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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."

Equestrian Canada (EC) is closely monitoring news from the World Health Organization, Canadian sport system partners, national and local authorities to help minimize the effects of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we endeavour to provide the best possible level of service while simultaneously protecting the health and well being of our community and employees.

Ontario Equestrian (OE), in conjunction with Equestrian Canada and the other Equestrian Provincial/Territorial Sport Organizations across the country, is closely monitoring news from the World Health Organization, national and provincial sport system partners and provincial and local authorities, to help minimize the effects of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we endeavour to provide the best possible level of service while simultaneously protecting the health and wellbeing of our community and employees.

Given the most recent information provided by the Province of British Columbia regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Southlands Riding Club will be closed for a two-week period, effective immediately through March 30, 2020 (subject to change). This includes all access to the property - including the Clubhouse - except for staff and designated personnel working with our Rescue Program horses (volunteers will not be permitted onto the site until further notice).

Following the recent developments and updates regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alberta Equestrian Federation has made the decision to cancel equestrian-related activities effective March 16 - April 19, 2020 (subject to change as updates are provided).

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