The following notice was released last night, August 4 from US Equestrian.
After weighing the impact of multiple positive COVID-19 cases following the Kentucky Summer Classic and the cancellation notice of USHJA’s upcoming championships, Kentucky Horse Shows LLC and US Equestrian have decided to cancel the Bluegrass Festival (August 11-16), KHJA (August 19-23), and USEF Junior Hunter National Championship – East Coast (August. 3-24) scheduled to take place at the Kentucky Horse Park.
We have been notified that three additional individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 after attending the Kentucky Summer Classic for a total of seven reported cases. The majority of reported cases are associated with one barn and none of the individuals have returned to the facility.
This is a decision not taken lightly and we are mindful of the negative effect this will have on exhibitors’ plans and schedules, but feel this is the only way to ensure a safe outcome for all. No fees of any kind have been charged to anyone who has entered the shows. Exhibitors do not need to take any action with regard to the show office and all entries will be canceled. We hope that moving forward our exhibitors and members will place their safety and the safety of others above all else during these trying circumstances.
If you believe you have been exposed to the virus, please follow the ten recommendations from the CDC, found here.
Information about testing for COVID-19 can be found here. Testing sites in the Lexington area can be accessed here. Please be reminded that if you test positive for COVID-19 within fourteen (14) days following a competition you attended, you must notify the competition organizer and USEF.