Hot Stuff: Haygain Heats Up the Riders Cup Los Angeles

Friday, April 30, 2021
Posted by Kim F Miller


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Haygain is proud to sponsor West Palms Events' Riders Cup in its debut at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center May 6-9, providing a Haygain HG One Hay Steamer as the Leading Jumper Rider Award. Points toward this designation will be earned through several upper-level jumper classes, culminating in the $100,000 Riders Cup Grand Prix 1.5M class on Sunday, May 9.

Photo: Mavis Spencer and Con Calle headed back to the Big City and bringing her Haygain ©Sara Shier

This unique, boutique hunter/jumper tournament brings high-caliber show jumping and Hunter Derby action to a revived venue resuming its role as a hub of top equestrian sport in Southern California. The first staging of the Riders Cup, in San Diego, was a big hit last fall leading to a quick sell-out of exhibitor spots for next weekend's event.

Haygain's High Temperature Hay Steaming eliminates up to 99% of the dust, mold, bacteria and other allergens found even in hay of good nutrient content. These microscopic irritants are main causes of allergies and Equine Asthma Spectrum conditions in horses. Haygain Steamed Hay has nearly three times the moisture content of dry hay and its proven appeal to horses helps even picky eaters get the nutrients they need from their hay. It smells pretty good, too.

"It has made a big difference," says California Grand Prix star Mavis Spencer of Haygain's impact on three of her horses, especially Con Calle. "We tried nasal strips and different medications for allergies and the lungs." The Whitethorne Ranch rider was familiar with Haygain through friends including Sean Vard, horse manager for world #2-ranked Swiss jumper Martin Fuchs. "He said it made a big difference for their horses and, for Con Calle, it has made all the difference. The head shaking and sneezing have stopped and I've noticed the little things don't bother him anymore."

Valued at $999, the prize is Haygain HG One Hay Steamer, the smallest of Haygain's three models. It steams approximately three flakes and is easily portable.

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