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Sandy Ferrell And David Oliynyk Win “Rider Wellness” Awards During 2012 Winter Equestrian Festival

Sandy Ferrell And David Oliynyk Win “Rider Wellness” Awards During 2012 Winter Equestrian Festival

Wellington, FL (April 24, 2012) – Well-known trainers Sandy Ferrell and David Oliynyk were in the ribbons throughout the 2012 Winter Equestrian Festival, and each trainer also won The Wellington Institute “Rider Wellness” Award during the final two weeks of the prestigious show circuit. Sponsored by the Wellington Institute, a wellness center dedicated to providing custom anti-aging medicine designed to help equestrian athletes increase their quality of life and competitive edge, the Rider Wellness Award was awarded throughout the Winter Equestrian Festival.

Ferrell is one of the top hunter riders in the country and the owner of Royal Show Hunters Inc. in Bernville, Pennsylvania. In 2008, Ferrell was named the WCHR Professional World Hunter Champion Rider, the highest honor a professional hunter rider can achieve. “I love what I do and I have a positive attitude and I think that is part of my secret to staying well,” Ferrell said, adding that she was honored to win the Rider Wellness Award.

Ferrell said she loves competing in Wellington and that the 2012 season proved to be a great one. While at WEF she competed What’s Up, owned by Up The Creek Farm in New York. “I’ve ridden for them for a few years,” Ferrell said.

David Oliynyk, of Oliynyk Show Stables in Plainville, Massachusetts, competed Lori Gaudet’s Generous, a nine-year-old Warmblood, during WEF and was also thrilled to take home the Rider Wellness Award. “I try and eat well and stay in good shape,” he said, adding that he has between 13 and 15 horses at the show to ride and compete, which helps him stay fit.

Dr. Jennine Cabanellas, Medical Director of The Wellington Institute, congratulated both riders. “I was pleased to meet Sandy and David and look forward to working with them at The Wellington Institute,” she said. “We gave each of them a sample of vitamins from The Wellington Institute, a certificate for a free consultation and a free vitamin cocktail shot that will boost their energy levels. It takes a great deal of energy to compete at the top and The Wellington Institute has designed a program to help rider’s stay in peak physical condition.”

The Wellington Institute has a strong following on the horse show circuit and riders from all disciplines have embraced The Wellington Institute’s line of supplements for equestrians called Health for Horse Warriors. The supplements are 100% natural, feature 100% ingredient purity, offer 99% absorption and are 100% backed by clinical studies. “In order to compete on the show circuit, riders need to be in shape and it is equally important to supplement your body with vitamins made of the highest quality ingredients,” Dr. Cabanellas said. “The Wellington Institute is also well known for our bio identical hormone replacement, our nutritional supplement regiment program and a medical weight loss program.”

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Photos: Sandy Ferrell and David Oliynyk won The Wellington Institute “Rider Wellness” Awards during the final two weeks of the 2012 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival. The Wellington Institute, a wellness center dedicated to medical and dental aesthetics, sponsored the Rider Wellness Award. (Photo courtesy of JRPR)