Organisers of the Mars Bromont Three-Day Event have cancelled the competition, which was scheduled to begin in less than two weeks, citing “the current state of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.”
“For the past six months, the Bromont Organising Committee has worked in close collaboration with local, provincial and federal government agencies to ensure running the MARS Bromont CCI is safe for all participants,” the organising committee for the Bromont, Quebec, competition said in a statement released Thursday evening. “Unfortunately, the current state of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic would jeopardise this goal of guaranteed safety. It was therefore decided by the Public Health Agency of Canada, with full support from the Bromont Organising Committee, that international travel should be restricted for this event, therefore necessitating its cancellation as per the FEI rules.”
The announcement came just one day after Quebec Premier François Legault announced a “reopening plan” for Bromont’s home province that will lift a four-month-old curfew on May 28 and allow restaurant patios and theaters to reopen with certain restrictions, as well as allowing travel to resume between regions.
Source The Chronicle of the Horse