ST. PAUL, Ore. -- For the second time in three years a horse has died in a local rodeo event.
Two horses with riders collided at high speed during the St. Paul Rodeo.
Several groups are calling for a permanent ban on this local favorite event after seeing the high speed collision on YouTube.
Wednesday night, 10,000 spectators watched an event unique to the rodeo--"wild horse racing." Three-man teams try to catch, saddle and then ride wild horses.
But two riders going in different directions collided head-on, which killed one horse and severely injured the other. Managers stopped the event for the remainder of this year's rodeo.
Others want it stopped for good. Rodeo managers said they'll decide next month whether to cancel the wild horse race for next year.
KGW Reporter Ed Teachout contributed to this report