Portable HG One Hay Steamer will be awarded to Training Level Amateur Division champion.
Eventers were the earliest adopters of Haygain Steamed Hay when it was introduced 11 years ago, and Haygain is grateful for that launchpad to what is now widespread, global acceptance of its benefits. The company is excited to be a Contributing Level sponsor for the United States Eventing Association (USEA) American Eventing Championships Aug. 25-30 at the Kentucky Horse Park, in Lexington, KY.
The smallest of Haygain’s three steaming models, the HG One valued at $999, will be awarded to the Training Level Amateur champion as part of the sponsorship, and all AEC exhibitors will receive a special discount code for the purchase of any steamer or Haygain’s ComfortStall flooring. Long-time steamer and top eventer Allison Springer will be part of the Training Level Amateur Champion award presentation on Haygain’s behalf.
As with all eventers, conditioning, fitness and speed are the foundation of daily work for the horses in Allison’s program. “That’s why our horses’ respiratory health is incredibly important to me,” says the international rider. “We use highest quality hay, but still within that there are little spores and different things that can be damaging and irritating. We’ve had great success with our steamed hay regime for several years now.”
Haygain high temperature steaming reduces up to 99% of the dust, mold, fungi, bacteria and other allergens found even in hay of top nutritional content. The benefits of clean hay include preventing or managing respiratory problems that affect over 80% of active sport horses, plus improved hydration, digestion and appetite and reduced allergies.
“The USEA is proud to partner with Haygain,” says Kate Lokey, USEA Director of Programs and Marketing. “Haygain’s dedication to finding new ways to improve the health and well-being of horses is a great fit for the USEA, and we are excited to offer their steamer as a prize at the USEA American Eventing Championships!”
Bee Richardson, Haygain’s VP of Marketing, says, “We are happy to continue our long-standing partnership with the eventing community. Hay steamers and our ComfortStall Sealed Orthopedic Flooring are now relied on by equestrians in all disciplines and around the world, but our path started with eventers. We wish everyone a successful, safe and healthy competition in Kentucky!”