October 7, 2009 -- To celebrate the important bond between horses and owners and the many ways horses touch our lives, Legend® by Bayer Animal Health has teamed up with Ashlee Bond, global equestrian champion and fresh face to the sport horse scene, to launch the "Enjoy the Ride" essay contest. From October 1 through December, 31, 2009, horse enthusiasts nationwide can share their personal stories for a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to the U.S.-debut of the world's leading equestrian championship event in Lexington, Ky. in September 2010.
"Ever since I was very young, horses have been an important part of my personal and professional life. I am excited to give fellow riders the opportunity to celebrate the joys horses bring to our lives through the Legend® 'Enjoy the Ride' Contest," said Ashlee Bond. "I know from experience that maintaining the health of your horse is a crucial part of strengthening and enriching the bond between you and your horse."
Entering "Enjoy the Ride" Contest
From October 1 through December 31, 2009, horse owners and riders can submit a 150-word-or-less essay explaining how much you love and care for your horse and what your horse gives back to you every day in return. Judging will be based on three criteria: 1) ability to clearly articulate passion for riding and caring for their horse(s) (50%); 2) creativity/originality related to theme (25%) and 3) organization /spelling /grammar/punctuation (25%). Entries can be submitted at www.enjoytheridecontest.com or mailed to: Bayer Animal Health, Enjoy the Ride Contest / Equine CAF3, PO Box 390, Shawnee Mission, KS 66201-0390.
One Grand Prize winner will receive an all-expenses-paid trip for two to attend the premiere global equestrian event in Lexington, Ky. in September 2010. The four-day, three-night trip consists of airfare, accommodations, event tickets and a $500 American Express gift card for the winner only, which may be used toward the purchase of meals and for other expenses.
"At Bayer Equine, we understand the dedication and passion that horse owners and riders have towards their horses. We are equally committed to ensuring their relationships are strong and enduring by providing best-in-class products to keep your horse healthy," said Scott King D.V.M., Equine Products Manager, Bayer Animal Health. "The 'Enjoy the Ride' contest is our way of celebrating this love for horses, as well as recognizing and rewarding owners' and riders' tireless work as loving caregivers."
For more information about the contest, including contest rules and specifics, visit www.enjoytheridecontest.com. To learn more about Bayer Equine products and programs, call Bayer Veterinary Services at 1-800-422-9874 or visit www.bayerequineconnection.com.