KER-Sponsored Riders Rewarded at Red HillsBy Kentucky Equine Research Staff · March 9, 2015
All international-level three-day events challenge the skill and athleticism of both horse and rider. To finish among the top ribbon winners signals triumph. Buck Davidson met the challenge at the 2015 Red Hills International CIC and Horse Trials held in Tallahassee, Florida.
In a division with 48 entries, Davidson claimed second place with Carleveo and eighth place with Legion Cat in the CIC one-star competition. He also rode Be Mine to a second-place finish against 56 other entrants in the CIC two-star division and collected a third red ribbon with Petite Flower in the Advanced division in which Lisa Barry, rode F.I.S. Prince Charming to a fourth-place finish. Davidson and Barry are both sponsored by Kentucky Equine Research (KER).
Davidson ensures that his horses have plenty of energy by feeding Ovation and Re-Leve Sport, two feed products designed by KER specifically for sport horses. Ovation combines fat and complex carbohydrates in a pelleted feed and is formulated to give sport horses balanced energy for maximum performance during competition and efficient muscle recovery afterwards. Re-Leve Sport is a textured feed that contains balanced omega fat sources and fiber-based carbohydrates for optimal performance.
Barry uses two KER products to support her horse’s efforts and keep him healthy as he trains and competes. To support joint health, she uses KER-Flex, a product that supplies a synergistic blend of glucosamine HCl and chondroitin sulfate to minimize problems caused by a high level of performance. F.I.S. Prince Charming also receives RiteTrac, a proprietary blend of ingredients designed to support total digestive tract health. This product targets both the foregut and hindgut of the horse, buffering and balancing pH to avoid problems with ulceration and acidosis.