Pinellas County Hunter Association (“PCHA”) is taking into consideration the published guidelines of the CDC and State and local authorities as well as USEF. The following protocols are in place effective June 9, 2020 for the June 20-21 show and may be subject to change as necessary.
This event is not open to the general public and is considered a “closed horse show”, open to pre-registered exhibitors and their designated attendees only. Please note that you will be required to sign the FSFA waiver at the entry gate to the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center as well as you must sign an assumption of risk and waiver of liability relating to COVID-19 for PCHA. You can download the waiver here.
•ALL riders, guests, trainers and assistants MUST sign a waiver of liability related to the spread of Covid-19. • Each rider is limited to three individuals in attendance at the arenas ie; Trainer, 2 Parents. • PCHA highly encourages show staff and exhibitors/families (not mounted on a horse) to wear facial masks. • Masks will be available free of charge in the show office. • Hand washing sanitizing stations will be placed arena side and restrooms will be cleaned throughout the day. • It is recommended each rider bring an ample supply of hand sanitizer and personal protection items they feel necessary for use throughout the show (ie; barns, arenas, door handles, etc.) • Schooling is limited to SIX riders with one trainer and one helper in each ring. • Anyone handling a jump rail, gate or jump cup is REQUIRED to wear gloves • Courses will be posted online and on social media to prevent congregating ringside. • Ingates will have whiteboards posting approximate division start times. • There will be no congregating ringside during the show while mounted or otherwise. Riders are asked to maintain a 6’ distance from each other. • Once you are done showing at the arena, please return immediately to your barn / stables. • Trainer and rider only allowed within 50’ of the ingate area. • Do not come to the show office or ribbon/award areas with more than one person to wait in line. Social distance guidelines mandate 6’ between everyone. • PCHA is offering EXPRESS CHECKOUT free of charge. Fill out an envelope with contact details when leaving your check at the office and your statement will be mailed to you upon conclusion of the show. • Masks MUST be worn to enter the fairgrounds office to order shavings or rent golf carts. No exceptions. Golf cart renters are responsible for sanitizing their own cart upon rental and return. Call: 813-740-3500 • Shavings should be ordered in advance as staff is limited at this time. Ordering upon arrival may delay delivery to your barn. Contact Clay Crosby at 813 477-3136 • Concession is open without seating and condiment station. • Ice Cream Social will be distributed at 2:00 pm at Concession. Please maintain social distancing while waiting and exit immediately. • Horseless Jumping Competition will start at 5:00 pm and participants will be required to wear masks. • Participants will be lined up in order to practice social distancing during competition.
PCHA and/or the Florida State Fairgrounds Bob Thomas Equestrian Center may ask any individual to leave the Horse Show Property should that individual choose to willfully ignore published protocols.
Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.