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In an effort to reduce the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the cancellation of equestrian events within Canada and the United States has only just begun. The extent of the economic impact on the equestrian industry is yet to be determined. With government-mandated bans and warnings from the World Health Organization of the seriousness of this pandemic, many organizations are left with no choice but to cancel or postpone their events, while others are taking a pro-active approach to protect the community.

Sickness Prevention in Horses - Calculating Biosecurity Risks & Creating Action Plans - While many are at home for the next few weeks, this is an ideal time to learn online and develop your own action plan and backup arrangements.

March 25, 2020 - The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) is to create a series of discipline-specific task forces to evaluate the impact on the FEI Calendar of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has resulted in multiple Event cancellations and the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games until 2021.

March 26, 2020 - Equestrian Canada (EC) would like to invite equine/equestrian business owners to participate in a survey with the goal of understanding the immediate and long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the equine farms, equestrian facilities and related businesses.

March 24, 2020 – Equestrian Canada (EC) would like to provide an update regarding its ongoing advocacy on behalf of equine farms and equestrian facilities facing financial hardship during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as well as offer resources for support during this unprecedented disruption of normal business operations.

Ontario Equestrian - Since we issued our notice yesterday stating that we are suspending all Ontario Equestrian (OE) and Equestrian Canada (EC) Sanctioned competitions, clinics etc., The Ontario Government has enacted a Declaration of Emergency to Protect the Public.

In light of the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Equestrian Canada and Equestrian Provincial/Territorial Sport Organizations (PTSOs) Canada-wide are warning the horse community to bunker down, cancel events, and rescind all equine-related activities. Those who choose to ignore these recommendations should do so with the knowledge of risks involved, from a social, ethical, and legal standpoint. “The NBEA [New Brunswick Equestrian Associaiton] strongly recommends that riding establishments and coaches confirm with their respective insurance companies to ensure compliance if you continue to offer programs and services during this period."

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