As one of the last international still ongoing competitions, the organisations of the Sunshine Tour in Vejer de la Frontera and the MET III in Oliva now also decided to cancel the competition because of Covid-19.
Spring MET III
The organizing committee of the Mediterranean Equestrian Tour in Oliva Nova, Spain, has announced that all competitions at Spring MET III have been cancelled as of Saturday March 14, 2020. Week 2 and 3 of Spring MET III 2020 will also be cancelled.
A press release from the organizers reads as follows:
"Earlier today, the Spanish government announced a state of emergency for Spain for the next 15 days starting from tomorrow. The state of emergency is a consequence of the Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak.
Furthermore, due to an announcement from the local authorities in Valencia, no competitions can be held from 00:00 tonight. In light of the escalating numbers of persons affected by the virus and the restrictions imposed by national governments, the FEI has also strongly recommended that organisers should cancel all events for the next four weeks until a reassessment of the situation can be made. This has left the organizing committee with no other choice than to cancel.
The MET staff will assist all competitors the best they can under these difficult conditions.
Updated information about Spring MET IV will be available as soon as possible."
"Given the imminent declaration of a state of Alarm by the Government of Spain, the Sunshine Tour has decided that tomorrow, Saturday, March 14, will be the end of this, the XXVI edition and that the Tour will end with the celebration of the Suzuki Grand."
Therefore, tomorrow, Saturday, March 14, will be the last day of the competition at Dehesa Montenmedio. The times of the classes and the starting orders will shortly be available on the app and in the office.
The Circuit will return all entry fees for the sixth week to all the riders. Riders will be able to remain in the facilities as long as they need to.