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Virginia Horse Center Welcomes Horses Potentially Affected by Hurricane Matthew

October 5, 2016 8am hurricane update.

Lexington, Va. – Oct. 5, 2016 – The Virginia Horse Center will be welcoming any horses that need to be evacuated due to Hurricane Matthew. The hurricane is expected to make landfall on the eastern coast of the U.S. on Thursday morning and effect Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina over the weekend.

The Virginia Horse Center Foundation is known for its safe and well maintained stalls. The stalls are uniformly 12′ x 10′ with 7′ 10″ tall walls that are 5 7/8″ wide. There are four, stall-dedicated barns that hold 120 stalls each. Barn 8, which is adjacent to the East Complex, holds 122 stalls. The remaining barns, The Big Lonely, Woods Hill, and Bent Tree Barn, are laid out around schooling arenas and hold 49, 46, and 48 stalls, respectively. All barns have internal wash stalls and dedicated manure pits.

There will be no charge for stabling evacuated hoses. A $20 stall cleaning deposit will be taken when horses arrive on the property. Feed, shavings and hay are available for purchase and camp sites are available at $40 + tax per night.

Please contact the Stable Office at (540) 464-2966 for more information. A negative Coggins Test is required for all horses.

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 is scheduled to be a full day of family-friendly events at the Virginia Horse Center. A performance by Fairland Ferguson, the 2016 Fall Fashion Fair, as well as the House Mountain Hunter and Jumper Show, will all continue as planned.

For more information about the Virginia Horse Center and our complete line up of events, please visit www.horsecenter.org.

Media Contact: Rebecca Walton
Phelps Media Group, Inc. International
phone 561.753.3389 fax 561.753.3386

Palm Beach Equine Clinic Veterinarians On-Call and Available as Hurricane Matthew Approaches

Wellington, FL – Hurricane Matthew is making its path toward South Florida, and Palm Beach Equine Clinic is ready and available to help horse owners as the storm is projected to hit the East Coast. Owners are urged to put their hurricane emergency plans into action and take precautions to ensure their horse’s safety before conditions worsen.

Palm Beach Equine Clinic is available for all emergencies 24/7. In case of an emergency, please call the main line at (561) 793-1599. Doctors will be on-call to drive to farms to assist or treat horses. PBEC also suggests some important steps for owners to take for their horse’s well-being before the storm hits.

Suggestions for safety include:

  • Clean up around the barn for debris that may take flight.
  • Put a halter on your horse with a tag stating the horse’s name/contact number in case they get loose for the duration of the storm.
  • Ensure that horses have access to fresh water.
  • If needed, ACE tabs to calm horses can be picked up at the clinic before 12:00 noon tomorrow (Thursday, October 6).
  • Place feed/hay in an easy place to get to and off of the ground.
  • As an owner, perform a physical examination of your horse the day before to make sure all is healthy and have a comparison for after the storm examination.

Palm Beach Equine Clinic is renowned for its full-service surgical center and intensive care hospital located in the heart of Wellington, Florida. Board certified surgeons, primary care veterinarians, and hospital technicians are scheduled 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to treat, monitor, and care for critical cases. With world-class veterinarians and a full staff of highly trained technicians, both clients and patients of PBEC are in the best hands possible.

In case of an emergency, please call (561) 793-1599 to contact an on-call veterinarian.

About Palm Beach Equine Clinic

The veterinarians and staff of PBEC are respected throughout the industry for their advanced level of care and steadfast commitment to horses and owners. With 28 skilled veterinarians on staff, including three board-certified surgeons, internal medicine specialists, and one of very few board-certified equine radiologists in the country, PBEC leads the way in new, innovative diagnostic imaging and treatments. Palm Beach Equine Clinic provides experience, knowledge, availability, and the very best care for its clients. To find out more, please visit www.equineclinic.com or call 561-793-1599.

Lauren Fisher
Jump Media