Team Wind Chase Sponsored by Choice of Champions As They Drive Their Way to World Championships in 2013
Wellington, FL (June 26, 2013) – Choice of Champions International has chosen another winning team to sponsor as they drive to become world champions. Team Wind Chase, a combined driving team of Welsh Ponies owned by Heather and David Schneider of Wind Chase Farm, is excited to have the support of Choice of Champions as they train to compete in the 2013 World Pony Driving Championships being held in October in Paue, France. Team Wind Chase has had a stellar season, making it look easy as they qualified to compete and represent the USA in the World Championships. They drove away with a win at the first season opener, finished in the top two during the spring events, and then topped it off by claiming the Silver Medal at the USEF National Championships. Choice of Champions will help drive the team even further using their three-phase supplement regime, which includes Super Joint Solution, Ulser Shield and Lung Aid. This program and plan is in complete alignment with the Schneiders’ philosophy that the whole journey is as important as the goal. “It is, after all, about the ponies!” they say.
“Choice of Champions is all about teaming up with great equestrians who put their equine partners’ health and conditioning first and foremost,” said Allyn Maix, Owner of Choice of Champions. “It is so important to stay smart and keep your horses at their best when entering this level of competition. We are thrilled to be part of the Wind Chase Farm team because Heather and David are all about the ponies,” she added. “They have all been working very hard toward this goal, and we plan to be there to support them as they drive their way to success!”
The sport of combined driving is spreading in popularity throughout the USA, and is similar to that of three day eventing. The first day of competition is Dressage, which tests the driver’s ability to master compulsory figures and obedience. Day two is Marathon, with tracks and roads, and gated hazards to negotiate. This thrilling phase tests the speed and fitness of both horses/ponies and driver. The final day is the Cones phase which includes a course of 20 plus gates that the horses/ponies and driver must negotiate with accuracy and soundness. These three days of intense competition can be very demanding on the ponies, especially when travelling long distances or even overseas to compete. Choice of Champions supplements helps to ensure that these top level equines have all they need to perform their best.
“Many of our clients are combining Super Joint Solution, Ulser Sheild and Lung Aid on their upper level horses and the results are wonderful,” Maix said.
Super Joint Solution is a unique liquid that repairs joint damage and is absorbed right into the horse’s mouth. It helps horses stay free of soreness and stiff joints in all parts of their bodies. The comprehensive liquid top dressing has all the right ingredients for lubrication, support and repair, and the formula has proven to be tremendously successful. Super Joint Solution keeps the horse’s joints functioning well on a daily basis, where injectable treatments have a limited window of relief and a very high cost per injection.
Ulser Shield is used to keep horses settled and focused, especially with the stressors of rigorous schooling, shipping and showing. Ulser Shield is a supplement that promotes the horse’s digestion and nutrient absorption. Ulser Shield is an acid suppressant, mucosal protective and top dressing for horses prone to ulcers. “High performance horses produce a lot of acid when they are working or traveling, and acid can cause stomach ulcers,” Maix explaind. Used in a daily feeding program, Ulser Shield can prevent severe cases of ulcers.
Lung Aid is a comprehensive conditioner for the lungs that promotes equine respiratory health. “It also helps competitive horses recover faster from intensive training and competing,” added Maix. “Lung Aid contains vitamins and antioxidants designed to help horses fight off infections, increase endurance, increase lung capacity and boost the immune system.” She continued, “On long distance travel, it protects the horse’s immune system with an added benefit in places like a quarantine or flying with many horses in close quarters.”
Choice of Champions International is based in Wellington, Florida, and produces a full line of supplements designed to fit the needs of a variety of horses that compete in many different disciplines. Maix encourages horse owners, riders and trainers to try their products. Free samples are available by visiting the website www.choiceofchamps.com or calling 1-800-868-1077.
Wind Chase Farm is located in Palm City, Florida and is owned by Heather and David Schneider. To learn more about their story, meet the ponies or for information about combined driving, visit www.windchasefarm-usa.com
Photo: Team Wind Chase, a combined driving team of Welsh Ponies owned by Heather and David Schneider of Wind Chase Farm, is excited to have the support of Choice of Champions as they train to compete in the 2013 World Pony Driving Championships being held in October in Paue, France. (Photo courtesy of Team Wind Chase)
Choice of Champions Allyn Maix 1-800-868-1077