Gordonsville, VA – Oct. 9, 2019 – BioStar US, the leading source of whole food nutritional supplements for horses and dogs, is pleased to be a sponsor of the 37th Annual Colonel Bengt Ljungquist Memorial Championships (CBLM) and VADA Fall Competition. Taking place Oct. 10-13 at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Virginia, the CBLM Championships is one of the highlight events of the year for USDF Region 1 dressage competitors. Professionals, junior/young riders and adult amateurs will vie for their respective divisions’ tricolor ribbons during the prestigious championships hosted by the Virginia Dressage Association (VADA).
“BioStar US has been involved [in the CBLM Championships] for a long time,” said Tina Longacre President of VADA the CBLM Championships. “It’s very hard to get sponsorships for horse shows, especially this day and age so we really appreciate their support. The riders love their swag bags and cookies!”
The namesake of the championship, Colonel Bengt Ljungquist, devoted a decade to furthering the sport of dressage in the United States as the United States Equestrian Team coach and guided the U.S. Dressage Team to a gold medal at the 1975 Mexico City Pan American Games and a bronze medal at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games.
In addition to his coaching, Ljungquist was passionate about developing an educational program for dressage judges. His judges’ training program was originally implemented for the Potomac Valley Dressage Association, but soon became a model for most programs nationwide and is still used today. His dedication and leadership of the pursuit of excellence in dressage in the U.S. was recognized by his induction into the USDF Hall of Fame in 1998.
“The CBLM Championships honor the legendary Colonel Bengt Ljungquist, and Biostar US has been a proud supporter for many years,” said BioStar US founder and formulator Tigger Montague. “We are happy to continue to support this important competition again this year and BioStar US wishes everyone good luck for a successful championship weekend!”
BioStar US also wishes sponsored rider Jessica Jo Tate the best of luck as she will head down the centerline in the CBLM Championship for Grand Prix aboard Derby and Montana, the CBLM Championship for Intermediate II on Derby and the CBLM Championship for Prix St. Georges, as well as the Intermediate I championship, on Felis Apollo. Tate will also compete Montana in one of the highlight divisions of the competition, the FEI Musical Freestyle Test of Choice, where she will perform her Grand Prix Freestyle.
“Team Tate is proud to be sponsored by BioStar US, who as a company, has a very high standard of non-GMO and all natural ingredients,” said Tate. “We love the idea of supporting our horses through supplements that are full of vitamins and minerals in a natural way. We never leave home for a show without our Tum Ease cookies! Our horses feel their best with the support of BioStar!”