The brainchild of Emile Hendrix, Peter Charles and Frederick Goltz, the Fund has the support of the FEI and numerous jumping clubs.
Further casualties include 5 aborted foals; hundreds more horses blocked from competing as a third Spanish venue is linked with cases.
The mare VDL High Five fetched half a million dollars from an undisclosed buyer as a dozen promising athletes went under the hammer.
Hopes that the virus had not spread south from Valencia have been dashed with news of positives related to second jumping venue in Spain.
Limits on foreign stays for non-EU citizens has prompted riders to consult immigration lawyers and consider moving to continental Europe.
While there have been no positive cases at WEC Ocala, out of an abundance of caution no new ship-in horses will be allowed on the property.
International events in 10 countries have been put on hold until March 28th due to the aggressive strain of EHV-1 which originated in Spain.
FEI and Spanish authorities coordinate a pan-European effort to contain the outbreak which has shut down the Valencia show jumping tour.
Young Quebec entrepreneur Marc-Antoine Samson has taken over the management reins and hopes to acquire the property by the fall of 2022.
Following 30 years of competition organization, EMG will turn over operations of the Caledon Equestrian Park to Angelstone Events.