Rachel Schnurr Named CAVALOR Athlete of the Month for December

Ottawa, Ontario — Rachel Schnurr was named the CAVALOR 'Athlete of the Month' for December by Jump Canada.  Schnurr, 18, of Waterloo, ON, won the prestigious Running Fox CET Medal Final on Thursday, November 11, at the 2010 Royal Horse Show in Toronto, ON.  The top 16 riders, qualified from four Regional Finals held across Canada, and were invited to contest the Running Fox CET Medal Final at the Royal, which is designed to be a foundation for riders moving from the hunter divisions into jumper competition.  Riding her horse Magic Jumper, a 10-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding, Schnurr won the CET Medal Final after three phases of competition held over two days.

“I am very honored to be included in the group of athletes that have won this award in the past,” said Schnurr.  “It really means a lot to me because it recognizes my hard work.  Cavalor has wonderful products, and I want to thank them for supporting athletes in Canada.”

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

The year 2010 marked the fourth year that CAVALOR has sponsored Jump Canada’s ‘Athlete of the Month’ program.  In 2010, CAVALOR recognized the following athletes: Eric Lamaze (January, July and October), John Pearce (February), Yann Candele (March and September), Francois Lamontagne (April), Lauren Hunkin (May), Karen Sparks (June), Ben Asselin (August), and Ainsley Vince (November).

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: Rachel Schnurr was named the CAVALOR 'Athlete of the Month' for December. Photo Credit — Cealy Tetley www.tetleyphoto.com