Wellington, FL – Grand Prix rider Linda Sheridan and the gray mare Journalistic Gem, a relative of the great jumper Gem Twist, captured the Absorbine® Myoplast® sponsored 1.30m class during the sixth week of the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival. Each week, the winner of the 1.30m first timed round rides away with a prize-filled tote full of Absorbine products.
Sheridan rode Journalistic Gem, owned by Danny Magill of Newsprint Farm, and was pleased with the mare’s performance. "This is my third year on her. She is 12 years old but she had a late start. Danny owned a stallion called Olisco, so that is her father and she is out of a full sister to Gem Twist, so she has very famous parents," Sheridan said.
The gray mare burned up the course in record time, but according to Sheridan that wasn’t unusual. "I think she is a special horse and a very good jumper. With her, you go only one speed and that is always going to be fast. She is careful, so that makes it easy for me," she added.
Sheridan said she does plan on moving the mare up to higher divisions soon. "Her owner also is planning on doing some embryo transfers out of her because of her bloodlines," Sheridan said. "We might do that in the spring but we will still be able to keep showing her."
Sheridan’s win in the 1.30m division awarded her 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.
For more information on Absorbine Myoplast, visit the Absorbine website at www.absorbinemyoplast.com.