UPDATE: ESP Management announced that the test on this horse was negative for equine herpesvirus. “Horse A” no longer has a fever and remains in isolation on the Equestrian Village show grounds. Horse A’s barnmate, “Horse B,” never had a fever or other symptoms and is competing as scheduled at AGDF.
Equestrian Sport Productions management announced on March 18 that a horse at Adequan Global Dressage Festival presented with a fever on March 17. In an abundance of caution, the horse was tested for equine herpesvirus using a PCR test by an independent veterinarian. The test results should be in on March 19 and will be released as soon as possible.
“Horse A” with the fever was removed from FEI stabling and isolated on the Equestrian Village showgrounds. “Horse B,” a barnmate of Horse A, was relocated and isolated separately on Equestrian Village showgrounds as well. Horse B does not currently have a fever and is not showing any other symptoms.
Horse A was not outside of Wellington, Florida, nor has it been in contact with horses outside of Wellington.