Ottawa, ON - The Canadian Eventing Committee has named Gin & Juice as the Omega Alpha Canadian Event Horse of the Month for July. Gin & Juice is co-owned by Canadian Olympian Hawley Bennett-Awad and American Linda Paine. The 10-year-old bay Thoroughbred mare finished fourth in the CIC3*-W division at the Event at Rebecca Farm held July 21-25, 2010 in Kalispell, MT.
Bennett–Awad of Langley, BC, and Gin & Juice were sitting in fifth place after dressage with a score of 49.6. The pair jumped clear adding just six time penalties cross-country moving them up into third place. Eight faults in the jumping round dropped them just one spot to finish fourth with a final score of 63.6.
“Ginny has really come along this year with great results at Galloway Downs, Rolex and now at Rebecca Farm,” said Bennett. “I would like to give a big thank you to Omega Alpha for being such generous sponsors of not only the Canadian Event Horse of the Month Award but also of the entire Canadian Eventing Team. All my horses are thriving on their products.”
Canadian Eventing created the horse recognition program to celebrate the achievements of Canadian owned horses that represent Canada in North American competition. Canadian Eventing is also very pleased to have Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals’ generous support of this new horse recognition program. Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals will be providing each owner of the Horse of the Month with a generous gift certificate of $200 credit towards the purchase of Omega Alpha products of their choice.
About Canadian Eventing
Canadian Eventing is the committee of Equine Canada responsible for the sport of eventing in Canada from the grassroots to the international level. The Canadian Eventing Committee is comprised of 12 members, including two rider representatives elected by the Elite Riders Association. Directed by the Strategic Plan for Eventing, all Eventing activities are administered by this committee via six sub-committees with the support of an eventing manager based at the Equine Canada office in Ottawa. For more information about Canadian Eventing, visit www.equinecanda.ca and select disciplines then Eventing.
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.oapharma.com.
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: Gin & Juice (with Hawley Bennett-Awad) was named as the Omega Alpha Canadian Event Horse of the Month for July. Photo Credit— http://www.redbayphotos.com/index