The board of directors of Dressage At Devon announced on May 20 that the show, to be held Sept. 22-27 in Devon, Pennsylvania, has been canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
A statement from Lori Kaminski, president and CEO reads:
“This was a difficult decision, but the uncertainty of the time has made it necessary to ensure the safety of our competitors, vendors, sponsors, spectators and our wonderful volunteers.
“Operating an international competition at a venue such as Devon is a large undertaking. Our team has worked diligently to review the equestrian governing bodies’ requirements to hold a competition, as well as federal, state and local regulations. It became clear that holding the competition this September, while ensuring everyone’s safety, is not realistic.
“Additionally, the uncertainty of the environment has had a significant impact on our suppliers, vendors, competitors, volunteers and sponsors. It is difficult for them to plan and commit their resources and their support, all of which are crucial to the success of our show.
“There is, however, good news. We are very pleased to welcome our new board members: Christina Morin Graham, Maureen ‘Mo’ Swanson, Jessica ‘JJ’ Tate and Karen Ramsing-Bixler, each of whom brings a unique set of skills and will add energy, expertise and commitment to our efforts to make the 2021 show a success. We are thrilled that they have agreed to become a part of Dressage At Devon.”