Articles: Press Release
National Horse Show Indoor Championships Cancelled
Contact: Windy Lawson - 702-691-5106 or Hallie McEvoy - 802-434-3839,
Las Vegas, NV - November 3, 2003 - The National Horse Show Indoor
Championships, scheduled to be held at the Orleans Arena November 19 - 23, has been
cancelled, the National Horse Show Association of America (NHSSA) and Coast Casinos
The majority of the National Horse Show's entrants are from California. The
fires in California have left many entrants unable to compete.
"Our primary concern at this time is for the safety of our competitors and
their horses," said Alan Balch, NHSSA president. "Many of our entrants were
forced to relocate their horses, seriously disrupting their training schedules.
This event is the least of their worries." More than 2,000 horses have been
evacuated from several towns in California since the fire started a week ago