Dear HIPICO Family,

We are profoundly disappointed to announce that the State of New Mexico will not allow our 2020 Santa Fe Summer Series to take place. While we had received positive feedback from government officials in recent weeks about our site-specific COVID-19 Safe Practices Plan, we were informed today that our event will not be approved.

Our team worked diligently this past year to prepare for our Summer Series and we were not deterred from our efforts when the COVID-19 pandemic began. As a low-risk event for transmission of the virus, according to the World Health Organization Risk Assessment for Sporting Events, we crafted a COVID-19 Safe Practices (SP) Plan that addressed all areas of competition, stabling, RV park and show office spaces using the strategies recommended by the CDC and required by USEF. We have been persistent in our outreach to our state government, made changes to our COVID-19 SP Plan based on feedback from local and state government officials and believed we were on track for approval. At all times, we have been transparent about our event and site in order to secure the confidence of the state government. We are confident our plan would have allowed for a safe and successful competition.

We are sorry to inform our HIPICO family of this unfortunate outcome. We know the effort required by all who attend and work at horse shows and that this news will have consequences for everyone involved.

All RV online payments have been refunded and customers will see a credit back to their credit card within 5-10 business days. All stall, entry and RV checks will be shredded and any credit card numbers provided through HorseShowsOnline.com or Equestrian Connect will be deleted along with the associated entries.

HIPICO Santa Fe will explore strategies to make the most of our summer and will continue to serve as the venue for other smaller events coming up in the summer and fall. As always, we will provide ongoing updates about the status of all scheduled events on our website calendar and Facebook page. The organizers of Split Rock Jumping Tour Santa Fe International CSI2*, scheduled for August 12-16, are reviewing the situation in New Mexico and will be making a determination about their show in the near future.

Thank you again for your efforts and planning and for your support in this endeavor. We appreciate all of you and we look forward to seeing you on the grass for the 2021 Santa Fe Summer Series.

With gratitude,

The McElvain and Gonzales Families

Welcome to Hipico Santa Fe

HIPICO Santa Fe is a world-class equestrian facility located in one of the most enchanting destinations in the United States: Santa Fe, New Mexico. HIPICO Santa Fe is available to host local, national and international equestrian competitions and other types of events year round. HIPICO is home to the Santa Fe Summer Series, the Charity Grand Prix de Santa Fe, the Rancho Corazon at Santa Fe Training Facility, the New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Riding, and HIPICO Santa Fe Community Shows.

COVID-19 UPDATE

To our extended HIPICO family,

The health and safety of our competitors, their families and supporters, our staff and our community members will always be our priority at HIPICO Santa Fe. As we know you are, we continue to monitor the updates and restrictive measures regarding the COVID-19 pandemic issued by local and federal authorities.

We are in conversation with the management teams of upcoming contracted events at HIPICO. All decisions about outdoor events scheduled to take place in the days and weeks ahead will be based on our ability, in concert with our event partners, to provide and maintain a safe environment that meets and exceeds the COVID-19 health criteria set by local and federal authorities as well as the relevant regulatory bodies that govern many of the equestrian events at HIPICO. You can find COVID-19 updates from the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) here.

As of May 20, 2020, the following UPDATES are available regarding upcoming events at HIPICO:

CANCELED: Dressage at Santa Fe, July 10-12, presented by Santa Fe Dressage Association (SFDA).

CANCELED: Summer Salsa, July 2-3 and Region 8 Off-Site Sport Horse Championship, July 4-5, presented by Arabian Horses of New Mexico.

CANCELED: Sumer Opener, June 4-7, presented by New Mexico Hunter-Jumper Association and Collman Equestrian Productions (CEP). For additional information please contact CEP at cepshows@aol.com.

As of March 19, 2020, the following UPDATES are available regarding upcoming events at HIPICO:

POSTPONED: Archie Cox Clinic, April 25-26. We will post the new dates once they have been determined. All auditors who have prepaid will receive a refund and all current rider applications that have been received will be honored for the new dates.

As of March 16, 2020, the following UPDATES are available regarding upcoming events at HIPICO:

CANCELED: Spring Fling, April 3-5, presented by New Mexico Hunter-Jumper Association and Collman Equestrian Productions (CEP). For additional information please contact CEP at cepshows@aol.com.

POSTPONED: Borzoi National Specialty, April 4-6, presented by the Borzoi Club of America (BCOA). We will post the new event dates once they have been set by BCOA.

Because the developments surrounding COVID-19 remain fluid, we will continue to provide updates regarding upcoming events on an as needed basis through our website homepage, email and social media. We invite you to email us at info@hipicosantafe.com with any questions you may have and thank you, as always, for your support of HIPICO Santa Fe and your understanding during these challenging times for our communities throughout the United States and across the world.

The most current updates regarding COVID-19 are available from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website. Additional information regarding the status of COVID-19 in New Mexico and associated precautions is available from the New Mexico Department of Health.

Warmly,

Team HIPICO

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HIPICO Santa Fe is excited to welcome Split Rock Jumping Tour for the Santa Fe International CSI2* following Grand Prix de Santa Fe Week, August 12-16, 2020.

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

“The recent Mark Martens Clinic gave me the opportunity to actually test the new footing at HIPICO Santa Fe. It gave us a lot of confidence and it’s apparent how much work and investment has been put into the site. We are excited for the new hunter rings and the arena layouts. The new footing blend held up great through all the riding – it’s tighter, firmer, and really supported the horses.”

— Meredith Houx Remiger, Owner/ Trainer, Sandia Farm

“I can honestly say it has been a long time since I have been to a horse show with such a wonderful ambiance. There is a real hometown feel and the crowd is great. Horses really respond to their environment. A good crowd teaches us all to be competitors.”

–Canadian John Pearce, Exhibitor, Winner of the 2015 Grand Prix de Santa Fe

“My concerns from last year are gone. The new footing is very elastic and HIPICO SF is on its way to developing world-class footing. I approve — and the horses like it too. I know this because they jumped so well.”

— Bruno Diniz Das Neves, Owner, BDN Sporthorses

“The Santa Fe Summer Experience has been an amazing experience for the brand Kastel Denmark. It is clear that the management team shares our passion, expertise, and devotion to horse sports. I will certainly be back next year and look forward to the opportunity to work with the entire team. This is one of the nicest horse shows I’ve attended in North America in a very long time. We appreciate the opportunity to sponsor such a quality equestrian event.”

–Susan Benson, Marketing Director for Kastel Denmark

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