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Premier Equestrian Presents its Week Five Award to Juan Matute Guimon

Premier Equestrian Presents its Week Five Award to Juan Matute Guimon

Juan Matute Guimon receives the Premier Equestrian Award with Quantico Ymas his 5-star Grand Prix partner. (Photo courtesy of JRPR, no photo credit necessary)

Wellington, FL (February 15, 2018) – Week five of Florida’s legendary Adequan Global Dressage Festival saw Premier Equestrian, its long-time patron and renowned arena-footing specialist, give its coveted award for outstanding contributions to the sport of dressage to young Spanish phenom Juan Matute Guimon, Jr. Premier Equestrian is known for honoring riders who exemplify all the admirable traits that add to a positive show atmosphere, demonstrating good sportsmanship as well as excellent horsemanship.

The 19-year-old son of three-time Spanish Olympian Juan Matute, was very happy with the three horses he showed this week. “I’m riding Quantico Ymas in the 5-star Grand Prix and Diego Ymas in the 3-star Grand Prix. For Copernico Ymas, my 8-year-old, this will be his second CDI in Young Riders. So I’m quite looking forward to see what happens going forward.”

The Matute family has lived in Wellington, Florida, for the past few years, and their eldest son has impressed the dressage world with his remarkable talent. He has been very successful showing in Europe, and just this week at Adequan Global Dressage Festival he rode Copernico Ymas to win both Young Rider tests with over 71%. On Don Diego Ymas he won the two Under-25 tests with over 72 and 71%. With Quantico Ymas, he placed fourth in the Grand Prix with almost 70%, and in the Freestyle he scored a whopping 75% and placed third just behind veterans Tinne Vilhelmson and Shelly Francis.

Matute Guimon’s goals at Adequan Global Dressage Festival are consistent with Premier Equestrian’s philosophy: “In my rides, I’m trying to develop even a more sensitive feel—lighter and more subtle aids,” he says. “And I try to have my horses enjoy their time and performances in the ring and to eliminate as much tension as possible. Some horses, for example, like Quantico Ymas in particular, get fired up very easily and it can be difficult for me to keep him under subtle aids and soft riding, but like I said, it is one of my goals.
“Copernico Ymas turns 8 years old this year,” he continues. “This is his first FEI CDI Young Riders season, and the first week was unbelievable. So I’m hoping to keep up the scores and perhaps even make them increase a little bit, but my primary goal for him is to gain experience and get mileage.”

This young man takes winning the Premier Equestrian Award quite seriously. “I think it is very important to have a good impact on the people around you,” he explains. “It really tells a lot about the person. I believe true horsemanship and sportsmanship are all about being who you are, of course, but they are also about trying to enjoy the moment. It is important to realize that you are very fortunate to spend time around our lovely horses and the interesting and lovely people you meet in this sport. It’s important to always maintain your level of humbleness. I think that’s the key, and to realize that we are very fortunate to have the people and opportunities we have around us.” To see more follow this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_bGB3quyVk

Premier Equestrian will continue to reward deserving dressage competitors with the Premier Equestrian Award throughout the rest of the show season. In addition, the company also focuses on the equipment that makes riding safe, comfortable and enjoyable. Premier Equestrian is known for its advanced arena footing solutions that can improve horses’ performances while always keeping their well being in mind. To learn more about Premier Equestrian, please visit www.PremierEquestrian.com or call (800) 611-6109.

Dedication and Determination Earn Michael Klimke the Premier Equestrian Award at the 2018 Adequan Global Dressage Festival

Dedication and Determination Earn Michael Klimke the Premier Equestrian Award at the 2018 Adequan Global Dressage Festival

Micheal Klimke and Royal Dancer 33 share a moment while receiving the Premier Equestrian Award (Photo courtesy of JRPR, no photo credit necessary)

Wellington, FL (January 26, 2018) – Premier Equestrian, known as a leading manufacturer of arena footing and dressage arenas, has been a key sponsor of the renowned Adequan Global Dressage Festival for long enough to recognize the competitors that return every year in hopes of achieving even greater success than they did the year before. This year, Premier Equestrian presented the Premier Equestrian Award to Michael Klimke, a Grand Prix rider and trainer who annually travels from Germany for the winter show in Wellington, Florida.

The Premier Equestrian Award was established by the company to honor those riders who demonstrate admirable sportsmanship, strong work ethics, and devotion to their horses, even throughout the high-pressure dressage show series. After Klimke incurred an injury while riding in the 2017 Adequan Global Dressage Festival – forcing him to sit out of following shows – he returned this winter more determined than ever to achieve high scores.

