Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to share resources supporting a safe return to competition upon the conclusion of the sanctioning suspension due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

EC supports an early, safe return to sport and competition. As we adapt to our new environment and competition operations, it is critical that public health and safety remains paramount.

EC has developed a resource package to assist competition organizers in adapting their events to foster a safe competition environment. The package is divided into two sections:

These resources are intended to support competition organizers as they work with and adhere to the requirements of the federal, provincial/territorial, regional and local government and health authorities who manage COVID-19 in their jurisdiction.

Please note: The information in these documents are guidelines and samples, not rules or mandates, and are intended as resources for those who choose to use them.

The Guidelines for Competition Operations During COVID-19 were prepared in consultation with organizers, officials, discipline leads and Provincial/Territorial Sport Organizations (PTSOs). It is our aim to that this reference document will provide information and support for competition organizers planning to host events in the summer of 2020 and beyond.

Additionally, organizers of EC sanctioned competitions must comply with EC’s Policy for Enhanced Competition Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic, as well as any additional guidelines and requirements from their PTSO.

For questions, comments or Word versions of the sample documents, please contact Rachel Huebert, EC Manager of Technical Development, at rhuebert@equestrian.ca.