Ottawa, ON—Equine Canada has named Gin & Juice the ‘Omega Alpha Horse of the Month’ for July. Paired with two-time Olympian Hawley Bennett-Awad, Gin & Juice won the CIC 3* division at the 10th annual Event at Rebecca Farm, held in Kalispell, Montana, USA, July 21–24, 2011.
Gin & Juice, an 11-year-old bay Thoroughbred mare owned by Bennett-Awad and Linda Paine, had a very good dressage test with an excellent trot tour to start the competition off with a score of 48.6, which left the duo in third. They added only 0.8 cross country time faults and four jumping faults to their dressage score to finish with 53.4 penalties for the win in the CIC 3* division.
“I am so excited that Ginny has been named horse of the month,” said Bennett-Awad, who was also paired with Gin & Juice for their team silver medal at the 2010 World Equestrian Games. “She was a rock star in Montana and I credit Omega Alpha for playing a big role. I have been using Omega Alpha products since Ginny’s big win in the CCI 3* at Bromont in 2009. Ginny has been a work in progress and the thousands of hours in the tack are paying off.”
The next stop for this dynamic pair is CCI 4* Land Rover Burghley Three Day Event taking place in Great Britain September 1-4, 2011, where Bennett-Awad is aiming for a top ten finish. Bennett-Awad added, “I absolutely love riding Ginny and can’t wait to cross the pond for Burghley.”
The Omega Alpha Horse of the Month program was developed to recognize a performance of exceptional merit by a horse from the disciplines of dressage, eventing or show jumping. Equine Canada is very pleased to have Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals’ generous support of the horse recognition program. Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals will be providing the selected horse/rider combination with Omega Alpha product of their choice, up to a value of $1,000.
About Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals Inc. is Canadian owned and incorporated in 1992, and with the approval of Health Canada, Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals has concentrated its efforts into producing and manufacturing herbal supplements and remedies. As a pharmaceutical company, all herbal supplements and health products manufactured by Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals Inc. are done so following rigid standards and uncompromising quality. Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals Inc. specializes in formulations for enhancing equine health and performance, using the finest natural ingredients available. For a list of the wide range of products for the optimum health and performance of humans, equines and pets, please visit www.OmegaAlpha.ca.
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: Equine Canada has named Gin & Juice the ‘Omega Alpha Horse of the Month’ for July. Photo Credit— Jim Naismith, Naismith Images