Following the lead of US Equestrian, The U.S. Eventing Association has suspended all recognized events through May 3, 2020.
This applies to all events with divisions that fall under USEA jurisdiction (Training level and below) as well as USEA recognized educational activities, Young Event Horse, Future Event Horse, and New Event Horse competitions.
“The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a historic and unprecedented impact on all aspects of lives around the world and the U.S. eventing community is no different. The USEA is closely monitoring the recommendations of the CDC as well as federal, state, and local guidelines and will continue to communicate with our members throughout this trying time.
“The USEA strongly recommends competitors NOT attend events before May 3 and that organizers NOT offer any type of competitions or activities at this time. Competitions that choose to run before May 3 will do so without USEA recognition or liability insurance coverage. Competitors attending those events will not be able to earn year-end or leaderboard points, USEA Classic Series qualifications, or USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) qualifications.”
Read the complete statement here.
The USEA Board of Governors is monitoring the situation and will continue to assess as the May 3 deadline approaches. A formal process is also in the works to reschedule competitions affected, and organizers will be notified when that process becomes available.
The USEA will refund organizers’ registration fees to all organizers that were already paid to the USEA for events that were scheduled to take place between March 16 and May 3. USEA starter fees are to be refunded to entered competitors by competition organizers.