Riddle Master Named Omega Alpha Canadian Event Horse of the Month for June

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Ottawa, ON—The Canadian Eventing Committee has named Riddle Master as the Omega Alpha Canadian Event Horse of the Month for June, based on his second place finish in the CCI 3* division at the 24th annual CCI Bromont Three Day Event, The Todd Sandler Challenge, in Bromont, QC, on June 10–13, 2010. This is the second time that Riddle Master has had this distinction as he was also name the recipient of the award in October 2009.

Riddle Master (Rodero x Eyes to Rule), Caroline Bazley’s nine-year-old Canadian Sport Horse gelding, ridden by Rebecca Howard of Salmon Arm, BC, finished second in the advanced CCI 3* division. Out of a strong starting field of 31 entries, the pair sat in ninth place after dressage with a score of 54.6 and was clear with only 4.8 time penalties over the Derek Di Grazia designed cross-country course, which moved them into fourth place.  A fault-free show jumping round secured a second place finish for Riddle Master and Howard with a final score of 59.4.

“I would like to thank Canadian Eventing and Omega Alpha for selecting Riddle Master as the Canadian Event Horse of the Month for June,” said Bazley. “Rebecca Howard’s performance at Bromont with Riddle Master was absolutely stellar. Riddle Master is a talented, cleaver, home-bred horse, but it is through his partnership with Rebecca that his best is being developed. Rebecca is a true all-round horsewoman.”

“Omega Alpha’s generosity and support for eventing in Canada is greatly appreciated by both the riders and the owners. Their products are an integral element to the well-being of these high-level equine athletes,” added Bazley.

Canadian Eventing created the horse recognition program to celebrate the achievements of Canadian owned horses that represent Canada in North American competition. Canadian Eventing is also very pleased to have Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals’ generous support of the horse recognition program. Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals will be providing each owner of the "Horse of the Month" with a generous gift certificate of $200 credit towards the purchase of Omega Alpha products of their choice.

About Canadian Eventing
Canadian Eventing is the committee of Equine Canada responsible for the sport of eventing in Canada from the grassroots to the international level. The Canadian Eventing Committee is comprised of 12 members, including two rider representatives elected by the Elite Riders Association. Directed by the Strategic Plan for Eventing, all Eventing activities are administered by this committee via six sub-committees with the support of an eventing manager based at the Equine Canada office in Ottawa. For more information about Canadian Eventing, visit www.equinecanda.ca and select disciplines then Eventing.

About Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals Inc. is Canadian owned and incorporated in 1992, and with the approval of Health Canada, Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals has concentrated its efforts into producing and manufacturing herbal supplements and remedies. As a pharmaceutical company, all herbal supplements and health products manufactured by Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals Inc. are done so following rigid standards and uncompromising quality. Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals Inc. specializes in formulations for enhancing equine health and performance, using the finest natural ingredients available. For a list of the wide range of products for the optimum health and performance of humans, equines and pets, please visit www.oapharma.com.

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: Riddle Master was named as the Omega Alpha Canadian Event Horse of the Month for June. Photo Credit— Cealy Tetley www.tetleyphoto.com