Commonwealth’s Face Covering Policy

Based on a new policy issued by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the Kentucky Exposition Center, home to the World’s Championship Horse Show has revised the event guidelines to be in compliance with the following: Masks will be required indoors at the World’s Championship Horse Show but will not be required in outdoor areas. Those mounted on a horse, riding in a horse-drawn carriage or cart, vaulting as an individual, or during in-hand classes are not required to wear masks when competing in the arena but will need to wear facial coverings any other time they’re inside the building.

With less than a month away from the World’s Championship Horse Show, it is possible this policy will be in effect during the event. We ask that you follow us on social media for public updates. With more than 1.2 million square feet of indoor space and 300 acres of outdoor space, there’s room for everyone!

*Exemptions include: (1) Children who are 5 and under. (2) Any person with a disability, or physical or mental impairment, that prevents them from wearing a face covering. (3) Any person who is hearing impaired, or communicating with a person who is hearing impaired, where the ability to see the mouth is essential. (4) Any person engaged in work that a state or federal regulator has concluded would make wearing a mask a risk to their health or safety. (5) Any person who is seated and actively consuming food or beverage at an establishment that oers food service. (6) Any person who is obtaining a service that requires temporary removal of the face covering. (7) Any person who is required to temporarily remove their face covering to confirm their identity for security purposes. (8) Any person who is giving a speech or broadcast to an audience and is able to maintain a safe distance of six feet from all individuals who are not members of the person’s household. (9) Any person who is in a swimming pool, lake, or other body of water. (10) Any person who is actively engaged in exercise in a gym or indoor facility so long as six or more feet of separation between individuals exists, and where the facility engages in required cleaning. (11) Any person who is actively participating in athletic practice, scrimmage, or competition that is permitted under separate Healthy at Work requirements. (12) Any person who is engaged in a lawful activity where federal or state law prohibits wearing a face covering.