2020 COVID-19 PROTOCOLS AND BEST PRACTICES DOCUMENT
USEF WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY DOCUMENT
Below, you will find the Protocols and Best Practices that have been developed for the 2020 Mid States Summer Series. Please consider these policies as somewhat fluid and subject to change as the environment surrounding this pandemic changes. Mid States will do our best to adapt to this rapidly changing environment and will strive to keep everyone a safe as possible. Hope to see you soon!
2020 COVID-19 PROTOCOLS AND BEST PRACTICES
The following document outlines the protocols, guidelines, and best practices that will be in place during the Mid States Summer Series taking place June 3-7, 2020 and June 10-14, 2020 at the North Iowa Events Center. These protocols have been developed based on the guidelines set forth by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Unites States Equestrian Federation (USEF), and the governments of Iowa and Cerro Gordo County. All persons involved in the shows including, but not limited to, staff, officials, volunteers, vendors, exhibitors, trainers, grooms, parents/guardians, and other support staff must adhere to the protocols set forth in this document. In accordance with GR702.1 and GR914 the competition organizer and/or a USEF Steward/Technical Delegate has the authority to remove from the facility any person who does not comply with the regulations and requirements in effect at the competition. Removal of a person from the competition grounds must, and will be, documented by the USEF Steward/Technical Delegate in their report to the USEF. Trainers will be considered responsible for the conduct and adherence to the protocols for all individuals associated with their entries.
Anyone interested in attending these horse shows must:
We at Mid States Horse Shows, LLC (MSHS) strongly request that if you are not feeling well in any capacity that you stay home and not attend our events. It is everyone’s responsibility to take the necessary steps to ensure the safety of yourself and others.
Prior to Attending the Mid States Horse Shows Events
In order to ensure a safe and quality product, MSHS requests that anyone interested in attending provide as much information to management as possible. This includes:
The most efficient way to provide this information is via the Entry Blanks, Stabling Reservation Forms, Waivers, and other applicable documents that will be available on the Mid States website: www.midstateshorseshows.com, and then submitting said forms directly to Patrice Urban at firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the Competition and While on Grounds
Horse Show Office:
In the event that there is a medical emergency the following measures will followed:
Sport related injury: All normal protocols will be taken.
COVID-19/Illness related incident: If someone on grounds displays signs of illness or symptoms commonly associated with COVID-19 the following procedures will be taken.
MSHS would like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who in interested in our events and has continued to support us in these difficult times. By enacting these policies, we are hoping that we all can get back to what we love doing and can begin to enjoy our sport again.
Please continue to be conscious of the seriousness of this situation. This return to competition is not an instantaneous jump back to normal conditions, but a first step towards a return to normalcy. We at Mid States understand these times are difficult and uncertain, but hope that we can provide a product that is as safe and socially responsible as possible until we things can truly get back to normal.
Dan Urban and all at Mid States Horse Shows, LLC