THE PLAINS, Virginia - January, 2018 - Great Meadow Foundation, home of the Great Meadow International, joins with Brook Ledge Horse Transportation to announce that Brook Ledge has signed on as the new title sponsor of The Great Meadow International FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ scheduled July 6-8, 2018 in The Plains, VA.
The multi-year agreement with Great Meadow will help Brook Ledge promote their newly acquired flight company, Horse America, expanding their ground services to include air transportation anywhere in the World. Brook Ledge is a family owned business founded in 1955 and is today the most recognized equine shipper in the nation. The addition of Horse America will allow Brook Ledge to go from the road, to the air, and arrive anywhere in the World with door-to-door care.
Robert Banner, President of Great Meadow said, "We are thrilled to find a partner in Brook Ledge and Horse America. We both want to globalize the equestrian world by making it safe, easy and affordable for nations to compete. Brook Ledge shares our commitment to the welfare of the horse, above all.”
Brad Gotwals, President of Brook Ledge, said, “The acquisition of Horse America has allowed us to bridge the gap that was missing in equine transit. Prior to Brook Ledge stepping in and completing the piece of combined air/ground transit, horse owners would call multiple companies in order to ship their horse. They can now choose one company and have all of their needs fulfilled with one call. And, have the peace of mind knowing our company is handling all the details.”
Well known as a family business, when undertaking this new endeavor Brook Ledge tapped Scarlette Gotwals, DVM, wife of Brad Gotwals, to spearhead the initiative. Much like that of a First Lady, Scarlette has played a role at Brook Ledge as a trusted advisor to Brad and the company for over 25 years before stepping into the forefront in a hands on role to bring Brook Ledge to the next level in offering flight services.
Dr. Scarlette Gotwals, Director of Flight Operations, is a lifelong equestrian and brings a wealth of knowledge to the team. “Our expertise in ground transport translates well into going to a full service, comprehensive equine transportation solution. We care about these horses in our care as much as their owners do.”
To learn more about the 2018 Brook Ledge Great Meadow International FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ please visit greatmeadowinternational.com.