5 Resources for Competitors as Competitions Re-open

Photo by Kimerlee Grier entry in the 2013 USDF Arts Contest

As COVID-19 restrictions start to lift across the country, horse shows are beginning to reopen to competitors.  If you’re planning to return to the show ring soon, you won’t want to miss these five resources that will help you navigate through these new and ever-changing times.

The US Equestrian COVID-19 Action Plan

This plan is now available on the USEF website. It outlines the new requirements and recommended best practices for both competitors and competition organizers at competitions held in the COVID-19 environment.

USDF Best Practices- Considerations for Dressage Competitions

This important document is available on the USDF website.  It was created to help competition management when planning shows in our “new normal” times.

USEF COVID-19 Rule Modifications

Effective May 18, 2020, they can be accessed on the USEF website. Many of these changes were in direct response to the effect the pandemic has had on the 2020 show season.

USEF/USDF Webinar: Planning for a Safe Return to Competition

You can watch this informative webinar  on demand on the USEF website.  The panelists were USDF’s President Lisa Gorretta, Executive Director Stephan Hienzsch, Competitions Department Manager Krystina Wright, and US Equestrian’s Managing Director of Dressage Hallye Griffin, Director of Competition Licensing, Evaluation, & Safety Katlynn Sacco, Director of Sport Will Connell, and US Dressage High Performance Athlete, Adrienne Lyle.

Updates from USDF Leadership

During these uncertain times, USDF President Lisa Gorretta and USDF Executive Director Stephan Hienzsch penned letters to USDF members to keep them informed. You can read Lisa’s letter  here, and Stephan’s here.

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