A message from Chris Pack. COO & Tournament Manager, Thunderbird Show Park:

Over the past few days, many of you have called to enquire about Thunderbird’s July tournaments. We are keen to begin welcoming competitors back to Thunderbird Show Park—just as soon as the government permits.

The BC Provincial Health Authority is in the process of rolling out its multi-phase reopening plan. We are currently in Phase 2, which limits events to 50 people (regardless of acreage). tbird cannot host a tournament until the Health Act moves into Phase 3. As a result, we will not be opening July entries on Monday as previously expected.

Every indicator suggests that Phase 3 will start by July 1 and we are moving ahead with all plans for our July tournaments with that belief in mind. We’ll begin accepting entries for those tournaments, as soon as we have permission to reopen!

In the meantime, tbird is offering private arena bookings to school over full courses featuring show jumps and décor. It’s the perfect prep for your summer show season! Email Shauna Moule at shauna@tbird.ca for available times.

While we’re sorry to hit “pause” on July entries for now, please know that the entire tbird team is geared up with masks, hand sanitizer stations, and coronavirus protection protocols to reopen the moment the provincial government allows.

We’re standing by to welcome you!