For Lauren Knopp, the choice to be sponsored by Choice of Champions was hardly a choice at all. The results she saw with her horses spoke for themselves, and Choice of Champions recently welcomed her as another up-and-coming young rider to add to the long list of professionals that prefer its products.
Knopp rides and trains out of her farm in Wellington and competes on the prestigious winter circuit. She is a USDF silver and gold medalist. In 2009, she was the National Junior Reserve Champion at Gladstone and also rode to team and individual silver medals during the North American Junior Young Rider Championships aboard Rho Dance. She hopes to one day represent her country in international competition.
Knopp has a number of horses in her barn, from youngsters to seasoned competitors, and finds that all of her horses have benefited from the Choice of Champions products. Samoa 52 is a coming 4-year-old gelding she imported in March and hopes to qualify or the FEI Five-Year-Old division in 2015. Rossini 234 is a 13-year-old Westphalian gelding imported in 2009 and her Brentina Cup hopeful for 2015. Her newest edition is an 8-year-old Warmblood gelding she is aiming for the small tour and developing Prix St. George.
“Choice of Champions has been extremely instrumental when it comes to my horses’ overall health,” Knopp said. “I have noticed a huge difference since using their products. The Lung Aid, Ulser Shield and Super Joint work exceptionally well together. All of my horses are on Ulser Shield for preventative care and maintenance, and my competition horses are on Super Joint as well. Super Joint is an amazing formula, and I have noticed my horses come out feeling limber and ready to work.”
In 2006, Choice of Champions, International was started by Allyn Maix, whose own 30 years experience with horses inspired her to launch a line of specialized equine supplements designed to make a real difference in the performance and well-being of equine athletes.
Learn what a difference Choice of Champions can make for your horses at www.choiceofchamps.com or call their Wellington office at (800) 868-1077.
For more information on Lauren Knopp, visit www.laurenknoppdressage.com.
ABOVE: Lauren Knopp and Samoa 52.