Bantam, CT (July 28, 2016) — When Stone Horse Farm in Bantam, Connecticut purchased the KWPN gelding Edorado (Indoctro x Ahorn) from the famous Stal Hendrix stables in Holland in 2015, Edorado was paired with veteran show jumper James Fairclough with great expectations for success. The gelding immediately went to work, showing his talents in the Young Jumper classes on the east coast show circuit. However, Fairclough quickly found that Edorado needed a bit more horsepower in his jumps to reveal his full potential. “Edorado has always been a careful horse at the front rail, but he needed a little help conditioning his hind end during the early part of his six-year-old year,” said Fairclough. Luckily, Fairclough and Stone Horse Farm found an easy solution to developing a powerful hind end, and the now seven-year-old horse is jumping up the levels in competition.
“Once we implemented the HORSE GYM USA® WALK treadmill to Edorado’s daily routine, there was a profound change with the power from behind,” reveals Fairclough. HORSE GYM USA® is a company dedicated to helping equine athletes become their best through the use of innovative treadmills and therapeutic equipment. The company is always on the lookout for horses like Edorado that have upped their game with the help of HORSE GYM USA® products. Because of Edorado’s impressive transformation while using the HORSE GYM USA® WALK treadmill, the company rewarded him with The HORSE GYM USA® Horse of the Month Award for the month of July. This award is presented to horses that exhibited notable improvements after using the company’s equine fitness products.
“I had seen HORSE GYM USA® products at every top show jumping barn, so when I started my business, Brexely Farm, I knew I needed to have one too,” said Fairclough. “I can’t stress how important it is to me that our horses are properly conditioned. I found a real change with Edorado within three to four weeks with every day usage. Horse Gym has helped me maintain a strict fitness program, and is the only ‘employee’ that I can depend on to do the same job everyday as expected.”
The WALK treadmill is the foundation product in a complete line of equine fitness equipment carried by HORSE GYM USA®. The WALK helps horses to get fit without the weight of riders on their backs, making it the perfect tool to supplement daily training, especially with young horses like Edorado. By allowing horses to walk freely and in a straight line, the WALK encourages horses to develop a stronger topline and core muscles. The WALK also features incline settings, which aid in building the sometimes hard to reach hind end muscles. “I no longer have to stress over hind fitness and development— which makes my job as a rider much more enjoyable,” Fairclough said.
HORSE GYM USA® has a strong reputation across the country as being a leader in innovative fitness and therapeutic equipment for equine athletes. The company’s products range from treadmills to salt water hydrotherapy spas and solariums, and are widely recognized as an ideal way to help horses become “show ready.” Being involved in the success of horses like Edorado is what fuels the company’s drive to get these products in as many barns as possible.
“We are really looking forward to watching Edorado’s continued progress, especially when he moves up to the 1.40m jumpers at WEF this year,” said Jill Townsend of HORSE GYM USA®. “It is such a privilege to know that our products are helping great horses get even better, and we wish Edorado continued success.”
To learn more about HORSE GYM USA® and how its innovative products can help you attain your equine conditioning goals, visit www.horsegym.com or visit HORSE GYM USA®’s booth at a horse show near you. To learn more about James Fairclough, visit www.bexleyfarm.com.
To be entered to win the HORSE GYM USA® Horse of the Month Award, send a before and after photo of your horse to Jill@horsegym.com. You can also follow HORSE GYM USA® on Facebook and Instagram.
Photo: Edorado was awarded a ribbon and custom cooler for being named as the July HORSE GYM USA® Horse of the Month (photo courtesy of James Fairclough).
Photo: HORSE GYM USA® July Horse of the Month award winner, Edorado, competing with James Fairclough (photo courtesy of James Fairclough and Sportfot).