Nick Decosta and his 4-year-old Dutch warmblood Ransom were in the ribbons during the Equestrian Sport Productions October show on October 5-7, riding away with top finishes in a few classes. Their clean rounds in the Baby Green Hunter division earned them not only the blue ribbon but also the Vita Flex Victory Pass award, presented by Vita Flex Nutrition. Decosta was presented with an engraved plaque and LevelpH™ Extended Release Gastric Support product from Vita Flex.
Ransom is owned by Carolyn Grouse and despite this being his first couple of shows, he has had much success in the Baby Green Hunter division at the "A" rated hunter and 3-star jumper competition, the ESP October. “For a four-year-old, he is quite amazing,” Decosta said. “This was only his second weekend showing and this has been great preparation for us to show during the Winter Equestrian Festival this season.” Ransom is by Cosiro and out of a mare by Concord.
Decosta was pleased to receive the LevelpH® product, a product developed for the special needs of performance horses. Digestive upset is a common problem in competitive horses as the strains of travel, training, and competing take their toll. The LevelpH® product is designed to balance stomach pH for more than 12 hours and also provides essential electrolytes lost due to exercise, exertion, traveling and stress.
Vita Flex®products are researched and tested by equine nutritionists and veterinarians and have been relied upon for more than two decades by owners, trainers and top riders. Members of the Vita Flex Victory Team also rely on Vita Flex®products and are proud to represent the company. Vita Flex Nutrition offers animal health supplements, antioxidants, electrolytes, joint supplements, performance products, topicals and vitamins and minerals.
The Vita Flex Victory Team is comprised of many world-class riders, including jumper riders Lauren Hough, Todd Minikus and Patty Stovel and hunter rider Peter Lombardo. Dressage riders Caroline Roffman, Susie Dutta, Lisa Wilcox and Shannon Dueck are also on the Vita Flex Victory Team. Other team members include eventer Jan Byyny, combined drivers Chester Weber and Suzy Stafford, barrel racers Tammy Fischer and Mary Ann Miller and reiners Bob Avila and Al Dunning.
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