The Chronicle of the Horse: Lusitano Trainer Wins Premier Sportsmanship Award At International Horse Sport Palm Beach Dressage Show

Feb 07, 2011 – The Chronicle of the Horse

Lusitano Trainer Wins Premier Sportsmanship Award At International Horse Sport Palm Beach Dressage Show

Wellington, FL (February 4, 2011) – Dressage rider and trainer Cherri Reiber, who represented the United States at the 2000 World Cup, proved that she is not only a world-class athlete but also a good sport when she won the Premier Equestrian Sportsmanship Award at the International Horse Sport Palm Beach Dressage Premier Show. Sponsored by Premier Equestrian, a leading supplier of dressage arenas, horse jumps, arena footing and stable accessories, the Premier Sportsmanship Award is awarded to a rider who displays a high level of sportsmanship during a show.

Reiber, who is well known for training and competing Lusitanos, has proven she is unflappable under pressure while at a horse show, which helped Reiber clinch the sportsmanship award. Thanks to being a great sport, Reiber, who twice made it to the Olympic selection trials, rode away with a pair of German-designed Roeckl gloves from Premier Equestrian.

“Sportsmanship is very important in the show world and I am definitely honored to have been awarded the Premier Sportsmanship Award,” Reiber said, adding that she is also looking forward to presenting a Lusitano demonstration on February 19th for The Lusitano Collection at the Winter Equestrian Festival. “I was also pleased with how my new Lusitano, Sargon Interagro, did at the show. I just got him in June so we are still getting to know each other.”

Reiber said her goal with Sargon is to continue to show and develop him and move him up to the Intermediaire 2 and the Grand Prix. “I really want to develop him to his full potential,” Reiber said.

Heidi Zorn, President of Premier Equestrian, said she was pleased to take part in the premier show of the International Horse Sport Palm Beach series. The show kicked off the 2011 season at The Horse Park at Equestrian Estates. “I love that no matter what happens at the show, no matter how much stress she is under, Cherri stays calm and collected,” Zorn said. “Cherri also goes out of her way to help others, which is the true sign of a good sport. I know she will enjoy the Roeckl Gloves she won for being our Premier Sportsmanship Award winner.”

Roeckl Gloves, which are available at Premier’s website and in their catalog, are available in the Regent Glove, an all leather sports design made from buttery soft leather with an elastic wrist and snap. Considered Roeckl’s most comfortable schooling glove, they are also great for driving. The Chester is a German-designed synthetic leather glove by Roeckl that combines style and versatility and features a textured palm and Velcro brand closure.

Premier Equestrian is considered America’s leading manufacturer and distributor of dressage arenas. Chosen as an official supplier to the World Equestrian Games, Premier Equestrian supplied the dressage arenas for the World Equestrian Games, as well as the dressage warm-up arena, driving arena, driving warm-up arena and the flower boxes and dressage letters. “Our products are world-class and they were very well received by the international dressage community at the World Equestrian Games,” Zorn said.

For more information on all Premier Equestrian products, including footing, dressage arenas, jumps and stable accessories, visit their website at or call 800-611-6109.

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