Latest Updates on Horse Events and Statements from Horse Organizations Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) — as of 03/25/2020


Horse Event Cancellation for CoronavirusFollow the latest changes and announcements about horse industry events that have been cancelled and postponed due to coronavirus (COVID-19) with this constantly updated list from Horse Illustrated. If you come across events not on this list, feel free to email us at

Complete coverage of COVID-19

General Horse Associations (not affiliated with one breed or discipline)

USEF Update on COVID-19: Suspension Extended to May 3
USEF Update on COVID-19: Presidential Modification and Resources
Letter from the USEF President and CEO Regarding the Impact of Coronavirus on USEF Licensed Competitions
FEI to Create Task Forces to Deal with Impact of COVID-19
FEI Recommends Cancellation of FEI Events Due to Coronavirus
Update on COVID-19 and USPC Sponsored Events
American National Riding Commission National Equitation Championships Cancelled
Interscholastic Equestrian Association Cancels Events from March 16-May 10, 2020, including Hunt Seat National Finals and Dressage National Finals

Discipline Associations

From the Western Dressage Association of America Concerning the Coronavirus
The United States Hunter Jumper Association Suspends Recognized Events for 30 Days and USHJA President Mary Babick’s Letter to the Membership Regarding the Impact of COVID-19
United States Dressage Federation Suspends Accepting Scores from USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized Competitions
United States Eventing Association to Suspend Recognizing Events for Two Weeks
Arabian Horse Association Response to COVID-19 and Arabian Horse Association Emergency Response Team Created in response to COVID-19
American Endurance Ride Conference Rescheduled/Postponed/Cancelled Rides
National Cutting Horse Association Recommends Approved Events to Postpone Due to Coronavirus
National Reined Cow Horse Association Stallion Stakes Postponed Until Further Notice
National Reining Horse Association Recommends Postponement of Events Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19); Closes Offices and Staff Working Remotely
National Steeplechase Association Message about COVID-19 Threat and Revised Announcement from NSA

Breed Associations

Appaloosa Horse Club Leadership Continues to Monitor the COVID-19 Outbreak and the Impact on Sanctioned Events
American Saddlebred Horse Association Forms New Committee to Address COVID-19 Induced Industry Challenges and Important American Saddlebred Horse Association Office Changes
Paso Fino Horse Association Statement on COVID-19
American Morgan Horse Association Addresses COVID-19 Pandemic
An update from American Paint Horse Association regarding COVID-19
Coronavirus and APHA Shows from March 13, 2020
American Quarter Horse Association Cancels 2020 AQHA Convention
AQHA Leadership Permanently Cancels 2020 AQHA Convention
American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum Closed Until April 1
American Shetland Pony Club Changes Plans for USPC Spring Board Meeting and March 23 Update from ASPC on Shows, the Home Office, and the Journal

Horse Competitions

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Postponed Due to Worldwide Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Badminton Horse Trials Cancelled
2020 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks to be Postponed Due to COVID-19
COVID-19 Forces Cancellation of Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event and Kentucky CSI3* Invitational Grand Prix
FEI World Cup Finals 2020 in Las Vegas Cancelled Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event Update Related to COVID-19 on March 12, 2020
Churchill Downs Updates for the Kentucky Derby
Houston Livestock and Rodeo Cancelled
Turf Paradise latest coronavirus closure in sports, ending horse racing season immediately
Tracks Across the Nation Close Doors Due to COVID-19

Horse-Related Expos, Conferences, and Events

Cancellation of 2020 Equine Affaire in Ohio

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Sarah Evers Conrad
Sarah Evers Conrad is the current Digital Content Editor for Horse Illustrated and Young Rider magazines. Her career includes time at The Horse: Your Guide to Equine Health Care and the United States Equestrian Federation’s (USEF) Equestrian magazine, before she became USEF’s Director of E-Communications. She then spent time as a content manager/travel writer for a Caribbean travel agency before she opened her own business, All In Stride Marketing. Throughout her career, she has been published in equine publications such as Horse Illustrated, The Horse, Blood-Horse, Equestrian, Arabian Horse Life, USDF Connection, the American Quarter Horse Journal, Paint Horse Journal, Driving Digest, American Farrier’s Journal, Off-Track Thoroughbred, Stable Management, Equine Wellness, and Camp Business Magazine. She has also served as the editor for the Certified Horsemanship Association’s official publication, The Instructor magazine, and for multiple books. Conrad has a BA in Journalism from Western Kentucky University with a double major in Agriculture with an Equine Science emphasis. You can learn more about her at


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