Lexington, VA (September 17, 2015) – Equestrians in the winners’ circle know that first place ribbons go hand in hand with outstanding athletic ability. Chery Thompson’s mount Adelina RLA was in top form at the 2015 International Andalusian and Lusitano Horse Association (IALHA) National Championships, held at the Virginia Horse Park in Lexington, Virginia. Her stellar athleticism caught the attention of the judges and show committee, earning her the HORSE GYM USA® Top Equine Athlete Award. The pair also rode away as National Grand Champion in four out of the five classes they entered.
Wellington, FL (September 1, 2015)— Strenuous training for competition characteristically leads to stress on the body and mind. For those who participate in sports, the cool down after a workout is just as important as the training itself. All athletes, be it human or equine, can benefit from pre and post event therapy.
Wellington, FL (August 14, 2015)— The B.W. Furlong & Associates Veterinary Hospital’s new Soundness Center is enjoying its first summer in operation, and horses of all ages, breeds, and disciplines are benefitting from the Center’s advanced rehabilitation and reproductive services. The Oldwick, New Jersey facility is run by Dr. Brendan Furlong, who has been a successful equine veterinarian for over thirty-five years. Furlong has served as veterinarian for the U.S. Equestrian Team throughout multiple Olympic Games, World Equestrian Games, World Championships, and other prestigious competitions.
Wellington, FL (July 31, 2015)— Only ten years ago, equine treadmills were seen as a foreign addition to therapeutic and rehabilitative care. Now in 2015, treadmills are commonly accepted as a staple for keeping horses healthy, sound, and fit.
Wellington, FL (January 15, 2015)— Since 2004, Horse Gym USA has been a trusted name in equine treadmills and therapeutic equipment. This year, Horse Gym USA president Henrik Gundersen is proud to announce that his company is presenting Horse Gym USA Top Equine Athlete Awards during the CDI series of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. The show series began on January 8 and will continue through March 29 in Wellington, Florida.
Wellington, FL (February 6, 2015)— It was even more than first-place in the Open FEI Grand Prix for Katherine Bateson-Chandler and Jane Clark’s Alcazar during week three of the largest CDI series in the world. The dressage duo also rode away with the first-ever HORSE GYM USA® Top Equine Athlete Award presented by HORSE GYM USA®’s founder and president, Henrik Gundersen.
Wellington, FL (February 19, 2015)— Dressage Horseman of the Year and Pan American Games Team and Individual Gold medalist Chris Hickey knows the importance of balancing nutrition and workouts. So does HORSE GYM USA®, which named Hickey’s equine partner Ronaldo the HORSE GYM USA® Top Equine Athlete Award recipient during the CDI 5* week at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. The 17.1-hand Don Schufro-bred Danish gelding Ronaldo, whom Hickey competes for Cecilia Stewart, showed high performance and fitness levels worthy of the award.
Wellington, FL (March 3, 2015)— They’re an unforgettable pair whenever they enter a Grand Prix arena— and now Susanne Hamilton of Maine and the 16.1-hand grey stallion, Lord Locksley, have been named HORSE GYM USA® Top Equine Athlete Award winners at one of the richest and most celebrated shows in the world, the Adequan Global Dressage Festival.
Wellington, FL (March 11, 2015)— Donatella 79, ridden by Canadian Equestrian Team veteran Christilot Boylen, was honored with the HORSE GYM USA® Top Equine Athlete Award at the Palm Beach Derby CDI-W of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. Boylen and Donatella 79 showed in the extremely competitive Small Tour division of the CDI. Throughout the weekend, Donatella 79 exhibited high performance and fitness levels worthy of the award.
Wellington, FL (March 24, 2015)— The 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival brought smiles to an owner and trainer team with a new mare. Peggy Funk of Jacksonville, Florida and Stacy Parvey-Larsson— owner of Hidden Acres Dressage in Reddick, Florida— were honored that Funk’s mare, Zylana, was awarded the HORSE GYM USA® Top Equine Athlete Award due to her high fitness level. Parvey-Larsson has been focused on conditioning Zylana over the past six months.