US Pony Finals Canceled After 4 Covid-19 Cases in Kentucky Summer Classic

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LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Aug. 1, 2020–The United States Pony Finals were canceled Saturday three days before competition was to start after four Covid-19 cases were detected during an event at the Kentucky Horse Park.

The U.S. Equestrian Federation and Kentucky Horse Shows LLC announced the cancellation of the Pony Finals of hunters and jumpers and the Kentucky Summer Classic. The Kentucky Summer Classic where the coronavirus cases were detected this week was cut short.

The USEF was reported awaiting the experience of the Pony Finals before making a decision on the status of the Festival of Champions of 12 American dressage championships scheduled for the Chicago area later this month.

The festival at Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, Illinois is more than 100 miles/190km from Lexington.

Almost 200 rider and horse combinations from across the country have been invited to compete in the festival at Wayne Aug. 18-23 and preparations are advanced.

A hunter/jumper event is being held this week at Lamplight with several hundred rides set for Sunday.

The general public is, however, not allowed to attend events at Lamplight.