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

October 31, 2021

Fun Fact!

It’s often said that horses have a lot of heart, which is actually true. The average horse’s heart weighs between 8 and 9lbs. Some have more heart than others, just like people. Secretariat’s heart weighed in at a whopping 22lbs, more than twice the size of an average racehorse. What a tremendous machine powering the greatest racehorse that ever lived!

Monument honoring 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat

Monument honoring 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky
Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

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SynChill saved the day!
Dabanos can be famously nervous in some show arenas. He had been particularly explosive in the indoor arena where the Belgian Dressage championships were held in early October.
A friend recommended SynChill and I decided to try it to maximize our performance at this important show. Synchill worked like a charm and Dabanos and I performed as one. He focused on me and the job at hand instead of feeling anxious and hard to manage. I would definitely use Synchill again for potential high-stress situations for Dabanos!
Alexa Fairchild
Belgian Olympic Dressage Team Alternate, 2021 Tokyo Games
Alexa Fairchild riding

Alexa Fairchild aboard Dabanos D’o4

Team Rider Updates:

SynNutra Team Rider Ashlee Bond had a successful show at the new ArenaMend Classic, winning both the CSI2* $4,000 Speed Class and the CSI2* $14,500 class aboard Ionesco Sitte. She also took home 2nd place in both the $350,000 CSI5* 1.55m Grand Prix and the $40,000 CSI5* 1.45m class aboard Donatello 141.

Ashlee Bond Jumping

Photo Credit: Ashley Neuhof via Ashlee Bond’s Instagram

SynNutra Team Rider Daniel Bluman took home 1st place aboard Gemma W at the ArenaMend Classic in the CSI5* $175,000 1.50 Qualifier.

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

SynNutra Team Rider Kyle King had a great show at Major League Showjumping’s Caledon event, placing 4th aboard Enzo in the $217,000 FEI5* BFL Canada Grand Prix and 8th aboard Coffee To Go in the $75,000 FEI5* Case IH Winning Round.

Kyle King jumping
Photo Credit: Mackenzie Clark via Kyle King’s Instagram

SynNutra Team Rider Robyn Morgan and her Fame A La Mode tied for 2nd in the 2D last week in Temecula, CA.

Robyn Morgan
Photo credit: courtesy of Robyn Morgan’s Instagram
SynNutra Team Barn Harley Brown Equestrian is having a great autumn. Congratulations to Zoe Brown and her horse The Original for winning the 2021 Platinum Performance/USEF Talent Search Finals West. What an outstanding accomplishment!
The Team continued their success in Sacramento with numerous wins including Harley Brown in the 1.20m, 1.30, and 1.40m open classes, Mika Clear and her Celina Z in the Children’s Jumpers, Zoe Brown in the 1.40m and High Junior Jumpers, and many more top placings.
Zoe Brown
Photo: Harley Brown Equestrian’s Instagram
SynNutra Team Barn Blue Ridge Farms had a great few weeks at the Temecula Valley National Horse Show Series with Sophie Simpson Leckie winning the $10,000 1.35m Welcome Prix, Hailey Weber & Evolinus winning in the Low Junior/AO Division and many other top placings.
Congratulations to student Kyra Slutzky and Paddington for taking home Champion in the 3’3 Large Junior Hunter 16-17 Division at Penn National Horse Show.
Sophie Leckie

Photo Credit: Phelps Media via Sean Leckie’s Instagram

Find our SynNutra Promoters and score a free sample!
Look out for our promoters at the following events in November:
 Chrissie Catto will be at the CFHJA show in Tampa, FL November 11-14.
Reach out to her at chrissie@SynNutra.com, or give her a shout at
Chrissie Catto

Chrissie Catto

Ruth Sorrel will be in Ocala, FL for the Arabian and Half Arabian Horse Show November 26-28. She will also be at the NRHA Futurity the first week in December. Please reach out to Ruth to request a sample or answer any questions about our awesome products.
Ruth@SynNutra.com or 803-240-3750.
Ruth Sorrel

Ruth Sorrel

If you see one of our promoters or are curious about any of our products, don’t be shy! Stop by and say hello. We’re happy to answer any questions!

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