“I’m happy to be back here in Wellington at the Global Dressage Festival. I’m showing three horses in the CDI – Harmony’s Diabolo, Lemony’s Nicket, and Royal Dancer 33,” said Klimke. He is competing his own Royal Dancer 33 in the Grand Prix, while showing Harmony Sporthorses’ Harmony’s Diabolo and Lemony’s Nicket in the Small Tour.

To Klimke, getting back in the saddle after things don’t go as well as planned is just part of being a true equestrian. “I was born into a family of equestrians in Germany – my father, my mother, my sister, everybody rode. I began as a pony rider. I started with falling off, like I think almost everybody starts,” Klimke laughed. “You have to fall a couple of times to really learn. Last year here I broke my finger and my arm, but so far everything is going well this year, and I hope I at least stay on,” he joked.

Micheal Klimke at the jog for the Adequan Global Dressage Festival week 3.(Photo courtesy of JRPR, no photo credit necessary)

Premier Equestrian was proud to reward Klimke’s good sportsmanship and hard work throughout his career with a silver trophy and commemorative Premier Equestrian Award ribbon. “I’m thankful to Premier Equestrian,” said Klimke, referring to the award as well as the dressage arenas that the company provides for the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. “I must say that the circumstances are perfect here at this show. The footing is good and the arenas are set up very well, so I really enjoy it here in both the national and international rings. As a rider or as a horse, you can’t complain.” To see more follow this link https://youtu.be/D1QLVlm6CcU.

Premier Equestrian will continue to present deserving riders with the award throughout the 2018 competition series. In addition to sponsoring top international shows like the Adequan Global Dressage Festival, Premier Equestrian provides affordable, high-quality footing, dressage arenas, and innovative arena equipment. Premier Equestrian has provided dressage arenas for top competitions such as the North American Junior and Young Rider Championships, the U.S. Dressage Finals, and the 2010 World Equestrian Games. Its arena footing is installed at The Del Mar National horse show.

To find out more about the Premier Equestrian Award or to request a free catalog, a free arena footing sample, or a free arena sand analysis, call (800) 611-6109 or visit http://premierequestrian.com/.

First Premier Equestrian Award of the Season Goes to Stacy Parvey-Larsson

First Premier Equestrian Award of the Season Goes to Stacy Parvey-Larsson

Stacey Parvey-Larsson wins the Premier Equestrian Sportsmanship Award

Stacy Parvey-Larsson receiving the Premier Equestrian Award at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (Photo courtesy of JRPR – no photo credit necessary)

Wellington, FL (January 15, 2018) – The beloved U.S. arena footing manufacturer Premier Equestrian has returned to Wellington, Florida for the winter to sponsor the Adequan Global Dressage Festival, an internationally renowned dressage competition series. True to Premier Equestrian’s nature, the company is once again focusing on recognizing the behind-the-scenes components to a spectacular show season. To do this, the company is presenting the Premier Equestrian Award to riders who contribute to a positive show atmosphere through exhibiting outstanding sportsmanship and horsemanship. The first Premier Equestrian Award winner of the 2018 season is Stacy Parvey-Larsson, of Reddick, Florida.

Stacy Parvey-Larsson owns and manages her own dressage training facility, Hidden Acres Dressage. Her husband, Olof Larsson, is also an accomplished horseman, who often travels to Europe and Sarasota, Florida, as an internationally competitive four-in-hand driver. Parvey-Larsson maintains the care and training of the horses at their farm, as well as of their two-year-old and seven-year-old sons. She happily balances life as a businesswoman, horse trainer, and mother, all with the upbeat attitude that earned her the Premier Equestrian Award.

“I start each day by riding horses in the morning, and then it’s on to homework and cooking dinner after school,” she said. To Parvey-Larsson, the ability to always keep a cheerful outlook stems from the people in her life. “I’ve got wonderful help, and I’m just surrounded by great people. My father especially is always encouraging me. I’ve always had a great support system. I know that even when I’ve had a bad day, I have to keep my chin up, keep going, and try harder. I’ve also been surrounded by good coaches since I started riding at five years old.”

Good coaching has certainly paid off in more than helping Parvey-Larsson grow as a person; she’s also grown into an impressive rider in her own right. “I have a couple special sales horses right now,” she said. “I have an 11-year-old schooling the Grand Prix, and a five coming six-year-old schooling Third Level.”

