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Go Thermal in Kerrits’ Fleece Performance Tight

August 26, 2015 By: Editor Category: What's Happenin'

BiFleece_Perf_Tight_Front_Arcticngen, WA—Kerrits is making it easy to ride into cooler months without having to give up your favorite performance tight. The popular summer tight has gone thermal and you’ll love the indescribable feel at an irresistible price.

“Riders who have appreciated our Performance Tight over the years will relish this winterized version since they already know the fit and feel of the tight. It’s great for indoor riding arenas, too,” said Kerri Kent. “This fleece-backed, light-weight tight has supportive compression and hold—it’s like a sweat pant that gives you a gentle hug.”

This durable yet comfortably soft tight features Kerrits’ signature GripStretch™ kneepatches, giving you more stretch, while sporting a mid-rise, comfortable elastic waistband. And, there’s less reveal with the textured herringbone pattern, providing a figure-flattering look.

Kerrits’ Fleece Performance Tight is affordable luxury and so versatile that, in addition to your horse life, you’ll want to add it to your everyday wardrobe. It’s cute under a skirt, perfect for cycling or hiking on chilly days. Kids will love this cozy tight, too!

Fleece Performance Tight for Adults and Kids

Adults: Bronze Herringbone, Pepper Herringbone, Arctic Herringbone, Flint Herringbone, Black
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 1XL, 2XL / MSRP: $79

Kids: Pepper Herringbone, Arctic Herringbone, Flint Herringbone, Black
Sizes: S, M, L, XL / MSRP: $64

Ride On! About Kerrits Performance Equestrian Apparel:
Home-grown performance that sprouted in 1986, Kerrits Performance Equestrian Apparel thrives on creating innovative, functional and stylish performance apparel uniquely designed for women who ride and love horses.

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Cur-OST EQ Rejuvenate, Whole Food Supplement with Hindgut Support

August 21, 2015 By: Editor Category: What's Happenin'

eq_rejuvenateJonesville, NC:  Micro and macronutrients are an important and vital part of health and overall performance in the equine athlete or recovering patient.  These nutrients are often provided in artificial or synthetic forms, which can be hard to digest and assimilate in the gastrointestinal tract, making their use questionable in some cases.  In many instances, equine patients often respond better to nutrients in their natural form, as they are found in food, do to other co-factors present to aid in absorption and overall function.  After all, the body was designed to take in food and from this food extract the nutrients that are needed.

Hindgut health has also become a major player in the equine industry, contributing to ulcers, poor performance, leaky gut syndrome, bacterial overgrowth and inflammation on many levels.  In many cases, the patients do not demonstrate clinical problems directly connected with the hindgut, but more so display inflammatory problems elsewhere in the body as a result, including metabolic issues, laminitis, allergies and even eye problems.  Research has indicated that in many metabolic patients, there exists an overgrowth of lactic acid producing bacteria in the hindgut and feces, which may play a role in acidosis and hindgut concerns, contributing to leaky gut syndrome. 

Considering the high presence of hindgut conditions in the horse and high use of artificial nutrients, we have to provide for these patients on a level that supplies nutrients in their natural form while helping to heal the damage that has been created.

Cur-OST EQ Rejuvenate was created by Nouvelle Research, Inc and has been used in their equine rehab program for over 2 years, helping to support a balanced diet, providing macro and miconutrients in their natural form, while supporting a healthy hindgut.

Cur-OST EQ Rejuvenate utilizes:

·       Highly digestible protein from peas, alfalfa and spirulina blue green algae

·       Micro and macronutrients from a variety of natural sources 

·       Hindgut support through the use of concentrated Hops extract with Brewer’s yeast.

EQ Rejuvenate provides 29 grams of protein, 8.4 grams of fat, 20 grams of carbohydrates and a host of vitamins and minerals, including copper, zinc, selenium and magnesium in one serving, in their natural forms.  

Brewer’s yeast is included as part of the formula due to demonstrated ability to help stabilize the hindgut lactic acid microflora and assisting in cellulose digestion. A concentrated Hops extract is also utilized due to its ability to help lower lactic acid bacterial counts in the hindgut and assist with reduction of acidosis.

Cur-OST EQ Rejuvenate.  Nutrients the way nature intended. 

A great addition to any regimen, but especially beneficial to those prone to hindgut concerns with a need for nutrient provisions, including equine metabolic patients.

