Premier Equestrian Sponsors Eventing Extraordinaire Kim Severson
Charlottesville, VA (July 25, 2013) – Premier Equestrian is proud to announce their sponsorship of US Eventing extraordinaire, Kim Severson. As a Four Star international competitor and Olympic Silver Medalist, Severson is one of the finest event riders in the world. Premier Equestrian is excited to be a part of her continued success, and was thrilled to help her with building her jumping arena on her new farm and home for Kim Severson Eventing, LLC in Charlottesville, VA .
“Kim installed our Athletex footing and the Premier Hydro-Keep in her new arena, and she loves it!” stated Heidi Zorn, President of Premier Equestrian, LLC. “She had an arena contractor build a base, and Premier helped guide her to find the sand. We went through many different sand samples, and in the end, Kim was able to locate great sand from a local quarry. They were able to mix the sand and footing amendment and deliver it all completely mixed.” Severson only recently purchased her new farm in the fall of 2012. The farm is located on 32 acres of open land and includes two barns with 10 stalls, tack room, wash stalls, 10 paddocks, a dressage arena, and plenty of space for conditioning gallops. She is very excited, now, to be able to complete the farm with the addition of her jumping arena. Zorn pointed out that even with all these amenities, she does not have the capacity to water the arena, which is why Premier advised her to include the Athletex and Hydro-Keep products in the footing mix.
Athletex™ is one of the latest and most innovative of Premier’s footing products. Athletex™ is made from recycled athletic shoes, and provides reduced shear, stable traction and durable cushioning to help set any horse on the road to victory ribbons. This very unique recycled product is made up of a mixture of rubber, providing cushion, as well as textile for stability.
Athletex™ is suited for dressage, jumping, western pleasure, vaulting, and all other types of arenas. Because of the traction and cushioning, it is perfect for multi-purpose arenas. Athletex™ is mixed with sand at one pound per square foot which is a ratio that gives the surface spring, cushion, and stability. Athletex™ is suitable to mix with a wide variety of sands and it will perform in course sand, fine sand or sand that falls in-between.
Hydro-Keep is Premier’s arena hydrating product. Hydro-Keep is a safe, non-toxic chemical crystal that can reduce arena watering by 50%. The crystals work by rapidly absorbing the water and retaining it. Over time, and as the soil dries, the water is gradually released from the crystal, hydrating the surrounding area. The crystal expands when watered then contracts as the water is released. As an added benefit, this continuous expansion and contraction reduces soil compaction as well.
“Whichever Premier footing product you choose, your equine athletes will be performing on the best material available, and they will thank you for it!” assures 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: Kim Severson working on her newly installed Athletex from Premier Equestrian (Photo courtesy of Premier Equestrian)
Heidi Zorn, Premier Equestrian 1-800-611-6109 www.PremierEquestrian.com