THE unsurprising cancellation of the 2020 Tattersalls International Horse Trials was announced in late March but worse news was to come in August.

A press release was issued by the bloodstock sales company which stated: “It is with great regret that Tattersalls have announced that they are to withdraw from hosting and sponsoring the Tattersalls International Horse Trials. First established by the late George Mernagh in 2006, the annual event had become a popular feature in the international horse trials calendar.”