Wellington, FL -Jan. 22, 2016- The CP Wellington Masters, presented by Sovaro, announced that Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital has been named the official veterinarians, farriers and equine pharmacy for the inaugural CP Wellington Masters, presented by Sovaro, featuring the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Wellington, to be held at beautiful Deeridge Farms in Wellington Feb. 4-7.?
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 skilled treatment of horses.
The Rood & Riddle campus 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.
Bill Rood, D.V.M. and Tom Riddle, D.V.M. 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 22 shareholders and includes over 50 veterinarians, who together hold 17 board certifications in surgery, internal medicine, theriogenology, anesthesiology, veterinary practice (equine) and ophthalmology. In addition to services provided in Kentucky, the Rood & Riddle sport horse veterinarians and podiatrists provide services in Wellington each winter and travel regularly to competitions throughout the eastern United States.
"Rood & Riddle, over the years, has become the go-to destination for world class equine care," said Lou Jacobs. "They were the official vets for the FEI World Equestrian Games and they handle the same duties for the CP National Horse Show in Lexington and other great shows across the country. We are delighted to have them join us as we launch the CP Wellington Masters here in South Florida."
"Rood & Riddle is extremely pleased to serve as the official veterinarian, veterinary pharmacy, and farrier for the upcoming CP Wellington Masters. This is an exciting new venture and we at Rood & Riddle are excited to be part of what we hope are many more to come," Dr. Riddle said. "Rood & Riddle's support of the CP Wellington Masters underscores our practice's commitment to the sport horse and our community."?
A total of 14 athletes from the new Longines FEI World Cup North American league will qualify for the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final, which will take place in Gothenburg (SWE) March 23-28. The top seven athletes from the East Coast U.S., top three from West Coast U.S., and the two best-placed athletes from Canada and Mexico, will qualify for the final, alongside winners of 15 leagues around the world.