In response to directions and advice from government, the Board of Equestrian NSW has taken the very difficult decision to strongly recommend that all events be cancelled with immediate effect.
The government advice has been to minimise social contact and non-essential travel. The pressure on emergency services means that ambulances may not be available to attend events to treat serious injuries. In this situation, the responsible decision is to take all action necessary not to further burden the emergency services or risk members' safety at events.
Equestrian NSW will also ask the NSW Office of Sport to underwrite all losses that our clubs and organising committees suffer as a result of cancelling events due to the Covid-19 virus.
We thank all our members, organising committees, officials and volunteers for their support during these unprecedented times. We will continue to monitor the situation and update you all as soon as we have any further information.