Wellington, FL - Florida veterinarian and dressage competitor Kristy Lund had already won by the time she set hoof in the show ring during week three of the 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival. Lund started the week off strong by being presented with the ShowChic Turnout Award in the preliminary CDI Jog. ShowChic, a sponsor of the show series’ CDI Jogs, was happy to congratulate Lund for her sleek turnout. ShowChic’s boutique provides high fashion, popular brands for the modern dressage rider with the purpose of impressing the judges inside the show ring. Brands such as Arista, Pikeur, Cavallo, Equiline, Kentucky, Eurostar, and FITS are available at ShowChic’s mobile unit on the show grounds, and also at ShowChic’s Wellington boutique and online store.
The ShowChic Turnout Award is the company’s way of creating friendly competition and socialization in conjunction with equestrian style at the Jogs. Partnering with Omega Alpha, Kastel, Cavallo, and Equiline at the CDI Jogs, ShowChic presents a multitude of prizes to competitors who are “as well-groomed as their horses,” states Michele Hundt, co-owner of ShowChic. Winners of the ShowChic Turnout Award portray fashion sense, flair, coordination, and uniqueness to their jog while presenting their horse to the upmost level. Lund expressed that looking the part of a winner has become a regular part of her show ring technique.
“I’ve been doing this since the 90’s, and think it’s important to uphold the Jog’s original sense of fashion,” says Lund. She appreciates the ShowChic Turnout Award because it encourages a higher sense of respect to the judges by influencing the competitors to be more aware of the message that their neat appearance sends to all that attend the CDI Jog and the Adequan Global Dressage Festival.
Lund earned the award while jogging Akvavit, a 16.2 hand bay Spanish Warmblood gelding, for only the second time. He maintained a calm and collected movement, despite his sometimes “hot” nature. Lund states that Akvavit is one of the first Spanish Warmbloods in the United States, from a Dutch unregistered stallion named Sylvester, and is part of Spain’s progress to establish a studbook. After the CDI Jog, Lund and Akvavit went on to compete in the small tour in the adult amateur division.
Lund and Akvavit were given a saddle pad from Equiline— presented by Kelly Molinari— and a bag of useful goodies from Showchic— presented by Michele Hundt— for her extraordinary appearance in the jog.
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