The 5th annual Spokane Sport Horse Farm Spring H.T., scheduled for May 7-10 in Spokane, Washington, has been canceled. The farm has also canceled its April 10-12 schooling event, with entries to be refunded in full.
The event issued the following statement:
“I am sorry to notify everyone that the May event must be cancelled. We considered if there was a way to host smaller one days in its place but the risk to everyone is too great. Please start social distancing now if you haven’t already. I spent my career in hospitals and intensive care units. They are very easy to overwhelm — there were days we had to postpone elective surgeries because we didn’t have ICU beds — BEFORE we had a crisis.”
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Wise words from organizer Christel Carlson: “We hold everyone in our thoughts and prayers as a new reality arises. Please be kind to one another, be sensible if you don’t feel well and isolate yourself voluntarily, don’t hoard essentials. A horse show is not a necessity but caring for others is.”
We’ll look forward to SSHF’s fall event, Oct. 1-4, 2020!
View a full list of canceled events here.