May 18 2011
Dear Endurance Riders,
Much concern has been expressed by the herpesvirus-1. Two suspected cases of EHV-1 are in New Mexico now, one in Albuquerque, one in the Hobbs area. The Office of the State Veterinarian is recommending rescheduling of all major equine events (gatherings of large numbers of horses) for at least the next 7-10 days. Therefore, for the safety of all horses, we are cancelling Ride the Divide, May 27-28-29, near Catron County, New Mexico. The welfare of the horse is the most important. We will be returning all entry checks and we thank you for your support.
Ray and Kathy Sansom and Lif Strand