2020 National Horse Show COVID-19 Protocols Released

Lexington, Kentucky, USA – September 14, 2020 – The COVID-19 Protocols for the 2020 National Horse Show are now available for review. Scheduled to be held at the Kentucky Horse Park from October 23 – November 1, the National Horse Show is looking forward to hosting top equestrian sport in a safe environment for all competitors. This year, strict COVID-19 protocols will be enforced for all participants. The COVID-19 Protocols are based on the best practices from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization(WHO), and United States Equestrian Federation (USEF).

To make sure everyone is still able to be with us safely from home, The National Horse Show will be offering free live streaming coverage of the event via ShowNet and ClipMyHorse TV.

Taylor Harris Insurance Services will also be providing food vouchers for all grooms to use at any of the food locations open at the Kentucky Horse Park throughout the show.

The following food options will be available onsite from October 23 to November 1:

  • High Horizon Café – Open 6am to the end of the show day at Stand 4 in the Alltech Arena
  • Chick-Fil-A – Open 11am-5pm at Stand 3 in the Alltech Arena
  • Papa Johns – Open 11am-5pm at Stand 3 in the Alltech Arena
  • High Horizon’s Gourmet Coffee – Open 6am outside of the Alltech Arena schooling area
  • The Grill on the Hill

In addition to the COVDI-19 protocols, the 2020 National Horse Show will not be offering any VIP seating or Rider’s Lounge. These adjustments are for the safety of our members, competition organizers, staff, parents and all involved.

To maintain social distancing standards, the 2020 event will not exceed 25% capacity in the Alltech Arena at any time.

Please check the nhs.org website regularly for event updates. Any questions regarding the event and changes to rules and regulations may be addressed to Cindy@nhs.org. We look forward to seeing our competitors in the fall and being able to continue the tradition of this historic and prestigious American horse show.

The 2020 National Horse Show is offering over $300,000 in prize money as an FEI CSI4*-W designated event. The National Horse Show $50,000 Hunter Classic along with the ASPCA Maclay Finals, The Hamel Foundation National Horse Show 3’3” Equitation Championship and Taylor Harris Insurance Services Adult Equitation Championship have made the National Horse Show a must-attend event for equestrians around the world as the finale to their summer equestrian seasons.

Source: Press release from the National Horse Show

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