WELLINGTON, Fla. (AP) - The United States Polo Association says it will examine safeguards for polo horses, including developing a prohibited substance policy.
During the association's semi-annual meeting Saturday, the USPA
Board of Governors approved the establishment of a review committee
to examine the practices and policies of other equestrian organizations "as well as examine existing protections for horses and possible improvements including the establishment of a prohibited substance policy," Peter Rizzo, USPA executive director, said in a statement.
The decision comes after 21 polo horses from a Venezuelan-owned team died last week after being injected with a mixture of vitamins and minerals.