Equine Canada and Bayer HealthCare Animal Health are pleased to announce Bayer’s sponsorship of Equine Canada. The sponsorship is intended to support and maintain the competitiveness of Canada’s elite equestrians and equine athletes, who compete at the highest levels of Canadian and international competitions. It will also help to promote and fund the Jump Canada Emerging Rider Series, which nurtures the development of show jumping’s up and coming athletes.
“We are thrilled to enter into this partnership with Equine Canada in support of Canada’s elite riders and horses,” stated Dr. Carol Jakel, DVM, Bayer HealthCare Animal Health in Toronto, ON.
“In addition to the donation of funds, Bayer will also be graciously providing Legend® joint therapy to horses named to the 2011 Canadian Equestrian Team for the purposes of attending the Badminton Horse Trials, Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event and Pan American Games,” said Cheryl Tataryn, manager, Marketing and Communications with Equine Canada in Ottawa, ON.
Previously, Bayer has provided Legend® to Canada’s riders and elite horse athletes for major games. “Bayer has been a huge supporter of Canadian teams so we are pleased to be able to build our relationship with Equine Canada again with monetary and Legend® product support,” said Dr. Jakel.
“Equine Canada couldn’t be happier to have Bayer on board and couldn’t ask for a better sponsor,” stated Tataryn. “They’ve been around for a long time and have offered joint therapy for horses for almost two decades now. We’re happy to have them back in the saddle, so to speak, and happy to be working with them to support equestrian competition in Canada.”