January 23, 2007 — Kentucky Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center (KESMARC) and Main Street Management Services, Inc. (Main Street) announced the formation of a joint venture to build a world class equine sports medicine facility in Ocala, Fla., as an integral part of the redevelopment of the 426-acre Farnsworth Farm into a unique equestrian community. Groundbreaking is scheduled for second quarter of 2007 with targeted completion by the beginning of 2008.
Dedicated to the recovery and conditioning of horses from all disciplines, KESMARC-Florida will offer the finest and most complete rehabilitation regimen in the world, including: Post-surgical through return-to-training, conditioning after lay-off and pre-conditioning prior to training/competing.
“Partnering with KESMARC will further distinguish the Farnsworth Farms Equine Community as a unique, comprehensive and upscale venue for horse enthusiasts,” said Myron Miller, Vice President of Business Development for Main Street.
“With KESMARC-Florida, we have the opportunity to utilize decades of combined equine experience to design and establish the most professional rehabilitation center for horses world-wide,” said Shelena Hoberg, CHT, EqcTPM.
KESMARC-Florida, will feature a world class hyperbaric center which will be second to none, as well as:
- Equine swimming pool
- Two eurocisers
- Aqua treadmill
- Indoor polytrack
- 20-stall climate-controlled barn
- Additional housing for 70 horses
Hub and Kirsten Johnson, the founders of KESMARC, will act as technical advisers during the design and construction phases of the new facility as well as manage and operate the Center upon completion.
“Every effort will be made to further the understanding of equine rehabilitation at its highest level,” said Kirsten. “It’s an exciting time with advances in therapies to more efficiently heal these great athletes.”
Located in Ocala, Fla., Farnsworth Farms is surrounded by some of the most beautiful horse farms in the world and the Ocala National Forest. Main Street Management Services acquired Farnsworth Farms and has committed to redeveloping the property into a unique equestrian community featuring 10-acre estates, miles of riding trails, outdoor riding arenas and access to other amenities including a world class 18-hole golf course.