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Updated 17th May 2024

Sadly, the British weather has struck again causing the cancellation of the 2024 Chatsworth International Horse Trials at the last moment.

“We are devastated to announce that due to the last 12 hours of heavy rain on site, under instruction from the BE and FEI officials we have been forced to cancel the 2024 Chatsworth International Horse Trials” say the organisers.

“We are sorry for the disappointment and inconvenience this will cause. Our team has worked incredibly hard to organise the event, however the decision has been taken to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our athletes, visitors and horses, which is our number one priority.”

The event was to include the second leg of the FEI Eventing Nations Cup, which will now move onto the third leg at Millstreet (IRE) from 30th May – 2nd June 2024.


The 2024 Chatsworth International Horse Trials, sponsored by Delarki. Is set to take place this week (17th – 19th May) in the parklands of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire’s spectacular Chatsworth House, Derbyshire.

The main class, the CCI4*-S, will incorporate the only British leg of the FEI Eventing Nations Cup, with the class overall attracting riders from Australia, China, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Africa and the USA, and one of these will be the recent arrivals from Australia, Kenya Wilson riding Sandros Salute MW.

Four teams from Britain, France, Ireland and the USA will be battling it out for the second leg of the Nations Cup, following France’s win in the first leg at Montelibretti (ITA).

As well as the British team of Yasmin Ingham (Rehy DJ), Max Warburton riding Deerpairc Revelry, Caroline Harris riding D Day and Ros Canter riding Dassett Cooley Dun, here are also plenty of top-class Brits in the normal 4* class including the reigning European champions, Ros Canter with Lordships Graffalo.

And while William Fox-Pitt may have announced his retirement from CCI5* level at Badminton last week, he will be competing here, as are Gemma Stevens and Zara Tindall and Piggy March.

There will be international dressage for the CCI4*-S and CCI2*-S classes on Friday, plus spectators can walk the cross-country courses, designed by former British Olympian Ian Stark and David Evans and shop in the high-quality trade stand village. Show jumping and cross-country action takes place on Saturday and Sunday.

“We are very much looking forward to seeing competitors and spectators back at Chatsworth for what we hope will be a great weekend of entertainment for everybody,” said Event Director Patricia Clifton.

We will also get to see the stars of the future in the Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse 4- and 5-year-old classes and, as always at Chatsworth, there will be plenty of family entertainment including the Shetland Pony Grand National, Pony Club Mounted Games, falconry displays, dog agility and fun dog show and much more.

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Stephane Landois rides Chaman Dumontceau in the CCI4* FEI Eventing Nations Cup at Chatsworth International Horse Trials 2023 | An Eventful Life
Stephane Landois rides Chaman Dumontceau in the CCI4* FEI Eventing Nations Cup at Chatsworth 2023