World Equestrian Brands Sponsored Rider, Allison Brock, Helps USA to Team Bronze at Rio Olympic Games

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Photo: Allison Brock and Rosevelt helped the United States Dressage Team earn a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games (photo courtesy of Susan J stickle—please contact hoofprints1@aol.com).

World Equestrian Brands Sponsored Rider, Allison Brock, Helps USA to Team Bronze at Rio Olympic Games

 

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (August 26, 2016) — World Equestrian Brands’ sponsored athlete Allison Brock and her longtime equine partner Rosevelt, owned by Fritz and Claudine Kundrun, recently returned from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, where they helped the United States Olympic Dressage Team step onto the podium to receive Bronze team medals. This was the first Olympic appearance for professional dressage rider and trainer Brock, who was the first rider to compete for the United States during the dressage team competition in Rio. Brock received scores high enough to also qualify to ride in the Olympic individual Grand Prix Freestyle competition.

“World Equestrian Brands would like to extend a huge congratulations to Ali and the Kundruns,” said Robin Moore, President and CEO of World Equestrian Brands. “Ali is a very thoughtful and technical rider, and always has the best interest of her horses in mind. It is an absolute joy to see the relationship she has with Rosevelt.”

World Equestrian Brands, the North American distributer of top brands Amerigo, E.A. Mattes, Vespucci, and Equilibrium, prides itself on partnering with athletes who are not only successful but also keep their horses’ wellbeing in the forefront of their work. Allison Brock, who is based in Virginia, is an athlete that is a prime example of World Equestrian Brands’ values. The company is proud to support Brock in her professional dressage career. “It’s riders like Ali that keep us sharp. Her expectations for her tack are high, but also realistic. We look forward to supporting Ali in any way we can in the years ahead, which hold so much promise for her,” remarked Moore.

 

Brock’s Olympic mount, Rosevelt, is a 14-year-old Hanoverian stallion. The pair made their Olympic debut together by putting in a strong first ride with a score of 73.824 percent, helping give Team USA the start it needed to make it to the podium. The team, which also featured athletes Laura Graves on Verdades, Steffen Peters on Legolas 92, and Kasey Perry-Glass on Goerklingaards Dublet, earned a combined score of 76.667 percent, which is the highest combined score of a U.S. Olympic Dressage Team to date.

After a strong initial performance in the first day of competition, Brock and Rosevelt came back with an equally impressive performance in the Grand Prix Special that helped secure the USA’s place over the Netherlands. Besides helping their team, Brock and Rosevelt also qualified to compete in the individual round, which was the Grand Prix Freestyle test. Although the pair did not win an individual medal, they continued to produce personal best scores.

The dressage portion of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games was held in the Deodoro Olympic Equestrian Center. Athletes representing 19 countries competed over the course of four days to produce Team and Individual medal winners.

After the competition, Brock remarked, “What an incredible journey this has been for everyone involved with the U.S. Dressage Team, Rosevelt, and myself. There are so many people involved with our success this past week– it really did take a village. I am incredibly honored and grateful to have represented Team USA.”

World Equestrian Brands helps Brock and Rosevelt stay comfortable in the show ring with an Amerigo saddle and girth, and an E.A. Mattes wool pad and dressage pad. “World Equestrians Brands products are essential to keeping horses comfortable and working at their best. I am really fortunate to have their support,” said Brock.

For more information about World Equestrian Brands, the tack and equipment it offers, and its sponsored riders, visit www.worldequestrianbrands.com or call 1-888-637-8463. To learn more about Allison Brock’s Olympic experience and training business, please visit www.allisonbrockdressage.com.