For further information regarding our Cur-OST EQ Rejuvenate, please visit:



Specific product questions may be directed to Tom Schell, D.V.M via email attschelldvm@gmail.com


Nouvelle Research, Inc. is the manufacturer of the Cur-OST line of curcumin based equine supplements that target the inflammatory response.  Dr. Tom Schell has been an avid researcher of inflammation, applying and conducting research with the goal of developing new options to help maintain health in the horse.  For more information please visit our website at www.curost.com or by calling 1-800-476-4702.

The Dressage Foundation Awards Continuing Education Grants To Six Dressage Instructors

August 18, 2015 By: Editor Category: What's Happenin'

August 17, 2015 – The Dressage Foundation’s Continuing Education for Dressage Instructors Fund, established by Maryal and Charles Barnett in 2008, has recently awarded grants to six individuals to attend the United States Dressage Federation’s Instructor Certification Program.

The following individuals each received a Continuing Education for Dressage Instructors grant:

Christel Carlson

Christel Carlson (Spokane, WA)

Sara Meeuwsen (Forest Grove, OR) credit Elizabeth Burnard

Sara Meeuwsen (Forest Grove, OR)
credit Elizabeth Burnard

Cody Pritchard (Milford, NY) credit Emily Kishbaugh Photography

Cody Pritchard (Milford, NY)
credit Emily Kishbaugh Photography

Jennifer Flowers (Statesville, NC) credit Nancy Williams

Jennifer Flowers (Statesville, NC)
credit Nancy Williams

Andrea Quale (North Plains, OR)

Andrea Quale (North Plains, OR)

Mary Richmond Brown (Post Falls, ID) credit Dee Dee Brown

Mary Richmond Brown (Post Falls, ID)
credit Dee Dee Brown

Instructors attending any portion of the Instructor Certification Program, including the workshops, pre-certification, and testing, can use individual grants through this Fund.  Individual grants are awarded twice per year and the next deadline for applications is February 1, 2016.

Additionally, grants of up to $1,000 are available to GMOs that are organizing an instructor education event.  The funds can be used to offset some of the expenses involved in conducting a USDF Instructor Certification Program, or to organize a general educational event for area instructors.  These applications must be received at least 90 days prior to the event.

For more information about the Continuing Education for Dressage Instructors Fund or The Dressage Foundation, please contact Jenny Johnson at (402) 434-8585 or visit www.dressagefoundation.org.


The Dressage Foundation

The Dressage Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt, donor-driven organization that is dedicated to supporting and advancing the sport of dressage.  The organization solicits contributions, appropriately allocates the donations, and awards grants and scholarships to dressage riders of all ages and levels.  For more information, please visit www.dressagefoundation.org.

Invictus® Presents Innovative Saddle Pad with Intelligent Molecule Technology

August 11, 2015 By: Editor Category: What's Happenin'

Press Release



Bonn, Germany – 05.August, 2015  A new brand with a new concept, Invictus® presents an innovative technology in a protective saddle pad: Only 1.1cm (0.43”) thin, the Invictus® pad outperforms the competition with clearly higher protection values, providing a shield against of pressures at low- to high energy levels. Saddle fit and contact remain unaltered.


This is made possible through exclusive, patented Technology from D3O® Labs, a market leader specializing in smart materials in impact protection and shock absorption solutions. D3O®  materials are utilized in premium brands in motorcycling apparel, ski and snowboarding, as well as protective gear for military and police, to name a few.

The Invictus® pad is powered by D3O®’s XT Mesh material. Intelligent molecules in the 6mm protective layer move together relative to impact or pressure and form a strategic shield. Exactly where and when needed. Once pressure subsides, the material returns immediately to its flexible and comfortable form.

 Martine Fennelly, the founder of the young company with its headquarter in Bonn, Germany, realized the potential for this material for use in equestrian sports, particularly for pads that offer back protection. In the landing phase after a jump, the load on the horse’s shoulder can be up to 175 kg/385 pounds, creating pressure that not even the best fitted saddle can eliminate. In test against the leading protective pads, the Invictus® improved a possible protection value by up to 125%. Protection from pressure points caused by lesser energies, experienced by the horse during every day training sessions, was optimized by up to 230%.

In order to escape from pressure points, the horse will shift its loading pattern, thus putting additional stress on joints and muscles. Effective back protection is extremely important in order to support the horse’s best possible movement. Good protection values could, until now, only be achieved with very thick padding, which distorts saddle fit and reduces feel. With the Invictus® pad is the compromise between fit and protection a thing of the past.


The Invictus® Pad will be available in stores at US$249 (Invictus Necesse – Basic ) and US$279 (Equality Version with Pockets to compensate small or temporary fit problems).


Basic Pad

Pocket Pad

Pocket Pad


More Info at


Contact: Frantisi, Inc.

Stuart Bassin
t. +1 (705) 721 7277