Equine Herpes Virus outbreak forces Flying Heels Rodeos to cancel Memorial Day weekend event
May 20, 2011
In light of recent concerns over the Equine Herpes Virus outbreak, the Flying Heels Rodeo Association has postponed the rodeo originally scheduled for May 28 to the July 4th weekend. There will be 2 rodeos that weekend, Saturday, July 2nd and Sunday, July 3rd. Bring the entire family out for some bronc-bustin’ fun! The Junior Buckaroo Rodeo will begin at 3 PM, with the Open Performance at 7 PM each night. A fireworks display will follow the open rodeo on July 2nd. There will be fun for everyone, including barrel racing, ropin’ and bull riding! Each rodeo will also include special performances by the ever popular Westernaires! For general information about the rodeos, please call the Granby Chamber of Commerce at 970-887-2311. Entry information, please call 970-531-5274, or online at http://www.granbyrodeo.com.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A second horse in Oregon has tested positive for a potentially fatal virus linked to a cutting horse show in Utah.
The Oregon Department of Agriculture said Thursday it had confirmed the equine herpes virus in a horse in Umatilla County that was in close contact with other horses that had attended the Utah show.
Earlier this week, a Clackamas County horse had tested positive for the virus.
State officials say the horses that attended the show and those stabled at the same facilities are quarantined and are being closely monitored. None of the animals show any symptoms of the disease at this time.
Horses that participated in the National Cutting Horse Association’s Western National Championship in Ogden, Utah, from April 30 through May 8 may have been exposed.