The COVID pandemic is a nightmare that will not go away, devasting small businesses and locking us down for weeks on end. It is depressing to see border closures, social distancing rules and curfews restricting us, but we all need to respect the health requirements. For EQUITANA here we are yet again, devastated to advise that for a third time, due to the uncertainty created by the impacts of the Delta variant of COVID-19, we have been left with no choice but to cancel this edition of the event.
There is still too much uncertainty in the current environment to proceed in November. It is deeply disappointing that the equine community from around Australia will not be able to come together to enjoy the fun and excitement of EQUITANA Melbourne for the second year in a row – we had such high hopes!
We are confident that moving the event to 10 to 13 November 2022 will finally see us enjoying EQUITANA Melbourne in all her glory. More of the population will be vaccinated, we will have the ability to cross state borders more freely and we’ll be able to deliver the EQUITANA Melbourne that we all know and love.
The pandemic has had a stranglehold on the events industry, with over 18 months of sporadic deliveries, dozens of cancellations and missed experiences throughout. As passionate providers of events, our team desperately wants to continue to deliver unforgettable events for our attendees long into the future.
As for right now, to achieve that goal, we need your support. For those who can, we ask that you please retain your tickets and support this event and join us for EQUITANA Melbourne in November 2022. We can’t wait to be back at the Melbourne Showgrounds with you next year for what is going to be one hell of a celebration. We promise it will be worth the wait.
All purchased tickets are valid for the 2022 event, and as a way to say thank you for supporting us, all Super Ticket and Day Ticket holders who roll their ticket over for 2022 will be given a voucher to spend in the exhibition halls at the event.
Ticket holders who are not able to attend the new dates will be able to apply for a refund, minus admin fees until 24/09/21.
TicketBooth will be in touch with all ticket holders directly with more information.
We send a heartfelt thanks to all our EQUITANA Melbourne community for sticking with us during this time, your support means the world to us. With the expected transition to post-COVID normalcy, EQUITANA Melbourne 2022 will return to national prominence as Australia’s greatest equine show.