Finding a Path Toward Future Horse Shows: How could COVID-19 testing help?

The entire sporting world came to a screeching halt in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic – horse shows were no exception. The effects of not having horse shows have been widespread, impacting everyone from horse show managers to trainers, grooms, braiders, haulers, and more.  

As we jump back into horse showing and explore longer-term solutions, we can look to what other sports are doing to keep athletes safe while returning to competition. In early July, Major League Soccer brought its clubs into a “bubble” at the Disney Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla. where players are receiving testing multiple times a week and are quarantined in cases of positive testing. This concept of regular testing could be an essential aspect of making the return of horse shows safe and successful for everyone involved.  continue reading …