Location: Kansas (but Great Lakes member since 1978)
URGENT OFFICIAL MESSAGE: MINNESOTA HORSE EXPO, ST. PAUL
Everyone, I just to a call from the head of the Minnesota Horse Expo. This is totally important to take seriously. The state vet is requiring ALL horses entering the grounds at the Expo to have HEALTH PAPERS that are dated April 17 th. or after. Yes this INCLUDES all Minnesota and Wisconsin residents. A current Coggins is also required. You MUST have copies of your coggins and VERY NEW health papers to give the gate crew or you will be turned away or have to pay somewhere around $40 or $50 for each horse to be examined by the on site vet. Please don't ignore this because it is ABSOLUTELY TRUE. I will post the State Vet fax as soon as I receive it. I don't have a fax at home so it will be coming through the WPRA office and will also be posted on the WPRA website. PRCA is also being contacted about this and I've asked that they also let the PROCOM operators have this so they can remind everyone when they enter (not sure that will happen but thought it might be helpful). At this time I have heard nothing from the Madison Expo but it might not be a bad idea to have everything ready for them also. Yes, it's an expense you don't want but it is a requirement so please "get 'er done" and hopefully you won't have any problems.