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.
Because of the Covid-19 pandemic and its related restrictions, organizers plan a series of CSI and CSIO tournaments in September instead.
It was a fantastic finish for Harrie Smolders (NED) and Monaco to win the CSI5* class in an 11-horse jumpoff at WEF.
Top Canadian is Jacqueline Steffens, who places 4th with Cat Ninja in a field of 73 entries at the Winter Equestrian Festival.
The German rider guided Dominator 2000 Z to win the 410,000 euro finale in Doha, edging Olivier Robert (FRA) and Niels Bruynseels (BEL).
Canada's Kyle Dewar places sixth aboard Clever Van De Helle over the grand prix course designed by Leopoldo Palacios of Venezuela.
Bertram Allen (IRL) is brilliant aboard Pacino Amiro to take the win in the feature class of week 7 of the Winter Equestrian Festival.
The Canadian has two top horses with him as he squares off against a strong international field leading up to the €410,000 GP on Saturday.
Canada's Kim Farlinger grabs third place with Ibalius SMH during week 8 of competition on the Turf Tour circuit in Florida.
The German keeps racking up the wins, this time aboard Scuderia 1918 Tobago Z; top Canadian was Mario Deslauriers, 11th with Bardolina 2.