Hampton Green Farm’s HGF Brio, Competed by Dressage4Kids Rider Kerrigan Gluch, Wins Omega Alpha Healthy Horse Award
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Wellington, FL– Hampton Green Farm’s stallion HGF Brio is an impressive Andalusian with active gaits, a shiny coat, and overall good health. With rider Kerrigan Gluch at the reins, the 10-year-old black stallion competed in the FEI Under 25 Grand Prix division at the 2016 Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF).
During the last week of the winter competition series, Brio’s overall health – glowing from the inside out – earned him the Omega Alpha Healthy Horse Award.
Patti Hanco, Director of Business Development for the equine division of Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals, was in town from the company’s home base in Canada for the final competition of the popular show circuit in Wellington, Florida.
Omega Alpha has spent well over two decades perfecting all-natural equine health supplements for horses. While looking for the horse with most outstanding health at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival, HGF Brio immediately stood out to Hanco.
The stallion exemplifies Omega Alpha’s standards for excellent heath, showing incredible fitness, stamina, confirmation, muscle development, and an overall healthy appearance.
Kim Boyer, owner of Hampton Green Farm in Wellington and owner of Brio, proudly accepted the award. “How nice of Omega Alpha! I’m very grateful,” she said. Boyer is a major supporter of youth dressage, exemplified by her support of the highly respected Dressage4Kids Winter Intensive Training Program, which is held at Hampton Green. Gluch initially became connected with Boyer and Hampton Green Farm through her participation in the Dressage4Kids programs.
Boyer introduced Gluch to Brio, and now Gluch has been riding Brio for about a year and a half. Boyer is clearly pleased with the development of the relationship between Brio and Gluch. “He is green to the Young Rider Grand Prix level and she is a green rider at the level as well,” said Boyer. “I think the communication is getting better and better between them. They are getting more confident and it is showing!”
Gluch keeps Brio fit by alternating his workouts between the dressage arena, the grass field, and long hacks. This is working out well for the pair, as is evident by them winning the Omega Alpha Health Horse Award at the last competition of the long winter season. Gluch attributes Brio’s strong mental focus in part to their varied work environment. “I tend to use the grass field often,” she commented. “He is really eager to work.”
Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals, a Canadian-based producer of natural equine health products, was proud to recognize HGF Brio as a very healthy horse at the 2016 Adequan Global Dressage Festival. Presented to horses that exemplify Omega Alpha’s dedication to excellence in equine health, the award was presented at each CDI week during the competition series. To commemorate the accomplishment, winners were presented with an Omega Alpha Healthy Horse Award ribbon, an embroidered fly scrim, and numerous award-winning Omega Alpha equine supplements.
Developed through research-based science, the Omega Alpha supplements that Brio won will be the perfect complement to his healthy routine. The overall health of any horse can be improved using Omega Alpha’s wide selection of award-winning products.
Competition horses will benefit greatly from the award’s namesake, Omega Alpha’s bestselling four-in-one solution Healthy Horse, which works as a blood builder, immune booster, and liver and lung cleanser to improve a horse’s well being.
In addition, the company offers a variety of products specially formulated to address specific concerns in areas such as respiration, digestion, joint health, hormonal balance, immune health, detoxification, muscle rehabilitation, endurance, and performance.
For more information about Omega Alpha and how the company’s products can help enhance your horse’s health, happiness, and, as a result, performance, visit www.OmegaAlpha.ca or call 1-800-651-3172.
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