The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair (DHSCF) announced Saturday the cancellation of the 125th edition of its event, originally scheduled for May 27 – June 6, 2021.
The organizers, together with the Board of Directors, evaluated multiple options but were “unable to operate under the current restrictions outlined by the sport’s governing body.”
“This decision was made only after significant evaluation of the far-reaching operational and financial implications due to on-going restrictions imposed by U.S. Equestrian (USEF) regarding spectators and other important issues at their sanctioned events,” DHSCF wrote in its announcement.
“Although many other equestrian events are operating during this time, the DHSCF is uniquely tied to our local audience and spectator base, and we did not feel that we could, in good faith, jeopardize future events for the sake of running this year against so many financial and operational challenges. This decision was made to protect the financial viability of the show for years to come.”
DHSCF reiterated that “the health and wellbeing of the entire DHSCF community is always of utmost importance” and encouraged that the event would return in 2022. DHSCF stated that organizers would be contacting all stakeholders with information regarding cancellations processes in the coming weeks.
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