An additional meeting was held last night with the Showing Council, at the request of some of the Member Bodies. The objective of this meeting was to allow Societies and Associations to get together and specifically discuss the creating a possible “operational blueprint” of how any kind of shows and events could take place, should they be allowed to, in the coming weeks or months, meeting all Government Guidelines.
It was recognised openly that a united approach to this challenge was important and that the competitor/ owner / producer / exhibitor / show secretary etc. should know what to expect if shows did go ahead at all. It was the intention a Working Group would form on the back of this meeting to begin to share information and develop a “blueprint”. It was a very positive and helpful meeting and the AQHA-UK is grateful for their support, as well as those of the Member Bodies, at this time.
At a forthcoming AQHA-UK meeting Council will discuss the various ideas and likely “operational guidelines” to be imposed and await the blueprints from the Showing Council.
If anyone is thinking about shows/clinics/training sessions please feel free to contact us; we will be happy to share information on protocols and procedure. As soon as we receive the blueprint, and any updates on shows we will publish it here for everyone to read.
Please note that the general information coming through at this time clearly states that these new protocols will be in place in 2021 as well.