APHA has renewed its partnership with Osphos, a product of Dechra Veterinary Products, to provide APHA Open/Amateur and Youth World Championship Show exhibitors with the high-quality products that they love.
“We truly value our industry partnerships and the APHA has been a great one for us,” Dechra’s Equine and Specialty Products marketing manager Shelly Derks said. “We love how they identify so many disciplines of riding, incorporate education into their association and always make horse showing fun!”
“Dechra/Osphos provides our members with a clear choice to help in resolving some complex issues in the equine industry,” APHA Director of Business Development Kurt Crawford said. “We value their partnership with APHA and feel they provide our members with an excellent options to assist with horse care.”
Dechra also recently announced its sponsorship of the first ever U.S. Equestrian High Performance Review. On October 23-24, some of the nation’s top equestrian professionals and athletes will meet in Omaha, Nebraska, to share their knowledge and expertise on how to improve equestrian sports and how to develop strategies for riders who wish to compete internationally for the United States. Competitions of this caliber include the World Cup, World Equestrian Games and, of course, the Olympics.
Some of the industry’s top influencers will also be present to discuss the future of America’s teams, such as:
- Robert Ridland (U.S. Show Jumping Chef d’Equipe/technical advisor)
- Robert Dover (U.S. Dressage Chef d’Equipe/technical advisor)
- Anne Kursinski (USEF director and Executive Committee member for the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation)
- George Williams (Chair of USEF’s High Performance Committee and vice president of the U.S. Dressage Foundation)
- Debbie McDonald (USEF’s Developing Dressage coach)
- Will Connell (USEF’s Director of Sport)
Along with the High Performance Review, the public is invited to participate in the discussion and learn from the U.S. Equestrian representatives through forums, clinics, and a special tour.
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The American Paint Horse Association is the world’s second-largest international equine breed association, registering more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded. APHA creates and maintains programs that increase the value of American Paint Horses and enriches members’ experiences with their horses.