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Valitar workers say bosses just ran out on them

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - There is controversy surrounding the horse and human acrobatic show Valitar, which was shut down after a brief run in Del Mar.

Performers, who came from around the world, say they were left stranded in San Diego with their horses.

The show's head trainer and director says this past Tuesday, 24 horses belonging to the shows producers, Mark and Tatiana Remley, were taken away.

The 19 other show horses, belonging to the performers, were left with no feed, medicine or supplies.

"We were left here without any explanation, they just told us that it was over," said Enrique Martinez the head dressage trainer.

"Del Mar is being real, you know, generous, letting us stay here, helping us with the feed until we can find transportation for these horses to get back," added Sylvia Zerbini the head trainer and artistic director.

Performers also say they've received no pay for the past several weeks.

The Remley's, who are from Rancho Santa Fe, blame the sudden cancellation on poor ticket sales.

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