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Premier Equestrian Congratulates Team USA Dressage Riders on World Equestrian Games Silver Medal

Premier Equestrian Congratulates Team USA Dressage Riders on World Equestrian Games Silver Medal

WEG Team USA riders Kasey Perry Glass, Laura Graves, Adrienne Lyle and Steffen Peters. (Photo courtesy of Kasey Perry Glass)
Tryon, NC (September 27, 2018) – Four horse and rider combinations of varying ages and experiences made up the outstanding Dutta Corporation US Dressage Team for the World Equestrian Games. Premier Equestrian athletes Laura Graves and her own Verdades, Steffen Peters on Four Wind Farm’s, Supenkasper, Adrienne Lyle on Betsy Juliano LLC’s, Salvino, and Premier Equestrian Winner Kasey Perry Glass on Diane Perry’s, Goeklintgaards Dublet. The games where held September 11-23 at the beautiful Tryon International Equestrian Center, in Tryon, North Carolina.

The incredible team of riders who are coached by Robert Dover, and Premier Equestrian Debbie McDonald secured a team Silver medal and their spot at the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics. With a final team score of 233.229 percent the Americans proved they are force to be reckoned with, and all four made into the next phase of individual competition. “I’m really proud of what we, as a team were able to accomplish here.” Said Graves, who went on to win the highest placing at a world championships for the US, taking a second silver in the Grand Prix Special.

Just as Grand Prix riders study, practice, and perfect their skills in the saddle, Premier Equestrian takes no short cuts in creating world-class footing surfaces. Premier Equestrian prioritizes the health and safety of equine athletes and has been studying how arena surfaces impact equine biomechanics for over a decade. All Premier Equestrian’s premium-grade footing materials are expertly developed and thoroughly tested to assure consistency and superior quality. The company also offers free consultations and sand analysis reports so riders of all levels can create the perfect combination of materials for optimum riding surfaces. For more information on Premier Equestrian, or to request a free catalog, a free arena-footing sample or sand analysis, please call 801-446-1857or-visit www.PremierEquestrian.com.

When it rains, it Pours! Premier Equestrians Have Dry Haven in Midst of Powerful El Niño Storms

San Diego, California (January 8, 2016)–As a series of storms pummel California this week with one of the strongest El Niño weather systems on record, many equestrians find themselves extremely limited with the excess of flooding in paddocks and riding rings. However, with early preparations to the warnings of the upcoming El Niño year, some wise equestrians have installed an elite arena system that allows them to “walk on water” during this massive storm.

U.S. Olympian Steffen Peters knew that selecting an arena footing system for his California training facility was of utmost importance, especially with the threat of harsh storms and heavy rain. That’s why he chose to train on riding surfaces provided by Premier Equestrian, a leading industry innovator in arena footing. Steffen selected the advanced OTTO Sport arena. Premier Equestrian is the exclusive North American distributor for German based OTTO Sport-und Reiplatz GmbH. Now, even through the record-tying flooding, potential flash floods, and mudslides, Peters’ facility continues to function smoothly with riders and horses out and about training on the Premier Equestrian and OTTO Sport arena system.

“OTTO Sport offers a system of drainage, concussion relief, biomechanics benefits, and longevity,” said Heidi Zorn, President of Premier Equestrian. “The OTTO Sport system is a proven product that has been around for over thirty years. Many arenas are still standing and performing as well as they did the first day the system was installed thirty years ago.” This is why several “Premier Equestrians,” riders like Peters who are people dedicated to the development and preservation of horse sport, have chosen to put the OTTO Sport system under their winning horses’ hooves.

The OTTO system centers on the OTTO Sport Perforated Mat. This arena base mat system provides maximum drainage, concussion mitigation, stability for horse and rider, and a proper and durable separation of footing and substructure. Drainage holes in the mat remove excess water quickly, making the arena useable immediately after persistent rain. Built in reservoirs hold enough water to rehydrate the footing later. These features make the OTTO Sport Perforated Mat System universally suited for any arena or farm in the world, and crucial in times of extreme weather.

Another key factor in Peters’ arena is the revolutionary Premier HT footing, which stands for Hydration Technology. This is a programmable textile footing that can be configured to uptake water at different levels and rates. The HT footing drastically reduces the amount of water needed to maintain an ideal riding surface, and reduces the amount of time spent maintaining the arena. Premier HT will always maintain the appropriate hydration whether it be drought or flood conditions.

