The event was scheduled to run 22-25 April. However, organisers are exploring still running the invitational CSI3* showjumping grand prix which usually accompanies the event and other competitions including a CCI4*-S over the same weekend. These would be held behind closed doors without spectators.
Organisers had previously made clear that running the five-star behind closed doors was not an option financially.
“We have been working with US Equestrian, the Kentucky Horse Park, and state and local Government on several different scenarios for April,” said Mike Cooper, president of organisers Equestrian Events, Inc. (EEI).
“With so many uncertainties still remaining regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, it is premature for US Equestrian to remove its restrictions on spectators. Given the importance of the health and well-being of our spectators and competitors, we feel the only option at this time is to cancel the five-star event and hopefully proceed with other events that our fans can enjoy via livestream and other outlets.”
Source Horse and Hound
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