Elizabeth Campbell with Royal Diamant (Photo courtesy of JRPR)
Jacksonville, FL (May 26, 2015) – Elizabeth Campbell was dubbed a true “Premier Equestrian” by leading arena and footing company, Premier Equestrian, at the May Day Qualifier One dressage show in Jacksonville, Florida. Campbell placed first in the FEI Intermediaire test with a 72.381 percent on her mount, Royal Diamant. Premier Equestrian presented Campbell with the title of “Premier Equestrian” for the excellent sportsmanship and dedication to the sport of dressage that she exhibited throughout the show.
Campbell, a dressage rider and trainer out of Royal Blue Stables in Odessa, Florida, has had quite an interesting foundation to her equestrian career. Born in New Orleans, she then spent time in South America, England, and the Netherlands before finding her riding niche in Venezuela, where she rode in the western discipline for the next six years. It wasn’t until she reached the Caribbean that she was introduced to jumping and dressage. When an accident left her unable to continue jumping, Campbell made the complete transition over to the dressage world at the age of 23. Now 60 years old, Campbell expressed that she never wants to stop improving. “Every time I compete, there are more goals to reach,” she said.
Campbell’s mount Royal Diamant, a 14-year-old German bred Warmblood, was purchased at the age of four completely sight unseen. Campbell recalled that she didn’t see a single video or picture of him before buying him, but had only his description to rely on – which included that he was “brown, and maybe had a white sock.” At the time, she said that she had gained an interest in buying and selling horses on a small scale and had heard that this horse had been presented to the Canadian team, but was turned away because he was too small.
The Premier Equestrian Sportsmanship Award and the title of “Premier Equestrian” presented to Campbell included a tri-colored ribbon, a copy of the book Horse Angels by the Premier Equestrian C.E.O., Mark Neihart, and a $100 Premier Equestrian gift card. Campbell says her motivation to be such a good sport comes from her students’ dedication to dressage. “My students are what do it for me – I’m motivated through them. They help me fulfill my wishes all the time.”
Premier Equestrian provides revolutionary horse jumps that are customizable, durable, and maintenance-free; world-class footing prepared to meet the needs of any location and use; and beautiful dressage arenas. Educational information, discounted arena packages, easy set-up, and completely horse-safe materials are just a few of the benefits that the company can offer. Notable “Premier Equestrians” who love the company’s products include Linda Parelli, Debbie McDonald, Steffen Peters, Adrienne Lyle, Laura Graves, Akiko Yamazaki, and Luca Moneta. Premier Equestrian’s products are popular among riders competing at any level.
For more information about Premier Equestrian and the exceptional products the company has to offer, visit www.PremierEquestrian.com or call 1-800-611-6109.