Young Horse and Rider Pair Takes Home Blue Ribbon and Vita Flex Victory Pass Award at Colorado Horse Trials
Parker, CO (August 29, 2016) – In their debut eventing competition together, Lauren Jost and WT Dragonfly surged through the August Colorado Horse Park Horse Trials to capture the win in the Junior Beginner Novice division. Jost navigated the five-year-old Holsteiner mare “Dragonfly” successfully through her first cross country phase at the Parker, Colorado show grounds to take home not only their first blue ribbon together, but also the Vita Flex Victory Pass Award.
As a leading producer of top-quality equine supplements, Vita Flex understands the high demands of top-level performance horses. That’s why the company has chosen to recognize the accomplishments of winning horse and rider combinations throughout the summer and fall show series at the Colorado Horse Park. For Jost and Dragonfly’s stellar debut in the Horse Trials this month, they won the official Vita Flex Victory Pass ribbon and a bucket filled with Vita Flex® performance products.
Jost was granted the ride on Dragonfly by the mare’s owner Alexia Honegger, who operates her farm Millbrook Equestrian in Parker, Colorado. Honegger purchased the horse in utero from Wild Turkey Farm. “I actually had her half sister and loved her so much that I called the owner of Wild Turkey Farm and said, ‘Whatever that mare puts on the ground I will buy,’ and that was Dragonfly,” said Honegger.
Dragonfly proved her ability early on when she earned the honor of being the highest scoring North American mare at the 2014 American Holsteiner Horse Association Inspections. She also was the champion of her division in the 1.0m jumper classes at this year’s Colorado Horse Park Summer in the Rockies.
With Jost aboard, Dragonfly’s future career seems to be angled towards pursuing the three phases. “She loves cross country, and has won awards for her movement— so we are gearing her up for a career in upper level eventing,” Honegger said.
Honegger and Jost are looking forward to using the new Vita Flex® products for Dragonfly, as they already have one Vita Flex® supplement always on hand. “Dragonfly has been using the Vita Flex Accel supplement over the past year,” Honegger commented.
Jost competes with her own Thoroughbred gelding in eventing competitions at the Novice level in hopes of gaining experience and moving up to Training level by the end of the year. She was thrilled to be the rider to introduce Dragonfly to eventing, and could not have been happier with their success in Colorado this month. Jost said, “We schooled the water jump, and she was not really 100 percent sure about it, but as soon as I pointed her at the jump on course, she went for it.”
Vita Flex congratulates Jost and Dragonfly on their excellent winning performance and looks forward to watching the progress of this exciting pair. Jost also looks forward to possibly returning with Dragonfly to the Colorado Horse Park for future cross country clinics and schooling shows.
As an Official Sponsor and Partner of The Colorado Horse Park, Vita Flex proudly presents the Vita Flex Victory Pass Award to multiple horse and rider combinations throughout the summer and fall series. Vita Flex will continue rewarding select duos at future eventing, dressage, and hunter and jumper competitions at the venue. Vita Flex’s product line features health supplements, antioxidants, electrolytes, joint supplements, performance supplements, topical ointments, vitamins, and minerals. The products are backed by research and loved by top trainers, riders, and owners. For more information about Vita Flex and its line of products, visit www.vitaflex.com or call (800) 848-2359.
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