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Triple Crown® Nutrition Hosts 2018 Winter Show Circuit Kick-off Party & Celebrates Week One Award Winners

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
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Heather Blitz riding Praestemarkens Quatero in the lap of honor for wining the Small Tour CDI3* Prix St. George.

Heather Blitz riding Praestemarkens Quatero in the lap of honor for wining the Small Tour CDI3* Prix St. George.

Wellington, FL - A name that has become synonymous with superior quality feed suitable for equine athletes both in and out of the show ring, Triple Crown Nutrition is increasingly recognized for its dedication to promoting the equine industry as well, and rewarding outstanding horse and rider pairs for their show ring successes. The 2018 Winter Equestrian Festival and the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival, arguably the largest and most impressive equestrian show circuits in the world, provide the perfect partnership/sponsorship opportunity for Triple Crown, a renowned feed company that has been serving the equine community for nearly three decades.

To celebrate their connection with the 2018 Winter Circuit, Triple Crown hosted its annual Season Kick-off Party featuring the Who’s Who of dressage, jumping, polo, and more on Tuesday, January 9. The event, held the night before the show season officially began, took place from 7 - 10 p.m. at The Wellington Club on the Palm Beach International show grounds. Provided for the groves of eager attendees were complimentary hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, fun music, and prizes throughout the night. The party drew many notable equestrians, including Kasey Perry-Glass, Allison Brock, Endel Ots, Chester Weber, Charlotte Bredahl, and Bent Jensen, as well as news reporter Roxanne Stein from FOX 29.

Dianne Creech riding Robbie W in the lap of honor for winning the FEI Intermediate I CDI3*.

Dianne Creech riding Robbie W in the lap of honor for winning the FEI Intermediate I CDI3*.

Dedicated to showcasing top-tier riders and their hard-working equine partners, Triple Crown will award the coveted Triple Crown Excellence Award and the Triple Crown Dressage Excellence Award to deserving duos throughout the 2018 Winter Circuit, which runs until the end of March 2018. The Winter Equestrian Festival offers 12 action-packed weeks of hunter/jumper and international show jumping competition, while the Adequan Global Dressage Festival features the highest level of dressage competition in North America.

The first Triple Crown Excellence Award was presented during week one of the Winner Equestrian Festival to Jimmy Torano, owner of JET Show Stable, who demonstrated exceptional horsemanship aboard the handsome grey Westfalian gelding Last Dance by Last Man Standing. Torano and Last Dance, owned by Elizabeth Frankel, showed outstanding fitness, superior athleticism, and perfect performance by sweeping the Green Hunter 3’ division with three blues and one second place ribbon, and the overall division championship. Torano received a commemorative ribbon, an engraved tray, and complimentary feed certificates.

As a second-year sponsor of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival, Triple Crown rolled out as the class sponsor of the Small Tour CDI3*.   Recognizing Heather Blitz and her nine-year-old Danish Warmblood Praestemarkens Quatero (Quaterback x Rhodiamant). Blitz and the dynamic chestnut scored a 71.961% to take the win in the Prix St. Georges CDI3*, and posted a whopping 75.000% for the blue ribbon win in the FEI Intermediate I Freestyle CDI3*. Diane Creech of Leatherdale Farms was also an award recipient, and enjoyed success aboard the 14-year-old Oldenburg Robbie W (Rubin Royal x Rolling Home) winning the FEI Intermediate I CDI3* with a score of 69.706%. Blitz and Creech received a Triple Crown backpack and prize money from the CDI.

Triple Crown Excellence Award winner Jimmy Torano and Last Dance at the Winter Equestrian Festival.

Triple Crown Excellence Award winner Jimmy Torano and Last Dance at the Winter Equestrian Festival.

When it comes to fulfilling the nutritional needs of Olympic-caliber horses participating in intense competition, there is no substitute for supreme quality feed. Triple Crown Nutrition’s premium products are now available for pick up or delivery at the show grounds through Gold Coast Feed and Supply, conveniently located across the street from the Adequan Global Dressage Festival and just minutes from the Winter Equestrian Festival. Triple Crown feed can also be purchased at Grand Prix Feed and Supply located in Wellington on Pierson Rd.

Triple Crown, a U.S. based company known for its high quality feed products and scientifically-based nutritional formulas, manufactures feeds that address three critical areas: revolutionary formulations, premium ingredients, and EquiMix® Technology. EquiMix is a unique combination of probiotics, prebiotics, digestive enzymes, organic minerals and yeast cultures.

Heather Blitz riding Praestemarkens Quartero in the prize giving with Triple Crown Nutrition CEO Rob Daugherty

Heather Blitz riding Praestemarkens Quartero in the prize giving with Triple Crown Nutrition CEO Rob Daugherty

Committed to supporting the dietary needs of horses across many disciplines and multiple training levels, Triple Crown was the first company to add prebiotics, probiotics, and organic minerals to its feed. Providing consistent quality, consumers can always rely on a corn-free, ‘fixed formula’ recipe that remains the same over time, regardless of rising ingredient costs.

To learn more about how Triple Crown Nutrition, the Official Feed Sponsor of the U.S Dressage Team, the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team, and the Hermes U.S. Show Jumping Team, please visit the company’s website at www.TripleCrownFeed.com or check Facebook or Instagram @triplecrownfeed.