Wellington, Fla., December 15, 2006 -- In light of the apparent outbreak of an infectious equine disease within the equestrian community of Wellington, Stadium Jumping, Inc. announced December 14 that this weekend's American Grand Prix Association's (AGA) National Championship and the Christmas Festival Horse Show have been cancelled.
"Until we know more about this situation, and get further advice from the veterinarians and professionals that are on the scene and on top of this emergency, it would be irresponsible for us to move forward with this weekend's competition," said Stadium Jumping, Inc. President Eugene R. Mische.
"Safeguarding the horses in our community and the protection of the equestrian industry in Wellington is our utmost and primary concern. We would much prefer to err on the side of caution than to put even a single horse at risk," Mische said.
Fran Jurga keeps you updated on the outbreak in The Jurga Report: Horse Health Headlines blog.