Devon, Pennsylvania, USA – May 11, 2020 – It is with regret that in response to the COVID 19 public health crisis the Brandywine Horse Shows must announce the cancellation of their 2020 competition scheduled for June 24 – July 5 at the historic Devon Show Grounds. It is clear that the country is still in its recovery phase and it will be too soon to ensure the safety of our staff, participants and the wider community, as well as obtain the proper permitting necessary to hold such an event.
The Executive Committee considered many options and reviewed communications on this illness issued from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, USEF and other regulatory organizations. The committee believes that this decision is the best for everyone under the circumstances.
Any payments that were processed will be completely refunded. Any entries completed online with a credit card submitted for payment will incur no charges. Any checks mailed will be shredded. If you would rather have your entry and check returned, please contact Cindy Bozan at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 20. Any decision regarding the USEF Junior Hunter National Championships East Coast and any possible new location will be made by U.S. Equestrian.
The health and well-being of the equestrian community is of utmost importance at this time. The Brandywine Horse Shows encourage all of those involved to closely follow local, state and national guidelines.
The Brandywine Horse Shows look forward to returning in 2021. For additional information please visit our website at https://www.brandywinehorseshows.com/.
Source: Press release from Rebecca Walton/Phelps Media Group for Brandy Wine Horse Shows
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