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    Originally posted by Belmont;
    This email went out this morning.


    “Kentucky Horse Shows LLC
    Notice of Positive Covid 19 Test



    We were notified on July 31, 2020 that two individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 after attending the Kentucky Summer Classic. Per the requirements of the USEF COVID-19 Action Plan, we are notifying all individuals who were in attendance at the competition. One individual was on the grounds for a very brief period of time on Monday afternoon, July 27th and was not in close contact with anyone else. The other person was last on the grounds on Friday morning, July 31 and has not returned. All individuals who were in contact with this person have left the competition grounds.

    Our staff continues to work diligently to ensure the competition venue is properly sanitized and all protocols of the USEF COVID-19 Action Plan are followed. We ask that individuals on-site remain committed to wearing face masks or face coverings, adhere to social distancing guidelines, and practice frequent hand washing and hand sanitization to mitigate risk while on-site.

    For additional information, please contact Hugh Kincannonat hak@kentuckyhorseshows.com


    It’s already happening.
    I understood the trainer wasn't at all happy about being asked to leave. I also saw a photo that the trainer in question had posted on their FB page yesterday with NINE students in a golf cart and not a one had a mask on.

    Randee Beckman ~Otteridge Farm, LLC (http://on.fb.me/1iJEqvR)~ Marketing Manager - The Clothes Horse & Jennifer Oliver Equine Insurance Specialist

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      Originally posted by VirginiaBred View Post

      I understood the trainer wasn't at all happy about being asked to leave. I also saw a photo that the trainer in question had posted on their FB page yesterday with NINE students in a golf cart and not a one had a mask on.
      I hope that someone who has access to facebook will send those sorts of photos on to the Kentucky Health authorities.

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        Originally posted by skydy;n

        I hope that someone who has access to facebook will send those sorts of photos on to the Kentucky Health authorities.
        It was removed yesterday a few hours after it was posted.

        Randee Beckman ~Otteridge Farm, LLC (http://on.fb.me/1iJEqvR)~ Marketing Manager - The Clothes Horse & Jennifer Oliver Equine Insurance Specialist

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          USEF Pony Finals just canceled.
          "You armchair quarterbacks truly disgust me. Get out from behind your keyboards and go try to learn half as much about horsemanship as Ms. Colvin." -- APirateLooksAtForty

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            Originally posted by Bent Hickory View Post
            USEF Pony Finals just canceled.
            Announcement?

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              Never mind, I found it https://www.usef.org/media/press-rel...usef-notice-of

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                So four people on the grounds recently tested positive for COVID. And NOW we're shutting it down. Isn't there some analogy about horses and barns that you'd think USEF would be familiar with.

                Anyway, I hope all these people are ok. And I hope those who were already en route and had travel plans aren't hugely put out by the last minute cancellation. Really the prudent thing would have been to cancel/postpone/change the plan a LONG TIME prior. But here we are.

                I just hope everyone is ok.
                ~Veronica
                "The Son Dee Times" "Sustained" "Somerset" "Franklin Square"
                http://photobucket.com/albums/y192/vxf111/

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                  Definitely cancelled and barns already moving out. There is talks the rest of the weeks won’t go, and that possibly no more USEF shows.
                  www.thetexasequestrian.com

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                    Originally posted by vxf111 View Post
                    So four people on the grounds recently tested positive for COVID. And NOW we're shutting it down. Isn't there some analogy about horses and barns that you'd think USEF would be familiar with.

                    Anyway, I hope all these people are ok. And I hope those who were already en route and had travel plans aren't hugely put out by the last minute cancellation. Really the prudent thing would have been to cancel/postpone/change the plan a LONG TIME prior. But here we are.

                    I just hope everyone is ok.
                    I saw some social media posts by people from California that were already there for pony finals.

                    Stay safe everyone.
                    The Evil Chem Prof

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                      Originally posted by Peggy View Post

                      I saw some social media posts by people from California that were already there for pony finals.

