Friday, April 10, 2020
Equestrian Canada (EC) would like to share the following updates from the fourth week of responding to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
EC’s key actions this week:
- Began regular meetings with the return to competition working group to develop a framework that will protect the health and welfare of horses upon competition reinstatement across all disciplines. The goal of this working group is to establish resources for training and competition reintroduction as informed by current science-based literature.
- Began data analysis from the survey to gather business profiles from equine farms and equestrian facilities. Aggregate data and conclusions from this analysis will be used in EC’s advocacy efforts, as well as shared publicly in the coming weeks.
- Completed a survey of all EC sanctioned competition organizers to assess the financial implications of suspending competitions due to COVID-19. This data will be used in a report for Sport Canada, as well as used by EC to analyze and support competition needs.
- Worked on developing digital materials for the continued training and education of coaches in a virtual environment.
EC is making every effort to ensure continuous, thorough and up-to-date communication concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. EC’s complete statement on COVID-19, including regular updates, can be found on our website here. For the running list of cancelled/postponed clinics and events, click here.