François Lamontagne Named CAVALOR ‘Athlete of the Month’ for December

Ottawa, ON, January 8, 2013 – François Lamontagne of Saint-Eustache, QC, was named the CAVALOR ‘Athlete of the Month’ for December by Jump Canada.

Lamontagne, 29, recently made his Canadian Show Jumping Team debut at CSIO4*-W Buenos Aires, ARG. Riding alongside Ben Asselin, Tamie Phillips and Jenn Serek, Lamontagne was in the anchor position, posting a double clear performance with Undergroud des Hauts Driots to lead the Canadian team to a second place finish.

At the warm-up competition held at San Jorge Village one week earlier, Lamontagne and Underground des Hauts Driots, an eight-year-old Belgian Sport Horse gelding owned by Ferme Lamontagne, won the first class of the show. Out of 48 entries, the pair posted a jump-off time of 36.71 seconds to score victory over Olympian Justo Albarracín of Argentina.

“It was a dream come true to wear the red jacket for Canada,” said Lamontagne. “I felt fortunate to have teammates like Ben, Tamie and Jenn. It was also an excellent opportunity for me to meet our chef d’équipe, Mark Laskin, and to show him what I am capable of.”

Lamontagne added, “Now that I experienced what it is like to ride for Canada, I’m going to work hard every day to earn my place on the team again. Awards that highlight rider achievement are always a bonus. Thank you to Cavalor for their sponsorship.”

As the CAVALOR ‘Athlete of the Month’ for December, Lamontagne receives a gift certificate from title sponsor CAVALOR Inc.

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CAVALOR Inc. is the exclusive North American licensee of the CAVALOR brand and the CAVALOR products from Nutriquine NV. CAVALOR Inc.’s mission is to organize and manage the distribution of CAVALOR products, promote the brand, and establish partnerships to locally manufacture the CAVALOR products, all in North America. For over 20 years, Nutriquine NV (a Belgian company) has been a pioneer in equine nutrition. In close cooperation with veterinarians, scientists and specialists of the equestrian sports, Nutriquine has developed, under the brand name CAVALOR, a complete line of supplements, care and feed products to address the diverse needs and requirements of topsport horses and breeding stables. CAVALOR products are distributed and used by many champions in 45 countries around the world. CAVALOR, when the result counts!

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