Appaloosa World Show suspended and voluntary quarantine implemented in Fort Worth

October 26th, 2011

The Appaloosa Horse Club has taken the precaution of temporarily suspending competition scheduled for Wednesday October 26th at the World Championship Appaloosa Show in Fort Worth, pending official test results for a horse exhibiting neurological symptoms. With the advice of on-site veterinarians, the Will Rogers Equestrian Center has implemented a voluntary quarantine for animals.

Additional biosecurity measures have been implemented and exhibitors are cooperating in an effort to mitigate any potential risks of infection. Laboratory results are expected by later in the day on Wednesday.

ApHC and the Will Rogers staff are in communication with and following all recommendations of the Texas Animal Health Commission. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

The Appaloosa World Show, which began on Friday, October 21, was scheduled to run through Saturday, October 29 and included numerous classes, including cutting and the ApHC Cutting Futurity. The schedule for Wednesday, October 26 was to include the Appaloosa World Show Sale with 69 head of all ages.