Stockholm, Sweden – April 16, 2020 – The 2020 edition of the Stockholm Horse Week has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The inaugural event made headlines around the world last year, not only for hosting one of the legs of both the Longines Global Champions Tour (LGCT) and Global Champions League (GCL), but also for receiving high praise from journalists, riders, the public, all those involved.
The organizers of the event released the following statement:
“As a result of the dramatic development and spread of the Covid-19 corona virus worldwide and associated measures and recommendations made by the Swedish Public Health Authority, we have decided to postpone the second edition of the Longines Global Champions Tour Stockholm and Stockholm Horse Week until 2021.
For LGCT Stockholm & SHW, the health of our athletes, horses, employees, the public and other people involved is our highest priority. However, we will continue to work to secure the event for 2021. You who purchased tickets for this year’s event will be contacted by Ticketmaster within the next few weeks about how you intend to be reimbursed.”
Source: Press release from Stockholm Horse Week
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