Coronavirus

US Federation Hopes to Allow Limited Number of Spectators at Horse Shows by Mid-May

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The United States Equestrian Federation said Wednesday it is "optimistic" a limited number of spectators will be allowed at horse shows by mid-May as well over 100 million Americans--about one-third of the population--have received at least one coronavirus vaccination. Read More

Wellington’s Global Dressage Show Grounds to be Refurbished With New Arena Footing, More Permanent Stabling

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WELLINGTON, Florida, Mar. 25, 2021--The Global Dressage Festival is completing its 10th year as the center of the sport in the Western Hemisphere with plans to install new high performance footing and expand permanent stabling as another step in refurbishing the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center Read More

European Equestrian Stakeholders Review Return to Shows Amid Equine Herpes, Corona Virus Concerns

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The International Equestrian Federation (FEI) held a stakeholder consultation session Wednesday to review requirements for a return to competitions in Europe April 12 designed to prevent a recurrence of the Equine Herpes Virus EHV-1 as the coronavirus pandemic is in its second year. Read More

World Cup Finals of Dressage & Jumping in Gothenburg, Sweden Canceled–2nd Year in Row Championship Called Off

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The World Cup Finals of dressage and jumping to be held in Gothenburg, Sweden have been canceled as a ban on international horse shows in Europe was extended Friday to April 11 amidst the on-going equine herpes virus outbreak. Read More

Europe’s Equine Herpes Virus Outbreak Spreads, World Cup Concerns for 2nd Year

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Plans to stage the World Cup Finals of jumping and dressage at Gothenburg, Sweden the end of March were thrown into doubt Tuesday by the cancellation of equestrian events in several European nations for a month in response to the spread of an aggressive form of equine herpes virus. Since imposition of the horse show ban, new cases have been reported in other countries, including Sweden. Read More

Coronavirus Leads FEI to Cancel in Person Sports Forum, Switch to Online for Key Topics

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Mar. 6, 2020--The International Equestrian Federation's annual Sports Forum scheduled for early April has canceled the in-person gathering in the Swiss city and switched to online for key topics. The FEI gave no indication about the status of its World Cups of dressage and jumping scheduled for Las Vegas the following week. Read More

More International Equestrian Events Canceled Due to Coronavirus, but Las Vegas World Cup and Tokyo Olympics Still on Track

2 years ago StraightArrow Comments Off on More International Equestrian Events Canceled Due to Coronavirus, but Las Vegas World Cup and Tokyo Olympics Still on Track
Three more equestrian events were reported by the International Equestrian Federation Tuesday to have been canceled due to the coronavirus, all this month and in countries hardest hit by the outbreak. Planning for the World Cup in Las Vegas in April and the Olympics in Tokyo in summer were reported proceeding on track Read More