Wellington, FL – With Olympian Joe Fargis in the irons, Diams III cruised to victory in the Absorbine® Myoplast® sponsored 1.30m first timed round during the third week of the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival. Thanks to the victory, Fargis rode out of the winner’s circle with the much sought-after Absorbine Myoplast tote full of Absorbine products.
Show jumping legend Fargis, of Middleburg, Virginia and Wellington, Florida, rode Diams III, a former Grand Prix horse owned by Mary B. Schwab. "It was her first show in 18 months due to an injury," Fargis said, adding that the victory was a nice comeback for the mare. "I was lucky to have that ride on her and I’m very happy."
Fargis was also happy with his Absorbine Myoplast prize, which is awarded to the winner of the 1.30m first timed round each week during WEF. "I love Absorbine," Fargis said, rubbing some Absorbine liniment on his hands and then taking a whiff of the smell of the liniment, a trademark smell that many riders have grown up with over the years.
Fargis, one of the most accomplished and respected riders in U.S. show jumping history and a member of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame, is probably best known for his double clear gold medal performance at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games aboard Touch of Class. He also earned a third Olympic medal when the helped the U.S. team win silver at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul.
"Jumping Joe," as many fans have called him over the years, was pleased with his win on Diams III, and equally pleased with the Absorbine tote he won. Fargis’ 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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