Hail Cesars! Cesar Parra and Don Cesar Win Omega Alpha Healthy Horse Award
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Within the international dressage community, few people are as well known as Dr. Cesar Parra for keeping a stable full of horses who are healthy and happy from the inside out. With his full service training program based solely on classical training methods, Parra knows the importance of maintaining wellness, both physically and mentally, in high performance dressage horses. Omega Alpha, a Canadian-based company known for its all-natural equine health supplements, also understands the value of horses who exemplify excellent health, which is why Parra and his horse Don Cesar were selected to receive the Omega Alpha Healthy Horse Award during the final week of the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) in Wellington, Florida.
“This horse is very close to my heart,” Parra says about Don Cesar. “He is so full of energy. He is so happy, and he loves to work. He’s a good eater, a good sleeper, and I thank God that he’s always been super, super healthy,” he adds. Don Cesar is a 9-year-old Westphalian who was named reserve champion as a 5-year-old and as a 6-year-old, and then went on to represent the United States in the World Championships as a 7-year-old. The beautiful chestnut gelding was the picture of health during the jog with Parra, which made him the perfect choice for the Healthy Horse Award. “Thank you for supporting us,” Parra said to Omega Alpha when he received the award, “It’s really nice to have such nice people supporting our sport all around, especially at these CDI’s that are so competitive. I really appreciate having you here!”
The Healthy Horse Award includes a beautiful Omega Alpha cooler for Don Cesar, along with a commemorative ribbon and assortment of products including Chill™ to promote and enhance relaxed behavior, and Gastra-FX™. With natural ingredients like marshmallow root, slippery elm, licorice root, and ginger root, Gastra-FX™ helps maintain a healthy intestinal track. “I’ve heard about the products, and now, for sure we are going to give them a try!” Parra smiles, “From what we’ve heard, we’re going to see very nice results. I think Don Cesar is going to be very happy!”
Omega Alpha is proud to promote superior horse care by recognizing outstanding horse-rider pairs like Parra and Don Cesar. Parra explains that with over 30 years of experience, he has learned much about what it takes to be successful in the world of dressage. “What I can say after all these years and experiences is that if we don’t have a happy athlete – if we don’t have a horse willing to do it, then it’s simply not worth doing.” He continues, “I think just as we have to learn to enjoy the journey, the horses also have to enjoy it. They honestly have to be our best partner in the ring, where it’s just the two of us!”
Omega Alpha wishes Parra the best of luck for the spring season and beyond. In addition to recognizing horses in optimum health, Omega Alpha offers an extensive line of all-natural products for humans and other animals as well. Clients everywhere have experienced the benefits of Omega Alpha to help improve and maintain respiration, digestion, joint health, hormonal balance, immune health, detoxification, muscle rehabilitation, endurance, and performance.
To learn more about the company, visit www.OmegaAlpha.com or call 1-800-651-3172