Wellington, FL – Hungary’s 18-year-old wonder kid rider Henri Kovacs continued to make a name for himself at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival when he captured the Absorbine® Myoplast® sponsored 1.30m class during the seventh week of the world class show. Kovacs, who trains with Grand Prix show jumper Katie Monahan Prudent, recently had his name on the scoreboard for winning the 1.45m competition at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.
Kovacs has been riding with Prudent for two years, but grew up riding with his dad who is a trainer and breeder in Hungary. "I was here last year but just for the Winter Equestrian Festival," Kovacs said. "This year I am staying for the summer and plan to go to Spruce Meadows."
Kovacs won the class aboard I.O.U., a mare owned by Plain Bay Europe. "This was only my fourth time to ride her, but it was a great ride. She is so fast and careful," Kovacs said, adding that he was thrilled to win the prize-filled tote full of Absorbine products.
The young Hungarian has become a wonder kid rider for his nation, a country not usually known for show jumpers. He began competing in Grand Prix’s while only 17-years-old and has also competed in three European Junior Show Jumping Championships.
Kovac’s win in the 1.30m division awarded him the highly sought-after tote full of Absorbine products, including 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.
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