Lexington, KY - The Alltech National Horse Show, announced today that Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital has once again been named the Official Veterinarians, Farriers and the Official Veterinary Pharmacy for this year's event, scheduled for the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky on October 29 - November 3, 2013. This is the third year for this partnership.
Lexington-based Rood & Riddle is a full-service equine hospital established in 1986 as a referral center for horses requiring specialized medical and surgical care. Today, Rood & Riddle is known and respected throughout the world for its innovative and highly skilled treatment of horses.
The hospital facility at Rood & Riddle offers a full range of services including surgery, internal medicine, advanced diagnostic imaging, a focused Podiatry Center and a specialized Reproductive Center. The practice also provides ambulatory services (on-site care) for breeding farms, sport horse facilities, horse shows and events, with a variety of services, including emergency and preventative care, general reproduction, lameness, radiography, podiatry, and internal medicine.
Dr. Bill Rood and Dr. Tom Riddle formed a partnership in 1982 and four years later expanded their successful ambulatory practice by opening Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital. Today, Rood & Riddle is owned by 21 shareholders and includes over 50 veterinarians, who together hold 15 board certifications in surgery, internal medicine, theriogenology, cardiology, veterinary practice (equine) and ophthalmology.
"Rood & Riddle is extremely pleased to once again serve as the Official Veterinarian, Veterinary Pharmacy, and Farrier for the upcoming Alltech National Horse Show. "The first two years' shows greatly exceeded our expectations and we look forward to another wonderful experience in 2013," Dr. Riddle said. "Rood & Riddle's support of the National Horse Show underscores our practice's commitment to the sport horse and our community."
"Rood and Riddle continues to be the one name you think of when you think of first-class veterinary care in Kentucky," said Alltech National Horse Show President Mason Phelps, Jr. "They did an outstanding job at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games and we always hear great things about this organization from the competitors at the Alltech National Horse Show and have over the course of the past two seasons. We are thrilled to have the team at Rood & Riddle back with us again at the Kentucky Horse Park."
In addition to services provided in Kentucky, the Rood & Riddle sport horse veterinarians and podiatrists provide services in Florida each winter and travel regularly to competitions throughout the eastern United States.
The Alltech National Horse Show will be held at the beautiful Alltech Indoor Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.
This year's show, designated CSI5*-W, will feature a complete schedule of 'AA'-rated hunter divisions plus the biggest money Open Jumper division on the fall indoor tour. In addition, the first-class Junior and Amateur Jumper divisions will culminate in the SJHOF Junior/Amateur Championships. The final Sunday is highlighted by the signature event of the National Horse Show, the ASPCA Alfred B. Maclay Finals.
Founded in 1883 at the original Madison Square Garden, the National Horse Show is America's oldest indoor horse show, firmly established as a major fixture on the national and international sports and social event calendars. The National Horse Show Association's primary activity is the annual production of the National Horse Show and all ancillary events. Over the years, the National Horse Show has provided financial aid to many worthwhile charities.
For more information on the National Horse Show Association of America, Limited, please visit www.nhs.org.
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2013 Alltech National Horse Show Fast Facts
The Alltech National Horse Show is a weeklong championship event featuring "AA"-rated hunters, open jumpers, junior/amateur jumpers, and the ASPCA Alfred B. Maclay Finals. The event will run October 29 - November 3, 2013,indoors in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, site of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™.