Polo, equestrian seasons come to a halt

The world-class winter equestrian season in Wellington came to an unprecedented halt two weeks early because of the COVID-19 pandemic that banned gatherings of more than 10 people.

With riders from numerous countries vying for spots on their national team for the upcoming Summer Olympics in Tokyo, show jumping and dressage competitions ceased two weeks earlier than scheduled.  The final competitions took place the weekend of March 14-15.

For high-goal polo, both International Polo Club Palm Beach and the World Polo League suspended games for 14 days beginning March 17. High-goal polo was scheduled to conclude the weekend of April 18-19.

Another tournament affected was the U.S. Women’s Open, which featured players from numerous countries. It was suspended before the semifinals.

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