Fifty-three competitors from all over the world competed in the $10,000 Accuhorsemat Open Welcome Stake over a course that saw 17 clear first rounds. After several blazing-fast jump off tracks, Mark Bluman and his Swedish Warmblood partner Thriller P posted a time of 31.001, which proved unbeatable for the remaining riders left to compete.
“This horse just came out of quarantine two weeks ago” explain Bluman after the awards presentation. “My boss found this horse and purchased him, and he is a nice horse with a great record in Europe. I am excited to have him as an addition to our string.”
Thriller P was recently purchased by Stransky’s Mission Farms, who owns many talented jumping horses that compete across North America and Europe. Bluman, who rides for the nation of Columbia, has had a successful season with a strong string of horses, which now includes the 12-year-old grey gelding Thriller P.
Colleen Elliott, CEO of Acuswede, the North American distributer of Accuhorsemat, was happy to see the pair win Accuhorsemat’s class. “We are so excited to be sponsoring the Spring Series in Wellington,” Elliott said. “Our products are perfect for show jumping horses and riders to help them feel great and perform at their very best. It is wonderful to be able to share this product with so many competitive equestrians.”
Once the ESP Spring Series concludes, Bluman and his horses will make the trek north for further competitions. “We are going to go to Kentucky for two weeks and then we’ll head to Tryon, which is our summer base,” Bluman explained. “We will also do a few shows in New York and some in Europe, so it is going to be a busy summer.”
For equine enthusiasts looking for a way to improve their horses’ wellbeing using a simple and innovative solution, Accuhorsemat offers a non-invasive acupressure horse blanket. The blanket is designed to promote healthy circulation and recovery through increased blood flow, toxin release, and muscle relaxation. Based on ancient acupressure practices, the Accuhorsemat stimulates acupressure points across the body of the horse to help relax muscles and relieve pain. The specifically targeted acupressure points increase blood flow to the horse’s muscles, allowing them to relax and recover faster after training and competition sessions.
The Accuhorsemat can also be used before riding to calm and relax a horse as it soothes muscles and promotes endorphin release. As part of his prize, Bluman was awarded with an embroidered Accuhorsemat, commemorating his win for the $10,000 Open Welcome Stake. He was also presented with a prize cooler, and $2,700 in prize money.
More information about Acuswede and its products can be found at www.acuswede.com. You can also find Accuhorsemat at the famed Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event, presented by Land Rover. The competition will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY from April 28-May 1, 2016.
Photo: Mark Bluman and Thriller P win the Accuhorsemat $10,000 Open Welcome Stake at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (photo courtesy of JRPR—no photo credit necessary)
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