Peters and his wife, USDF Gold Medalist Shannon Peters, believe that this advanced arena system and footing are essential, and their arena has truly proven its worth throughout the series of intense El Niño storms. Peters continues to train with Akiko Yamazaki’s Legolas 92 and Rosamunde 20, while the majority of the Californian equestrian population without the arena system is virtually stall bound. Yamazaki, another Premier Equestrian, also planned ahead and installed the OTTO Sport arena system before the storms hit. Peters and Yamazaki were originally introduced to the OTTO Sport arena system at the 2006 World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany, where the system held up against two weeks of heavy rain.

Keri Homer, the barn manager for Steffen and Shannon Peters at Arroyo Del Mar, remarked that before the Premier Equestrian and OTTO Sport arena system, they would have had to close the outdoor ring with no telling when it could be reopened in the massive amount of flooding. Homer states, “Today, we are playing in the rain on stable, safe, and consistent footing. Let El Niño in— we are ready!”

Dave Martin of Footings West, who worked with Premier Equestrian to instal the OTTO Sport arena at Peters’ facility Arroyo Del Mar, has been paying close attention to the arena’s maintenance during El Niño. Martin states, “The Arroyo Del Mar arena is the only outdoor arena in all of southern California that is 100% usable even for heavy equipment. The performance of the OTTO Sport arena system is beyond anything I have ever seen in my 35 years of arena construction,” he remarks.

Founded in 1999, Premier Equestrian is the Official Dressage Arena of the United States Equestrian Federation and the United States Dressage Federation. For more information about Premier Equestrian, the visit www.PremierEquestrian.com or call 800-611-6109. To see more news about this press release visit http://premierequestrian.com/category/pressrelease/articles/PR-dry-heaven-in-midst-of-powerful-El-nino-storms.html

Premier Equestrian and OTTO Sport Provide Top of the Line Arena System for Dressage Icons Steffen and Shannon Peters

Premier Equestrian and OTTO Sport Provide Top of the Line Arena System for Dressage Icons Steffen and Shannon Peters

Steffen and Shannon Peters have OTTO mats at Arroyo Del Mar

San Diego, California (October 19, 2015) — U.S. Olympian Steffen Peters knows that a show-stopping dressage performance is built from the ground up. That’s why when selecting an arena footing system for his own California training facility, he cannot settle for anything less than the best. For the past two years, Premier Equestrian LLC has provided the riding surfaces that Peters trains on. Now, the decision has been made to upgrade Peters’ facility with the advanced OTTO Sport arena system. This will be the same arena system that Peters will be competing on next year in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Premier Equestrian is the exclusive North American distributor for German based OTTO Sport-und Reiplatz GmbH.

For Peters and his wife, USDF Gold Medalist Shannon Peters, durability and safety were key factors in selecting footing for the competition-sized dressage arena at their twenty-two acre facility. “We have approximately forty horses per day through our arenas,” said Steffen Peters. “The stability, traction, resilience, and cushion are all important factors in having footing that can stand up to our expectations. The footing we use from Premier Equestrian has exceeded all of those expectations and we are sure the OTTO Sport system will be even better.”

Peters was already familiar with the OTTO Sport arena system prior to his partnership with Premier Equestrian, having competed on the system at the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany, and the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky. He is delighted to have it in his own backyard as he is training on it with Akiko Yamazaki’s Legolas 92 and Rosamunde 20. Yamazaki is also enthusiastic about the OTTO Sport arena system. Having been extremely impressed with how well the system held up against two weeks of heavy rain at the 2006 Word Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany, Yamazaki recently installed an OTTO Sport system at her facility in Northern California.

The OTTO system centers on the OTTO Sport Perforated Mat. Using the mat provides maximum drainage, concussion mitigation, stability for horse and rider, and a proper and durable separation of footing and substructure. Concussion absorption and skid resistance protect the horse’s joints and tendons from debilitating, long-term damage.

Drainage holes in the mat remove excess water quickly, making the arena useable immediately after persistent rain, such as that at the 2006 World Equestrian Games. Meanwhile, the water retention system holds up to four liters per square meter of water, providing the correct moisture levels at all times. These features make the OTTO Sport Perforated Mat System universally suited for any arena or farm in the world, including the fluctuating climactic conditions of Rio de Janeiro.

“We searched for quite a while to find the best footing, and not only do we think Premier Equestrian supplies the best footing, they are by far the most knowledgeable company we have found to find exactly the right materials needed for our arena,” said Shannon Peters. Premier Equestrian is happy to provide outstanding footing for such a talented pair. “Steffen and Shannon are top of the game in their discipline, and equally as important. They are true professionals — they choose the products they believe in. They are wonderful advocates,” said Heidi Zorn, President of Premier Equestrian.

