TIME TO GET SERIOUS!
2020 MORGAN GRAND NATIONAL
OCTOBER 10-17, 2020
Entries are closing NOW!
It’s time to get your entries submitted for the 2020 Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show®. Now, more than ever, it is important to get those entries to us by August 18th so we can get an accurate count on who wants to be a part of the show in 2020.
We know there are many different circumstances that will affect whether or not you can attend in 2020. We also know each part of the country is different in how it is handling COVID-19 and the degree in which the pandemic is affecting your area.
Therefore, we need an accurate count on the number of horses we can expect in October to help us better create a plan geared toward safety for our exhibitors and animals as well as the financial viability of the show both this year and into the future.
Many of you have asked questions regarding the show and expected procedures. As you know, things are in a constant state of evaluation. Below is an overview of what is currently planned:
Entries must be postmarked by August 11, 2020 or received by August 18, 2020.
- If for unforeseen circumstances the show is canceled, all fees will be refunded.
- After the close of entries, if there is any government mandate related to COVID-19 that prohibits travel for an exhibitor, entry fees will be refunded minus the office fee.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
The health and safety of our exhibitors is our number one priority.
We will follow all USEF and JLC COVID-19 guidelines, as well as state and county regulations. We encourage you to review all guidelines, so you are familiar with them, including the items listed below:
- Masks or face coverings are required except while riding or with a USEF modification.
- Wash hands frequently.
- Maintain social distancing.
- Self-monitor temperature daily.
- Every person attending the show must sign the USEF waiver and wear a designated wristband for the duration of the show.
- Limit number of people in practice rings and warm up rings.
- Have hand sanitizer and masks available for yourself, clients and employees.
USEF strongly discourages participants from bringing additional family members who are not essential to providing care to the participant or their horse. Each participant must acknowledge and exercise personal responsibility while attending a competition to minimize risk for themselves and those around them. USEF does prohibit the public, spectators, and non-essential personnel such as guests from being on the competition grounds until further notice.
You will need an appointment to check in at the Show Office. Appointments will be scheduled online. More information for check in will be posted in September.
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Box seating will be different this year for the health and safety of our exhibitors. Seats will be arranged by family/barn family with social distancing requirements in place. We will need to skip rows and seats to accomplish this. We will utilize seats above the main concourse in the Coliseum to maintain safe and healthy distancing to comply with the USEF guidelines and fairground regulations.
While large parties and social gatherings will not be possible this year, we will be able to host several socially distant events including the Dog Show/ Stick Horse competition and the Costume class. Stay tuned for additional events!
We will keep you updated as we move closer to show time. We look forward to seeing you soon!