The well-known 5 * eventing competition Burghley Horse Trials has been canceled. The organization believes the uncertainties surrounding the Covid-19 outbreak are too great to risk a late decision to cancel the event.
The risk is too great financially. The 5-star eventing competition in Badminton was also canceled earlier. This is bad news for the eventing in England. Despite the fact that the vaccinations are going well in England and many facilitations continue to come through, the organization does not want to take the risk of a financial blow. "The risk of eventual cancellations of the event in this size is too great to risk," the organization said.
Source: Burghley Horse Trials