Organizers expressed their disappointment as they announced Thursday's cancellation of the Ottawa County Fair Horse Pull.

Mike Furnas said he and fellow organizer Bobby Carder walked the arena floor early Thursday and made the decision to cancel the event.

Rain on Wednesday brought conditions that Furnas said was not suitable for a safe pull.

“It was the kind of sticky, caking, ‘pull your boots off' kind of mud that just was not conducive to a pull,” Furnas said.

Furnas said the event is expected to be rescheduled in mid September.

“The date is not firm, but we are working to get it back within three weeks.”