Apr 30, 2020

USEF Webinar: Planning for a Safe Return to Competition

By USEF - Press Release

Webinar 1: Planning for a Safe Return to Competition

Monday, May 4, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. ET

Learn how USEF is planning to facilitate a safe return to competition following the COVID-19 suspension. This is a good opportunity for trainers, exhibitors, and competition managers to understand how to work together to create the safest possible environment for everyone as we look ahead to restarting 2020 competitions as early as June 1 with a phased regional approach in line with local and state government restrictions. USEF Guidelines for Competitions will be shared. These guidelines have been developed by Dr. Mark Hart, USEF’s Team Physician and Chair of the Fédération Équestre Internationale Medical Committee, with input from competition management. Panelists will include USEF CEO Bill Moroney, Dr. Mark Hart, USEF General Counsel Sonja Keating,​ ESP President Michael Stone, and trainer John Madden.

This webinar event will be open to USEF members with 1,000 spots available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Register here. The virtual webinar will be held via Zoom. We encourage participants to submit questions in advance when registering. There will be a Q&A session following the presentation.

The recorded event will be posted on the USEF Network at the conclusion of the session.

Key Topics/Agenda

  • Overview of Approach to Reopening (Bill Moroney)
  • Competition Protocols and Recommended Best Practices (Sonja Keating and Bill Moroney)
  • Health and Safety (Dr. Mark Hart)
  • A Competition Manager's Perspective - How do you plan to navigate/manage start-up? (Michael Stone)
  • How will this impact trainers? (John Madden)
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