Due to the ongoing EHV-1 outbreak in the California region, the Organising Committee together with the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) together have decided to cancel the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ 2022 USA qualifier in San Juan Capistrano from 10-15 May 2022.
This is the third qualifier in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ series 2022, and is one of three North/Central America & Caribbean Division events in the series alongside Coapexpan (MEX) and Vancouver (CAN).
The FEI fully understands the difficult decision taken by the USEF and the Organising Committee in response to the ongoing biosecurity threat and is a reflection of the community’s firm commitment to equine health and welfare.
“For several weeks, the FEI has closely monitored the development of the EHV-1 outbreak in California and supports the decision to close down competition. Stopping movement of horses is key to prevent further spread of the virus,” FEI Veterinary Director Göran Akerström said.
A letter issued on 3 March by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) also calls on all participants and Equestrian Event Coordinators to exercise extreme caution for the next 28 days.