I have been in TX all week and just recieved news that the R&J arena in Verndale MN burnt last weekend. 40+ team penning horses were lost in the fire, it was said that many horses were World Class. Here are a few articles that I found... Very Sad. I was just at this facility in Nov. For a show and have shown there many years as well as attended auctions.
My heart and prayers go out to the horses owners and the Sundby's (barn owners) for the horrible loss.
Fire Kills 44 Horses in Minnesota
The Horse: 42 Horses Die in Minnesota Barn Fire
Verndale Barn Fire by web