Pferd & Jagd, Germany’s largest trade fair for equestrians, hunters and anglers, must be cancelled this year. We no longer see any opportunity to stage the event from 10 to 13 December, as originally planned.
Although Pferd & Jagd was approved by the authorities under a strict safety and hygiene protocol, the current and future trajectory of the pandemic has made planning security impossible. We cannot wait until the last minute to see how the situation will turn out before the start of such a major exhibition. A cancellation shortly before the start of the fair would be an economic catastrophe for both of us – you as the exhibitors, and us as the organizers.
Even the latest attendance figures at other trade fairs have shown that events of this kind can only be held at great expense. This cancellation is extremely painful for us, but we would otherwise have been unable to uphold our responsibility or keep our promise to you. Ultimately, you would have been disappointed and that would have hurt us more in the long run than canceling Pferd & Jagd this year.