Fundraiser for Rio...
The Team at Kool Glow would like to formally congratulate the Australian Eventing team for their fantastic Result in attaining the BRONZE medal at the Rio Olympics.
Earlier this year we were proud to be one of the sponsors of an Olympic Fundraiser Ball organised by Heath Ryan and his team, donating 8 bags of Kool Glow to the cause
The Goal- To raise an unheard of $150,000 and if everyone has a go $200,000!!!!
Why this money?- The Rio de Janeiro Olympics, due to exotic diseases, comes with some difficult quarantine restrictions for the Australian based riders. Riding at the Olympics for your country does take courage. The costs involved with some of these efforts exceeded $100,000 of privately sourced monies. As Australians we are dedicated to keeping equestrian sports accessible to everyone. Not just the rich. The Australian Olympic team is to represent our best team as opposed to those riders who can best source funds. The Olympic Fundraiser Ball will endeavor to distribute up to $10,000 per horse who have an intent to come home to Australia to continue competing. It is this competition interaction with our international riders that we at home can look forward to our generation of tomorrow benefiting and going forward to bigger and better Australian performances. The Olympic Fundraiser Ball is investing in our riders of the future and our Olympic performances of the future!
We are pleased to publish this thank you letter from Stuart Tinney:
This is a huge Thank you to you all. I can't thank you enough for your amazing support. Your contribution to the cause of 'bringing the horses home' via Ryan's fundraiser is outstanding. Today I personally received a deposit from the fundraiser whom you all attended or gave to. What a wonderful moment !
It is a huge preparation prior and during the Games, not only for me but for PLUTO, plus my team that surrounds me. The Olympics for me is an intensive preparation and takes its toll in so many platforms. I have returned to Australia after settling in PLUTO in his quarantine. He will spend 2.5 months in the UK, then another 2 weeks in Melbourne then transported back to us here in Sydney just prior to Christmas. He will have had a well earned rest.
I am so proud of my eventing team members plus their contribution to getting the BRONZE we were unlucky to not get the GOLD but lucky to get the BRONZE as it unfolded, it must have been nail biting for all watching, however for us is was almost destroying!!
As a family it certainly hits the pocket in a Championship year and the sacrifices are all round.
Again we are so grateful for your generosity and donations. We cannot forget Heath who just is an amazing driving force in our sport, has incredible energy and passion.
Finally this type of support goes a long way to maintain one's enthusiasm and faith in what we do. I love Australia and feel honoured to have stood on that podium ( twice now) and have made it happen from home soil.
Stuart Tinney and family.
'Lisa Martin and First Famous'
Post Courtesy of Equestrian Australia.
Congratulations Lisa Martin, all of us at Kool Glow so thrilled for you and First Famous...Well done!!!
Lisa Martin 4th in Individual Championship; books Freestyle berth.
Grade 4 Para-Equestrian Lisa Martin has finished fourth in the Individual Championship at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and in doing so will qualify through to Friday's Freestyle.
Riding First Famous, Martin achieved an individual championship score of 71.476%. Her result initally had her sitting in the silver medal position but two of the three riders that followed Martin marginally eclipsed her score. The gold was won by Sophie Wells of Great Britain with a score of 74.857%. Results
It is Martin's second fourth place finish at the Games after the 44 year old finished the team test in the same position.
Emma Booth will complete Australia's team campaign when she competes in the Grade 2 Individual Championship on Thursday.
More to come...
File photo: Lisa Martin and First Famous
Jon Stroud Media
The time has come...
Here we go, after all the hard yards, preparation, training, joy, excitement and apprehension, the Paralympics are finally here!
Kool Glow would like to wish all the competitors the very best, and a huge good luck to our equestrian team which includes Lisa Martin, a strong supporter of Kool Glow. Here is what Lisa originally had to say about Kool Glow back in May this year.
"Hi Kool Glow, I have been using Kool Glow for several months on my mare First Famous and could not be happier with this amazing product . Recently we have had the Sydney CDI , and so many people we amazed how lovely First Famous coat looked and asked me how I can have her look so good ? The first thing I said was Kool Glow. First Famous is currently on the NSW High Performance Dressage Squad and has just been selected on the Shadow Team for this years Paralympics , we are very excited to use this fabulous product to prepare First Famous to travel to Europe in August."
Well Lisa, you certainly made it......all the way to the Olympics!
Lisa even took all her required supplies of Kool Glow with her to ensure First Famous travelled well, recovered well from the travel, and has everything needed to perform at her very best...and for First Famous, that includes Kool Glow!
