Rider Highlights and Updates – August, 2021
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Written by Rachel Northington

August 31, 2021

Did you know that horses have 10 different muscles in their ears?
This allows them to rotate nearly 180 degrees and move independently of one another. Humans only have three muscles in their ears!

Horse Ears

Photo: Denis Geier

We love receiving all of your powerful stories, so keep them coming…

Just wanted to say thank you! We have 2 wild mustangs that we adopted about a month ago and our 14-month-old needs her hooves done badly. She’s been doing really good with picking up her feet but when the farrier comes, she gets very anxious. Your product, SynChill, allowed my farrier to finally trim all 4 hooves of my 14-month-old wild mustang!

Your product is amazing, and I am going to be ordering a box of 12 tubes! I have referred several other horse trainers I know to your amazing products.

Thank you,

Cheryl Dodson & KALI 🥰
Kali horse


New SynNutra Promoter

Hi everyone! My name is Melissa Lehmann and I’m very excited about the opportunity to promote and distribute SynNutra products. I am from Bemidji, which is a town in Northern Minnesota.


My daughter introduced me to barrel racing about 5 years ago and I’ve been hooked since. My equine partners are a 5-year-old bay mare I call Nina (MS Okeys Seis) and an 11-year-old sorrel mare called Rumor (FK Flyin Miss Elvis). In order to keep them as competitive as possible, it’s important to me to find products that are safe, effective, and non-testing.

Melissa Lehmann

Melissa Lehmann

When I’m not barrel racing, I work full-time in IT, and I have a 9-year-old son that keeps me on my toes. My daughter is off on her own enjoying rodeo where she competes mostly in barrel racing, but she sometimes enters the breakaway roping too.

Feel free to reach out to Melissa at 218-760-8430 and find her for a free sample.

Melissa Lehman

Melissa Lehmann

Team Rider Updates:

SynNutra is excited to welcome our newest Team Rider, Josiane Gauthier. Josiane recently took home first place in the North American Reining Stakes Open Derby Level 1 & 2 aboard I’m Spookin Electric, as well as in the Novice Horse Open Level 1 & 3 aboard Lil Cash Now.
In 2000, Josiane left her home in Quebec, Canada, and moved to North Carolina to start her career in the reining industry. Under the tutelage of her father and mentor, Francois, she learned all aspects of the reining horse industry, developed a remarkable work ethic and has become an extremely successful reining horse trainer, riding coach and professional show exhibitor. Her success at winning major events both nationally and internationally are a testament to the endless hours, hard work and firm commitment she puts into every aspect of her personal and professional life. Josiane has accumulated LTE of over $510,000 and counting. One of her most cherished moments was to represent Canada at the 2014 World equestrian Games in Normandy, France.
We are happy to have SynNutra Equine products as part of your trusted horse care program.
Josiane Gauthier

Congratulations to SynNutra Team Riders Ashlee Bond and Daniel Bluman as well as Catherine Tyree, who are part of a Team AIM United as part of the Major League Show Jumping League. They won the CSI 5* $200,000 FEI MLSJ Team Event at Angelstone Tournaments.

Team AIM United
Photo: Mackenzie Clark via @teamaimunited Instagram account

SynNutra Team Rider Ashlee Bond wrapped up an amazing August. She represented Team Israel at the Tokyo Olympics, putting in beautiful rounds aboard Donatello 141, finishing third in the individual qualifier and 11th overall in the individual competition. We’re so proud of these two in their Olympic debut! Following the Olympics, Ashlee traveled to Canada, where in addition to her team win aboard Contefina LVF, she also took home the blue ribbon aboard her new horse Fenn in the 1.30m/1.35m Modified National Grand Prix.

Ashlee Bond Hugging Her Horse
Photo: Scoopdyga via Ashlee Bond’s Instagram account

In addition to his win aboard Ubiluc in the team competition for the Major League Show Jumping League, SynNutra Team Rider Daniel Bluman took home 2nd place and Division Champion aboard Cachemire De Braize in the CSI 5* $75,000 FEI MLSJ 1.45M class at Angelstone Tournaments.

Daniel Bluman
Photo: Ashley Neuhof via Daniel Bluman’s Instagram account

SynNutra Team Rider Kyle King kicked off the month of August in Traverse City, MI with a win aboard Enzo in the CSI 3* $36,000 Grand Prix and then headed to Thunderbird Show Park in Canada where Kyle won the CSI 3* $37,000 Thunderbird Challenge aboard Etalon.

Kyle King

SynNutra Team Rider Will Simpson and Chacco P took home second place in the WEC $75,000 Grand Prix in Ocala, Florida.

Will Simpson

Caia Watridge has continued her winning ways aboard Iselle by topping the podium with a gold medal in the 2021 FEI North America Youth Championship Pre-Junior Team Final.

Caia Watridge

In California, SynNutra Team Rider Robyn Morgan and her barrel horse Fame A La Mode (Bliss) came in 16th out of 300 pairs in the 2021 Triple Seven Barrel Racing Finals.

Robyn Morgan

SynNutra Team Barn Harley Brown Equestrian saw many great placings this month in California. Student Elisabeth Engelson and Cool Boy took home 6 blue ribbons and two division championships in the Modified Adult Jumpers at the Sonoma Horse Park. At Blenheim, Zoe Brown and The Original took 3rd place in the CPHA Junior Medal Finals. Student Cate Tomlinson and Laviata won the $5,000 1.35m Welcome at the Silicon Valley Horse Show, and Team HBE took home 5 of the top 12 places in the Woodside Grand Prix.

Zoe Brown and The Original

**Find our Promoter and score a free sample!

Be on the lookout for SynNutra Promoter Chrissie Catto at the Aiken Fall Festival I & II in Aiken, SC in September. If you would like to meet her and score a free sample, look for the SynNutra banner at the events, reach out to her at chrissie@synnutra.com, or give her a shout at 904-424-0708!

Chrissie Catto

Chrissie Catto

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