Sadly, it has just been announced that the CLA Game Fair at Belvoir castle is cancelled.
The Field’s editor Jonathan Young said:
“This is a tremendous blow to the rural economy but country
people are made of stern stuff and will all now have to make sure we
pull together to get through what will be a very hard time for many”.
CLA Director General Helen Woolley said:
“I am extremely sad to
say the heavy rain in the run-up to this year’s CLA Game Fair has left
us with no choice but to take the heartbreaking decision to cancel the
show. It is a devastating blow for the CLA team, contractors, exhibitors
and the hoards of visitors and guests who make the CLA Game Fair the
world’s greatest country show.
“I feel enormously
sorry for all those who were so looking forward to this year’s event.
The CLA Game Fair will return next year.”
CLA Game Fair Director
Andrew Crawford said: “This was to be my first CLA Game Fair and,
naturally, I am incredibly disappointed that the show has been
cancelled. My team worked like Trojans in the hope the show could go on,
but, sadly, it was not to be.
“I can only say sorry
to all those affected and we promise to make the process for them now as
painless as possible. We will, of course, honour the terms and
conditions of all contracts, and members of the public who have bought
advance tickets should visit the CLA Game Fair website to apply for refunds.”