An outbreak of more than 75 cases of horse herpes across nine states has taken horses out of the picture in many show events. CNN produced a segment including all of the following: Pageant princesses trotting on stick ponies, a CNN reporter chasing a Central Park carriage on a stick horse, a certain Monty Python clip, and hysterical laugher paired with the words “horse herpes.”

Watch the CNN Newsroom clip below, embedded courtesy CNN.