Adam Steffens and Zicomo De Grand Win the Triple Crown® Nutrition Excellence Award
Monday, January 28, 2019
Good health gleams from the inside out, and when Adam Steffens, of Wellington, Florida, entered the ring on Zikomo De Grand, the 14-year-old KWPN gelding’s radiant good looks and winning performance in the Intermediare II at the Gold Coast Dressage Association CDI Opener put them at the top of the leader board with a 69.265% and earned the pair the Triple Crown® Nutrition Excellence Award.
“Our trainer is Debbie MacDonald (two-time U.S. Olympic Dressage team veteran and trainer of the number one U.S. rider on the FEI World rankings, Laura Graves),” Steffens told Triple Crown representatives. “She’s always on top of us about suppleness and relaxation.”
Steffens also keeps on top of Zikomo De Grand’s nutritional program. “We like to keep him happy, sound and fit so we feed him Triple Crown Low Starch. It keeps his metabolism regulated so he doesn’t gain weight, or let his neck get too cresty.” Zikomo De Grand is owned by Jean Vinios who is also a respected horsewoman and dressage competitor.
Triple Crown Low Starch is a grain, alfalfa and molasses free pelleted feed ideal for horses that need additional calories or that tend to have allergies or a propensity toward insulin resistance issues.
“It’s been super for him,” Steffens said. Thanks to Triple Crown, this dressage athlete is ready to move up through the ranks this season at Wellington to the Grand Prix and Grand Prix CDI levels.
“We’re getting ready for the next step,” Steffens said.
Don’t forget to nominate your favorite equestrian for the Triple Crown People’s Choice Equestrian of the Season Award. At the end of the season, one lucky winner will drive away in his/her very own commemorative golf cart. Nominate your favorite equestrian – find ballot boxes in the show offices at WEF and AGDF. The winner will be announced March 28 at the Triple Crown Nutrition Lunch & Learn at WEF. See www.triplecrownots.com
Triple Crown was the first company to add prebiotics, probiotics and organic minerals to horse feed. Learn more about Triple Crown Nutrition, the Official Feed Sponsor of the US Equestrian Federation at www.TripleCrownFeed.com, on Facebook or Instagram @triplecrownfeed.