Wellington, FL – The small but mighty Grand Prix rider Laura Chapot captured the Absorbine® Myoplast® 1.30m first timed round during the tenth week of the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival aboard the gelding Chimichurri Z. Chapot was also victorious in the 1.30m class earlier in the winter show season, winning the title and the coveted Absorbine Myoplast prize basket aboard Little Big Mama.
"It was really an exciting ride. It was his first time winning in this division," Chapot said about Chimichurri Z, who is owned by B & B Saddlery owner Sarah Becker.
Becker and Chapot were both pleased with Chimichurri Z’s win and happy to take home the Absorbine prizes. Chapot is no stranger to the winner’s circle, and many remember her for her partnership with Olympic horse Gem Twist. Chapot’s family bred, raised and trained the great Gem Twist, who went to the Olympics with rider Greg Best.
Chapot grew up in an equestrian family – her parents are Olympians Frank and Mary Chapot – and said there was never a question about whether or not she would ride. Following a successful junior career, in which she rode three horses that earned AHSA Horse of the Year titles, Chapot began making her mark on the Grand Prix circuit.
In addition to Gem Twist, Chapot and her 15.2 hand Dutchbred partner Little Big Man have spent years winning and making headlines including winning a team bronze medal in the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Chapot’s latest win in the 1.30m division aboard Chimichurri Z, helped her win the highly sought-after tote full of Absorbine products. Many riders have come to rely on Myoplast, an amino acid supplement formulated to support muscle performance in horses. Myoplast was the number one selling muscle supplement in Germany for many years, and is now sold in the United States through local tack shops, catalogs and in feed stores. For more information on Absorbine Myoplast, visit the Absorbine website at www.absorbinemyoplast.com.