Longleaf Pine H.T. Is Canceled; Carolina Horse Park Issues Update on Refunds for Carolina International

2019 CCI4*-S winners Liz Halliday-Sharp and Fernhill By Night. Photo by Jenni Autry.

In the latest wave of updates from organizers regarding canceled events, we now see that Longleaf Pine Horse Trials, scheduled to run April 18-19, will not run. The event was to be held at Carolina Horse Park, which was also to play host to this weekend’s Carolina International.

For riders competing at Carolina, organizers of the International have released an update regarding refunds:

“Thank you for your patience as we continue to navigate the cancelation of the 2020 Carolina International. Your support during this unprecedented time is greatly appreciated. The Carolina Horse Park was entirely ready for competition with the completion of all temporary stabling, hospitality and vendor tents as well the cross-country course being set and decorated for officials to inspect when we were compelled to cancel the competition. It was a difficult decision to make, but we felt it was in the best interest of all constituents.

The Carolina International Organizing Committee will refund all competition entry fees and all fees associated with the event including RV rental spaces, grounds fees, pre-ordered shavings, and USEA, USEF and FEI fees. Due to the significant investment in the safest accommodations through Fredricks Equestrian International Stabling, we are not able to refund all of the stabling fees, however, we will refund 50% of those fees. Please contact the event secretary, Sharyn Antico, at [email protected] to let her know the name and address of who paid for the entry and to whom the refund should be sent. All refunds will be sent within two weeks of her receipt of this information.

Should you wish to receive a tax deduction please know that the Carolina Horse Park Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and you can convert your entry and stabling fees to receive a 100% tax deduction and we will provide you with a letter for tax purposes. If you are interested in doing so, please contact Shannon Habenicht at [email protected].

Again, we are grateful for your support.

Thank you,

Robert Costello, Marc Donovan, Will Faudree and Jane Murray”

You can continue to keep abreast of the latest changes within equestrian sport as the world continues to contend with the COVID-19 virus at this link. We salute all of the organizers and officials during these very difficult times. Go Eventing.