Equithrive®, the pioneer in equine Resveratrol therapy and official sponsor of The Fist Pump Contest at last weekend’s Bourbon International CSI3*, awarded a $500.00 check to joint-winners Ilan Bluman and Bryan Dietz, as both riders demonstrated the most enthusiastic ‘fist pump’ and expression for their extraordinary accomplishments at the show. The Bourbon International CSI3* is part of the Split Rock Jumping Tour and the riders received their awards at the conclusion of the $130,000 CSI 3* Grand Prix presented by Split Rock Farm, on Sunday, October 9.
“It was a really fun competition as it was a great way for riders to be able to showcase their enthusiasm about their performances and get the crowd into it,” said Dr. Patrick Lawless, founder and CEO of Equithrive®. “Both riders exhibited a great ‘fist pump’ following their successful show jumping rounds and since it was too difficult to choose, we decided to award both of them!”
Colombian rider Bluman and his mount Ladriano Z beat 32 competitors to claim victory in the climactic $130,000 CSI 3* Grand Prix presented by Split Rock Farm, after having also won the $40,000 Amalaya Investments CSI 3* Grand Prix just two days earlier.
Dietz, a U.S. rider, earned several top-ten placings at the event, including second place in the $7,500 Low Junior/Amateur-Owner 1.20m Jumper Final aboard Poppin’ Tags, the horse with whom she also took fifth place in the $2,000 Low Junior/Amateur-Owner 1.20m Jumper. She placed fifth in the $7,500 Child/Adult 1.10m Jumper Final and eighth in the $2,000 Child/Adult 1.10m Jumper, both with her other mount Top Flight.
Equithrive®, the developer of the first and only clinically proven joint supplement (Equithrive® Joint), has been a proud sponsor at four historic and premier equestrian events on the East Coast this fall. The company has an ongoing focus on research and development of products that address conditions caused by excessive or chronic inflammation, including arthritis, Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS) and laminitis. Equithrive’s presence at equestrian events provides horse owners, riders and trainers an opportunity to learn more about how Equithrive® Joint can help their horses.
Equithrive® has an impressive Team of sponsored riders that includes 2016 Olympic Team Bronze medalist and USDF Gold and Silver medalist Allison Brock, Olympic eventing rider Will Coleman, international show jumpers Derek Braun and Meagan Nusz, World Champion reiner Carol Metcalf, professional reiner David Handon, and professional cutter Phil Hanson.