Last night the FEI announced that all international events are cancelled until 28 March. This decision has been made to prevent the spreading of the Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1), which originated in Valencia over a week ago.
A big disappointment for the organisation of The Dutch Masters. Marcel Hunze, director of The Dutch Masters: “Over the past few months, the team has worked very hard to set up a safe edition with all the protocols. The intension to organise The Dutch Masters in an adjusted format, despite all the challenges with the Covid-19 virus, was received with much enthusiasm by the riders and the whole equestrian sector. Now that we are confronted by another virus, which means that the event had to be cancelled shortly before the start, is beyond comprehension. Unfortunately we can only look forward and work towards a next great edition.”