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Jessica Phoenix & Exponential (Virginia Hemery Photo)October 7, 2009 — The Canadian Eventing Committee has named “Exponential” as Omega Alpha Canadian Event Horse of the Month for September.

As the top placed Canadian horse at the CCI 3* Blenheim International Three Day Event in Woodstock, Oxon, England, Exponential, an 11-year-old Canadian Thoroughbred gelding was the easy choice for this month’s honour. Jessica Phoenix of Cannington, ON, is his 25-year-old owner and rider.
Jessica Phoenix & Exponential (Virginia Hemery Photo)
At the event held September 10–13th, Exponential and Phoenix finished 24th out of extremely high caliber field of 80 starters. They began with a dressage score of 54.4 dressage penalty points and added just 17.2 cross country time penalties, over a course which saw only six riders jump clear within the time, and had two rails in show jumping to finish on a score of 79.6 penalty points.

“Exponential has been one of the most rewarding horses I have ever worked with. He is so enthusiastic and loves his job,” said Phoenix. “England was his first flight, and he was a bit worried on the way there. On the way home he acted like he was a world traveller and was as relaxed as can be.”

“It is very generous of Omega Alpha to sponsor this important award,” added Phoenix.

Canadian Eventing created the horse recognition program to celebrate the achievements of Canadian owned horses that represent Canada in North American competition. Canadian Eventing is also very pleased to have Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals’ generous support of this horse recognition program. Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals will be providing each owner of the Horse of the Month with a generous gift certificate of $200 credit towards the purchase of Omega Alpha products of their choice.

About Canadian Eventing

Canadian Eventing is the committee of Equine Canada responsible for the sport of eventing in Canada from the grassroots to the international level. The Canadian Eventing Committee is comprised of 12 members, including two rider representatives elected by the Elite Riders Association. Directed by the Strategic Plan for Eventing, all Eventing activities are administered by this committee via six sub-committees with the support of an eventing manager based at the Equine Canada office in Ottawa. For more information about Canadian Eventing, visit www.equinecanda.ca and select disciplines then Eventing.

About Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals Inc. is Canadian owned and incorporated in 1992, and with the approval of Health Canada, Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals has concentrated its efforts into producing and manufacturing herbal supplements and remedies. As a pharmaceutical company, all herbal supplements and health products manufactured by Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals Inc. are done so following rigid standards and uncompromising quality. Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals Inc. specializes in formulations for enhancing equine health and performance, using the finest natural ingredients available. For a list of the wide range of products for the optimum health and performance of humans, equines and pets, please visit www.oapharma.com.

About Equine Canada

Equine Canada is Canada’s national governing body for equestrianism.  A member-driven, charitable institution, it is the executive branch of the Canadian Equestrian Team, and the national authority for equestrian competition; the national voice for recreational riders; and the national association for equine welfare, breeding, and industry.  Equine Canada is recognised by the Government of Canada, the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), and the Canadian Olympic Committee as the national organisation representing equestrian sport and equine interests. For more information about Equine Canada, please visit equinecanada.ca