Aachen in Germany, Tryon Among 50 International Dressage Shows Postponed or Canceled Through July
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Mar. 25, 2020
The Aachen CHIO Nations Cups of dressage, jumping eventing and driving in Germany and the Tryon, North Carolina CDI3* are among about 50 international dressage shows postponed or canceled so far through to the end of July amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
Achen, the world’s premier equestrian event and key to what was to be selection of several national teams, including the United States, in early June before the Tokyo Olympics were put off until next year, will be re-scheduled, the organizers report, until later this year. An alternate date was still being worked out.
Balve that was to have hosted the German Grand Prix championships in mid-May and along with Aachen two weeks later to figure in selection of the Olympic squad was earlier re-scheduled for September.
Tryon, North Carolina that hosted the 2018 World Equestrian Games, was canceled after the North Carolina governor mandated that no events with 50 or more people could be held through May 15.
The CDI3* set for mid-April, following cancellation of the last two weeks of the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida, had been expected to draw a significant number of Canadian and American competitors who until this week were seeking to qualify for the Tokyo Games.
The World Cup Final on the calendar for mid-April was canceled earlier this month.
International dressage competitions scheduled for California in the first four months of this year were canceled.
If the coronavirus, or COVID-19 as it is officially named, has been contained within the next few months international dressage shows on the calendar for late this year include Saugerties, New York Sept. 16-19; Devon, Pennsylvania Sept. 22-27; Tryon, North Carolina Oct. 22-25; Temecula, California Nov. 12-15 and Thermal, California Nov. 19-22.