Arenus Sponsors Dressage Demonstration at 1 Million Grand Prix at HITS-on-the-Hudson
Saugerties, NY (October 4, 2010) – Arenus Ambassadors Lars Petersen and Melissa Taylor showed off their dressage prowess at the HITS $1 Million Grand Prix when they performed a dressage demonstration, sponsored by Arenus, during the debut of the Pfizer $1 Million Grand Prix at HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, New York. Petersen and Taylor, of Legacy Farms in Wellington, Florida, are sponsored by Arenus, a premier provider of innovative health and nutritional products for pets and horses.
“Lars and I were pretty excited about our Pas de Deux,” Taylor said. “It was our first time to perform a demonstration together and we were representing Arenus, a company that offers some of our favorite products including SORE NO-MORE®, PrePro™ and STEADFAST® EQUINE just to name a few.”
Petersen and Taylor gave the audience a performance they won’t soon forget, showcasing their skills with a Grand Prix Freestyle set to Big Bad Wolf. “The demonstration went great and our horses behaved amazingly considering there were lots of jumps to look at,” Taylor said. “Lars and I were very happy that it went well and the crowd really seemed to like it.”
While it was the first time for the duo to perform a demonstration together, both riders have spent plenty of time in the dressage spotlight. Petersen is a five-time Danish National Dressage Champion who competed in the Olympics, three World Equestrian Games, two World Cup Finals and three Continental Championships. In 2001, Petersen and Blue Hors Cavan were ranked Number 2 in the FEI World Rankings. Petersen is a much sought-after trainer and clinician.
Taylor, also a Grand Prix rider and trainer, has a long list of accomplishments to her name. She is a USDF Silver and Gold Medalist and has competed at the prestigious Dressage at Devon and the Dressage Festival of Champions at Gladstone. “Performing at the HITS show was such a win-win for us,” Taylor said. “During the dressage demo, Lars rode Succes, a 13-year-old Danish gelding by Silvermoon and I rode Chico, a 10-year-old Danish gelding who is 18.2 hands. He was my partner for the recent USEF Festival of Champions. We would like to thank Bo Lofvander from Back on Track for supplying the Back on Track saddle pads for the demonstration.”
Arenus is a premier provider of innovative health and nutritional products for pets and horses, featuring product families like ASSURE® Digestive Aids, STEADFAST® Joint & Structural Health, EQUILITE™ Herbal Blends, SORE NO-MORE® Topicals, ALEIRA™ Respiratory Health product and RELEIRA™ equine DHA/Omega-3 supplement. Arenus Business Manager Simone Pophal, DVM, PhD, said that Arenus is excited to be sponsoring the two dressage riders. “Lars and Melissa are well-respected and accomplished riders and trainers and we are pleased to have them as part of our Arenus family. I know they use STEADFAST EQUINE on their two Grand Prix horses with success and consider it one of their favorite products. We are pleased that they believe in products from Arenus and look forward to watching their continued success in the years to come.”
STEADFAST EQUINE is a joint health product specifically designed for horses with a high-demand lifestyle, such as dressage. It supports total structural joint integrity and provides relief from occasional joint discomfort from normal daily activity while promoting normal mobility and healthy connective tissues, to support healthy joints, bones, tendons and ligaments.