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November 24 - CEP Arizona Show Dates For 2021 Now Available On The Horse Shows / Arizona Page
The show dates for the CEP Arizona shows for 2021 are now available on the Horse Shows / Arizona page. Due to Thanksgiving moving on top of the second week of the Arizona Season Finale shows, there will only be one week in November 2021. In addition, the 2021 USHJA Zone 8 Championship has been moved to the Arizona Fall Classic show on October 21-24, 2021. This was done because of the 2021 AON / USHJA National Championship Horse Show taking place in Las Vegas the same week as the Arizona Season Finale, and the USHJA refused to allow the zone championship to take place on the same week.
November 24 - Email From The USEF Regarding Wearing Masks At CEP Shows
Today, CEP received an email from the USEF (United States Equestrian Federation) regarding photos that were taken at the Arizona Fall Classic in October by exhibitors and sent to the USEF, depicting many of our attendees not properly wearing masks, as mandated by the USEF. As everyone knows, the USEF's Covid-19 Protocol requires that everyone on the grounds of a USEF-licensed competition must wear a mask at all times when not mounted. During the Arizona Fall Classic, as well as the recent two weeks of the Arizona Season Finale I & II, this was a constant problem and horse show management spent countless hours every day running around the grounds asking, then telling, finally demanding, that people put their masks on. The attempt at enforcement of this USEF rule even resulted in the removal of two individuals from the show grounds. Despite the best efforts of show management, many attendees either didn't care or thought it was just a joke, and didn't wear their masks unless the manager or the steward was in sight. CEP is anticipating that these same individuals will be sending more photos to the USEF from the last two weeks, and that these photos may cause issues when it comes to CEP's ability to run USEF-licensed competitions in 2021. In addition, all the USEF needs to do is look at the hundreds of photos from the shows that have been posted on Facebook showing so many people without a mask on. It remains to be seen if there will be some sort of penalty or loss of dates due to the issues surrounding these photos.