We are disappointed to share the news that both the Wild Rose QH Circuit and Canadian National QH Show, hosted by the Quarter Horse Association of Alberta which were scheduled to be held on July 23-26, 2020 and August 19-23, 2020 at Westerner Park and managed by Tritani Management have been cancelled due to COVID-19.
Unfortunately, there are too many unknowns right now to be able to proceed with the show. We do not know if Westerner Park will be allowed to reopen in time for the show or what stipulations will be in place when they do reopen. We do not know if people will be able to get to the show due to current travel restrictions that require travelers coming from other countries to be quarantined for 14 days upon entering Canada, which includes all of our judges as well as exhibitors. There is no clear timeframe on when decisions about travel restrictions and prohibitions on public assemblies will be made. What we do know based on the information we have, is that once restrictions begin to lift things will not immediately return to business as usual. We do however know that Westerner Park has currently laid off 90% of their staff with most of them not returning until September 1st, 2020.
We know that this is disappointing for everyone and we are all ready to get back to horse showing. But these are unprecedented times and we are all doing our best with the information we have. Please be patient as we determine the best course of action going forward and know that we will make announcements as soon as we have information to share.
To say we are disappointed is an understatement. Trying to look on the bright side, we now have an entire year to make the 2021 season even bigger and better!
Please stay safe and healthy and remember that we are all in this together.
Nicole (Tritani Management)