Selenium is probable cause of Deathes!

For Immediate Release 


Statement from Peter Rizzo, Executive Director, U.S. Polo Association on Florida Department of Agriculture Findings on Cause of Death of 21 Polo Horses on April 19


April 28, 2009 – Wellington, FL – Peter Rizzo, Executive Director of the U.S. Polo Association (USPA) released the following statement following the release of the Florida Department of Agriculture findings that indicate an overdose of selenium is the probable cause of death for 21 polo ponies on April 19:


“The Florida Department of Agriculture report confirms that what happened to the Lechuza Polo Team was a tragic accident.   USPA is forming a special committee to examine additional safety measures and regulations to further protect our horses.   We will examine these reports and develop a stronger prohibited substance policy that will ensure the safety and well-being of polo horses in the future. The USPA is 100% committed to preventing a tragedy of this nature from happening in the future.”