US Equestrian and other national governing bodies continue to monitor the spread and effects of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. In the latest update letter, US Equestrian outlines its ongoing initiatives concerning competitions and equestrian sport as a whole. Read below for the latest on Tokyo as well as championships such as the North American Youth Championships (NAYC):
“With eventing facing numerous competition cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our top priority remains the safety and welfare of all involved in the sport. The USEF and USEA understand the urgency to stabilize the calendar for all levels, the importance of relaunching the sport at the right time and the need to address the cancellation of Olympic selection trials. Please join me in thanking the 100+ USEF and USEA committee members who have participated in emergency meetings over the past week to develop viable solutions. We are in the process of finalizing an action plan to address areas of impact across the sport and will communicate this information publicly as soon as possible. As we continue to adapt to new developments occurring on a daily basis, we sincerely appreciate your patience.
The USEF Eventing Department will send updates via email to communicate directly to our members. Please email Taylor Rea at [email protected] to be added to the eventing distribution list. All COVID-19 news, updates and information relating specifically to eventing will be posted directly to the USEF Eventing Homepage (Scroll to the bottom of the page to access links). Please check the Eventing News & Updates page daily for updates. The USEF has also launched a USEF General COVID-19 Resource Center and High Performance COVID-19 Resource Center, which will include updates from the USOPC and FEI, as well as USEF medical staff.
Tokyo 2020: The IOC remains fully committed to holding the Olympics. Following the cancellation of the two remaining U.S. selection trials, the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Selection Procedures are currently under review and will be amended. Once the updates to the Selection Procedures are approved, the updates will be posted on the Tokyo 2020 page and distributed via email and social media.
Calendar & Competitions: All competitions that cancelled will have the opportunity to request to reschedule their date. We are working closely with the USEA and USEF Competitions and Licensing Departments to develop a timeline and process to submit bids and develop an amended calendar. The timeline, deadlines and process to submit requested date changes will be announced as soon as possible. Check the U.S. FEI Eventing Competitions page for updates on FEI eventing competitions. Check the USEA Calendar for updates on National competitions. Questions about the calendar and rescheduling competitions can be directed to Shealagh Costello at [email protected].
NAYC: Following the cancellation of competitions to qualify for the North American Youth Championships, the NAYC Selection Procedures are currently under review. Any changes to the NAYC Selection Procedures will be distributed via email and social media. Area Coordinators will communicate regular updates to athletes seeking to qualify for NAYC. All questions pertaining to NAYC can be directed to Christina Vaughn at [email protected].
The USEF Eventing Department is working from home through Friday, March 27 and continuing to provide all usual services and support to our members. Our office phones are forwarded to our mobile phones during this time, so please continue to use the phone numbers below to reach us. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions, comments or concerns. Our top priority remains the safety and welfare of our athletes, members, staff and their families.”
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