Kentucky Equine Research Partners with Combined Driver Chester Weber
RELEASE: July 13, 2009
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: Brian Sosby
Ocala, FL (July 13, 2009) – Kentucky Equine Research (KER) has joined forces with combined driver Chester Weber, becoming the latest Team Weber sponsor to join the championship team as they head toward the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Weber, a force to be reckoned with in the field of four-in-hand combined driving, became the first American to win an Individual medal at the World Championships and his high-profile team includes the now-famous Jamaica, the 2008 USEF Horse of the Year.
KER is a world-renowned nutrition and consultation company that works with feed manufacturers to develop horse feeds suited for the particular regions in which they are to be fed. Joe Pagan, President of KER, believes research efforts are the cornerstone of KER, and he personally directs all scientific trials. Conclusions drawn from these trials are used in the formulation of technologically advanced feeds.
“KER is very pleased to join Chester’s team of sponsors, and we look forward to working with him,” said Pagan. “Our partnership will be a beneficial one as both Chester and KER believe in accomplishing what is best for the horse.”
The world-class horses that make up Team Weber are given Restore electrolyte supplements from KER, products specifically formulated to match the composition of horse sweat. “Restore is designed to replenish electrolytes in any situation in which horses might sweat, particularly after training, travel, during hot weather or competition,” said Pagan.
Weber and his team are the United States Four-In-Hand Combined Driving Champions, a title they have held for the past six years. Team Weber is currently preparing again for the U.S. Championships, hoping to earn an unprecedented seventh consecutive win.
“My horses are top athletes and they work hard and sweat hard,” Weber said. “The Restore electrolytes from KER are designed for elite athletes and I have the confidence that the Restore electrolytes will do the job they are designed for.”
In addition to its research endeavors, KER has a rich tradition of providing top-of-the-line feeds to the greatest equine athletes in the world. In 2000, the company was tapped to be the official nutritionist of the United States Equestrian Federation. KER has also played a pivotal role in procuring feeds for the last four Olympic Games, as well as other international competitions.
KER formulates feed for Pennfield Equine Feed Technologies, another Team Weber sponsor. “Chester feeds his team the EnuroEvent Ener-G feed from Pennfield’s Gold Medal Line. This feed satisfies the elevated nutritional needs of high-performance horses,” Pagan said. “Chester has dominated the field of combined driving for many years, and it isn’t by accident. He works hard and makes sure that his horses have the best care, nutrition and training possible.”
For more information on KER, visit its website at www.ker.com. For more information on Weber, visit his website at www.chesterweber.com.