On 6 November 2020, the organizing committee of the 2020 World Championships for Young Dressage Horses in Verden, issued a press release stating that all systems are go for the event to take place. However, it will be without audience.
The Hanoverian breed society organizes the World Championships at their headquarters in Verden in the north of Germany and the event will take place with all sanitary measures in place for a corona-proof environment.
The regional government of Lower Saxony allows professional sport to continue under strict regulations despite the corona pandemic.
"It pleases us that the amount of participants for the World Championships in the different age classes is high. However, this means that the amount of people allowed in the arena at the same time will reach a level that does not allowed spectators to attend," the press release read.
Show director Ulrike Kubelke added that "in the interest of the health and protection of all allowing spectators is not feasible."
The entire Championships will be streamed live. The provisional time schedule can be viewed here.
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