Regarding the NHS/ASPCA Maclay, NHS/Hamel 3’3” Medal and the NHS/THIS Adult Medal

Wellington, FL. – Mar 16, 2020 – For the safety of our members, competition organizers, staff, parents and all involved, the National Horse Show will, in keeping with the USEF and all major sporting organizations, suspend the sanctioning of all NHS Equitation classes (NHS/ASPCA Maclay, NHS/Hamel 3’3” Medal and NHS/THIS Adult Medal) for the next 30- days, beginning at midnight, March 16, 2020.

We ask that any competitions held during this time period not offer or hold any NHS Equitation classes. Members are advised that points will not be awarded to riders competing in any NHS Equitation class offered at horse shows held during this time period.

The National Horse Show does not take this action without a great deal of thought and consideration. We understand that this decision will cause certain hardships, but in these uncertain times we feel that taking the proper measures to safeguard our member’s health is appropriate and necessary.

From the USEF press release of March 13, 2020:

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, all USEF owned events, selection trials, training camps, clinics, and activities will be suspended for the next 30 days. Additionally, USEF strongly recommends that competition organizers suspend all USEF licensed competitions across the country for the next 30 days. For those competitions that do run, there will be no accumulation of points, scores, money won, qualifications, or rankings toward any USEF awards programs, USEF owned event, or selection to a US team during this 30-day time period. This includes USEF National Championships.

The National Horse Show, along with the USEF, strongly recommend all members to refrain from competition for the next 30 days to ensure the health and limit exposure to the spread of COVID-19. We encourage those with any questions to use the USEF Resource Center as it has resources tied to the CDC, WHO, USOPC and the FEI. Click here to visit the USEF Resource Center page.


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