Weekly Update | May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020 | Announcements, Featured


Dear Friends,

Short and to the point…Having constantly updated our timeline (on an hourly basis at times), we feel that it is not unrealistic to continue to aim for a June re-start to our show schedule. That being said, it is highly unlikely that state and local officials will allow for a June 1st reopening date for the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park at San Juan Capistrano. Anticipating that scenario and realizing that exhibitors need a month’s notice ahead of time if possible, we have no choice but to cancel our June I & June II horse shows.

Having received the latest USEF Action Plan and CDC guidelines, we are in the final stages of putting together the details of our COVID-19 protocols. It is our hope that by next Friday, we will be able to announce a tentative re-start date, along with specifics of the health protocols.

Just a few minutes ago, Governor Newsom announced the much-anticipated start of Stage 2 which we hope will be a prelude to implementation of the subsequent stage that will include horse shows.

…Fingers crossed! Have a nice weekend!

Robert Ridland
President, Blenheim EquiSports


Blenheim EquiSports, an equestrian event management company based in San Juan Capistrano, CA, produces events in three locations: San Juan Capistrano, Del Mar and Las Vegas, NV. The events include 19 USEF “Premier” rated hunter-jumper shows featuring five FEI CSI events, including a Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ North American League event; the Markel Insurance 1.40m – 1.45m Jumper Series & Final, Developing Jumper Qualifiers & Championships, USHJA International & National Hunter Derbies, Pony Derby Finals, the Whitethorne Equitation Challenge, Medal Finals and more. New for 2020 – an additional four County Horse Shows sanctioned by the Orange County Horse Show Association and the Greater San Diego Hunter-Jumper Association.