Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. SIGN UP Following a two-hour hearing on Friday, January 3rd, a temporary restraining order to block the opening of Valley Meat Co. has been extended for an additional 10 days.The New Mexico slaughterhouse, owned by Rick De Los Santos, was slated to begin operations in the next two weeks. However, State District Judge Matthew Wilson has extended the order to allow both sides of the debate – New Mexico Attorney General Gary King and Valley Meat Co.’s lawyer, Blair Dunn – more time to submit arguments. The case will resume on January 13th.Click here for links to previous posts on this issue and stay tuned for more information as the story continues to develop. Tags: horse slaughter, Valley Meat Co., Gary King, Rick De Los Santos, Blair Dunn, Matthew Wilson, Horse Sport Enews Email* More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.