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    Who is cancelled and who is running...all in one thread.

    If you know if they are cancelled or running (and approximate dates). Might be good to have them all in one spot, so people can figure out if they can/want to attend. Even schooling shows. And maybe include the state.

    Rumors are ok too.

    Highfields in Aiken is running all their shows. That’s the only one I know of


      May - Devon (PA) - cancelled
      6/4-7 - 5/A Baker Charity Horse Show (CT) - cancelled
      6/23-7/5 - Lake Placid (NY) - cancelled

      Originally posted by MistyPony
      In all my years of riding, gravity is the one thing that has never failed on me!


        WEC is running both July shows and their August summer show.
        Last edited by carasmom; May. 21, 2020, 04:08 PM. Reason: Edit


          No rated June shows in zone 3 that I know of... Vermont Summer Festival just cancelled for the summer. HITS Culpeper is still planning to run in July and Lexington National in August.


            Waterloo in Michigan canceled but GLEF just said they are a go
            "You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"


              Originally posted by Mayaty02 View Post
              No rated June shows in zone 3 that I know of... Vermont Summer Festival just cancelled for the summer. HITS Culpeper is still planning to run in July and Lexington National in August.
              Tryon is in Zone 3
              "You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"


                June Huntercreek shows in Oregon all cancelled.
                Proud member of the "Don't rush to kill wildlife" clique!


                  Originally posted by carasmom View Post
                  WEC is running both July shows and their August summer show.
                  I recently (within a week?) saw an announcement from WEC that ALL 2020 shows are cancelled, and they are looking forward to opening the Ocala facility in 2021.
                  Patience pays.


                    Originally posted by Melissa.Van Doren View Post

                    I recently (within a week?) saw an announcement from WEC that ALL 2020 shows are cancelled, and they are looking forward to opening the Ocala facility in 2021.
                    I think that it was all indoor shows were canceled, not the outdoor summer ones. But don’t quote me on that.


                      WEC Ohio summer shows are running, last I heard. The facility is closing from September 1-March 31, so their entire winter series in Ohio is a no go. Ocala 2021 is a go.
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                        Originally posted by mroades View Post
                        Tryon is in Zone 3
                        Whoops you’re right


                          Brownland June-July rescheduled series?


                            Originally posted by mroades View Post
                            Waterloo in Michigan canceled but GLEF just said they are a go
                            Insanity! Mix this many weeks of horse showing with all the out of town tourists waiting to descend on the area and our relatively healthy small communities are soon to become very unsafe. But I guess it's all about the entitlement and $$$.

                            Almost all other major tourist event attractions in the area have wisely cancelled - National Cherry Festival, Film Festival, numerous wine and art festivals, major running events; all no go this year, but GLEF goes on and even expands. Speaks rather poorly for the privileged horse community unfortunately. Do they have one iota of concern for the residents of the area?







                                  HITS will not run it’s June shows in Saugerties. Lamplight in Illinois is still on.


                                    Update from NorCal:

                                    Menlo Charity is cancelled. Woodside is cancelled through July; August shows are a maybe. Sonoma June shows are cancelled; fingers crossed for July. Brookside “Beach Party” show in early June is on, apparently.


                                      Spruce meadows (Alberta )- summer series and masters cancelled

                                      Thunderbird (bc)- May, June cancelled. Trying for remaining shows in summer with different dates.

                                      Has Rocky Mountain cancelled?

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                                        VSF (VT) is not running in VT, but sent out an email that they are trying to run some of their shows in Saugerties, NY pending USEF approval.

                                        Head of the Bay (MA) in July may try and run at the Fieldstone Show Park.