Wellington, FL (October 29, 2014) — “Sportsmanship means finding the positive in everything,” says USDF Gold Medalist Mary-Cameron Rollins. Rollins, who makes a point of sharing her enthusiasm with everyone she meets, is certainly an expert on the topic. Anyone who saw the talented rider at the 2014 Great American Insurance Group USDF Region 3 Championships and Wellington Classic Dressage Autumn Challenge in Wellington, Florida on October 16-19, 2014, was greeted by her friendly smile and obvious love for competing in the dressage arena.
Premier Equestrian, a leading dressage arena and footing company, recognized Rollins’s excellent sportsmanship at the show and selected her as the recipient of the Premier Equestrian Sportsmanship Award. Heidi Zorn, president and founder of Premier, says “We take pride in recognizing riders who are not only competitive, but kind and friendly to other competitors and show staff, put their horse first, and contribute to a positive overall atmosphere. Premier Equestrian is dedicated to dressage and our goal is to provide safe and functional products. We want to promote the well-being of the horse and industry and are proud to sponsor this award.”
Rollins was excited to be presented with the Premier Equestrian Sportsmanship Award and the prize of a tri-colored ribbon and a copy of “The Horse Angels”, a recently published novel by Premier Equestrian’s CEO Mark Neihart. “I always try to walk around with a smile and greet everyone even if I don’t know them, and wish them a good day and good luck,” Rollins says, expressing the values she shares with Premier Equestrian. “I find that the sport is challenging enough— we really have to group together and support one another whether we know each other or not. It’s not always about finding the team just in your barn, but finding the team in the sport as a whole.”
Rollins, who trains with Oded Shimoni at OS Dressage and works at the popular dressage fashion boutique ShowChic, had a successful weekend at 2014 Great American Insurance Group USDF Region 3 Championships and Wellington Classic Dressage Autumn Challenge both inside and outside of the arena. She and her nine-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding Abracadabra placed first in the FEI Prix St Georges division on Saturday October 18 as the only horse and rider duo to score above a seventy percent.
Premier Equestrian is excited with Rollin’s win, and even happier with her winning attitude. The company manufactures dressage arenas, horse arena footing, horse jumps, barn equipment, and accessories that are affordable and high-quality. Premier Equestrian enjoys supporting its equestrian community by honoring riders like Mary-Cameron Rollins. To see Mary-Cameron’s interview, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BpFZFz_okg&feature=youtu.be
For more information about Premier Equestrian and the products it offers, visit www.PremierEquestrian.com or call 800-611-6109.