                      Stay safe everyone.
                      That sucks. No two ways about it.
                      ~Veronica
                      "The Son Dee Times" "Sustained" "Somerset" "Franklin Square"
                      http://photobucket.com/albums/y192/vxf111/

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                        Originally posted by vxf111 View Post

                        That sucks. No two ways about it.
                        The two I saw were not from the 1% either. One was likely a once-in-lifetime deal. Feel way worse for those folks.

                        The Evil Chem Prof

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                          Surprise! Hold a big show during a pandemic and the virus spreads. Absolute idiocy.

                          Too bad about the damage already done... I'm so disgusted with USEF it's beyond words.

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                            Originally posted by Belmont View Post
                            Definitely cancelled and barns already moving out. There is talks the rest of the weeks won’t go, and that possibly no more USEF shows.
                            No more USEF shows anywhere? or just at KHP?

                            I say this because Gov DeWine of Ohio supposedly went to a QH show at the WEC a couple of weeks ago and no one was wearing masks. Don't know if that had any thing to do with QH Congress being cancelled, but the general trend seems to be that horse showing, while basically kinda low risk, is being jeopardized by people who just don't want to follow the rules. Sad!

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                              I feel extremely bad for barns who trailered out from far away only to have it cancelled right before beginning - I completely disagree with the show being put on, but it should've been cancelled a long time ago.

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                                Originally posted by Lucie Too View Post
                                I feel extremely bad for barns who trailered out from far away only to have it cancelled right before beginning - I completely disagree with the show being put on, but it should've been cancelled a long time ago.
                                I have conflicting feelings. While I really think that under the circumstances people should take responsibility and not travel for pleasure during a pandemic, I also believe that the NGB of Horse Sport should not invite them to do so.

                                Poor judgement on one hand + Poor leadership on the other. Someone has to step up and so far leadership is mostly non-existent (looking at you USEF) and many individuals seem to make poor public health decisions when left to their own judgement. It's a shame.

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                                  I feel bad for them too, but at the same time I'm wondering WTF they were thinking?
                                  ~~Some days are a total waste of makeup.~~

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                                    Agree with the sentiments above.

                                    I have a friend who has just qualified her two horses for USDF Finals in Chicago (from CA) and she is planning on going (if they even happen). I just don’t understand this line of thinking; what sounds fun about crossing multiple state lines to show when thousands of people are losing their loved ones and lives? *sigh*

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                                      Originally posted by oldernewbie View Post
                                      I say this because Gov DeWine of Ohio supposedly went to a QH show at the WEC a couple of weeks ago and no one was wearing masks. Don't know if that had any thing to do with QH Congress being cancelled, but the general trend seems to be that horse showing, while basically kinda low risk, is being jeopardized by people who just don't want to follow the rules. Sad!
                                      Did the AQHA show have a mask rule that was being ignored? Or no mask rule at all?

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                                        Originally posted by MHM View Post

                                        Did the AQHA show have a mask rule that was being ignored? Or no mask rule at all?
                                        The way I understand it, WEC is very clear about wearing a mask. But I believe the people at the show were ignoring it (I got report 2nd hand, so a bit hazy). WEC just came out with another safety statement for next week's h/j show in light of events in KY. I am paying attention to all this because the Region 13 Arab championships are the week of 8/10. My trainer was afraid they were going to get canceled even before all this KY stuff happened.

                                        https://worldequestriancenter.com/im...82LHzANhZGThwU

                                        As for Pony Finals, if the USEF had gone ahead and had the show, and even *one* kid or support crew had gotten sick, they would have been beaten to all hell. Just a no-win situation for them no matter what they did.

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                                          I really believe people just need to stay in their own regions for now. I am in CA and there has been a lot of control at the shows here and I have not been worried at all. I really think it's just important that people don't travel far. Just my two cents.

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