The VERA SMC has held its emergency meeting (using digital tools to avoid face to face interactions and unnecessary travel) and voted unanimously to suspend all endurance activities until further notice as a result of the Government's advice that they will be banning all non-essential activities.
The SMC will continue to monitor the situation closely and will, when Government restrictions are lifted, review this decision and re-start the endurance season as soon as possible.
After in depth consultation with all organisers concerned, we are saddened to have to cancel the ride planned for the last weekend in May. Mount Cole Endurance Inc. prides itself on not only a quality ride, but an enjoyable social gathering as well. Due to the current the health warnings and restrictions, along with the challenge of supplying hygiene necessities for all, we sadly feel we cannot meet this goal. Please watch for a bigger and better ride in 2020. Apologies for any inconvenience.
The following announcement is made on behalf of the Brimpaen Organising Committee.
In light of the current COVID-19 situation affecting us all, it is with regret and great disappointment that after an emergency meeting this evening the Ride Organisers of the Brimpaen Endurance Ride after lengthy discussions with all parties involved, the Brimpaen Recreational Hall Committee, Horsham Shire Council, our catering team and also in line with other Equine events the decision has been made to postpone our ride with a new date hopefully being set for later in the year.
The VERA SMC fully supports the decision of the organising committee in this matter.