Lexington, Ky. (Jan. 13, 2015) â€“ Hats Off Day, an initiative started by Rood & Riddle, is announcing a combined donation amount of over $76,000 to the Kentucky Equine Humane Center and Kentucky Horse Park Foundation.
"Hats Off Day and the Rood & Riddle Grand Prix provide the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation with much-needed philanthropic support, and we are proud and humbled to be named one of the charitable beneficiaries of this terrific event,â€ said Laura Klumb, executive director of the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation. "Funding received through Hats Off Day is vital to the foundationâ€™s mission to provide operating and special project support to the Kentucky Horse Park, making sure that the parkâ€™s visitor attractions and competition facilities are maintained and improved constantly for our nearly one million annual guests to enjoy.â€
Since Hats Off Dayâ€™s inception 11 years ago, the event has provided over $675,000 dollars to charitable organizations.
"Hats off Day is one of two major fundraisers for the Kentucky Equine Humane Center, so it is essential to the funding of the Kentucky Equine Humane Center,â€ said Karen Gustin, executive director of the Kentucky Equine Humane Center. "Hats Off Day is a great event and we are grateful to Rood & Riddle for including us.â€
For over a decade, Hats off Day has provided the only day of the year with free admission tothe Kentucky Horse Park. In addition to raising funds for important equine charities, the event offersan afternoon of family fun and educational activities, while creating awareness of the vital role of Kentucky's horse industry. Major sponsors includeRood and Riddle, Spy Coast Farm, Central Bank, Zoetis, L.V. Harkness,Boehringer-Ingelheim and Merial.
"By sponsoring Hats Off Day, Rood & Riddle is very pleased to promote Kentuckyâ€™s horse industry and, at the same time, raise money to support the important work of the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation and the Kentucky Equine Humane Center,â€ said Tom Riddle, Founder of Hats Off Day.
Hats Off Day is one of the many ways Rood & Riddle supports and promotes Kentuckyâ€™s equine industry. Through outstanding veterinary service, educational opportunities and seminars, and community support, Rood & Riddle continues to strengthen the industry.