December 4, 2020

Coming Back with Spunk: The Sanctuary Presents Peak Performance Awards to Engle and Goldstein

Coming Back with Spunk: The Sanctuary Presents

Coming Back with Spunk: The Sanctuary Presents Peak Performance Awards to Engle and Goldstein

Wellington, FL (February 20, 2013) – Week 5 of the 2013 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival did not disappoint fans of Florida hometown favorite Margie Engle of Wellington. Riding Indigo, co-owned by longtime client Mike Pulaski of Hidden Creek, under Saturday night’s lights in the $82,000 Adequan CS12* Grand Prix, the pint-sized powerhouse U.S. Olympian and sixth-greatest FEI show jumping rider of all time turned in one of her trademark gutsy bids for victory against 13 jump-off contenders culled from 47 original entries.

Ben Maher and Urico ultimately won the Grand Prix, but Indigo’s fast footwork and bold athleticism earned The Sanctuary’s Peak Performance Award.Coming Back with Spunk: The Sanctuary Presents

“He jumped a super first round. He’s had a bit of a break so he rode just beautiful,” Engle said about the 13 year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding by Indoctro, adding with cheerful understatement, “In the jump-off we got a little carried away. Sometimes his feet outpace his brain but he’s spunky and very athletic, and gives you all he’s got.”

The theme of the week at WEF could have been “comeback,” as The Sanctuary honored another 13 year-old gelding for a solid return to the show ring: Danielle Goldstein and Starwyn Farm’s Belgian Warmblood, Adamo van ‘t Steenputje, by Darco. Goldstein’s 2009 World Cup equine partner suffered an injury earlier in the year and WEF’s 1meter 40 proved the perfect test to demonstrate his recovery and the success of The Sanctuary’s rehabilitative programs.

“We used the Aqua-Pacer Treadmill at The Sanctuary,” said a beaming Goldstein while accepting The Sanctuary Peak Performance Award. “Adamo went three times a week, for 30 minutes a session at full depth, and it made him extremely strong and fit. He’s back at the level he was competing at before, and will move up to Grand Prix again soon.”

“We’re happy to know we were able to help Adamo return to peak performance,” said Brenda McDuffee, general manager at The Sanctuary, which has a satellite facility at Wellington as well as its main rehabilitative quarters in Ocala. “The Sanctuary has built its reputation on its ability to condition and rehabilitate equines of all disciplines.”

In addition to presenting Peak Performance Awards to jumpers epitomizing top athletic form, The Sanctuary has been honoring Hunter division champions each week of WEF, including Green and Regular Conformation Championships notable, Quotable, ridden by Holly Orlando and Kirklen Petersen for David Glefke and Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Garber; Karen Caristo-trained Regular and Green Conformation champions, Moshi and Mariano, owned by Stephanie Riggio; and CH Farm, LLC’s Regular Conformation champion, On Q, trained by David Glefke and ridden by Kelley Farmer and Holly Orlando.Coming Back with Spunk: The Sanctuary Presents

The harmony of winning horsemanship is only possible when an equine athlete is performing at their peak. The Sanctuary mission is to provide equine athletes with top of the line rehabilitation and conditioning. Its world-class facility features some of the most advanced conditioning and rehab equipment in the world, including Pegasus Laser Therapy, a cold saltwater leg spa, Aqua-Pacer water treadmill, Electro-magnetic Pulse Therapy, Respiratory Therapy (Transpirator II) and an equine swimming pool.

For more information about The Sanctuary, visit www.sanctuaryequinerehab.com

Photo 1: Margie Engle was awarded The Sanctuary Peak Performance Award during the 2013 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival. (Photo courtesy of JRPR)

Brenda McDuffee (General Manager)

The Sanctuary Equine Sports

Therapy & Rehabilitation Center

brendam@sanctuaryequinerehab.com

www.sanctuaryequinerehab.com

1-352-369-HEAL (4325)

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