NRHA Derby – The Show is Still On!

Make plans to join us in Oklahoma City! June 27-July 2

THE SHOW IS STILL ON! The NRHA has had multiple discussions with the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture and Acting Oklahoma State Veterinarian Mike Herrin in regards to plans for upcoming shows. After evaluating all current information on the equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) and under advice of Dr. Herrin, all Oklahoma shows should proceed as scheduled.

The Oklahoma State Veterinary Office and Oklahoma State Fair Park management are cooperating to insure that every possible measure is taken to prevent such an outbreak from occurring in Oklahoma City. The Fair Park is disinfecting each stall after every show prior to introduction of new animals. They are also providing an isolation area, in the event a fever or neurologic symptoms develop, in order to separate any horse while at the facility. The Oklahoma State Veterinary office, in conjunction with the Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (OADDL), are gearing up to provide rapid test results of samples submitted for EHV-1 testing.

“In addition to our normal thorough cleaning procedures, we have been in close contact with and are following all recommendations from the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture (Commissioner Jim Reece) and the Acting State Veterinarian, Dr. Michael Herrin,” stated Oklahoma State Fair, Inc. President & CEO Tim O’Toole. “We are also working closely with all of our equine show promoters to make sure that they are aware of what precautions we are taking to prevent the potential spread of EHV-1 at State Fair Park. We anticipate that the horse shows scheduled for the rest of the summer will go on as planned.”


USDA Biosecurity Brochure Current Situation Report from USDA/APHIS –

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American Horse Council Update

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Future Horse Shows Will Proceed as Scheduled

The Oklahoma Quarter Horse Association Redbud Spectacular, is slated to begin May 31, 2011 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. The Expo Square facility in Tulsa is also getting geared up for the Pinto World Championship Show June 7-18, 2011. Read more here –