Lauren Hunkin Named CAVALOR 'Athlete of the Month' for May


Ottawa, Ontario — Jump Canada has selected Lauren Hunkin as the CAVALOR 'Athlete of the Month' for May. Hunkin of Kemptville, ON, won the $25,000 Grand Prix of St. Lazare held Saturday, May 29, at the 36th Annual Pépinière and St. Lazare Horse Shows in St. Lazare, QC.

Riding Larry 0146, a 12-year-old black Oldenburg gelding owned by Synergy Farm, Hunkin was among the six riders from a starting list of 22 competitors to return for the jump-off.  The pair posted the fastest double clean effort, crossing the timers in 36.75 seconds, for the win.

In addition to winning the Grand Prix of St. Lazare, Hunkin and Larry 0146 also finished second in the $10,000 Pépinière Grand Prix on May 23. “We have been working really hard on getting our business up and running, so it was a great reward to win in St. Lazare,” said Hunkin, who operates Synergy Farm in Kemptville, ON, with Mark Struthers.  “Larry is a phenomenal athlete and a fun partner to work with.  He always gives me his best.

“It is an honour to be recognized for this award, and I would like to thank Cavalor for their continued support of our Canadian equine industry,” added Hunkin.

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

CAVALOR is now generously entering in to its fourth year of sponsorship of the 'Athlete of the Month' program.  To date in 2010, CAVALOR has recognized top Canadian show jumping athletes including Eric Lamaze (January), John Pearce (February), Yann Candele (March) and Francois Lamontagne (April).

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: Lauren Hunkin was named the CAVALOR 'Athlete of the Month' for May. Photo Credit — Cealy Tetley www.tetleyphoto.com




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