COVID-19 Equestrian Event Cancellations

The Kentucky Derby has been postponed and Land Rover Kentucky 3-Day Event canceled. Here’s a list of equine events currently canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Over the past few weeks, we’ve all watched the COVID-19 coronavirus escalate from faraway outbreak to worldwide pandemic. As the virus spread throughout the United States, recommendations have taken an increasingly serious tone.

On March 16, the president’s coronavirus task force briefed U.S. citizens on the country’s response to the pandemic, recommending against gatherings of 10 or more people for the next 15 days. Along with changes in our daily routines, the urging spurred changes in our equestrian participation. Many events were canceled; others postponed.

For your convenience, TheHorse.com brings you the latest on major equine events canceled in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak

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Diane Rice earned her bachelor’s degree in agricultural journalism from the University of Wisconsin, then married her education with her lifelong passion for horses by working in editorial positions at Appaloosa Journal for 12 years. She has also served on the American Horse Publications’ board of directors. She now freelances in writing, editing, and proofreading. She lives in Middleton, Idaho, and spends her spare time gardening, reading, serving in her church, and spending time with her daughters, their families, and a myriad of her own and other people’s pets.

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