Red Bud Spectacular canceled after Okla. tornadoes

Equine Chronicle photo via Mike Fester

The arena is dark and empty at the Red Bud Spectacular in Oklahoma City this weekend after the Oklahoma State Fairground was closed because of the tornadoes that hit the Oklahoma City area Friday night, shutting down the AQHA Red Bud Spectacular horse show. The show was to continue through June 9.

During the storm, about 200 people hunkered down in the concrete-reinforced ramp going into the main show arena as the tornadoes passed nearby. No one was hurt at the showgrounds and the site received no damage. However, power is out at the facility and some power lines were downed by the storm. The area also received 6 inches of rain.

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