It has been decided 'sadly' that the 2020 Scotsburn British Eventing fixture will not take place in May.

Despite offering enhanced prize money at this year’s horse trials, the entries remained well below the level needed to make the trials sustainable. It is also fair to say that Scotsburn’s geographical location, being so far north in Scotland did not helped the level of entries.

Organiser, Richard Durham, said: “We have all been very proud of what our team have achieved in running Scotsburn at a consistently high standard as far as Scottish horse trials go and I would like to record my endless thanks to everyone, both on the committee and others, who helped us in our efforts to make Scotsburn the success it had become over the years.

"I would also like to acknowledge the terrific contribution Peter Wilson’s course building and design skills have made to the horse trials here over many years, and which always produced challenging XC tracks.”

Richard also paid tribute to Roy and Morag MacGregor for their committed sponsorship, through the Global Energy banner, for 16 of the 17 years Scotsburn had run.

It is hoped that, in time, and with a new generation, that perhaps Scotsburn will host other horse events.

In the meantime, the local Pony Club remains based at Scotsburn and the Cross Country course will still be available for training purposes to all Highland riders as per normal.

Finally, the organising committee thanked all the sponsors for their continued support over the lifetime of the event, which helped make Scotsburn one of the more friendly, popular and professionally run events in Scotland.