Redbud Spectacular Update- Show Canceled But Reining Goes On!

June 3rd, 2013 8:46 AM | No Comments

American Quarter Horse Journal,

Photo courtesy of AQHA Journal

On May 31, strong storms hit the Oklahoma City area, damaging the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds, where exhibitors were preparing for Oklahoma Quarter Horse Association’s annual Redbud Spectacular.

On June 1, Oklahoma City’s safety management team evaluated the fairgrounds and notified the facility managers that the event facility would have to be closed.

The Redbud Spectacular, which had been scheduled to continue through June 9, has been canceled for 2013. No horses, participants or spectators were injured in the storms. The show is expected to return in 2014.

Events that had been scheduled for Remington Park in Oklahoma City were expected to continue, beginning at 5 p.m.

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OQHA is excited to announce that this afternoon the Fire Marshall and the Safety Management Team of Oklahoma City evaluated the OKC Fairgrounds will be releasing it to be safe to hold events. (Facility will not be available to us until Thursday. Details have been worked out this evening between the Redbud Management and the OKC fair grounds and we will now be able to go forward with the Reining portion of the Redbud. The facility will be up and running Thursday at 7:00 a.m. to receive horses. The reining will be Friday, Saturday, & Sunday.

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