The Melton Hunt Club has taken the difficult decision to cancel the MHC Ride which was due to take place 22nd November 2020.
Following lengthy consideration of the Government’s Covid-19 outdoor events guidance and discussions with all parties, including the MHC Ride sponsor Chestnut Horse Feeds, all aspects of the event were addressed in detail. The task of effectively complying with Covid-19 Track & Trace guidelines for all attendees and achieving social distancing were deemed beyond what would be manageable, particularly because of the uniquely large area the MHC Ride takes place over.
While restrictions on public gatherings are constantly being revised, it is highly likely that outdoor events that attract high numbers of competitors and spectators will be cancelled. Local restrictions are subject to change depending on any new regulations introduced and the situation is constantly being re-assessed.
Sadly, the viability of successfully running the event without the benefits of allowing an audience to attend has also been considered, and with all these factors being taken into account, the Melton Hunt Club Ride will now be rescheduled for 2021.
Photo courtesy of Nico Morgan