This season, Parvey-Larsson is introducing her 14-year-old Hanoverian stallion, Benidetto, (Cordob x Crispy Sweet) to the prestigious Wellington show rings for the first time. The pair competed in the FEI Grand Prix 3* this past week, when Parvey-Larsson won the Premier Equestrian Award. “It’s been a fun journey with him,” she said. “He came to me as a Second Level horse, and I put the changes on him and started out in the FEI show classes, and built him up to the Grand Prix. He’s been a real game changer for me.” Parvey-Larsson is excited to continue the season with Benidetto, and is proud to already have an award under her belt. Premier Equestrian congratulated her with a commemorative ribbon and silver trophy for being an excellent representative of good sportsmanship and positive mentality. To watch her video follow this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RMSLt7fPAI

Premier Equestrian will continue rewarding deserving competitors with the Premier Equestrian Award throughout the rest of the show season. In addition to focusing on the people who make riding horses a good experience for all, the company focuses on the equipment that makes riding safe, comfortable, and enjoyable. Premier Equestrian is known for its advanced arena footing solutions that can improve horses’ performance while always keeping their well being first in mind. To learn more about Premier Equestrian, please visit www.PremierEquestrian.com or call (800) 611-6109.

Official Sponsor of the 2018 Adequan Global Dressage Festival Premier Equestrian Returns to Recognize Outstanding Sportsmanship

Official Sponsor of the 2018 Adequan Global Dressage Festival Premier Equestrian Returns to Recognize Outstanding Sportsmanship

Premier Equestrian recognizes outstanding sportsmanship at the 2018 Adequan Global Dressage Festival

Dressage rider Betsy Steiner won the Premier Equestrian Sportsmanship Award during the first week of the 2017 Adequan Global Dressage Festival. (Photo courtesy of JRPR, no photo credit necessary)

Wellington, FL (January 9, 2017) – Premier Equestrian is excited to return as an official sponsor of the 2018 Adequan Global Dressage Festival, during the twelve-week competition series in Wellington, FL. Premier Equestrian will be presenting the Premier Equestrian Award. Now in its seventh year, the Adequan Global Dressage Festival held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center will feature seven weeks of international competition with the highlight this year being riders competing for a chance to make the USA World Equestrian Games team. Premier Equestrian is pleased to continue its role in producing this innovative world-class event that brings the world’s finest horses and riders to the equestrian epicenter of North America.

As an Official Partner of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and the United States Dressage Federation (USDF), Premier Equestrian provides lightweight, durable, and high-quality dressage products for many elite competitions including the Tryon International Equestrian Center, Alltech World Equestrian Games, and Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Finals. Headquartered in Sandy, Utah, Premier Equestrian offers high-quality and affordable American-made dressage arenas and footing built to last a lifetime.

As part of its dedication to supporting the well being of horses and the equestrian industry, the company will be once again be presenting the Premier Equestrian Award throughout the 2018 Adequan Global Dressage Festival. The award will be presented each week to competitors who demonstrate exceptional attitudes and qualities that contribute to an overall positive show atmosphere. Competitors worthy of the title “Premier Equestrian” are riders who positively impact the equestrian culture through their kindness, support, and exceptional sportsmanship. Riders who demonstrate these values will receive a tri-colored ribbon, an engraved plaque, and the title of “Premier Equestrian.”

Premier Equestrian uses the official title also in reference to the elite group of internationally successful equestrians it sponsors — including dressage riders Steffen Peters, Laura Graves, Debbie McDonald, and Adrienne Lyle — who go above and beyond to make a positive impact on the equine industry. These official “Premier Equestrians” can serve as role models to those who aspire to earn the Premier Equestrian Award at the 2018 Adequan Global Dressage Festival.

Premier Equestrian is enthusiastic for the 2018 Adequan Global Dressage Festival and the opportunity to demonstrate its support for the equestrian community by helping to make the annual Adequan Global Dressage Festival possible and taking the sport of dressage to the next level.

For more information about past winners of the Premier Equestrian Award, or to learn more about Premier Equestrian, visit www.PremierEquestrian.com/premier-equestrian-hall-of-fame or call 800-611-6109.

Mette Larsen of Neue Schule USA is Honored with Premier Equestrian Award for her Commitment to Bettering Horses’ Lives

Mette Larsen of Neue Schule USA is Honored with Premier Equestrian Award for her Commitment to Bettering Horses’ Lives

Mette Larsen honored with Premier Equestrian Award

Mette Larsen of Neue Schule USA enjoys a quiet moment with her horses after being presented with the Premier Equestrian Award at High Performance Farms in Ocala, Florida. (Photo courtesy Christine Rose Photography)

Ocala, FL (March 31,2017) – Premier Equestrian, leading supplier of riding arenas, footing, and horse jumps, was pleased to recognize Mette Larsen, president and founder of Metlar, LLC & Neue Schule USA, the distributor of Neue Schule bits, as a “Premier Equestrian.” Individuals selected to receive this honor are chosen because they have demonstrated a keen commitment to bettering the lives of horses through their equestrian pursuits and career. As the most recent recipient of the Premier Equestrian Award, Larsen was presented with a tri-colored ribbon and an engraved silver award tray for her accomplishments and contributions to the equestrian community.

