Thursday, June 27, 2013

Welcome to the Summer Riding Season

Just past the longest day of the year and the summer riding season is in full swing! Coast to coast, horse owners are loading up and hitting the trails, heading to shows and taking on the competition. Recently we checked in with a few of our national ambassadors to see what they were up to.

First up was the Old Salem Spring Show in New Salem, NY. Many of the top jumper riders make Old Salem a stop on their annual tour of the northeast making for great competition and great spectating. Amid a beautiful setting, both Todd Minikus and Beezie Madden found success on the scenic grass course with multiple wins a piece. 

Next stop was a visit around Texas horse country. We checked in with Lindy Burch, Kory Pounds and Matt Gaines, all of whom are getting ready for the upcoming NCHA Summer Spectacular in July. Not far removed from the Super Stakes this spring, the Purina cutting horse ambassadors are busy with foals on the ground, maintaining their current competition strings and already prepping for the NCHA Futurity this winter.

Last stop was the $125,000 Purina Grand Prix at HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, NY. We had a few days of rain but the sun was out for the Sunday grand prix class. Todd Minikus continued on with his winning ways with several wins during his stint at HITS with standouts like the spunky mare, Quality Girl.


Next on the list is the AjPHA Youth World Championship Show in Fort Worth, TX. The Youth World show starts June 29th and should bring in some of the top young riding talent in a variety of classes and not mention colors! It’s always exciting to see young riders excelling and enjoying their horses and Purina is proud to be a part of this year’s show.

Be sure to check our Facebook page at  or follow along on Twitter (@PurinaHorseFeed) for more updates as the summer season rolls on. Wherever you and your horses are, we wish you a safe and cool summer with plenty of time to spend with your equine friends. If there are any questions Purina can help address with your summer feeding programs or for new information on how to keep your horse hydrated through the rising temperatures, feel free to submit questions on our Facebook page or visit your nearest Purina® dealer.

Happy Riding!

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