We think this sums going to this show or any show, so read on....:)
1. If you are uncomfortable and feel the risk is too high – Don’t show!
2. If you are a high-risk individual – Don’t show!
3. If you have any symptoms at all (flu, fever, allergy, cough, etc…) – Don’t show!
4. If you become aware that you have come in “unprotected” contact with someone who has tested positive – Don’t show for 14 days!
5. If you test positive, do not return to showing until your symptoms are gone for 14 days and you have been cleared by your health provider, and notify anyone you have been in contact with so then don’t show for 14 days!
6. If none of the above applies, go show, but strictly follow the protocols established by USEF, federal, state and county law, and other Competition Organizer requirements. For example, whenever you are on the grounds of a competition, you will need to wear a mask unless you are up on horseback. You will need to maintain social distancing. Additionally, you should continue to frequently wash your hands and use hand sanitizer.
As Marty Schaeffel, president of ASHA states: "This brings me to where we are today. My friends and family are ready to get back in the saddle and show. We want to showcase our talents and our horses and yes - have fun! But we must do this with safety in mind. We must take responsibility in preventing the spread of this terrible virus. That responsibility is a collective effort between horse owners; riders; breeders; trainers; spectators; veterinarians; farriers; and all of those folks who work to make our industry shine. Please govern yourselves judiciously. If this virus is traced back to any of our horse shows, it will set us back considerably. Our future is in your hands now."
The Summer Solstice Horse Show, LLC will comply with all applicable federal, state and local regulations, requirements and orders as well as WHO recommendations and CDC guidelines as they relate to mass gatherings and sporting events. Participants are required to comply with these and any additional Competition Organizer requirements at all times while present on competition grounds. Failure to do so may result in expulsion from the grounds. These requirements are in effect immediately and until further notice, however, they are subject to revisions as the COVID-19 virus environment changes.
Waiver/Release & Indemnity Agreement:
All riders will provide emergency contact information and execute an updated Waiver and Release of Liability and a COVID-19 Equestrian Advisory and Acknowledgment, as a condition of participation. Please ensure use of the updated form provided by competition organizer. Copies of these forms will be sent by the show secretary in acceptance of show entries.
Access to Horse Show:
Participants are required to self-monitor their temperature once daily prior to entering the competition grounds. Anyone with a temperature of 99.5° F (37.5° C) or higher may not enter the facility. Everyone will have a temperature check prior to entrance of facility.
- exhibits COVID-19 symptoms,
- has tested positive for COVID-19 within last two weeks,
- or *has been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the last two weeks* cannot enter the competition grounds. *Exception: Healthcare personnel who have treated patients using appropriate medical-grade PPE during the course of performing professional duties are exempted from this restriction.
- Has within the last 24 hours, exhibited any of the symptoms of a fever of 99.5 or greater, cough, or shortness of breath.
- The public, additional spectators beyond the one family member, groom, and trainer, guests and non-essential personnel will NOT be allowed on the grounds until further notice.
- Horse arrivals and departures will be monitored
- Temperatures of everyone entering facility will be taken at the time of entering show premises.
- The judge, officials and show secretary will comply with social distancing requirements.
- Competition office will be restricted to essential personnel only, with space configurations and time limits. Only one representative from a barn will be able to communicate with show secretary. Masks must be worn in show office.
- Stabling will comply with social distancing to manage concentration of horses and people. No one but the trainer and grooms allowed in the barn area--we are encouraging all riders to be dressed and hair/makeup done prior to show.
- Show participants and their one direct family member, must provide their own seating, as bleachers will be removed to reinforce the 6 ft. social distancing rule. DO NOT GATHER IN LARGE GROUPS, or GROUPS THAT ARE NOT FAMILIAR TO YOU.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water; if not available, then use of hand sanitizer is a must.
- All individuals by ringside including trainers, grooms and parent unit must wear a mask or face cover. Face masks encouraged on grounds, but must be worn in any indoor building.
- Barn areas only to have trainers and grooms present.
- The Summer Solstice Horse Show Association is insisting that trainers monitor their own riders, employees, and family members of these rules; anyone in noncompliance of any of the above can politely be asked to leave.
- There will be a limited amount of horses allowed in the warmup arena, with only spectator and trainer present. It is advised only two horses in the warm up arena, but we may be able to have more and maintain the social distancing outline above.