Did you know MCTA member Olivia McDowell has a podcast? A good activity, especially for those who can't ride right now.As many barns shutdown to keep workers safe, we’re interested to know what activities you’re doing to keep the equestrian part of your life thriving during this time. I’ll be giving all of my tack a deep clean, organizing my show box, and putting some items up for sale that I do not have a use for. Anyone else have similar plans? Stay safe and healthy! - Olivia ... See MoreSee Less
The MCTA has decided to cancel its recognized horse trials at Shawan Downs scheduled for May 2-3, 2020. This is based on the suspension of all USEF-owned events extended through May 3rd and in the interest of safety for our participants and spectators. Our two unrecognized events are still on the calendar at this time.
We want to bring your attention to the latest ruling made today, March 25, 2020, by the USEF:
"The original 30-day suspension that became effective March 16, 2020, is being extended through May 3, 2020. Effective today, all USEF owned events, selection trials, training camps, clinics and activities will be suspended through May 3, 2020 consistent with recommendations by the CDC. Due to the importance of keeping the members of our equestrian community and their families safe, USEF strongly recommends that competition organizers suspend all USEF licensed competitions across the country and that equestrians do not compete for this same time period. For those competitions that choose to run and can do so in accordance with the CDC, State, and Local recommendations, there will be no accumulation or points, scores, money won, qualifications, or rankings toward any USEF award programs, USEF owned events, or selection to a US team during this time period. This includes USEF National Championships."
These times call for patience and steadfastness, both of which we equestrians have in excess, so keep spirits up as best as you can and remember this crashing wave will subside. Until then, use smart judgment to keep yourself, your friends and family, and the general community safe.