Exciting week of sport, learning and steaming!
An inaugural national championship and a four-star World Cup jumping class highlight the Las Vegas National Horse Show that concludes the West Coast’s whiz-bang competition season. It starts today and runs through Sunday, Nov. 18 at the South Point Equestrian Center in Las Vegas. The Haygain USA team will be smack dab in the middle of all the action.
West Coast sales rep Kaitlyn Zaleski leads the charge, based at the Haygain booth located on the main concourse overlooking the South Point Arena. We’ll be steaming hay and explaining the science behind the benefits of steamed hay, ComfortStall Orthopedic Sealed Flooring and the Flexineb Nebulizer.
Kaitlyn is also happy to steam hay for those who’d like their horses to experience its respiratory and other benefits first hand during the show.
Best of all, the Haygain USA booth will feature a raffle for a free steamer.
You might hear about Haygain in other settings, too. Prominent physical therapist Sharon Classen is a featured speaker in the United States Hunter Jumper Association’s series of educational talks. Fresh from helping horses and humans at the World Equestrian Games in September, Sharon will present great information for riders and owners. Her talks take place Thursday at 5 p.m. and Friday at 4 p.m.
Based in the Omaha area and an active show jumping trainer, rider and competitor herself, Sharon earned her physical therapy degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1981. Demand for her services keeps her beyond busy working with 30-40 horses and the same amount of riders every week at competitive and educational events around the country. The growing demand reflects the equestrian world’s growing appreciation for physical therapy.
Over nearly 40 years of practice, Sharon sees the parallels between physical therapy’s place in human and veterinary medicine. “In 1981, we were educating orthopedic surgeons about the benefits and now we are doing it for veterinarians,” she explains. “We’re not reinventing the wheel. Olympic athletes and the world of human sports medicine have been doing it forever, and now we’re doing it with horses.”
It’s an exciting time to be at the forefront of equine sports medicine’s rapid expansion, enthuses Sharon, a big believer in Haygain’s products.
Finally, Haygain USA writer Kim F Miller is organizing a regional gathering for the American Horse Publications association. Slated for 3 p.m. Saturday, in the media room, this session featuring equestrian marketing expert Connie Sawyer is open to all. Young people interested in this ever-evolving field are especially encouraged to attend.
Along with the high-flying international jumping and educational opportunities, juniors and amateur riders will compete for national titles and have an opportunity to earn Horse of the Year points in their sections.
The $135,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Las Vegas is the marquee event on Saturday, starting at 7:30 p.m. Appropriately, a Vegas-style warm-up precedes the jumping action and a famously fun autograph session follows it.
See you there!
For more information visit, www.haygain.us. To schedule steaming with Kaitlyn Zaleski, contact her at (862) 703-1150.
For more information: Kim F Miller
Writer for Haygain USA
949 644 2165
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