John Pearce Named CAVALOR 'Athlete of the Month' for February


Ottawa, Ontario — Canadian Olympian John Pearce has been named the CAVALOR 'Athlete of the Month' for February. During the month of February, Pearce of Stouffville, ON, claimed two World Cup Grand Prix victories aboard two different horses during the HITS Desert Circuit in Thermal, CA. Riding Son of a Gun, an 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Forest View Farm, Pearce won the $50,000 HITS Grand Prix, presented by Pfizer Animal Health, on February 13.  Pearce had the only clear round to earn victory over 25 other competitors.

Two weeks later, Peace won his second World Cup qualifying event.  Riding Alison Moore's Chianto, a 14-year-old grey Danish Warmblood gelding, Pearce edged out eight other jump-off contenders to claim the $50,000 Purina Mills Grand Prix, presented by Pfizer Animal Health.

“I am very pleased and honoured to receive this award,” said Pearce, who represented Canada at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.  “I think I can speak collectively for all the Athlete of the Month winners when I say that we really appreciate CAVALOR’s ongoing support of Jump Canada.”

As the CAVALOR 'Athlete of the Month' for February, Pearce 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!  For more information, please call 1-877-775-7507 or e-mail cavaloramerica@cavalor.com.

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: John Pearce was named the CAVALOR 'Athlete of the Month' for February. Photo Credit — Cealy Tetley




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