Officials at the U.S. Equestrian Federation announced on Aug. 6, that the 2020 Adequan USEF Junior Hunter National Championships—East Coast have been relocated to Traverse City Horse Shows at Flintfields Horse Park in Traverse City, Michigan. from Aug. 23-25. The championship, which was canceled earlier this week, was revived after Traverse City Horse Shows competition management stepped forward and offered to host and organize the competition. The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association Gladstone Cup Equitation Classic will also be held in conjunction with the championship on these dates.
The condensed three-day timeline of the championship allows for a simplified transition of venues and will provide Traverse City Horse Shows management ample time to prepare for additional participants and appropriately sanitize the venue prior to the start of competition.
“We greatly appreciate the efforts of the Traverse City Horse Shows management to host our Junior Hunter National Championships—East Coast on such short notice,” said Bill Moroney, chief executive officer for USEF. “It is important for our members and our sport to keep competitions viable during this pandemic and we’re looking forward to bringing this national championship back online for our junior members.”