Wellington, FL – A young rider prevailed again during the eighth week of the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival, when 22-year-old up-and-coming Grand Prix rider David Tromp captured the Absorbine® Myoplast® sponsored 1.30m class. Tromp, who rides for his family-owned Beyaert Farm in North Salem, New York, rode into the winner’s circle on a nine-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare named Topas.
While Tromp may be young in the world of show jumping, he has years of experience behind him as he trains with Barney and McLain Ward. "McLain is there to support me at the ring in the bigger classes," Tromp said, of his Olympic trainer who is well known for winning two gold medals with his Olympic partner Sapphire.
Tromp was pleased with his horse and his win in the Absorbine Myoplast sponsored 1.30m class. "I had a lot of fun riding Topas to this win. She was really straightforward and controlled. She was right there with me for the whole ride," he said, adding that he has owned the mare for over a year and when he bought her she was a broodmare. "We are taking our time with her. She’s a really great jumper and we don’t want to rush her."
Tromp’s Beyaert Farm, a sales, boarding and training facility, is a family affair that has his sister Emmy, 25, and brother Mattias, 14, also showing and training. "We have been importing and selling horses out of Europe but we also train a lot of young horses, including some of our own babies," Tromp said. "My mom, who is from Holland, does a lot of broodmares and we are bringing along those babies."
Beyaert Farm brought nine horses to Wellington for the winter show circuit, and Tromp was thrilled to add the 1.30m class to his list of wins. "I am really pleased with the great Absorbine products we won. We already have one horse in our barn on the muscle building supplement Absorbine Myoplast and there are many other Absorbine products we use that we really like," he said.
Numerous riders at WEF have come to rely on Myoplast, an amino acid supplement formulated to support muscle performance in horses. The supplement is sold in local tack shops, in catalogs and feed stores. For more information on Absorbine Myoplast, visit the Absorbine website at www.absorbinemyoplast.com.