March 13, 2020
The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show
For Immediate Release
The 75th Pin Oak Charity Horse Show scheduled to begin March 18, 2020 has been cancelled.
A determination will be made if Pin Oak will be scheduled at a later date.
As a result of ongoing community efforts to halt the spread of COVID-19 and a recommendation by the United States Equestrian Federation that all USEF licensed competitions be suspended through April 15, 2020, The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show scheduled for March 18 through April 5, 2020 has been cancelled. We will continue to monitor impact of containment efforts and determine if the show can be rescheduled for a later date. We have great respect for the Pin Oak tradition and the resiliency of the equine community, but we echo the sentiments of USEF that the health, safety and well-being of our Pin Oak supporters and that of their horses is paramount.
More details will follow as available on sponsorships and other matters related to cancellation of the show. We want to thank everyone involved with Pin Oak and appreciate your understanding.
If you have questions please email:
- Amy Uniss Coleman, General Manager, Great Southwest Equestrian Center (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Valerie Garza, Operations Manager, Great Southwest Equestrian Center (email@example.com)
- Lauryn Sanford, Director of Sponsorship, Pin Oak Charity Horse Show (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Excerpts from USEF notice
March 13, 2020
Dear USEF Competition Organizers (Licensees and Managers),
The health, safety and well-being of our members and that of their horses is paramount to USEF. We are continuing to closely monitor communications on the COVID-19 Pandemic from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and the Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI).
Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, all USEF owned events, selection trials, training camps, clinics, and activities will be suspended for the next 30 days. Additionally, USEF strongly recommends that competition organizers suspend all USEF licensed competitions across the country for the next 30 days. For those competitions that do run, there will be no accumulation of points, scores, money won, qualifications, or rankings toward any USEF awards programs, USEF owned event, or selection to a US team during this 30-day time period. This includes USEF National Championships.