- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 20, 2014

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Dozens of teens expecting to compete at the 4-H Horse Fair at the Oregon State Fairgrounds left Salem disappointed Tuesday after events such as barrel racing were canceled because the arena is unsafe.

The deputy director of Oregon State Parks, MG Devereux, told the Statesman Journal (https://stjr.nl/1vhaKby) crews worked all night Monday but they were unable to condition the packed dirt to give horses the needed traction for quick starts and stops.

He says footing has been increasingly difficult to manage at the arena, which was built in 1919.

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Information from: Statesman Journal, https://www.statesmanjournal.com



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