Another sporting event has fallen victim to COVID 19, Spruce Meadows has cancelled the 2020 edition of four of its premiere show jumping events. Striking yet another financial blow to Alberta's economy.

The decision was announced Monday in a letter from Spruce Meadows president and CEO Linda Southern-Heathcott.

"It is with enormous regret that the Spruce Meadows Management team, with full respect and compliance with the recent World Health Organization, Canadian federal and provincial government guidelines, has made the difficult, but prudent decision, effective March 23, 2020 to officially cancel the Spruce Meadows Summer Series.

The specific events cancelled in the series were:

The National from June 4-7, The Continental from June 11-14, The Pan American from June 25-28 and the North American from July 1-5.