Hagyard Equine Medical Institute and Pharmacy Sponsor Eventer Alexandra Knowles

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Hagyard Equine Medical Institute and Hagyard ReflexHA are proud to sponsor three-day event rider Alexandra (Allie) Knowles of Paris, Kentucky, who will be competing her off-track-Thoroughbred Sound Prospect at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI4* April 23-25.

Allie competed in her first Rolex in 2013 and was the highest placed American after the dressage phase. Her mount for this year’s Rolex, Sound Prospect, is a 13-year-old 16.1-hand Thoroughbred by Eastern Echo out of Miners Girl who raced 13 times, earning $2,546 on the track. Allie and “Sounder” have competed successfully at the three-star level, finishing 8th at the Poplar Place CIC3* and 9th at Jersey Fresh CIC3*. This year, Allie and Sounder finished 5th in the CIC3* at Red Hills International and 7th in the CIC3* at the Carolina International Horse Trials. Rolex will be Sounder’s first four-star horse trial.

“I could not be more thrilled about this partnership with Hagyard,” Allie said. “I know that the care our horses are receiving is second to none, and I couldn't be more grateful for all of the incredible vets and staff at Hagyard.”

“We at Hagyard are very excited for the opportunity to contribute to the success of a local rider—especially one of Allie’s caliber,” said Rhonda Rathgeber, DVM, PhD, head of Hagyard’s Sport Horse Program. “We look forward to helping her keep her horses performing at their best throughout the eventing season, and we will be cheering her on at Rolex.”

With more than 50 veterinarians and 139 years behind it, the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute is the oldest and one of the largest equine veterinary practices in the world. The institute offers a staff with qualifications unparalleled by any single non-university veterinary group in the equine industry, with 13 board certifications in specialty areas of Medicine, Surgery, Critical Care, Sport Horse and Theriogenology. The sport horse facility includes an arena to jog, longe and ride horses during diagnosis as well as a treatment area, farrier bays and an onsite forge to allow vets to work closely with farriers.

ReflexHA, part of Hagyard Pharmacy’s Resolvet line, promotes healthy joints, mobility and performance. With the highest-available concentration of oral hyaluronic acid, ReflexHA helps lubricate joints and reduces the potential for inflammation and arthritis. ReflexHA is available at the Hagyard Pharmacy and through www.hagyardpharmacy.com.