A Portion of All August and September Purchases From Healthy Horse Boutique to Benefit World Class Dressage Rider. “My goal when starting Healthy Horse Boutique was to create a company that could ultimately support equestrians who are in need of help,” explained Marian Nilsen, owner of both Healthy Horse Boutique and Cookies with a Clue. With this goal in mind Nilsen is ready to kick-off her Healthy Horse Boutique Rider Crusade with a campaign supporting 2006 and 2010 World Equestrian Games U.S. Team Dressage alternate and 2007 and 2010 World Cup Finalist, Catherine Haddad Staller. Catherine is an American dressage rider presently stationed in Vechta, Germany. She represents the United States in competitions throughout Europe at both national and international levels. With her Grand Prix horses—Maximus JSS, Cadillac and Winyamaro—she has accumulated over 80 top ten placings and wins at Grand Prix level. Since 1995, she has run a successful training and sales facility in Germany.
Catherine will travel to the United States at the beginning of August with her two Olympic contenders - Cadillac and Winyamaro--to spend two months training and showing on American soil. "This is a preparation tour for me and my horses. I hope to pick up some good qualifying scores at the CDI-Ws for both the World Cup and our Olympic Selection Trials,” explained Catherine, who plans to compete in the two Saugerties CDI-Ws and at Devon where she won the World Cup qualifier last year with Winyamaro.
Catherine is also searching for a sponsor for her two top Grand Prix horses. She hopes to pursue her Olympic bid with both Cadillac and Winyamaro throughout 2011-2012, but cannot hope to achieve her goals without financial support.
A consummate horsewoman, Catherine puts the health and happiness of her horses at the forefront. "Cookies with a Clue are Winyamaro's favorite treat. I know I'm giving my horse something healthy that he can enjoy, and it's an added bonus that the cookies are targeted toward various maintenance issues for sport horses,” she commented.
"Both of my horses are in great form. I'm training toward reaching their top performance levels by the end of this year for a positive start in 2012. I'm really excited to show them in the USA and I hope we can find and inspire a sponsor to support us for the future."
Marian wants to help Catherine reach her goals and is hoping she can inspire others to do the same either with in-kind or monetary support. Healthy Horse Boutique, home of Cookies with a Clue and KAM products, will donate a portion of all product sales during the months of August and September towards Catherine’s expenses. Healthy Horse Boutique also formulated a limited supply of a special blend of feed made especially for Cadillac and Winyamaro. The combination of ingredients in this feed is based on the needs of these horses and the schedule they will be on for the two months they will be in the U.S.
To help Catherine with her Olympic Quest simply purchase any product on the Healthy Horse Boutique web site during August and/or September and a percentage of that purchase will be donated to Catherine’s Olympic Quest. As a bonus, anyone who makes a purchase will find a signed gift from Catherine when their order arrives. And as a special bonus, anyone who purchases product will automatically be entered in a drawing for product and autographed items to take place October 1, 2011.
“There is so much hidden talent in this country. Yet some of those world class riders can't even consider making a bid to the Olympics or even to the selection trials because of exactly what Catherine is running into. To make enough money, manage the business that makes the money and still be able to devote enough time to your riding is not easy. Catherine is a friend and when she explained her situation, it made sense to kick off my charitable goals in support of her cause. Catherine is the first but others will follow and I will do everything I can to help giving your horse the best products easier and more affordable because your horse’s health can make all the difference.”
To show your support go to: www.healthyhorseboutique.com and click on the buttons to take you to either the Cookies with a Clue or the KAM products and when you hit that button to place your order you’ll also be adding a donation to Catherine’s cause. You will also have the option of simply donating without purchasing any product. If you want to send a message to Catherine just click on the Contact Us form and we’ll be sure pass your notes on to Catherine.