnshire. Credit: PA Images