Grand Prix Freestyle Champions James Koford and Adiah HP Named TransFormer Sport Horse of the Week
Friday, April 6, 2018
Wellington, FL - Last year, James (“Jim”) Koford and Adiah HP won the admiration of fans from across the country for their cowboy-themed Grand Prix freestyle, contagious energy and striking chestnut-pinto coloring. In a sea of bay warmbloods, the U.S. bred Friesian sport horse (Nico x Marje Ant—Anton) mare commands every crowd’s attention not only for her unique physical appearance, but also by her impressive talent in the dressage ring with Koford in the irons. The pair danced their way to victory in the 2017 U.S. Dressage Finals Open Grand Prix Freestyle in Lexington, Kentucky, and has been strutting their skills at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival this 2018 winter season in Wellington, Florida. While competing in the FEI Grand Prix during the Adequan Global Dressage Festival week twelve, Adiah was honored as the TransFormer Sport Horse of the Week.
TransFormer spotlights one elite equine athlete as their TransFormer Sport Horse of the Week and was proud to celebrate Adiah’s excellent physical conditioning and impressive performances. The company produces all-natural supplements to support the normalization and stabilization of equine bodily functions under strenuous activity, such as those experienced by many top-level competition horses.
“She makes me smile every day,” Koford said while accepting their prize. “She is happy-go-lucky and I just get such a kick out of riding her.” Koford took over the reins on Sherry Koella’s Adiah nearly two years ago and has been enjoying the journey ever since.
“Her highlights are the piaffe and passage, she just brings it home. Those are her signature moves and she can play with the big boys.” Koford has exposed Adiah to more interactive environments such as exhibitions with crowds dancing and clapping, as compared to traditional, quiet dressage competitions. The change in venue inspired Adiah, as Koford has said she is fueled by the applause and genuinely just having fun. The pair has been competing in CDI competitions this season and also participated with team Back on Track in the exciting Challenge of the Americas to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Koford is aiming to repeat his wild west winning freestyle with Adiah at this coming November 8-11, 2018 U.S. Dressage Finals in the Open Grand Prix Freestyle division. Though before that, Adiah will return home to take part in embryo transfer for producing future foals.
“We would like to continue this for another generation,” Koford commented of owner Koella’s plans for the mare’s legacy. Koford had previously ridden Adiah’s sire Nico for the Koellas. “Maybe I can keep my back loose and supple and stay in this sport for her children, but in the meantime, she will go home and contribute to the business in that way as well.”
To complement Adiah in her competitive endeavors, TransFormer Equine gifted their all-natural throat wash and daily supplement, Equilize. Sourced from natural Vitamin E and extracts of GlycyrrhizaGabra and PimpinellaAnisum, Equilize boosts the immune system, repairs damaged tissue, reduces throat and lung irritation, and stimulates the appetite. TransFormer Equine produces additional all-natural joint and health supplements utilizing pure ingredients for quick absorption and results that owners and trainers can see in less than a week.
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