Wellington, Florida, USA – May 21, 2021 – Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP) announces that its newest COVID protocols, which take into account the recent updates from the CDC and US Equestrian, are now available. These new protocols will take effect immediately at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center and Equestrian Village, starting tomorrow with the South Florida Hunter Jumper Association’s May I Show.
Though modifications have been made, there are still regulations in place and a series of precautions will still be enacted. Please familiarize yourself with the updated protocols to limit any problems on the show grounds.
What Has Changed?
- All persons (Vaccinated and Unvaccinated) are required to wear face masks in the show office, while inside the public bathrooms, and while having their temperature taken by ESP Staff.
- Face masks will remain a requirement for those that are not vaccinated.
- For those that are vaccinated AND observing social distancing outdoors, face masks will be optional. Good judgment should be taken to avoid very close contact to the extent possible. We also ask that you keep a mask available while on the grounds for use in required situations.
What Stays The Same?
- At this time, PBIEC will remain closed to general spectators. Everyone eligible will be required to have a PBIEC credential to access the show grounds.
- We will continue to check everyone’s credentials and temperature before they are allowed access to the grounds. Everyone will either be checked by the thermal camera system or at entry point gates with a touchless thermometer.
- General credential requirements for access to the PBIEC show grounds remain limited to a maximum of 5 people per horse: the rider, trainer, groom, and two additional persons.
- ESP will continue to evict and revoke credentials to any occupant who refuses to comply with any of the posted COVID-19 protocols that have been established to keep everyone safe.
- ESP strongly encourages that all entries, adds, scratches, feed & bedding orders, billing/invoicing are done electronically
ESP continues to have our exhibitors’ and staff’s safety and well-being as our #1 priority. Based on the latest USEF, CDC, State, and local authorities’ advisories, we feel that these amended protocols are the best practices for us to move forward. We will continue to revisit the latest CDC recommendations and make future adjustments moving forward.
To read the updated protocols in their entirety, please click the button below. Note that the changes have been written in red.
Following the SFHJA May I and May II shows, ESP’s Summer Series will begin. Please save the date and submit your entries for the below events! All shows will be held at Equestrian Village, and the series will feature Grand Prix classes and Hunter Derbies.
- ESP JUNE EQUITATION DAY #1
- June 2, 2021
- ESP JUNE I
- USEF National “A”& Level 4* JumperJune 3-6, 2021
- ESP JUNE EQUITATION DAY #2
- June 9, 2021
- ESP JUNE II
- **National & Level 4** JumperJune 10-13, 2021**
All exhibitors will receiveUSEF Premier “AA” points withUSEF Presidential Modification
- ESP SUMMER II
- USEF National “A”& Level 4* JumperAugust 19-22, 2021
- ESP SUMMER III
- USEF National “A”& Level 4* JumperAugust 26-29, 2021
- ESP LABOR DAY
- USEF National “A”& Level 4* JumperSeptember 2-5, 2021
- ESP SEPTEMBER
- USEF National “A”& Level 4* JumperSeptember 16-19, 2021
- ESP FLORIDA STATE FALL& REGION 3 ASPCA/NHSAAMACLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
- USEF National “A”& Level 4 JumperSeptember 23-26, 2021
- RITA & IRISH FLYNN MEMORIAL
- USEF Regional “B”& Level 3* JumperOctober 1-3, 2021
Source: Press Release ESP – Equestrian Sports Productions
Photos: © ESP / PBIEC