By Ross Millar, President
Update February 13, 2023 - While plans are in full swing for the Ancaster, Ontario Can-Am, taking place March 31-April 2, 2023, the Chilliwack, BC Can-Am is now scheduled for Spring 2024.
February 3, 2022 – Mono, ON - The Can-Am Equine All Breeds Expo regrettably announces the postponement of both shows in Ancaster, ON and Chilliwack, BC to spring of 2023.
The partners of the Can-Am All Breeds Equine Expo all agreed that we would not put on the show unless able to deliver safe conditions with a show that is up to the standards that we have proudly produced for the past 20 years. We realize our responsibility to deliver value to our paying customers when attending our show, and we do not feel at this time that we can guarantee the value that they have become accustomed to.
There are so many components that go into making a great customer experience, and we are not comfortable at this time, as I am sure you can appreciate.
Vendors – Vendor hardships over the past two years have left them with supply and staff challenges. To ask them to commit to purchasing special product for the show at this time is not responsible, and not enabling us to assure an exciting shopping atmosphere.
International Clinicians – We pride ourselves on world-renowned clinicians to assure value to our customers. We cannot guarantee at this time that Guy McLean will be able to cross the border with his five world class horses, along with other clinicians, which again would devalue the experience for our paying customers.
COVID-19 – At this time we cannot assure what COVID protocols will be in place and we will not put our customers’ safety at risk.
We did discuss moving the shows to later 2022 dates, but as we know, once April is over all the horse shows are in full swing and everyone is out enjoying their horses, which we can all appreciate. As you can imagine, this decision was not made lightly. That being said, we will once again ensure that everyone who has paid for a booth will receive their monies back.
We look forward to a strong return for 2023 and wish everyone a safe, enjoyable summer.
PLEASE NOTE: We will take bookings now for 2023, on a first-come basis and will not ask for a deposit at this early stage.
Thank you again for your support and understanding.
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Photo: Guy McLean performing during the Evening Extravaganza at the 2015 Can-Am Equine Expo. Credit: Can-Am Facebook