February 1, 2023 – W.F. Young, a leading global animal health company and owners of the Absorbine® brand of equine products, has announced an official sponsorship with top international dressage rider, Dorothee Schneider.
Dorothee has an impressive medal haul to her name as part of the winning German teams at Olympic, World and European championships as well as taking a host of other titles. With her top horse, Showtime, Dorothee achieved Olympic Team Gold at Rio 2016, Team Gold at the 2018 World Equestrian Games at Tryon, Team Gold and Individual Silver in both the Grand Prix Special and Grand Prix Freestyle at the 2019 European Championships in Rotterdam, and Olympic Team Gold again at Tokyo 2020.
The horses’ welfare is the top priority for Dorothee and no stone is left unturned when it comes to ensuring their health and happiness. Based at St Stephan Stud in Framersheim, Germany, the yard is immaculate and functional, with every facility to enable the horses to develop and train in a happy, relaxed environment, supported by Dorothee’s team of riders and grooms. It was her loyal and dedicated grooms who identified Absorbine as the ‘must-have’ equine grooming products, with ShowSheen being a particular favorite.
“I like my horses to be turned out beautifully for competition days, and the ShowSheen range of Absorbine products help to ensure they look their very best. I also love Absorbine’s Hooflex hoof care and UltraShield fly control products and the Silver Honey wound care is brilliant for those inevitable minor cuts and grazes”, said Dorothee.
“We are delighted to be working with Dorothee, who embodies our company ethos of putting the horses’ care and wellbeing first. Her dedication and the strong bond she has with her horses make a true partnership and this reflects the relationship we have with our animals, and what we wish for our customers. We look forward to this journey”, said W F Young Inc VP of Marketing, Amy Cairy.
Dorothee also has Faustus and Sister’s Act OLD MT competing at Grand Prix, plus a host of up and coming horses in training. As well as training the competition horses, Dorothee also gives lessons to students and has a thriving stud standing several stallions, including her former Grand Prix ride, Kaiserkult TSF.
“Dorothee has a huge international appeal thanks to her competition success and is much in demand for clinics and demonstrations both in Europe and the US. This aligns perfectly with the international distribution of Absorbine products, which are known throughout the world. We look forward to supporting Dorothee and continuing to follow her success”, said W F Young Inc Marketing Coordinator for Europe, Rachael Holdsworth.