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National Horse Show Indoor Championships Canceled

National Horse Show Indoor Championships Canceled The National Horse Show Indoor Championships, scheduled to be held at the Orleans Arena November 19 - 23, has been canceled, the National Horse Show Association of America (NHSSA) and Coast Casinos announced today. The majority of the National Horse Show's entrants are from California, and the fires in California have left many entrants unable to compete. "Our primary concern at this time is for the safety of our competitors and their horses," said Alan Balch, NHSSA president. "Many of our entrants were forced to relocate their horses, seriously disrupting their training schedules. This event is the least of their worries." More than 2,000 horses have been evacuated from several towns in California since the fire started a week ago. The Indoor Championships will not be rescheduled for 2003. Tickets may be refunded at the original point-of-purchase. Patrons who purchased tickets through the National Horse Show should call 516-484-1865. Patrons who purchased tickets online will automatically receive a refund on their credit card. Patrons with questions about refunds should call 702-284-7777. "We are saddened that the Indoor Championships will not take place this year as planned. We look forward to hosting this historic event next year," said Orleans Arena vice president Steve Stallworth. The arena has dates on hold to host the event in late November 2004. The Orleans Arena, a 9,000 seat multi-purpose sports and entertainment arena is owned and operated by Coast Casinos. Further information about the National Horse Shows may be obtained by contacting the NHSAA, PO Box 386, Greenvale, NY 11548, telephone (516) 484-1865, e-mail, or by consulting the official website at Additional details may also be obtained by contacting show manager Bob Bell at

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