From ND Cowboy Association's Kevin Holton:
"The Medora NDRA Badlands Rodeo, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, June 2 & 3, has been cancelled. The primary reason for the cancellation is concern over the latest equine herpes virus and our not wanting to spend precious sponsor dollars on promotions for an event that might ultimately be canceled.
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation, the Medora Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Medora Chamber of Commerce, along with so many other sponsors, volunteers and fans, for their support of this event over the past five, going on six years.
Overall, this is nothing more than a temporary hurdle for this event. Rodeo in Medora will come out of this situation bigger and better and this is already giving birth to more rodeo/cowboy related events at Ranch-O-Rama arena.
Thank you again."