We are sad to say that Whidbey Island Horse Trials will not run this summer. The event does not own the land on which the competition is held, and depends on adjacent property for stabling, dressage, and cross country tracks. Recent changes have made that land unavailable. After looking at every angle, the Organizers determined that they would not be able to hold the event this year, BUT it will return in 2020.
Whidbey Island Horse Trials is Area VII’s longest running event. They held their first competition in 1974 before facing a similar relocation dilemma in 1996. We can’t wait to see them back and better than ever! Kudos to this team for all their efforts.
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