Abbey MacLellan Wins Premier Sportsmanship Award at 2013 Gold Coast Dressage Association Opener Festival
Wellington, FL (January 29, 2013) – Premier Equestrian, a leading supplier of equestrian equipment, footing and arenas, presented the Premier Sportsmanship Award to 15-year-old Abbey MacLellan during the 2013 Gold Coast Dressage Association Opener Festival CDI. Riding in their first FEI Pony Test, MacLellan and her French Canadian Pony, Encore, earned a 61.375%, and had a great time showing at this new level. “We want to get some solid scores under us and just keep getting better!” she said about her goals for the season in Florida. MacLellan and her trainer, Cindy Matheson of Tea Hill Stables, are from Prince Edward Island, Canada, and so far they are enjoying the show season in Wellington. “It’s great! It’s hot!” MacLellan described. She was awarded a beautiful tri-color ribbon and a gift certificate to Premier Equestrian for demonstrating this positive attitude throughout the show and winning the Sportsmanship Award.
The Sportsmanship Award is designed to recognize riders who bring exceptional character, sportsmanship, and a positive attitude to the sport, while respecting their fellow rider and their mount. “We take pride in recognizing riders who not only are competitive, but also kind and friendly to fellow competitors, show staff, and who have put their horse first and contribute to the positive overall atmosphere at the show,” states Heidi Zorn, President of Premier Equestrian. “Premier Equestrian is dedicated to the sport of dressage and our core goal is to provide products that are safe and functional. Our motivation is to promote the well-being of the horse and horse sport industry. Premier is proud to sponsor this award at events across the country,” adds Zorn.
Considered America’s leading manufacturer and distributor of equestrian arenas, Premier Equestrian’s website offers extensive and informative information designed to help horse owners understand the differences in arenas as well as arena footing. Premier Equestrian also offers a complete line of horse jumps and horse jumping equipment, including horse jump standards, sponsor jumps, and cavaletti. Other Premier products include barn accessories, books & DVDs, as well as arena grooming and maintenance equipment. For more information on all Premier Equestrian products, including footing, dressage arenas, jumps and stable accessories, visit their website at www.PremierEquestrian.com or call 800-611-6109.
Photo: Abbey MacLellan and her trainer Cindy Matheson after their test at the 2013 GCDA Opener Festival. (Photo courtesy of JRPR)
Heidi Zorn, Premier Equestrian