An industry leader in providing outstanding arena footing and equipment, Premier Equestrian has found an ideal match in partnering with OTTO Sport. “We’ve expanded our arena offering immensely by teaming up with OTTO Sport. They offer a system of drainage, concussion, biomechanics, and longevity,” said Zorn. “The OTTO Sport system is a proven product that has been around for over thirty years. Many arenas are still standing and performing as well as they did the first day the system was installed thirty years ago.”

Now that the system is available in North America through Premier Equestrian, many high-level competitors have already installed it in their own arenas. U.S. Olympians and fellow Premier Equestrian advocates Debbie McDonald and Adrienne Lyle currently train on an OTTO Sport arena system at River Grove Farm in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Steffen and Shannon Peters are grateful for Premier Equestrian’s continued support. “We feel like Premier is the perfect fit for us and look forward to a long partnership with them,” said Steffen Peters. “Their customer service is second to none, they are always striving to improve their products and choices, and they have consistently provided the same service to everyone we speak to. Premier is the best!”

Premier Equestrian is the Official Dressage Arena of the United States Equestrian Federation and the United States Dressage Federation. For more information about Premier Equestrian, visit www.PremierEquestrian.com or call 800-611-6109.

Premier Equestrian Arenas Featured at the 2015 Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Finals in Las Vegas NV

Las Vegas, Nevada (April 1, 2015) – As the world’s leading jumpers and dressage riders prepare to travel to Las Vegas, Nevada to compete in the World Cup, the leader in equestrian arena products — Premier Equestrian — prepares to do the same. Premier Equestrian is proud to be a sponsor of the 2015 Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage and the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Finals in Las Vegas on April 15-19. The dressage arenas and letters in both the main venue and the schooling and warm-up arenas will be provided by this renowned manufacturer, which will also have a booth at the World Cup where samples of its arena products, jumps, and footing options will be on hand.

As a favorite arena company in the United States and beyond, Premier Equestrian has supplied arenas for the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, KY, as well as for the Pan American Games, Dressage at Devon, Adequan Global Dressage Festival, U.S. Dressage Finals, FEI Young Riders, and various USDF GMO shows. “We are excited to add the 2015 Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage and the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Finals in Las Vegas to our list of world-class competitions,” comments Heidi Zorn, president of Premier Equestrian.

For Premier Equestrian, being part of international equestrian affairs is common business. The company also offers one of Europe’s most popular and high-quality arena base mat systems as the North American distributor of German company OTTO Sport und Reitplatz GMBH. OTTO Sport’s Perforated Mat System is the ideal base layer for an arena while providing base stability and unparalleled benefits to the horse. Its unique design helps protect equine joints and tendons from damage and pain. The OTTO Sport mat system has been part of The World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky; Aachen, Germany; and Rome, Italy.

For more than a decade, Premier Equestrian has supplied premier dressage arenas, top-of-the-line horse arena footing, revolutionized horse jumps, and accessories to discerning equestrians. The company’s client list reads like a ‘Who’s Who’ in dressage and show jumping— including Steffen Peters, Adrienne Lyle, Bob and Debbie McDonald, and Todd Minikus.

“Debbie and Bob have had the OTTO Sport system at River Grove Farm in Idaho for years,” Zorn says. “Peggy and Parry Thomas, who are their sponsors, and for whom the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas has been named, have been amazing supporters of the sport of dressage. Parry will be in Las Vegas at the World Cup for the retirement ceremony for Wizard, Adrienne Lyle’s Olympic horse who is owned by the Thomases.” Parry Thomas will be honored both for his years as an ambassador of dressage and for all he has done for the city of Las Vegas.

Premier Equestrian will be showcasing their dressage arenas, flowers boxes, and letters in the warm up and competition arenas at the 2015 Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage and the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Finals in Las Vegas.

Premier Equestrian is committed to providing exemplary products for safety and practicality. The company is known for offering the finest footing additives, such as GGT footing and base construction systems. Its top-notch customer service includes education to the consumer about the biomechanics of the horse and how it relates to proper footing, along with arena design advice. Premier Equestrian supplies everything equestrians need for the ideal arena. Learn more about Premier, the revolutionary OTTO Sport Perforated Mat system, GGT footing, and other products by calling (800) 611-6109 or visiting www.premierequestrian.com.

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