Jules and Libby Anderson’s positive attitude and caring environment at their farm, Teamwork Dressage, helped the prestigious barn take home the Premier Equestrian Sportsmanship Award at the Wellington Classic Holiday Challenge. Sponsored by Premier Equestrian, LLC, a leading supplier of dressage arenas, horse jumps, arena footing and stable accessories, the Premier Sportsmanship Award is presented to a barn or rider who displays a high level of sportsmanship during a show and the winner receives a gift certificate for $100 worth of Premier products. Based out of Jupiter, Florida, Teamwork Dressage is a training, lessons, sales and clinic facility that is run by the Australian mother-daughter team of Jules and Libby Anderson.
Teamwork Dressage was thrilled to win the Premier Sportsmanship Award and Jules said that part of the key to good sportsmanship in relation to their horses is “to ask the horse and not tell it. I am an old believer in that,” she said.
Jules’ mother, Libby, a retired International Dressage Judge "I" and "S"(Grand Prix) USEF judge who now coaches riders from training level to Grand Prix and specializes in sales horses, was equally pleased that Teamwork Dressage took home the award. Libby said their ability to maintain good sportsmanship while at a show is because they are, “A happy relaxed barn where the horse is the key and the horse is the athlete and we ask the horse in the right way.”
Jules, who was long listed for the Australian 2000 Olympic team, partnered with her mother in 2000 to open Teamwork Dressage. Jules is well known for her ability to train horses from the ground up to the Grand Prix ring. She has placed consistently in national and international competition since moving to the United States and has also trained many students to their Bronze, Silver and Gold USDF medals as well as Regional Championship wins, personal bests and USDF end of year awards.
“Being a good sport is certainly the mark of a successful rider and a successful barn and Premier is pleased to be able to highlight Teamwork Dressage because they epitomize the meaning of true sportsmanship,” said Heidi Zorn, President of Premier Equestrian. “I want to congratulate Jules, Libby and everyone at Teamwork Dressage on winning the Premier Sportsmanship Award.”
Zorn added that Premier sponsored the Sportsmanship Award last year on the South Florida winter dressage circuit and that she was thrilled to be sponsoring it again. “We offer a fantastic line of dressage equipment, jumping equipment, rubber mats, barn and stable accessories, books, DVDs, and footing. Every winner of the award will be able to find something they need and really want among our selection,” she said.
Premier was responsible for adding new footing to the arenas at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center, where the Wellington Classic Holiday Challenge was held. “Our footing is well known in the Wellington area and I am happy that all of the riders at the show were able to experience our footing,” she said, adding that Premier is also a leader in the field of dressage arenas. “Premier was chosen as an official supplier to the 2010 World Equestrian Games where we supplied the dressage arenas as well as the dressage warm-up arena, driving arena, driving warm-up arena and the flower boxes and dressage letters.”
Premier Equestrian also offers a complete line of horse jumps and horse jumping equipment. Including jump standards, gates, walls, jump cups, horse jump poles, sponsor jumps, and cavaletti. For more information on all Premier Equestrian products visit their website at www.PremierEquestrian.com or call 800-611-6109.