May 02, 2012

DVCTA Announces The Nunn Finer Optimum Time Watch Challenge Series

The Delaware Valley Combined Training Association (DVCTA) is excited to announce their partnership with Nunn Finer for the DVCTA “Nunn Finer Optimum Time Watch Challenge Series." To qualify, riders must compete in both the June 24 and August 26, 2012 DVCTA Horse Trials at Carousel Park, Wilmington, DE. (Limit one watch per rider per year.)

The Junior, Adult Amateur, Professional, and DVCTA Member rider with the combined lowest score from the two events will be awarded an Optimum Time Watch for their event riding consistency and excellence. The watches have been generously donated by Nunn Finer for the 2012, 2013, and 2014 DVCTA Horse Trials Series.

“Nunn Finer is proud to be associated with a series which promotes riders to reach new heights through healthy competition and rewards them for doing so,” said John Nunn, President of Nunn Finer. “Hopefully Nunn Finer’s participation and the participation from other organizations promotes more competitions of this nature.”

About Nunn Finer®

Nunn Finer® began in 1993 making racing equipment for the American Thoroughbred racing industry. Today, Nunn Finer® is a growing and diversified company with a focus on expanding its reach into the Western leather goods market, expanding its offering of unique animal health care solutions to both equine and companion animals, and continuing to be a leading leather goods supplier to the English equine markets worldwide. Nunn Finer® products are available worldwide through a network of authorized retailers - to learn more about Nunn Finer's Family of Brands, please visit www.nunnfiner.com.

About DVCTA

DVCTA is a dressage and combined training association with 250 active members in 2012 and is committed to enabling riders and enthusiasts with excellent local educational and competitive opportunities. DVCTA was founded in 1965 and was a founding General Member Organization (GMO) of the USDF. Its members founded the celebrated Dressage at Devon and Chesterland 3-Day Event international competitions. In 2012, DVCTA will organize and host the USDF/USEF recognized DVCTA Dressage at Fair Hill June 9-10, two unrecognized DVCTA Horse Trials at Carousel Park June 24 and August 26, 2012, six DVCTA Schooling Dressage Shows from March through September, and the DVCTA Championship Show at Plantation Field on October 14. More information can be found about the club and about the DVCTA “Nunn Finer Optimum Time Watch Challenge Series” at www.DVCTA.org.

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Imagine: you are at the biggest sporting event of your life. The stakes are high, and you have spent countless hours preparing for it. However, you are expected to just show up and immediately perform. You cannot stretch or take a practice swing. You have no time to loosen up or sharpen your eye. Sounds like a recipe for disaster, right? Just like us, our horses need adequate time to warm up each day. A warmup is any preparation for work, and it is often the leading edge of that work. It is the small aid response that becomes the more advanced aid response.

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