Daze Joins Horse Maze At Hampton Classic
Diana De Rosa
Shows it's Appreciation to the Dogs & Horses at 27th Hampton
Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc., through its products Adequan®
Canine and Adequan® i.m. (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan),
were part of the 27th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show, held
August 25-September 1, 2002 in Bridgehampton, NY. The dogs and
their handlers and the horses and their owners, riders and trainers
benefited from a potpourri of sponsorships including the first
ever dog agility competition, a Riders Tent with free internet
access and the chance to network with two of Hawaii's finest
Canine sponsors the "Little Classic" - A Dog Agility
The Hampton Classic's Grand Prix Arena was a daze of dogs on
September 25 for Opening Day. In its second year of involvement,
the Animal Health Division of Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
sponsored the first ever Dog Agility Competition. The Adequan®
Canine "Little Classic" brought together all levels
of dogs. The cheering of the crowd, the smiles on the faces
of handlers and the excitement demonstrated by the dogs made
it obvious that this new addition to the Hampton Classic would
be around for a long time.
The dogs wore bandanas displaying the words Adequan® Canine,
courtesy of Luitpold, as they maneuvered through tunnels, over
miniature jumps, on balance beams and more. Scores were kept,
winners noted and handlers thankful for the chance to compete
and train their dogs in such a perfect competition setting.
Why dogs at the Hampton Classic? Go to any horse show and you'll
see dogs everywhere. Horse people love dogs; and so do the makers
of Adequan. Not only does Luitpold have Adequan i.m. for horses
but it manufactures Adequan® Canine (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan),
one of their premier products, for dogs. What better way to
demonstrate that than in a dog agility competition.
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Adequan Sponsors Riders Tent & Provides Free Email Access
Knowing how busy riders, owners and trainers are, Luitpold added
the Riders Tent to their sponsorship. It is here that owners, riders,
and trainers got a ringside view
of the events happening in the Grand Prix Arena and where they could
relax, enjoy some refreshments and gain access to their email thanks
It's all about Education
One major goal of Luitpold is to help educate the public, not only
about their products and the diseases they help fight, but also
about other problems horses have to deal with everyday. With this
in mind, Luitpold made all the necessary arrangements to bring Drs.
Michael Collier and Olin Balch to the Hampton Classic. They were
available to the owners, riders, and trainers to answer their questions,
offer suggestions and discuss their horse's health and well-being.
Dr. Collier is Dean, College of Agriculture, Forestry & Natural
Resource Management, and is Professor of Equine Surgery and Sports
Medicine, University of Hawaii-Hilo. His work provided much of the
groundbreaking research utilizing systemic therapies, such as Adequan
i.m. (POLYSULFATED GYLCOSAMINOGLCYAN) to treat joint problems in
the horse. Olin Balch, DVM, MS, Ph.D. is Affiliate Professor, Senior
Scientist, and Project Director for the Institute for Animal Health
and Nutrition, and provided a wonderful compliment to these question
and answer forums.
Rain Forces Cancellation of $30,000 Adequan Grand Prix
Adequan was also scheduled to sponsor the $30,000 Adequan Grand
Prix on Friday, August 30, but downpours that flooded the showgrounds
the day before forced the cancellation of this class. However, the
Adequan jump, with its signature green horse head, was included
in many of the courses the riders negotiated throughout the week.
And so, Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc. really did its homework.
This company realizes that it isn't just about educating horsemen
about their products, but being available to answer whatever questions
they may have. And the comfort of those who know and use their products
is of equal importance to them. The annual Hampton Classic is known
for its maze of horses each year. Now thanks to Adequan it's a daze
of dogs as well! This year the dogs and their handlers and the horses
and their owners, riders and trainers benefited ten-fold from its
sponsorship of the Hampton Classic. For more information visit their
web site at http://www.luitpold.com.
Diana De Rosa
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