Dr. Heather Houck was given the Premier Equestrian Sportsmanship Award at the Gold Coast Fall Fling, presented by the Gold Coast Dressage Association, on Nov. 8-9.
Houck shares Premier’s priority of treating horses and equestrians exceptionally well.
“I think it is important to have a positive attitude in general with all riding,” said Houck, a Loxahatchee resident. “If you are grateful for being able to get on a horse every day, that comes through when you talk to the people who help you, and it shows in everything you do.”
Houck and her five-year-old Dutch gelding Elite had a phenomenal ride in the USEF First Level Test 2 Open division. The pair scored 74.324 percent, winning the class by nearly ten points.
For Houck, a cheerful disposition is especially important because she must budget her time as a professional competitor in the dressage ring and as a full-time dermatologist. She operates Palm Beach Skin Solutions (www.palmbeachskinsolutions.com) with her business partner Stacey Macleod, as well as seeing patients as a dermatologist.
“We just came out with a new line of products that include anti-aging moisturizers, acne treatment products, and sun blocks — which are especially important here in Florida,” she said. “The products are elegant and don’t block your pores, so you can really use them. They are all medical grade so they actually have very good active ingredients.”
To learn more about Premier and its affordable and high-quality products, visit www.premierequestrian.com.
ABOVE: Dr. Heather Houck (right) and Elite are presented with the Premier Equestrian Sportsmanship Award by April Leonard.