Wellington, FL (January 23, 2020)-“It was a bucket list item to trot down centerline here. It was another career high for me,” says 2019 Pan American Games Dressage Individual Gold Medalist Sarah Lockman of Summit Farm in Murrieta, CA, who rode away in her inaugural appearance at the Wellington Classic Dressage Kick-Off in Florida, January 3-5, with the Oxy-Gen Peak Performance Award as well as first place on First Apple in their Intermediare 2 test.
The Oxy-Gen Peak Performance Award recognizes horse-and-rider pairs like Lockman and USEF International Horse of Honor, First Apple, for naturally radiating good health from the inside out, and demonstrating the willing partnership essential to competing successfully at the top levels of their sport.
“This is his first season doing Grand Prix. I am so lucky to ride this incredible boy! He won his first Intermediaire 2 with a 76.3%! We’re happy and it looks like the judge agreed! The goal was to give him confidence in the ring and he went super!”
The Oxy-Gen Peak Performance Award winner, who was there with coaches Devon McDonald and Scott Hassler, also knew how proud another of her favorite horsemen would have been: “Gerry Ibanez, our founder, owner and sponsor, passed away in November. He was so excited about being involved with the sport.
“I just wish Gerry could have been here to see it but I know he is watching. We say that every ride will be a ride for Gerry.”
Oxy-Gen DHJ, the powerful drug-free alternative, is a proud sponsor of the Oxy-Gen Peak Performance Award throughout the 2020 season, and Lockman, who is competing several mounts – including sale horses – at Wellington said she was excited to try her award package of prizes.
“Our horses are athletes so we’re always looking to benefit them nutritionally to help their performance. Thank you, Oxy-Gen, let’s see where the season takes us!”
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