Heidi Zorn presents Allyn Mann with the Premier Equestrian Award during week 1 of the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida. (Photo Courtesy of JRPR).
Wellington, FL (January 17, 2019) – As the exciting 2019 season gets underway in Wellington, Florida, Heidi Zorn, President and Co-Founder of Premier Equestrian has been busier than ever seeking out exceptional people to honor with the prestigious Premier Equestrian Award. During Week One of the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida, there was no question about which person to honor. Zorn named Allyn Mann of Adequan as the first Premier Equestrian of the season. “Premier Equestrian likes to recognize and support athletes, contributors and people who help equestrian sport and who help the horses themselves,” she explains, “and with somebody like Allyn with Adequan… well, it just doesn’t get any better than that for someone who’s helping horses.”
Mann says he is humbled by having the opportunity to receive an award like this and to be named a “Premier Equestrian”. He explains that it’s the love of the horse that drives him to do all he does. “I’ve been so blessed to be around these animals for, now, 46 years,” Mann describes, “Just the opportunity to help these animals stay healthy and to love the people who invest time, effort, money, and many resources into doing something they love is really a win-win for all of us.” Zorn confirms that it is this attitude and devotion to equestrian sport that made her decision easy. She also recognizes the contributions that Adequan makes to all areas of equestrian sport. Mann adds, “I really don’t think too much about what I’m doing, but just trying to bring joy and love to everyone else. Having a product like Adequan makes the journey more enjoyable because it is such a wonderful product.” He continues, “It really has helped to extend the longevity of these horses and their careers.”
Mann reflects fondly about his past and vast experience in the horse world. He explains that he got his start many years ago cleaning stalls for no money in the Standardbred industry. “I cleaned each stall as if I were going to sleep in it” he smiles, “because I felt it was the horse’s home. From that point on”, Mann describes, “opportunities continued to present themselves and I eventually transitioned from being actively involved in the horse world to helping all horses in all disciplines by spending time in the pharmaceutical world providing quality products for the health and wellbeing of these beautiful animals.”
Premier Equestrian – an industry leader in manufacturing world-class footing, quality arenas and groomers, values outstanding people such as Mann and strives to recognize their exemplary character through the Premier Equestrian Award. During the Adequan Global Dressage Festival, Zorn was proud to present him with a striking tricolor ribbon and engraved Premier Equestrian Award commemorative plaque. “It’s an amazing blessing just to be able to do what I do,” Mann comments, “I do believe I have the best job in all equestrian just because I connect all the dots! Each discipline is so unique, but with dressage, the thing that I really love about this sport is that you’re investing years just to get this animal to a place where he can perform and excel at the highest level of expectations.” He continues, “But I get to go from dressage to jumping to eventing to reining to barrel racing to the Arab world to the Quarter Horse world to the Standardbreds to Thoroughbreds. It’s just tremendous!”
Premier Equestrian wishes for all disciplines of equestrians and horse lovers, such as Mann, to have enjoyable experiences with their horses, in or outside the show ring. The company is proud to offer an affordable choice for first-rate products that enhance the equestrian performance of its customers. For more information about Premier Equestrian and its full line of products including footing, dressage arenas, and horse jumps, please call 1-800-611-6109or visit www.PremierEquestrian.com.