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Emergency Sheltering for Horses

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The Gov. James B. Hunt, Jr. Horse Complex in Raleigh offers sheltering for equine
during emergency situations.  The temporary stall “F” barn is the primary location for housing
evacuated animals with the ability to house up to 100 horses.  Additional horses can
be housed depending on necessity and the current show calendar.
Please remember that timing becomes critical in a disaster situation.

We encourage you to make your plans to evacuate animals to our facility
as soon as practical in order to ensure the safety of you and your horses.

Call Sheri Bridges at (919) 839-4701 during business hours
to assist you with your arrival plans and scheduling.
After hours call Ray Frost at (919) 649-5369
or State Fairgrounds Public Safety at (919) 612-6767

Stalls are available for emergency situations at a reduced rate of $10 per stall, per day.
Owners are responsible for the following:

  • Proof of a current negative Coggins Test
  • A Current CVI (health certificate) for out-of-state horses
  • Vaccination and veterinary information as requested
  • Primary care for his/her animals sheltered at the facility  - feed, hay, water and cleaning
    of stalls; veterinary care if and as needed
  • Removal of sheltered animals once the emergency event has subsided
  • Cooperating with ongoing shows and events at the Hunt Horse Complex

Equine Disaster Response Alliance

**NCDA&CS also offers emergency equine sheltering at the Sen. Bob Martin Eastern Agricultural Center in Williamston.**


Gov. James B. Hunt, Jr. Horse Complex
Sheri Bridges, Administrative Assistant
1025 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raleigh NC 27607
Phone: (919) 839-7401      Fax: (919) 733-9572



N.C. State Fair, Wesley Wyatt, Manager
Mailing Address: 1010 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1010
Physical Address: 1025 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raleigh NC 27607
Phone: (919) 821-7400; FAX: (919) 733-5079