ASBURY, N.J.--The Ridge and Saratoga are still hopeful of being a go, while the American Youth Championship and Monmouth at The Team are canceled.
The Ridge at Riverview in Asbury annually holds two College Preparatory Invitationals, one in New Jersey and one in Florida.
The College Preparatory Invitational in New Jersey is closely monitoring the Corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic but remains hopeful of being able to proceed.
It will continue to follow government protocols.
Should it be determined that either the 2020 CPI New Jersey Horse Show and/or 2021 CPI Florida Horse Show can not be held safely, The Ridge will notify all affected parties immediately and any payments that have been made will be fully refunded.
You don't have to own a horse to compete in these shows as CPS supplies all the horses, just as in an intercollegiate setting where the host college supplies the horses.
CPI also supplies all the tack, including saddles.
Student-athletes in grades 8 through 12 who ride at any level from walk, trot,canter to advanced are eligible to show,, both male and female.
A trainer is required for student-athletes to compete at a CPI Horse Show, but if your trainer/coach is not available you can sign up to participate in a CPI Hire-A-Coach Program.
SARATOGA Horse Shows are also still planing to run.
They are hopeful to be showing next month at White Hollow Farm and are accepting entries for Saratoga Classic I and II, June 10-14 and June 17-21.
The shows may have to limit entries, so they will be accepted on a first come basis.
Checks will not be cashed and fees will not be charged until the shows know for certain that the shows have final approval.
US EQUESTRIAN, Equestrian Canada, and the Mexican Equestrian Federation, with support of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), have announced the cancellation of the 2020 Adequan/FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC) for Dressage and Jumping.
The 2020 NAYC for Dressage and Jumping was scheduled to run from Aug. 4-9 at the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival in Traverse City, Mich.
The agreement to cancel the 2020 NAYC was made due to ongoing uncertainty surrounding international travel as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the significant reduction of qualifying opportunities for both dressage and jumping athletes in Canada, Mexico, and the United States.
The three National Federations agreed that it is no longer feasible to host the championship this year, as horse and athlete combinations would not be able to properly prepare, qualify, or travel effectively for the event.
“The Canadian, Mexican and U.S. Federations are saddened to announce that we have reached the conclusion to cancel the 2020 NAYC,” said Bill Moroney, Chief Executive Officer of US Equestrian. “We understand the disappointment this will bring to young athletes across North America, as well as their parents, horse owners, and trainers. The Federations would like to thank the Organizing Committee of Great Lakes Equestrian Festival who have worked extremely hard to make the 2020 NAYC a memorable and special Championship. We all look forward to heading to Traverse City for NAYC in 2021.”
MONMOUTH at the Team has been cancelled due to concern for the safety of all attendees of Monmouth at the Team and with continuing guidance issued by local and state authorities regarding coronavirus (COVID-19).
The anticipated dates for 2021 are August 16-23.
“It is with a heavy heart and in the best interest for all exhibitors, sponsors, vendors and spectators that we cancel our 125th annual show,” said Tucker Ericson, co-owner of Monmouth at the Team. “We hope all our friends stay safe and healthy. We look forward to seeing everyone in 2021.”
Despite anticipation that horse shows will be underway in August, the intimate nature and popularity of the Monmouth at the Team creates concern for the viability of providing social distancing protocols and a safe environment.
Show management stresses that the health and well-being of all involved is the top priority.
The Monmouth at the Team management and staff thank the sponsors and vendors who, without their generous support, this historic horse show would not be possible.
In conjunction with The Nature Conservancy, Monmouth at the Team is planning a virtual competition to be held this summer complete with class prizes.
As the online competition model is developed, more information will be available on MonmouthAtTheTeam.com.
The suspension of US Equestrian competition due to coronavirus has put many people out of work, such as jump and in-gate crews, braiders, stewards, judges, offices staff and others.
Organizations such as the Equestrian Aid Foundation with their COVID Relief Fund and the Show Jumping Relief Fund are ways to help the many people in the equestrian industry affected by the suspensions of horse show competitions due to COVID-19.
If you can, please donate to help our industry professionals. Donations during the pandemic will go directly to those in need.
If you are in need of financial help, please reach out to Equestrian Aid Foundation or Show Jumping Relief Fund to apply for assistance.