One of Scotland’s top equestrian events, the Scottish Horse Show, will not take place in 2022.

Mrs Tweetie Nimmo, the show’s chairman recently made the announcement with a caveat that she hoped that it would return in 2023 with a new structure. Over the years the show has built up a favourable reputation with exhibitors both north and south of the Border with qualifying classes for HOYS.

Contrary to statements posted on social media, Mrs Nimmo is keen to emphasise that her decision preceded the allocation of HOYS qualifiers this year. In a supporting statement, Grandstand Media looks forward to a full schedule of HOYS classes in 2023.

Her long association with the show spans several decades and as recent chairman she brought it back to Ingliston, the site of the initial show staged by the Edinburgh Riding Club in 1961. Her vice-chairman, Allan Robertson, sadly passed away in December after a long struggle with ill health, leaving her with sole responsibility for most aspects of the organisation.

Combining these duties with other personal commitments, it is little wonder that she is looking to restructure the event so that it can come back with renewed vigour.