Page and Ice Cup Capture Sanctuary Intermediaire I Award at Wellington Classic Holiday Challenge

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


West Palm Beach, FL  – Arlene “Tuny” Page and Ice Cup turned in a phenomenal high score ride at the Wellington Classic Holiday Challenge, winning the FEI Intermediaire I with a score of 76.063. The Intermediaire I was sponsored by The Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation Center and Page and her 17.2 black Danish gelding rode away with a $250 gift certificate for services at The Sanctuary. “Today I experienced what I really believe dressage competition should be about – the horse performs the movements with ease and good quality anticipation and a good understanding of the mechanics involved. He really was a joy to ride.”

“Ice Cup was a pleasure to ride. His self-carriage has developed tremendously in the last five months and it is starting to carry over into the competition venue,” Page said.

Page, who owns Stillpoint Farm in Wellington, was pleased with her win and with the gift certificate from The Sanctuary in Ocala. “Obviously when you have well educated people working with state-of-the-art equipment, it becomes a fantastic opportunity. Now I am going to get my horses in there for them to look at,” Page said.

Page also sang the praises of the Wellington Classic Holiday Challenge, held at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center. “It was a fantastic show and John Flanagan and Noreen O’ Sullivan and their crew did a wonderful job,” Page said. “The footing is dramatically improved and the horses are performing at their best here. The venue is fantastic and it was very festive for the holidays.”

Page also thanked The Sanctuary for sponsoring the show and said she looks forward to incorporating The Sanctuary into her training program. “Utilizing the facilities at The Sanctuary will give us the opportunity to bring the management of our horses up to a new level,” Page said.

Page’s horses won’t be the only high performance dressage horses utilizing The Sanctuary’s world-class, multi-million dollar facility, which is dedicated to the healing, conditioning and well being of equine athletes. “The Sanctuary is well-suited for rehab, post-surgery rehab, conditioning, fitness and training of dressage horses,” said Brenda McDuffee, General Manager of The Sanctuary. “The conditions we have seen the most in dressage horses have been hind end problems or weaknesses and suspensory injuries and The Sanctuary has many therapies that address these injuries and targets specific problems.”

The Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation Center is located on 30 pristine acres in Ocala features some of the most advanced conditioning and rehab equipment in the world. The Sanctuary has a capacity for 42 horses, and features two 20-stall barns and a therapy building with two 12 x 24 air-conditioned and heated stalls. An exceptional caring staff complements the state of the art facility.

For more information on The Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation Center, visit their website at www.sanctuaryequinerehab.com.