Friday, June 17, 2011

Coriana van Klapscheut Named as ‘Omega Alpha Horse of the Month’ for May

Eric Lamaze + Coriana van Klapscheut
Equine Canada has named Coriana van Klapscheut as the ‘Omega Alpha Horse of the Month,’ for May based her three European grand prix victories in one week during the month of May.
Ridden by the reigning Olympic show jumping champion, Eric Lamaze, Coriana van Klapscheut is owned by Torrey Pines Stable and Artisan Farms LLC. Lamaze, who has brought the nine-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare up the ranks since 2009, guided Coriana van Klapscheut to victory in the €23,000 Trofeo Iberia and the €23,000 Trofeo Repsol at CSI5* Valencia, Spain, on May 7 and 8. The dominating pair repeated their success the following weekend, capturing the €23,000 Prix Groupe Lucien Barriere in La Baule, France on May 14. To round out their month of success, the pair also won the €23,000 Trofeo Marine and Aviation on May 28 at CSIO5* Rome.

"We are honored that Coriana has been chosen as the horse of the month," said Carlene Ziegler of Artisan Farms. "She truly had an amazing run in May, and we were thrilled to be in Valencia and La Baule to watch her win. It's not often that you find a horse that can win in both the grand prix and the speed classes. She and Eric are a great pair, and, since she is still only nine-years-old, they have a great future ahead of them!"

The Equine Canada Horse of the Month program was developed to recognize a performance of exceptional merit by a horse from the disciplines of dressage, eventing or show jumping. Equine Canada is very pleased to have Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals’ generous support of the horse recognition program. Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals will be providing the selected horse/rider combination with Omega Alpha product of their choice, up to a value of $1,000.

About Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals Inc. is Canadian owned and incorporated in 1992, and with the approval of Health Canada, Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals has concentrated its efforts into producing and manufacturing herbal supplements and remedies. As a pharmaceutical company, all herbal supplements and health products manufactured by Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals Inc. are done so following rigid standards and uncompromising quality. Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals Inc. specializes in formulations for enhancing equine health and performance, using the finest natural ingredients available. For a list of the wide range of products for the optimum health and performance of humans, equines and pets, please visit www.OmegaAlpha.ca.
About Equine Canada

Equine Canada is Canada’s national governing body for equestrianism. A member-driven, charitable institution, it is the executive branch of the Canadian Equestrian Team, and the national authority for equestrian competition; the national voice for recreational riders; and the national association for equine welfare, breeding, and industry. Equine Canada is recognised by the Government of Canada, the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), and the Canadian Olympic Committee as the national organisation representing equestrian sport and equine interests. For more information about Equine Canada, please visit www.equinecanada.ca.