Sopot, Poland – The organizing committee of the CSIO 5* Sopot has issued a statement announcing the cancellation of the 2020 edition of the Sopot – Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup of Poland CSIO 5*.
Their announcement states the following:
“The International Equestrian Show CSIO Sopot is an event with long tradition of attracting top riders from all over the world as well as thousands of fans. Unfortunately this year has been dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Under these circumstances we have to take responsibility of health and safety of riders and their teams, fans, volunteers and everyone involved in organisation of our show. Current situation in Poland and other countries makes next few months very uncertain, which makes us focus all our strength on fighting the virus.”
“Having the above in mind, CSIO Sopot Organizing Committee has decided to cancel this year show, which was planned for 11-14 of June.”
“This decision is extremely difficult for us, but we hope that together we will survive this time and, as a consequence we will come out of this stronger and fully ready for new challenges posed by the next edition of the CSIO Sopot 2021.”
CSIO Sopot 2020
Source: Press release from CSIO Sopot
Photo: © CSIO Sopot / Photo Monskoo