Sanctuary Peak Performance Award Winner
Sturdy as a Lumberjack\
Wellington, FL (February 18, 2013) – A registered Hanoverian, with American Thoroughbred bloodlines to Crusader and Man O’War, Lumberjack 12 epitomizes the glowing health and athleticism The Sanctuary looks for in a Peak Performance Award winner. The statuesque nine year-old gelding, ridden by Susan Dutta, delivered the highest (72.763%) score of the show on January 24 in the FEI Prix St. Georges-Open class at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. Sponsored by The Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation Center, The Sanctuary Peak Performance Award is presented to a horse with a successful performance due to their conditioning and fitness level.
“He didn’t make any mistakes. He stayed focused on me, which is exactly where we want him to be to keep laying down consistent tests,” said Dutta, adding that the horse’s first I-1 test was also soon.
Dutta, a 2007 Pan American Games U.S. Dressage Team Gold medalist and 2002 Coupes de Amerique Individual and Team Gold medalist, also has longtime Grand Prix partner, Oldenburg gelding, Currency DC, in Florida. Her young horses remain in training in Germany, with two generations of champions, father-and-son trainers, Jürgen and Christoph Koschel.
Brenda McDuffee, General Manager of The Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation Center, congratulated Dutta and presented her with her award and $250 gift certificate to services at the Center. Among The Sanctuary’s services are frequency-controlled vibration plates, which have been proven effective on humans and horses in promoting bone strength and density. “This type of therapy has been used in human medicine for more than 40 years,” McDuffee said. “The Sanctuary is the most advanced facility of its kind in the world and all of the therapies used at The Sanctuary are based on methods used for human rehabilitation and conditioning.”
The Sanctuary at PBIEC also features above ground water treadmills, cold saltwater leg spa treatment, two vibration plates with solarium, laser therapy, electromagnetic pulse therapy and a respiratory machine. The Sanctuary also has a 30-acre state-of-the-art facility in Ocala, Florida. For more information on The Sanctuary, visit their website at www.sanctuaryequinerehab.com.
Photo: Susie Dutta and Lumberjack 12 at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. (Photo courtesy of www.SusanJStickle.com)
Brenda McDuffee (General Manager)
The Sanctuary Equine Sports
Therapy & Rehabilitation Center