The Sanctuary Peak Performance Award Goes Royal
Wellington, FL (February 27, 2013) – Royal sightings are nothing new for this corner of equestrian Florida paradise, but while this handsome athlete’s name also begins with an ‘H,’ the crowning honor of The Sanctuary Peak Performance Award for Week Six of the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival trotted away with Hudson, glowingly described by rider and trainer, Ben Guanciale, as a Royal Dutch Warmblood, owned by Margaret Whitmeyer. “Our season’s been going very well,” said Guanciale, head trainer at Glenn Ridge of Clarksburg, MD. “We’ve had Hudson for six months. He was imported from Germany.”
In German barns, it’s spitzenleistung. At Wellington, it’s ‘peak performance.’ In any language, a well-conditioned athlete is strides ahead of the competition when it comes to soundness and success.
In addition to rewarding hunters and jumpers in top athletic form with Peak Performance Awards, The Sanctuary again honored Quotable, trained by David Glefke, and ridden by Holly Orlando for owners David Glefke and Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Garber, as the Green Conformation & Regular Conformation Hunter Divisions Champion for Weeks Six and Seven at WEF.
Consistently successful performance is only possible when a horse is performing at their peak. The Sanctuary’s mission is to provide equine athletes with top of the line rehabilitation and conditioning at a world-class facility featuring some of the most advanced conditioning and rehabilitation equipment in the world, including Pegasus Laser Therapy, a cold saltwater leg spa, Aqua-Pacer water treadmill, Electro-magnetic Pulse Therapy, Respiratory Therapy (Transpirator II) and an equine swimming pool. For more about The Sanctuary, visit www.sanctuaryequinerehab.com.
Photo: Ben Guanciale and Hudson were awarded The Sanctuary Peak Performance Award for their exceptional level of conditioning and impressive performances in the arena. (Photo courtesy of JRPR)
Brenda McDuffee (General Manager)
The Sanctuary Equine Sports
Therapy & Rehabilitation Center