Here at EN, we are trying our darndest to keep you updated on all event cancellations in the U.S. and all major event cancellation abroad. Here are two more to add to the list.
CHIO Aachen 2020 Postponed to a Later Date in the Year
“For quite some time now, we have already been in intense communication with the International Equestrian Federation FEI, the German Equestrian Association, the authorities and our partners,” said Frank Kemperman, Chairman of the Aachen-Laurensberger Rennverein e.V. (ALRV), organisers of the CHIO Aachen, and Michael Mronz, General Manager of the CHIO marketing company, the Aachener Reitturnier GmbH (ART). Taking the current Coronavirus crisis into account, the aim behind these discussions is to weigh the options of what is the best solution for the CHIO Aachen and for all of the visitors, athletes with their horses, partners and staff of the show.
“The original venue date at the beginning of June cannot be adhered to: “It makes no sense to stick to the planned date, the current and future health and safety of all persons involved in the show has absolute priority for us,” reported Frank Kemperman. Our primary goal is thus now to organise the CHIO Aachen at a later date in the year.
“As soon as the new date for the CHIO Aachen 2020 has been finalised, it will be announced immediately. The CHIO Aachen organisers will then also inform the ticket customers about all further necessary details. Due to the current circumstances, the offices of the CHIO Aachen will remain closed until further notice.”
Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials (May 15-17): Cancelled Due to Coronavirus
“It is with great regret that, in light of the coronavirus pandemic, we have taken the decision to cancel the Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials, due to be held at Chatsworth in May 2020. This decision has been taken to protect the health and wellbeing of our visitors, competitors and staff.
“This is an enormously complex and fast moving situation, and we are indebted to our hospitals, medical teams and local communities for the care and attention they are providing.
Our sincere thanks go to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire for hosting this prestigious event and to our longstanding sponsor, Dodson & Horrell, all of whom are supportive of this very disappointing, but necessary decision.
“Full refunds will be processed automatically in due course for all those who have bought tickets or booked trade stands. There is no need to contact us.
“We very much look forward to welcoming everyone to the Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials, 14 – 16 May 2021 (subject to confirmation from British Eventing). In the meantime, we wish everyone good health.