Larsen, whose pursuits in the equestrian world span an impressively wide range, is not only a dressage competitor but also president and founder of Metlar, LLC & Neue Schule USA, the distributor of Neue Schule bits, which are especially designed for a horse’s comfort. She also runs her own High Performance Farms in Ocala, Florida, where she offers training, retraining, and rehabilitation services. In addition to these pursuits, Larsen is a dedicated doctor of osteopathic medicine, and employs her depth of medical knowledge to benefit the horses on her farm.

When asked what drives her in her work, Larsen credits her innate love of the equine. “I’m driven by my love for horses and wanting to make a difference in how they are trained, treated, and thought of. At the farm, we train horses in all disciplines; dressage horses, hunter/jumpers, and the great horse that “stopped wanting to” because something went wrong or someone stopped listening. We break down the physical, emotional, and mental aspects of training and build a program that includes riding, turnout with or without other horses, what emotional support is needed, what physical support is needed, and what mental support or structure is needed. We also evaluate what equipment, saddles, and bits will help. Each horse is a new slate- a new creation, a new challenge for us to develop something both great and happy. This is what warms my heart.”

Larsen is pleased to use her medical expertise and experience to give horses the love, good health, and quality of life that they deserve. Along with her diverse training program, she has an extensive arsenal of medical modalities she utilizes in caring for and treating her horses; both as athletes, and in the restorative treatment of old and new injuries. Larsen said, “Horses in our program have access to shockwave therapy, acupuncture and acupressure, essential oils, homeopathic medicine, electro-magnetic therapy, lasers, bach flower remedies, herb blankets, stretching techniques before and after riding, myofascial release, chiropractic, cranio-sacral treatments, high dose vitamin C therapy and Ozone to list a few.”

“We pick and choose what a horse needs and add these treatments to their overall training programs” explained Larsen. “Ozone has been the most recent addition to our protocols, alone and in combination with other treatments. “It’s been amazing to see the profound response it has had in some really sick horses with infections, and in a recent case that was EPM positive with neurologic signs. It also expedites the healing progress that happens when treating injured horses. We also do a monthly maintenance protocol to boost their immune system and improve their overall well being, said Larsen. I just keep trying to learn how I can be a better horseman, healer, and champion for these incredible athletes we call horses.”

Larsen’s business pursuits with Neue Schule USA are also driven by a similar devotion to improving the lives of horses. When asked what sparked her involvement with Neue Schule, Larsen stated, “Neue Schule bits were the best made bits that I had ever seen anywhere in the world, and the company was committed to making good, kind, correct bits for horses. I needed to help get them known in the US and so here we are, bit by bit, one horse and one human at a time, working to make a difference.”

Larsen, who was thrilled to be selected by Premier Equestrian for the honor, recognizes the importance of good footing. “It’s all about the footing” observed Larsen. “Good footing makes for more confident horses and decreases the risks of injury. Thank you, Premier Equestrian, for helping our athletes have really good footing to train on.”

Premier Equestrian was pleased to recognize Larsen among its circle of exceptional equestrians who share in the company’s value of commitment to equine health and well-being. Premier Equestrian’s top-quality riding surfaces are designed with a foundational knowledge of horse biomechanics in order to prevent injuries and maintain a horse’s top body condition.

Based in Sandy, Utah, for over a decade, Premier Equestrian provides affordable, top-quality footing and arena equipment for all types of horses and disciplines. The company can drastically improve existing riding surfaces for a reasonable cost or can build a brand new state-of-the-art arena from the base up. Premier Equestrian has provided dressage arenas for top competitions such as the North American Junior and Young Rider Championships, the U.S. Dressage Finals, and the 2010 World Equestrian Games. Its arena footing is also installed at The Del Mar National horse show and its dressage arenas are being used at the 2017 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping & FEI Dressage Finals in Omaha, Nebraska.

The company also produces horse jumps, dressage arenas, barn and stable equipment, gifts, books, and DVDs. To find out more about the Premier Equestrian Award or to request a catalog, an arena footing sample, or arena sand analysis, call (800) 611-6109 or visit www.premierequestrian.com.

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