Kentucky Ag News

Registration open for Kentucky Horse Council Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue Training


Kentucky Horse Council


LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Kentucky Horse Council and Murray State University announce two programs to be conducted at Murray State University's Equine Center in Murray, Kentucky. The first program is a Basic Ropes Training to be offered July 18, 2016. The second is an Operations-level Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue training offered July 19-21, 2016.

The Basic Ropes Training will be taught by Eric Thompson, Operations Manager and Training Officer for Emergency Equine Response Unit and responder for Code 3 Associates. It will be limited to 30 participants.

The Operations-level Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue (TLAER) will be taught by Rebecca Gimenez, PhD, President of TLAER, Inc. There are two levels of involvement in the TLAER: participants and auditors. Participants will attend lectures and demonstrations, be involved in hands-on training, and will receive operations certification for program completion from TLAER. There is a limit on the number of participants. Auditors will observe all lectures, demonstrations, and the hands-on sessions but will not participate in the hands-on portion. They will receive a certificate of awareness from TLAER.

"We are excited to be offering both of these trainings this year," said Erin Woodall, Kentucky Horse Council President. "There is a real need for the operations-level TLAER in this part of the country. It is an excellent opportunity for volunteers and first responders to receive in-depth, technical training for situations that unfortunately arise too frequently. We are grateful to Murray State for hosting the event at their facility."

For more information, to register for the class, or for partnership and sponsorship opportunities, visit, or contact the Kentucky Horse Council at (859) 367-0509.