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US Federation Hopes to Allow Limited Number of Spectators at Horse Shows by Mid-May

The United States Equestrian Federation said Wednesday it is “optimistic” a limited number of spectators will be allowed at horse shows by mid-May as well over 100 million Americans–about one-third of the population–have received at least one coronavirus vaccination.

As more individuals across the country are getting vaccinated, USEF President Thomas F.X. O’Mara and CEO William J. Moroney said in a statement, hope is increasing of getting closer to life returning to normal.

“However, the threats posed by the numerous virus variants, coupled with the increase in COVID cases in many of the states that have recently lifted restrictions, remind us that now is not the time to let our guard down. We must remain vigilant and continue to engage in the practices proven to reduce the risk of virus transmission (mask-wearing, social distancing, and frequent hand-washing).

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