Vita Flex Victory Team Rider Todd Minikus Wins 3 in a Row at Live Oak International CSI2* and Takes Home Leading Riding Bonus
Ocala, FL (April 5, 2013) – Vita Flex Victory Team member Todd Minikus was unstoppable during the Live Oak International Horse Show in Ocala, Florida on March 20-24, 2013. Minikus rode the Oldenburg mare Quality Girl (Quidam’s Rubin x Dobrock) to the win in the $50,000 CSI2* Grand Prix show jumping and also took top honors in the two preceding competitions the $5,000 1.30m Waldron Wealth Management Power & Speed class and the $10,000 E2 Show Jumpers Welcome Stake on Friday. “It’s not my first day at the rodeo!” said Minikus.
Todd Minikus of Wellington, FL rode Quality Girl, owned Chris Brems of Belgium, against tough competition in the CSI2*. Minikus explained, “Being second in the order and with Rodrigo and Brianne behind you, you can approach it two ways: you can try to shut the door right from the beginning, or go clear conservatively and hope they make mistakes. Quality Girl won the speed yesterday, so I decided to go for it.” For his wins at Live Oak, Minikus was also presented with the $10,000 Leading Rider bonus, presented by G&C Farm.
Minikus has also had a winning season at the 2012 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) and is an experienced Grand Prix competitor. With 109 Grand Prix wins to his name, Minikus and Quality Girl placed 8th in the $300,000 FEI World Cup Grand Prix during the 9th week of WEF while competing against 45 other top international Grand Prix riders. Minikus was also featured in a recent video shoot for Vita Flex as he is a member of the Vita Flex Victory Team. Vita Flex’s line of performance and nutritional supplelements are designed to give horses and riders the winning edge, and Todd’s success at Live Oak proves that Quality Girl has the ‘it’ factor.
“Todd and Quality Girl exemplify the level of performance, experience, and talent behind our Vita Flex Victory Team,” said Tanner Clark of Vita Flex Nutrition. “We at Vita Flex are thrilled to support him and the other riders on the Victory Team as they pursue equestrian excellence.”
Vita Flex® products are researched and tested by equine nutritionists and veterinarians and have been relied upon for more than two decades by owners, trainers and top riders. Vita Flex Nutrition offers animal health supplements, antioxidants, electrolytes, joint supplements, performance products, topicals and vitamins and minerals.
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Photo: Vita Flex Victory Team member Todd Minikus and Quality Girl took top honors at Live Oak, including winning the $50,000 CSI2* Live Oak International Grand Prix on Saturday, March 23, 2013. (Photo courtesy of www.PicsofYou.com)