The international jumping sport will start again (although in America). CSI2* Lexington International has been approved by the FEI and USEF. The competition will take place from 17 till 21 June in the Kentucky Horse Park.
The number of participating horses is limited, a maximum of 400 horses may start. The organisation takes many precautions to minimize the risks of the coronavirus. “It’s a difficult time for everyone, that’s obvious. We feel honoured that we can give riders/amazones the opportunity to ride a competition again,” says founder and CEO Derek Braun. “The safety of everyone involved is our priority. That’s why we will strictly follow the protocols and guidelines. So it is important that everyone reads the protocols carefully”.
During CSI2* Lexington the 1.5 meter rule is maintained. Additional staff will be deployed to provide guidance in this regard. In addition, the staff will wear mouth caps. As will all participants and grooms. Only during riding a mouth mask is not mandatory.
There will be no social events. Riders Meetings will be held via Zoom. During these Zoom meetings, the protocols will be reviewed and everyone can ask his or her questions. All participants are required to be present.
Source: De Hoefslag/World of Showjumping