In anticipation of the 2012 eventing season, Phillip Dutton Eventing has introduced an innovative partnership. Phillip has joined forces with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and will make a donation to the Philadelphia chapter of the organization every time he wins a competition.
"Our family has been touched by muscular dystrophy so we are looking forward to the opportunity to support this organization," said Phillip. "We hope our contribution throughout the season helps their research as they work to find a cure for this disease."
Currently in Aiken, SC for the winter months, Phillip's first event was at the the Pine Top Farm Intermediate Horse Trials February 10-12, in Thomson, GA. Six of his seven horses were in the top 10 in their respective divisions (two finished second). The next chance for a win is at the Paradise Farm Horse Trials February 18 and 19 in Aiken, SC - Phillip has a very busy spring season planned.
A consistent winner every year, Phillip won 15 events across the country in 2011 and is making a bid for his fifth Olympic team in 2012. The Muscular Dystrophy Association is looking forward to this opportunity to partner with Phillip.
From the Philadelphia/Delaware Muscular Dystrophy Association:
"The Muscular Dystrophy Association is very proud to announce the 2012 support of veteran rider and Olympic Gold Medalist Phillip Dutton of True Prospect Farm! The MDA is honored to stand alongside Phillip, his family and his fantastic horses as they all "Make a Muscle and Make a DifferenceTM" for our local Muscular Dystrophy Office. Phillip and his family have gratefully offered to make a donation for every competition he wins in 2012 to help fight muscular dystrophy. Let's give a big cheer for Phillip, his team and his horses; every win they have is a win for MDA too!"
To learn more about how you can "Make a Muscle and Make a Difference" please click here.
MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.
The tentative competition schedule for the first half of the year is available here: http://phillipdutton.com/schedule.php