Catherine Malone and Southern Spirit Win FEI Intermediaire I Adult Amateur Class Sponsored by Classic Equine Equipment at the Wellington Classic Holiday Challenge

Saturday, December 19, 2009

West Palm Beach, FL  – Catherine Malone and Southern Spirit, owned by Iron Spring Farm, rode away the winners of the FEI Intermediaire I Adult Amateur class at the Wellington Classic Holiday Challenge. Sponsored by Classic Equine Equipment, a nationally recognized leader in quality horse stall systems and stable accessories, Malone and the 16.2 bay Wurtemburg stallion were awarded a gift basket filled with prizes from Classic Equine.
“I’ve shown Southern Spirit three times but this was our first Intermediaire I class,” Malone, of Coatesville, Pennsylvania said, adding that she was exciting with her win.

Malone rides with dressage trainer Todd Flettrich, who trains out of Cherry Knoll Farm. Malone won the Individual Gold in 2005 at the North American Young Riders Championship, following in Flettrich’s footsteps as he won the Individual Gold in 1991. Malone traveled to Germany with Flettrich this summer with the goal of learning more as Flettrich trained with Germany great Hubertus Schmidt.

Flettrich said Malone and Southern Spirit had “an overall good test” at the Wellington Classic Holiday Challenge but he believes the horse has more in him. “I am looking forward to seeing that,” Flettrich said.

Malone was pleased with her prize basket and thankful that Classic Equine Equipment sponsored the class. “We were happy to sponsor the show and offer Catherine a hearty congratulations,” said Adam Busse, owner of Classic Equine. “We love to see riders striving to do their best, as we also believe in being the best.”

Classic Equine was founded in 1991 with the mission of providing quality products. For six years in a row, Classic Equine Equipment horse stalls and equipment have been the products of choice in the National Frame Builders Association’s “Barn Of The Year” contest.

Over the years Classic Equine Equipment has designed, developed and manufactured stall systems and stable accessories that are not only safety oriented for the horse, but that are easy to install. For horse owners who can’t find what they are looking for, Classic Equine Equipment will custom design a dream barn. “In addition to stall systems and stable accessories, we have expanded to include stall mats, eco friendly flooring, exercisers and treadmills,” Busse said.

Classic Equine will host a vendor booth featuring a stall front as well as samples of many of their stable accessories during the Winter Equestrian Festival. “We look forward to meeting and speaking with horse owners while in Wellington,” Busse said. “Our products were developed in part through the observations and insight of countless horse owners. We love to be inspired.”

For more information on Classic Equine Equipment, visit their website at www.classic-equine.com.