Will Rogers Memorial Center news release

Voluntary quarantine protocols were initiated after a horse at the Appaloosa Horse Club World Championship at the Fort Worth Will Rogers Memorial Center (WRMC) displayed what appeared to be neurological symptoms.

These steps are only voluntary and precautionary, pending test results and a diagnosis.

There is no evidence of any spread of the symptoms found in the original horse, but as part of the precautionary measures, the barns and implements have been sanitized and the process will continue every two hours throughout the day until the voluntary quarantine is lifted.

The voluntary quarantine is for animals only, and officials have asked that no animals leave or enter the facility.

The ApHC classes have been canceled for today only. A decision on the remaining events will be made pending results of the tests. All other events will occur as scheduled, including the Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon.

Kevin Kemp, assistant facilities and public events director, said the WRMC staff is prepared for these types of situations and is ready to respond.

“The Will Rogers staff and show organizers are committed to doing everything we can to maintain a healthy and safe environment,” said Kemp. “We are working very closely with show management and are in communication with and are following all recommendations of the show veterinarian and the Texas Animal Health Commission.”

Steve Taylor, Chief Executive Officer with the Appaloosa Horse Club said he is grateful for the cooperation between his staff and WRMC.

“We appreciate everyone working together on this and for the hard work everyone has put into mitigating any effects from this situation,” he said. “Everything that can be done is being done.”

Local stables
Event participants who have not brought their horses into the Will Rogers complex are advised to stable their animals at one of the following locations:

Benbrook Stables
10001 Highway 377 S
Benbrook, TX 76126

Cartwright Ranch & Stables
413 Cartwright Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76126

Centerline Stables
10160 FM 156
Fort Worth, TX 76131

Curragh Equestrian Center
5595 Ben Day Murrin Rd.
Benbrook, TX 76126

Eagle Mountain Lake Equestrian Center
8997 Boat Club Rd.
Fort Worth, TX 76179

Fieldstone Park
7528 Dick Price Rd.
Fort Worth, TX 76140

M Terry Stables
6517 Craig St.
Fort Worth, TX 76112

Marine Creek Stables
4407 Angle Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76106

New Ground Farms
5490 Rocky Creek Park Rd.
Crowley, TX 76036

Remuda Stables
100 Calle de Establo
Fort Worth, TX 76108

Silver Creek Ranch
9400 Silver Creek Rd.
Fort Worth, TX 76108

Silver Sage Stable
5604 County Road 608
Burleson, TX 76028

The Stockyards Arena & Stables
128 E. Exchange Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76106

Stony Meadows
10484 W Cleburne Rd.
Crowley, TX 76036

Wagon Wheel Ranch
816 Ruth Wall Rd.
Grapevine, TX 76051


  1. Leslie temple Said,

    October 26, 2011 @ 6:07 pm

    Would like to thank the office staff at the Aphc World show ! You guys did a great job thru all of this. Thanks again we really do appreciate all that you do!

  2. Michelle Berlanga Said,

    October 31, 2011 @ 3:16 pm

    M Terry Stables doesn’t exist anymore.

  3. Michelle Berlanga Said,

    October 31, 2011 @ 3:17 pm

    Wagon Wheel Ranch moved to Tyler, Texas

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