Darren Chiacchia Leads Team to Victory, Beating Some of the Sport's Finest Equestrians
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Media Contact: Equine Resources International, LLC
Louisville, KY (March 15, 2007) - Niagara Equissage, an innovative cycloidal vibration massage therapy system from Equine Products, LLC, was a proud sponsor of the Pegasus Design Group DerbyCross™ competition held Saturday, March 3 at Overlook Farm in Ocala, Florida. Top equestrian athletes from around the world competed to make this new sport, which combines the speed and accuracy of show jumping with the bravery and endurance of cross country jumping, a memorable event.
Five teams, featuring Olympic, World Games and Pan American riders from four countries, tackled a challenging DerbyCross course designed by Olympic Gold Medalist and U.S. Equestrian Federation President, David O'Connor. U.S. Olympic and Pan American medalist Darren Chiacchia led his Team Chiacchia to victory, winning a total purse of $12,000, saddle pads from Niagara Equissage and product from Mojo Joint Supplement. Additional team riders included Erin Spohr, Christin Stoop, and jumper rider Kyle King, who also took home the Show Jumping MVP Award and an additional $1,000 for his superb round that put his team over the top for the win. Team Meredyth
South, captained by Olympian Karen O'Connor - an avid Niagara Equissage user - came in a close second, winning $4,000.
"We are honored to support such an exciting, innovative sport featuring some the world's finest equestrian competitors," said Dave Kamer, President of Equine Products, LLC and distributor of Niagara Equissage. "Keeping horses healthy and competition-ready during a demanding event such as the DerbyCross is top priority for many owners and trainers."
The premiere DerbyCross event, held Saturday, July 29, 2006 at Great Meadow in the The Plains, Virginia, was a huge success. The popularity of the sport prompted organizers Rebecca Howard, Equestrian Director at The Fork Stables, Dana Voorhees, President of Equestrian Entertainment Partners, Juan Salinas-Bentley, Director of Great Meadows Polo and Sinead Halpin, Director of Dunlavin Eventing, to establish a winter home for the event: Overlook Farm in Ocala, Florida.
The Niagara Equissage is an internationally recognized equine massage therapy system that is easy to apply, safe and effective. Used by top competitors, including Olympians Karen O'Connor and William Fox-Pitt, the Niagara Equissage system provides cycloidal vibration massage therapy to reach deep into tissues for a wide range of benefits. Horses treated with the Niagara Equissage may enjoy improved circulation and joint mobility, more relaxed muscles, reduced swelling and enhanced lymphatic and venous drainage. The system can even be beneficial for horses with respiratory conditions.
For more information about the DerbyCross, visit www.derbycross.com.
For more information about Niagara Equissage, or to request a free product demonstration, call 502-895-8861 or visit www.equineproductsllc.com.