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

Ottawa, Ontario — John Pearce was named the CAVALOR 'Athlete of the Month' for January. Pearce, who is originally from Stouffville, ON, kicked off the six-week HITS Thermal Desert Circuit in Thermal, CA, with victories in both the $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix and the $50,000 EMO Grand Prix during the first week of competition held January 25-30, 2011.

On January 28, Pearce took first and second places in the $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix.  Pearce claimed the victory riding his 2010 World Equestrian Games mount Chianto, a 15-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding owned by Alison Moore, and placed second aboard Son of a Gun.

Two days later, Pearce topped the class of 37 entries in the $50,000 EMO Grand Prix, presented by Pfizer Animal Health, riding Son of a Gun, Forest View Farm’s 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding.  Riding third in the jump-off order, Pearce and Son of a Gun clocked a clean, fast time of 43.797 seconds for the win.

“I am extremely pleased with my two horses. They have been quick to get in the groove outdoors, and it was a great start to the circuit that I hope I can maintain,” said Pearce.  “I think it is wonderful that Cavalor sponsors Canadian show jumping.”

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

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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!

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Photo:  John Pearce was named the CAVALOR 'Athlete of the Month' for January by Jump Canada. Photo Credit — © Flying Horse Photography