Here is a PARTIAL list of arenas closed due to EHV-1. At this time it appears the majority will be reopening on or near June 3, 2011 if the outbreak passes. Please CONFIRM with these facilities. Thanks to Dwight for some of the leads. :)
As well, a number of boarding facilities with arenas have closed their facilities the recommended length of time as a purely precautionery measure. Again, please confirm this with your favourite arena.
Let us know of other closures/cancellations and we’ll post their information as well. – Terri
Okotoks Agriplex – Okotoks, Alta.
Notice posted on the Okotoks Ag Society webpage at http://www.okotoksag.com:
IMPORTANT NOTICE: ENTIRE FACILITY CLOSED We have closed our facility until Friday June 3rd Due to the recent outbreak of EHV-1 We are acting on the recommendation of local veterinarians and closing for 3 weeks as a precaution only Pernell has disinfected our facilities inside and out according to the guidelines of the Alberta Veterinary Medicine Association We apologize for any inconvenience.—————————————
Silver Slate Arena – Stavely, Alta.
Closed until May 30 – facility closure will be reviewed and assessed then. www.silverslatearena.com
Claresholm Agriplex – Claresholm, Alta.
UPDATE from Randa Nugent – May 19, 2011 – THERE ARE NO PLANS TO CANCEL ANY CPRA RODEOS AT THIS POINT IN TIME. Turning out is up to each individual contestant but at this point we are going forward with the upcoming rodoes.
Cancelled or Closed:
The following information was sourced with thanks from Lynn at www.northernhorse.com.
Please confirm with the Associations as we are not confirming these cancellations and rescheduled events.
The Alberta Reined Cowhorse has cancelled the Cowtown Derby on May 27-29 due to the outbreak. It will be rescheduled.
Saskatchewan Paint Horse Assoc Show in Lloydminster this coming weekend has been cancelled. Not sure if being rescheduled.
QHAA advises May 16 at 8:50 PM: To keep everyone “in the loop” the QHAA is currently working on the best solution for it’s members and their horses with regards to the upcoming Chinook QH Circuit scheduled for May 26-29 in Red Deer. At this time, no OFFICIAL decisions have been made and further information is required in order to make the best decision for the group. The QHAA is not about to make decisions lightly or hastily based on the recent panic surrounding the EHV outbreak. Please stay tuned for updates in the very near future. Your patience is appreciated.
Alberta Cutting Horse Association has cancelled NCHA Days which was to be in Claresholm June 3rd weekend.
The Sask. Reined Cow Horse Association (SRCHA) is postponing the Reined Cow Horse Show of May 21 & 22, at Beaver Creek Horse Center, Lumsden SK. Alternate dates are currently being reviewed and will be posted at our website www.ReinedCowHorse.net as soon as possible.
Lloydminster Arabian Horse Show cancelled or postponed.
Westerner Spring Horse Show cancelled or postponed.
Chinook Quarter Horse Circuit scheduled for next week in Red Deer, AB rescheduled. They encourage everyone view their website (www.qhaa.com) for additional information regarding the virus.