Along with shows, several performance horse sales are being called off due to the spread of COVID-19.
The Marketplace at Ardmore Spring Sale, scheduled for April 25, has been canceled, sale manager Susie Reed announced today.
“The last thing we wanted was to cancel the sale, but we are certain the only responsible decision is to comply with the guidelines set forth by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” Reed said in a statement. “The health and safety of our friends, staff and customers is a priority.”
Reed added that all consignment fees will be refunded and all paperwork already submitted will be returned by March 31.
“We wish for everyone that things will quickly return to normal, and invite you to consign and attend our fall sale,” she said.
The next Marketplace at Ardmore Sale is slated for Oct. 31 at the Hardy Murphy Coliseum in Ardmore, Oklahoma. For more information, contact Reed at 580-490-1103 or visit www.themarketplaceatardmore.com.
On Monday, President Donald Trump encouraged Americans to avoid social gatherings of 10 people or more. White House guidelines released the same day regarding COVID-19 encouraged people to avoid discretionary travel, work from home if possible and not to eat or drink at bars, restaurants and food courts.
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