Allison Brock with Rosevelt (Photo courtesy of Meg McGuire)
Buena Vista, VA (June 12, 2015) − Grand Prix rider Allison Brock has been named a Traveling Reserve for the U.S. Pan American Games Dressage Team – and her sponsor World Equestrian Brands, a leading distributer of high quality tack and other equestrian products, couldn’t be prouder.
Brock, a USDF Gold and Silver medalist based out of Wellington, Florida and Keswick, Virginia, earned this top spot with Rosevelt, owned by Claudine and Fritz Kundrun. As a Traveling Reserve, the pair will continue to support their Team USA as riders vie for the gold at the Pan American Games and for a starting spot in the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. The Pan American Games will be held on July 10-26 in Toronto, Canada.
Brock and the 13-year-old Hanoverian stallion Rosevelt (Rotspon x Lore, Lauries Crusador XX) will be a Traveling Reserve for the Big Tour, alongside Traveling Reserve Steffen Peters and Rosamunde. Competing in the Big Tour at the Pan American Games will be Laura Graves on Verdades and Peters on Legolas 92.
Kimberly Herslow on Rosmarin and Sabine Schut-Kery on Sanceo will represent Team USA in the Small Tour, with Olivia LaGoy-Weltz and Lonoir as the Traveling Reserve.
Contributing to Brock earning this honorable position was the final 2015 Pan American Games European CDI Observation Event Squad competition, which took place in Achleiten, Austria earlier this month. Brock and Rosevelt took home second place in the Grand Prix Special with a 74.176 percent, directly behind Austria’s Victoria Max-Theurer on Blind Date.
Needless to say, Brock is thrilled to travel to the Pan American Games to represent her country. “We have the best team of horses, riders, grooms, coaches, owners, vets, and management,” she said. “Go Team USA!”
Likewise, Brock’s sponsor, World Equestrian Brands, is cheering for her. “Ali is truly one of the most professional, thoughtful, and diligent riders I know,” said Robin Moore, CEO of World Equestrian Brands. “We are so happy for Ali, and are certain the future holds promise for her.”
With the help of World Equestrian Brands, Brock is always prepared with the products that help her meet her goals. The Buena Vista, Virginia based company offers only the highest-quality products, like Amerigo saddles, Equilibrium leg protection and therapeutic products, Vespucci bridles, and E. A. Mattes saddle pads. Top riders like Brock have discovered the perfect tack for themselves and their horses through World Equestrian Brands.
For more information about World Equestrian Brands, the tack and equipment it offers, and its sponsored riders, visit www.worldequestrianbrands.com or call 1-888-637-8463.