Lexington, KY – February 21, 2017 – Split Rock Farm, Inc., manager of the Split Rock Jumping Tour, is pleased to support HEART Equine Ambulance with funding for education and the new “Heart on the Go” Travel Kit for 2017.
“We are very pleased to continue our support of HEART and these special projects,” said Bobbie Braun, co-owner of Split Rock Farm and supporter of HEART. “Number one is expanding HEART‘s ability to reach other events so that more top equestrian events have the state-of-the-art emergency transportation services available.”
Split Rock Farm is a full service show jumping facility located in Lexington, KY, owned by Bobbie and her son, Derek. Founded in 2001 by Derek, Split Rock Farm offers the highest quality young hunters and jumpers for sale in addition to training from novice to grand prix. Derek also founded the Split Rock Jumping Tour that has revolutionized the way horse shows are presented in the United States. In its third year, the Split Rock Jumping Tour has created an “unparalleled show jumping experience” for competitors, sponsors and spectators.
|Kevin Babington and Shorapur, Victors of the $100,000 Lexington International CSI 3* Grand Prix presented by Split Rock Farm|
This year, the Split Rock Jumping Tour will add a second week to the fall schedule with a new CSI2* running at the new facility in Columbus, OH, September 27 – October 1, followed by the established CSI3*, October 4-8. The spring CSI3* will run as always at its traditional home at Split Rock Farm in Lexington, KY, May 24-28.
“At Split Rock Jumping Tour, we have utilized HEART Equine Ambulance as the Official Equine Ambulatory Service since our inaugural event in 2015,” said Derek Braun. “We are excited to continue working with the amazing team at HEART in 2017!”
Split Rock has supported HEART throughout the organization’s 17 year history. The current financial support of HEART will help provide ambulance technicians the opportunity to attend the Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue (TLAER) continuing education training. Training will take place at Hagyard Equine Veterinary Center in Lexington to refresh and update their skills and to learn the latest techniques related to large animal rescue and transport.
The “HEART on the Go” Travel Kit will consist of essential equipment including a large animal glide (sled) that can be used at a location where HEART cannot provide a fully-equipped truck and ambulance unit. The HEART technician would meet the Travel Kit at the event and utilize a locally-sourced truck and trailer which allows HEART to provide the very best care at events that they may not reach otherwise with its existing two truck and ambulance trailer units.
“Bobbie and Derek Braun and Split Rock Farm have been long-time supporters of HEART,” said Robin Sweely, President of HEART Equine Ambulance. “Their support has allowed HEART to continue our mission of providing current equipment and well-trained staff to aid our equine partners when injured or ill. We are excited to have the Split Rock Farm, inc. as a corporate sponsor to aid us in buying new equipment and sending our staff to advanced training.”
About HEART Equine Ambulance
HEART Equine Ambulance travels across the country to equestrian events to provide state of the art emergency transportation if needed for sick and injured horses while they are on the competition grounds. Their goal is for every equine event to have a fully equipped and well-trained ambulance staff on site and available 24 hrs. HEART is a non-profit corporation with 501c3 charitable tax status, and is seeking funding from individuals, organizations and corporations who support the highest standards of equine care across all disciplines. Visit www.equineambulance.com for more information and to donate today.