July Show Update + Covid-19 Protocols
The Alberta Cutting Horse Association Board of Directors met last night, and after a great test run last weekend at Silver Slate, we are moving forward with both July shows, barring any further restrictions and changes that may come our way.
The Silver Slate Arena Stampede Cutting will now be two shows over THREE DAYS. July 3, 4 and 5, in an attempt to limit numbers.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ THROUGH THE COVID-19 PROTOCOLS CAREFULLY SO THAT YOU ARE PREPARED FOR CHANGES TO THIS SHOW.
If you feel sick, are at risk, are exposed to someone at risk, or have travelled outside of the country within 14 days, please do not come to the show.
Please enter AS SOON AS POSSIBLE so that we can have a clear idea of how many individual riders will be entered at the show. Entries are due THIS FRIDAY. All information is available at www.acha.ca/schedule.
There will be separated areas for competitors and spectators. These areas will be labelled and signage will be in place. We ask that spectators, whether you are a spouse, friend or fan, please watch on the clearly labelled spectator bleachers and use the spectator bathroom and entrance. During the show, we ask that competitors and spectators do not mingle. We must keep all competitor and spectator numbers under the Alberta Health Services guidelines and want the focus of this show to be on the cuts running smoothly and everyone able to prepare properly for their class, we are asking that if possible, fans, friends and spouses stay home.
Hand sanitizing stations will be available and wearing a mask is encouraged.
Social distancing rules apply for both spectators and contestants in all areas on grounds.
Only the herd showing will be allowed inside the arena at one time. All other riders are asked to prepare outside. We will announce at the end of each class when you can come inside the arena.
To abide by all regulations from Alberta Health Services and keep a safe environment for all, we ask that you please leave the facility as soon as you can, and keep all horses in stalls, trailers or tied to trailers. Not inside.
Lastly there have been some decisions made looking forward. We have decided as a board that there will be no ACHA year end awards this year. This decision was not made lightly, however we feel the loss of spring shows, as well as the uncertainty of the future of our show season, made this a wise decision. We hope to be able to come together for a really amazing year end celebration, but want to make sure the timing is right, and that we are able too safely and comfortably. Stay tuned for more information. We have also cancelled the Novice Challenge this year. We hope to have the Hans Hansma Youth Scholarship Cutting in August, but only once Alberta is in phase 3 and so that event will be determined by the end of July.
We are excited to get back to cutting. Thank you for your understanding and patience while we navigate these uncharted waters.
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