Rodrigo Pessoa and Champ 163 Win Arenus Performance and Conditioning Award during Third Week of the Winter Equestrian Festival

Champ 163 and Rodrigo Pessoa won the Arenus Performance and Conditioning Award during the third week of the WEF. Melissa Bennington and Kristen Galvan, Sales Specialists for Arenus, presented Pessoa with the award. (Photo courtesy of JRPR)

Wellington, FL (February 7, 2011) – Brazilian Olympic Gold medalist Rodrigo Pessoa rode away as the winner of the Arenus Performance and Conditioning Award aboard Champ 163 during the third week of the 2011 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival. Champ 163, owned by Legacy Stables LLC, finished ninth in the 1.50m Jumper Classic.

“Rodrigo is a legend in the show jumping world and it was a thrill to present him with the Arenus Performance and Conditioning Award,” said Melissa Bennington, northeast Sales Specialist for Arenus. “Rodrigo made history and broke a world record when he and Baloubet du Rouet won the World Cup Final three years in a row. Rodrigo has also competed and medaled in multiple Olympics and Pan Am Games and it was an honor to meet him and present him with the Arenus award.”

The Performance and Conditioning Award is sponsored by Arenus, a premier provider of innovative health and nutrition products for pets and horses, and is given to one horse during the show whose conditioning enhances its performance. Kristen Galvan, an Arenus Sales Specialist for the southeast, was also thrilled to meet Rodrigo. “It’s not often you get to meet someone who has made such an impact on the show jumping world,” she said.

Arenus presented Pessoa with a gift certificate for Arenus products. “Arenus works hard to produce scientifically sound products and I know Rodrigo and Champ 163’s owners are going to enjoy getting to know more about the Arenus products,” Galvan said. “All of our products are unique health supplements that holistically address specific issues.”

Galvan noted that show jumpers, such as Champ 163, can benefit from ASSURE Guard, from the Arenus ASSURE digestive aids line, which helps maintain normal digestion in horses with lifestyle stresses.  ASSURE Guard is a daily digestive aid for gastric health support during lifestyle changes like competition, training, and travel.  It contains calcium carbonate as an antacid, probiotics, prebiotics, enzymes and Psyllium to further support digestive health – an excellent choice to maintain stomach health during times of stress.

“All of the horses competing at the Winter Equestrian Festival are under a great deal of pressure do to travel, being away from home and the competition,” Galvan said. “ASSURE Guard is a holistic approach to maintaining normal digestion and keeping a horse as stress-free as possible.”

Arenus also features the product families EQUILITE herbal blends, SORE NO-MORE topicals, STEADFAST joint & structural health supplements and two products containing DHA/Omega-3- fatty acids. ALEIRA contains DHA with a proprietary blend of mushrooms to support respiratory health and RELEIRA contains omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients to support normal reproductive function. The company is dedicated to delivering scientifically sound health and nutritional products so pets and horses can have many happy years working, playing and competing. The Arenus global staff includes more than 75 animal health professionals and veterinarians who believe that supplements should be supported by science.

To learn more about Arenus products, visit www.arenus.com.

About Arenus

Arenus is a premier provider of innovative health and nutrition products for pets and horses. Arenus is a growing division within Novus Nutrition Brands, a global company dedicated to Health and Nutrition through Science. To learn more about Arenus products, or find an Arenus event near you, call (866) 791-3344 or visit www.arenus.com.

For more information contact:

Arenus

Stephanie Morris

314-453-7797

Stephanie.morris@arenus.com

www.arenus.com

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