Equestrian Canada Suspends Sanctioned Events Through June 1

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In its most recent update during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Equestrian Canada has announced that it will continue to suspend sanctioned events through June 1, 2020. Any competitions that are run during this time period will not serve as points accumulators or qualifiers, nor will riders achieve any ranking movement as a result of competing.

“All EC sanctioned competitions are suspended until June 1, 2020. For competitions that do run, there will be no accumulation of points, scores, qualification or rankings towards any EC awards program or team selection, and there will be no posting of results starting March 16, 2020. EC will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic and asses the need for further extensions to the suspension timeline.

EC also strongly recommends that equestrians refrain from participating in or attending competition during this time.”

This continued suspension follows other precautionary measures taken by Equestrian Canada, including the cancellation of all meetings and programs. The federation has also encouraged Canadians outside of the country to return home with the horses in order to avoid border closures and other complications; many Canadian riders, however, permanently base in the U.S. and other parts of the world.

[Equestrian Canada Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)]