Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan) Becomes Title Sponsor of the North American Junior/Young Rider Championships
RELEASE: March 9, 2009
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: by Joanie Morris
Lexington, KY – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has benefited from the support of Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the makers of Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan), in a number of different programs and championships since 2005. In 2009, Adequan® will continue to make a huge difference in the Equestrian world by signing on as the title sponsor for the 2009 Adequan® North American Junior/Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC).
These Championships are the showcase for up-and-coming talent in four equestrian disciplines. They compete for team and individual FEI medals. Young equestrian athletes between the ages of 14-21 in the three Olympic disciplines of Dressage, Eventing and Jumping and the World Equestrian Games discipline of Reining, will ascend on the Kentucky Horse Park from July 21-26, 2009.
This is the first time NAJYRC will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park, which in 2010 will host the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Adequan® is very visible in the equine community and supports equine athletes at every level of competition.
"This opportunity to support our young riders makes sense as they are the future of the sport," states Allyn Mann, Sr. Manager of Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc., makers of Adequan®. "The horses that these young riders compete on are valuable for both the short and long term goals of each individual rider. We want to help these riders achieve their dreams."
The only FEI Championship run annually in the US, many of the world’s best equestrians who now regularly represent the US on Olympic, World Championship and Nations Cup teams got their first taste of International experience at NAJYRC. These include 2008 Olympians Karen O’Connor and McLain Ward.
“These Championships are so important to our programs,” said John Long, USEF CEO. “Some of these riders will go on to represent the US and for some this is the ultimate goal, but either way the NAJYRC is the showcase of the best Juniors and Young Riders on the continent. But they don’t happen without sponsors like Luitpold. Luitpold's commitment to the USEF’s programs is outstanding and we look forward to this new chapter in their generous support.”
For more information about the 2009 Adequan North American Junior/Young Rider Championships, please contact Joanie Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, manufacturer of the flagship equine health product, Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan) invites you to learn more about Adequan® by visiting www.adequan.com.