Seventeen wildfires have been blazing across California since Sunday night and to date have consumed 115,000 acres, 1,500 structures, and threatened the lives of thousands of humans and animals. California State Jerry Governor Brown has declared a state of emergency in Napa, Sonoma, Yuba, Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Nevada, and Orange counties. There are mandatory evacuations in place for several areas, and we've compiled some resources for those of you with four-legged family members in need of evacuation and shelter.
The Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa and the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma are sheltering large animals. More information about shelters can be found here.
If you need help with transportation, or have a trailer and are available to help evacuate, you can use the USEA Ride Share program.
Click here for the Hold Your Horses Livestock Emergency Evacuation Response Team's Facebook page.
Current detailed information about the different fires burning around California can be found here.
The USEF Disaster Relief Fund is providing assistance for animals in need. Click here to make a donation to the USEF Disaster Relief Fund today.
If you know of any other resources that should be listed here, please email [email protected] so that we may update this page accordingly.
The FEI has published its Policy for Enhanced Competition Safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, aimed at assisting organizers and national federations with the safe resumption of international equestrian events in line with national and local restrictions.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) has approved additional modifications to the qualification period for the 2020 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds. The AEC is scheduled to take place August 25-30, 2020 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, and the USEA is doing everything possible to ensure a safe and successful Championship, while also ensuring fair opportunities for all.
This article will be updated to include statements as they are released from upcoming USEA recognized events regarding actions they are taking due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
This has been a difficult decision, but with the current pandemic situation at hand, we feel that this is the correct and ‘common sense’ direction to take. We are developing a plan to host a shorter, smaller, and more focused competition. We will be using state and local protocols to help guide us through this. Safety is paramount at Rebecca Farm, for both equine and human participants.