West Palm Beach, FL – Canadian Olympic dressage rider Ashley Holzer and Pop Art captured the High Score Grand Prix award during the Gold Coast Dressage Association Opener Festival with their win in the CDI Grand Prix Freestyle. The show, which was held at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, was a World Cup qualifier.
Holzer, who hopes to head to the 2009 World Cup in Las Vegas, earned a score of 76.250% aboard Pop Art and was awarded the High Score Award by Absorbine® Myoplast®. Holzer and Pop Art, an 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, represented the Canadian Dressage Team during the 2008 Olympic Games in Hong Kong.
Absorbine Myoplast also sponsored the FEI Grand Prix de Dressage class, which was won by Jan Brons aboard his horse Jourdan. "I was happy with my horse and it was a wonderful ride," Brons said. "It was also a new test so I was glad to stay on course, and of course winning was nice."
Brons said that Jourdan, an 18-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding by Elmshorn out of Signorita, has been out of competition for the past two years due to an injury. Brons said he is taking it slow with the gelding’s return to the show ring but so far Jourdan feels great and is having fun.
Both Holzer and Brons were happy to win classes sponsored by Absorbine Myoplast, an amino acid supplement formulated to support muscle performance in horses. European champions have been using Myoplast, the number-one-selling muscle supplement in Germany and only available in Europe through veterinarians, for many years. Absorbine Myoplast is now sold in the United States and is available at local tack shops, in catalogs and feed stores.
"We have had many dressage riders report that Myoplast is working wonders on their horses," said Liz Cohen, an Absorbine Brand Manager who was on hand for the GCDA Opener. "It’s always great to get positive feedback from riders who are using the product and finding that it really does work."
For more information on Absorbine Myoplast, visit the Absorbine website at www.absorbinemyoplast.com.