International show jumping icon partners with The Horse World’s Most Trusted Name®
East Longmeadow, MA – Absorbine® is pleased to announce its official sponsorship of Canadian show jumper Ian Millar. A 10-time Olympian, Millar is the most decorated equestrian in Canada’s history, and has competed in more Olympic Games than any athlete in history, in any sport. Millar’s world record, pride in his horses, and exceptional sportsmanship are qualities that align with the performance and heritage of Absorbine products, and the company is proud to support his efforts.
Ian Millar’s career includes many significant accomplishments and an unparalleled longevity. Millar was awarded the Order of Canada in 1986, Ontario’s Athlete of the Year in 1989, and an honorary doctorate by University of Guelph in 2005. Together with Big Ben, his most celebrated mount, he was inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in 1996. Both have been inducted into the Jump Canada Hall of Fame as well; Big Ben in 2006 and Millar in 2012. Millar is also in the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame. He was the first rider to win back-to-back World Cup Finals (1988 and 1989) and has earned nine medals in nine Pan American Games. He is a three-time winner of the prestigious Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ Grand Prix, most recently capturing victory at last year’s $1.5 Million CP International. A statue of Big Ben and Ian Millar was erected in Big Ben Park in their hometown of Perth, Ontario as tribute to the pair’s illustrious partnership.
Absorbine is pleased to have Ian Millar as a premier ambassador for the company’s products as he continues to train and compete internationally alongside his two children, Jonathon and Amy. "Ian Millar’s reputation as a horseman and a competitor is unprecedented. He is a true icon for the sport of show jumping," says Chris Jacobi, General Manager, Equine Division at Absorbine. "His outstanding record speaks for itself, but it is moreover his lifelong passion for the sport and fierce dedication to his horses that we admire and are proud to align our products with."
Ian Millar has long counted on Absorbine products to help his horses look and feel their best and recommends the brand to riders of all ages and experience levels. "When I was young and beginning my life with horses, Absorbine was always the go-to," says Millar. "Nothing has changed in all these years. The Absorbine family of products is all that any horse owner needs for complete horse care."
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 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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