Go Aussies, we are so proud of you all! #WeBelieve #twohearts #ridewithus
So proud of you emma!
Update and post courtesy of Equestrian Australia
Victorian Emma Booth finished the #Rio2016 Para-Equestrian Team Test Grade Two With a Score of 65.765%
Congratulations Emma, you have had an epic journey to get to Rio, and we are all so proud of you and your efforts.
You are a true inspiration to so, so many severely injured riders and everyone else across Australia.
Photo Credit: Jon Stroud Media
#RideWithUs #WeBelieve #TwoHearts
The team looking fantastic!
The 2016 Australian Paralympic Equestrian Team in the arena in Rio for the first time. #WeBelieve @EquestrianAus
Picture courtesy of Twitter
Well done Lisa!
Congratulations Lisa Martin and First Famous from all the team at Kool Glow! What an amazing ride! We are so proud of you, and can't wait to see what you can do in the individual as well! You are an absolute champion! What a great score 73.310%!
#WeBelieve #TwoHearts #Rio2016
Photos sourced from Equestrian Australia.
Great result for Jess !
Thank you Jessica Dudley for your queries and feedback on Kool Glow. A huge thank you for the photos of your gorgeous boy as well!
Hey Kool Glow,
I have a lovely young lad whom will hit the show season with a Big Bang, and we have started using your Kool glow about 1.5 months ago and he's looking lovely. I also have a broodmare, and an ex- race horse mare whom looked crap and skinny, and she's a big girl. Now that she is on Kool Glow, she's starting to put weight on and have a lovely shine come through! Would love to help spread the word about your lovely Kool glow.
PS: here's some photos of out first ridden outing late last year!!! We had a English Royal Judge over for the show, he was in love with my horse!!
Sharon Jarvis scores 65.974% to give Australia a score of 133.974% in the Team Test Grade 3 at #Rio2016
#RideWithUs #WeBelieve #TwoHearts
Kool Glow were pleased to be a major sponsor of the Tatura Dressage Classic and Spring Showcase on the weekend. Tony Warner attended on Saturday, and was impressed by the quality of the competitors.
Congratulations to all who attended.
One of our winners on the day was Jason Dins, with his winners bag of Kool Glow!
Goodluck to our Para - Equestion Team in Rio!
Photo and post originally via Twitter.
Australia's Para-Equestrian team looking very smart at the #Rio2016 horse inspection.
Rio 2016 Para-Equestion Debutantes...
Extract from "THE LAND ONLINE"
By: BRONWYN FARR 16 Aug 2016, 4:45 a.m.
Riding towards the Rio games
Australia's equestrian team for the Rio Paralympics is looking to continue the country’s success in the event, despite the team including three debutantes.
Lisa Martin sponsored by Kool Glow, , Scone; Katie Umback, Bega; and Emma Booth, Victoria will join Beijing 2008 Paralympian Sharon Jarvis, from Western Australia.
Ms Martin, 44 sustained an injury 16 years ago when she fell from a young horse, resulting in her tibia crushing into the bottom of her foot. Six weeks after the original injury and after operations to insert steel supports, Lisa slipped and fell, damaging her leg again. After several procedures, her leg was saved however her Achilles tendon “does not work at all”, and she has less than 15 per cent use of the joint.
“It feels unbelievable to have been selected to represent Australia at the Paralympic Games,” Ms Martin said.
“Looking at the grade four riders in Europe and overseas, I am just amazed.
“I was blown away, I could not believe the quality of the horses and riders that were competing.”
Fellow Rio debutante Katie Umback, 43, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 10 years ago, but the DJ and audio engineer has been a horse lover all her life.
Riding at pony club from age five, and dressage from age seven, Ms Umback was a keen event rider, until a serious fall on cross country ended her jumping and eventing career. She switched focus to dressage and show horses, and breaking-in, re-educating and training green horses.
When she was diagnosed with MS she was told she would lose the ability to walk and would not ride again.
Ms Umback undertook years of chemotherapy and several rounds of autoimmune medications before deciding it was time to get some normality back in her life and start riding horses again.
“Because I have 70 per cent of my body in numbness, partial numbness and a significant loss of strength in my limbs, my body didn’t work like it used to. It was a frustrating struggle for the first 12 months, but since I have learned how to improvise with my disabilities, I haven’t looked back.”
After a gruelling year pushing herself in the saddle, Ms Umback set herself the goal Paralympic dressage.
“Making it to the pinnacle of my sport has been a dream since I first began riding. A future being as able as I am is uncertain; it means a lot to me to achieve my goals before my disease catches up to me.”