After careful consideration and close consultation with our friends at Equestrian Australia, ESNZ Eventing wishes to advise there will be no Oceania competition at the Melbourne Three Day Event in June 2021.
Despite the recent opening of the bubble between Australia and New Zealand there is still great uncertainty around Covid-19 and travel, making a campaign difficult to execute.
“This is most certainly not the outcome either of us were wanting,” says Equestrian Australia pathways manager and high performance consultant. “We really value the Oceania Championship and what it brings to both countries.”
ESNZ Eventing understands and shares the disappointment that team hopefuls and their supporters will feel on hearing this news and wishes to reassure members that both nations are committed to an Oceania campaign as soon as practicable. Discussions will be continued post the Tokyo Olympic Games.