Equestrianism: Windsor is waterlogged

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THE Brittany Ferries Three- Day Event, due to have started yesterday in Windsor Great Park, had to be cancelled after heavy overnight rain. Horseboxes were towed out of the waterlogged ground yesterday morning, writes Genevieve Murphy.

The cancellation will have disrupted plans for many riders, who were hoping to use this two-star event as a means of qualification for the next level. It was particularly disappointing for the eight French riders, whose long journey to Windsor was wasted.

Rules mean that horses must have completed the cross-country course at a two- star event with no more than 30 penalties in order to take part in a three-star contest.