David Arcand Named CAVALOR 'Athlete of the Month' for March

Ottawa, Ontario — David Arcand was named the CAVALOR 'Athlete of the Month' for March by Jump Canada.  Arcand, 21, of Mont Royal, QC, rode his horse Santos Utopia, a 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, to third place overall in the Artisan Farms Young Rider Series, which consisted of three $15,000 Artisan Farms Young Rider Grand Prix classes and the Artisan Farms $20,000 Young Rider Team competition held during the 12-week FTI Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL.

As a result of his third place finish overall in the series, Arcand will represent Canada at the European Youngster (EY) Cup, which will be held in Leipzig, GER, concurrently with the World Cup Final from April 27 to May 1, 2011.  As Arcand’s horse, Santos Utopia, was recently sold, and he will be riding Catwalk 19, an eight-year-old Holstiener stallion owned by Stall Tjeert Rijkens.

“I am really excited to attend the European Youngster Cup,” said Arcand. “It is very nice to work hard all winter and be rewarded with a trip to compete in Europe against top young riders.” Arcand added, “I would like to thank Cavalor for sponsoring this award.  The recognition is much appreciated.”

As the CAVALOR 'Athlete of the Month' for March, Arcand receives a gift certificate from title sponsor CAVALOR Inc.

In Canada, Cavalor products are available through Equus Integral (Francis Berger 514 924-4035 and Michel Lavictoire 514 467-8075).  Equus Integral is Cavalor Inc.’s exclusive Canadian distributor and can be reached at info@equusintegral.com.

CAVALOR Inc. is the exclusive North American licensee of the CAVALOR brand and the CAVALOR products from Nutriquine NV.  CAVALOR Inc.'s mission is to organize and manage the distribution of CAVALOR products, promote the brand, and establish partnerships to locally manufacture the CAVALOR products, all in North America.  For over 20 years, Nutriquine NV (a Belgian company) has been a pioneer in equine nutrition.  In close cooperation with veterinarians, scientists and specialists of the equestrian sports, Nutriquine has developed, under the brand name CAVALOR, a complete line of supplements, care and feed products to address the diverse needs and requirements of top sport horses and breeding stables.  CAVALOR products are distributed and used by many champions in 45 countries around the world.  CAVALOR, when the result counts!

About Jump Canada
Jump Canada is the committee of Equine Canada responsible for all hunter, equitation and jumper activities in Canada from the grass roots to the international level.  Jump Canada is governed by a board, the majority of whose members are elected by the stakeholders in the sport.  For more information regarding Jump Canada programs and activities, visit http://www.equinecanada.ca/jumpcanada.

About Equine Canada
Equine Canada is Canada’s national governing body for equestrianism.  A member-driven, charitable institution, it is the executive branch of the Canadian Equestrian Team, and the national authority for equestrian competition; the national voice for recreational riders; and the national association for equine welfare, breeding, and industry.  Equine Canada is recognised by the Government of Canada, the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), and the Canadian Olympic Committee as the national organisation representing equestrian sport and equine interests. For more information about Equine Canada, please visit www.equinecanada.ca.

Photo:  David Arcand was named the CAVALOR 'Athlete of the Month' for March. Photo Credit — Dominique Chaloult