It's a bit like dejavu, having sent a similar email last March canceling the Expo. Unfortunately, the Nebraska Horse Trails Committee has decided to cancel the Trail Challenge scheduled for August 23.
The COVID19 numbers in Lincoln and Lancaster County have reached an all-time high. As a result, there are things that need to be adhered to which we are unable to carry-out. Masks would need to be worn in all areas contestants and staff would meet. Masks would need to be worn by judges, scribes, and those transporting. Masks should be worn when a contestant is close to the judge or scribe receiving instruction.
Many on our team and many of our previous volunteers have chosen not to participate this year due to COVID19 risk or otherwise unavailable. At this point, we do not have enough volunteers to judge the event, let alone police the areas where masked would be needed. We put a lot of work into this event so it is fun for our participants. Shortening the ride or reducing the obstacles is not the quality of the event we take pride in producing. It is unfair to our guests and to our staff.
The auctions, dinner, and award ceremony is an important part of our event - not only for fundraising - but for socializing with our guests. Large gatherings are discouraged at this time. For your safety, the safety of our committee and volunteers, our best solution is a cancellation.
An email has been sent to those who entered with information on receiving their entry fee refund. If you did not get an email, please contact us.
The Nebraska Horse Trails Committee, Inc. (NHTC) was formed in 2000 by avid trail riders who recognized a need for an organized group to work with state land management to develop horse trails in our public parks. Not just talk, this group is action! Now a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the NHTC is responsible for clearing trails, negotiating new trails and making improvements at the horse camps and trail heads. Many hours of sweat and a lot of heart has gone into the trails for the enjoyment of all horse lovers.
Please join us on our mission.
Would you like to volunteer to help at the Trail Challenge? Do you have items you can donate for our raffle and auction! Here's how.....
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Nebraska has a lot of offer to horse trail riders. Whether riding on our city trails or exploring Nebraska history, there is a lot to see while riding in Nebraska.
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