Absorbine® is Official Sponsor of New Tryon International Equestrian Center

Absorbine® kicks off major sponsorship at the 2016 Tryon International Equestrian Center Show Series

East Longmeadow, MA – Absorbine® is pleased to announce its official sponsorship of the new Tryon International Equestrian Center in Tryon, North Carolina, which is well on its way to becoming one of the premier equestrian centers in the world. The major sponsorship will kick off at the 2016 Tryon International Center Spring Show Series, and carry through the Summer and Fall Show Series to follow. As part of the sponsorship, Absorbine® is pleased to recognize top grooms with the $500 Groom’s Award Presented by Absorbine®, which will be awarded to the grooms of winning horses at the conclusion of each Grand Prix competition.

The Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) has quickly become a hub for many of the world’s top equestrian athletes since its opening in June 2014. The 1,400 acre facility includes ten riding arenas, 500 permanent stalls, as well as a covered riding facility. Future expansion includes a sports complex, two hotels, and an 18-hole golf course. The calendar of hunter/jumper and dressage competition currently offers 25 weeks of sanctioned events throughout the spring, summer, and fall, and is set for further expansion. The new site is a summer haven on the East Coast for equestrian competitors and enthusiasts.

Under the agreed sponsorship, Absorbine® is pleased to support the Tryon International Equestrian Center’s efforts in a variety of ways including an award sponsorship and division sponsorship. The $500 Groom’s Award Presented by Absorbine® will be awarded to the groom of the winning horse of each TIEC Grand Prix during the 2016 Tryon Show Series. Absorbine® is particularly proud to present this award as it is a reflection of the company’s long history of commitment to excellence in horse care. “We are honored with the opportunity to present the $500 Groom’s Award to some of the country’s best grooms, and recognize their hard work,” says Chris Jacobi, President of Absorbine®. “World-class grooming is at the cornerstone of Absorbine’s values, and we feel this is a great way to call attention to superior horse care in recognized competition.” Additionally, Absorbine® will be the title sponsor of the Absorbine® Adult Amateur 18-35 Hunter Division, which will run weekly throughout the season.

As the Tryon International Equestrian Center develops into one of the top locations for premier equestrian events in the country under the proven leadership of Mark Bellissimo, Absorbine® is thrilled to associate with an organization that is fully committed to growing the sport. “We are very impressed with the progress Tryon International Equestrian Center has made in building a premier facility for equestrian sport, and are confident the upcoming show series will be the most successful yet,” says Jacobi. “As TIEC moves toward the future and further expansion, Absorbine® is proud to be an official sponsor and a part of the excitement.”

To learn more about Absorbine® products, visit www.absorbine.com. To learn more about the Tryon International Equestrian Center, visit ww.tryon.com.

About W. F. Young / Absorbine®
Founded in 1892 by Wilbur Fenelon Young and his wife, Mary Ida, W. F. Young, Inc. has manufactured and distributed quality health care products for over 120 years. The company is recognized as a worldwide leader in innovative, specialized animal health care brands – including Absorbine® Veterinary Liniment, UltraShield® fly control, ShowSheen® grooming products, Leather Therapy® leather care and Hooflex® hoof care – that improve wellness and enhance the quality and enjoyment of life for people and their animals. For more information, visit www.absorbine.com.

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