Copper Meadows Cancels March 19 H.T. Due to Ongoing EHV-1 Concerns

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EHV-1 continues to dominate California’s equestrian headlines as an outbreak has forced the cancellation of shows. The latest cancellation is the Copper Meadows H.T., scheduled to be held March 19.

On March 3, the USEF has suspended all licensed competitions in California for two weeks in accordance with the California State Veterinarian’s cautionary recommendation that all equine events and non-essential horse movements be postponed for two weeks. See USEF Return to Competition Protocols and California Hunter/Jumper Calendar in March.

The venue released the following statement:

“It is with sadness that we announce the cancellation of our March 19th event.

“In light of CDFA recommendations, and recommendations from our veterinary team, we feel this is the best step to keep our equestrian community safe. Thank you to our team for being so flexible in trying to plan this event, and thank you to the riders who have supported us.

“We will be issuing refunds, however if you’d like to roll your entry forward to our September event please email [email protected] Stay safe and hug your horse!”

Information on the EHV-1 cases can be found on US Equestrian, the Equine Disease Communication Center, and the California Department of Food and Agriculture.