The Masters in September was slated to be Spruce Meadows "best ever".

But because of the Coronavirus they've been forced to shelve the event for a year.

Highlights were to include the RCMP Musical Ride, Fire Fit, the World Blacksmith Championships, Friday’s "Evening of the Horse’ and military colour.

Spruce Meadows says the health and well-being of sponsors and their employees, competitors, officials, volunteers, fans, the media, staff and the community at large continues to be its top priority.

Officials say the decision is made with heavy hearts and an acute awareness of the significant economic ripple effects.

Until further notice, the grounds at Spruce Meadows will remain closed to the public.