Wellington, FL – Paradysz Farm’s stabling area, a little slice of paradise for horse and rider, won the Absorbine Stall Safe® Tack Room Award during the eleventh week of the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival. Thanks to antique wicker furniture, bark flooring in the outdoor area and a tranquil environment, Paradysz Farm created their own winning paradise in the permanent barns at WEF.
"I’m a visual guy so I want an area that looks nice and is a little creative, but it is a team effort," said Bert Mutch, trainer for Paradysz Farm.
Based out of Long Island Sound and owned by Chris and Angela Paradysz, the farm prides itself on its family friendly atmosphere. All three of the Paradysz children compete on the circuit, and a beautiful peaceful room in the stabling area allows the children to slip inside to change or rest. An outside tack stall lounge area, complete with framed photographs of the children showing, gives everyone a chance to enjoy the beautiful weather during the world-class winter show circuit.
Mutch and his wife Jen were thrilled to win the highly sought after Stall Safe award. Mutch is no stranger to winning Absorbine products, as he won the Absorbine Myoplast® sponsored 1.30m class early in the circuit aboard Paradysz Farm’s Twister II. Son of the legendary equestrian Ronnie Mutch, the Paradysz Farm trainer has over 20 Grand Prix wins to his name and over the years has made quite a name for himself in all disciplines, from the hunters to the equitation ring. In 1978, he won the USEF Hunt Seat Medal Championship, which was also won by his father years before. To this day, they are the only father-son combination to win the Medal Finals.
The Stall Safe award basket won by Paradysz Farm was filled with Absorbine prizes, including a supply of Stall Safe that is shown to be effective in guarding against Equine Herpes Virus Type 1 and Equine Influenza A Virus. Riders, trainers and grooms throughout the show grounds have discovered Stall Safe is an easy-to-use alternative to commonly used chemicals such as bleach, ammonia, iodine, and pine cleaners. In addition to its many benefits, Stall Safe comes with a hand pump that makes disinfecting stall walls a quick and easy process. For more information on Stall Safe, visit the Absorbine website at www.absorbine.com.