The Defiance County fair board this week, made the decision to immediately stop renting stalls in the fairgrounds’ horse barns. The board also said they plan to shut down the track for part of the spring and summer.
Part of the reason given was that construction will be taking place at the track.
The other, and possibly the main reason behind the decision, was the fact that some people who have been keeping horses at the fairgrounds have not been paying rent or are behind on payments.
This past Tuesday, the fair board handed out eviction notices to six horse owners, telling them they had 30-days to get their horses off the property.
The Crescent News reports that as of March 1, there were 20 horses housed in one barn at the fairgrounds.