Friends and family of Jon and Jennifer join to support them as they recover from their tragic losses in the recent Oklahoma tornado.
This page has been created by friends of Jon Ellis and Jennifer Short’s in order to give friends and family a place to post comments of love and support. We are also asking those who feel comfortable to leave a donation that will go towards their losses.
Last Monday, May 22, 2013 Jon was in the middle of the huge, killer tornado that swept through Oklahoma City. The couple (based out of Emerson, GA) so sadly lost their 3 beloved race horses - Synchronistik, Sassifras, and Sister So Sassy in the disaster. Jon was stalled at Orr Family Farms/Celestial Acres. He was there to work the spring meet at Remington Park and had 4 other horses he was training and his sweet pony horse, and they all perished too. Over 100 horses perished at the farm that day. We are thanking God that Jon wasn't there when the tornado hit and is physically safe. The couple is heart broken. When Jon and Jennifer met and became partners, Jennifer fell in love with these precious horses and partnered with their growth and development. They had spent two years raising their horses based on Jon's training which is all about love, care and belief in their spirits. They recently decided on a racing name of "Heart's All In It Racing" as it symbolized LOVE as the key ingredient to their success. They had just finished the meet at Hialeah Park in January and saw their 3 beloved horses having wonderful race careers and eventually becoming wonderful broodmares/mom's to a few special horses that they would breed.
Unfortunately, tornado wiped all that away in literal seconds. They lost their 3 beloved horses that they loved, trained and nurtured for so long, two trailers, all of Jon’s equipment. As they prepare for the wonderfully exciting arrival of their baby girl Montana Grace in July, they do grieve and also focus on recovering from this tragedy with gratitude for Jon making it through and the blessing of a new life coming. We appreciate any prayers, love, support you can give to Jon and Jennifer during this time.
Update: Other avenues of support are still in action with disaster relief organizations, insurance, etc. The biggest need is to raise enough to replace the horse trailer in order to care for current horses or have a trailer donated.