For Immediate Release

Ocala, FL – March 24, 2015 – Equis Boutique, in cooperation with partner brand Kentucky Horsewear, awarded their first-ever “Best Presented Horse” honor at the FEI horse inspection during The Live Oak International in Ocala, Florida, last weekend. After evaluation by FEI Judges, a selection of Kentucky Horsewear products, as well as a commemorative silver trophy, were presented to Vinton Karrasch (USA) and his immaculate charge, Coral Reef Follow Me, during Sunday’s prize giving ceremonies.

Carolina Ceruti and Cesar Hirsch of Equis Boutique with the "Best Presented Horse" Award winner Vinton Karrasch.

Carolina Ceruti and Cesar Hirsch of Equis Boutique with the “Best Presented Horse” Award winner Vinton Karrasch. Photo ©

After impressing judges at the jog, Karrasch and Coral Reef Follow Me were clear in the Waldron Wealth Management Welcome Speed Stake 1.40m and finished 12th out of an impressive 42 in the Live Oak International CSI2*-W Grand Prix.

FEI judges themselves with an eye on design and quality for top riders, Equis founders Elena Couttenye and Cesar Hirsch felt the FEI jog was the place for them. “This was the last World Cup Qualifying event of the year and a very special competition that we were eager to be a part of all season,” said Hirsch. “We were proud to present Vinton with this award. The jog was the perfect opportunity for everyone involved in the management of these horses to showcase their work and reward them, plus educate them on the importance of presentation of horses and riders to the FEI judges and ground jury. We look forward to presenting this award at various FEI horse inspections at major events across the United States in 2015.”

In their first year of sponsorship with The Live Oak International, Equis and Kentucky Horsewear transformed the FEI Horse Inspection into a spectacle with complimentary food, drink and a new angle of competition.

Established in August 2010, Kentucky Horsewear is rapidly becoming the ‘must have’ brand for protective horse boots across all disciplines. The products are available through Equis Boutique, which launched this winter and offers only the best high-end brands in boutiques at the top North American horse shows. Through on-the-ground promotion and presence for international brands, including Manfredi, Parlanti, Anna Scarpati, FEI Collection, and Kingsland Equestrian, in addition to Kentucky Horsewear, Couttenye and Hirsch have shined a well-deserved light on international equine luxury.

After successful debut seasons at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida, and HITS Horse Shows in Ocala, Florida, Equis Boutique will soon be announcing the spring horse show location schedule.

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Equis, LLC delivers superior service in order to educate their consumers on the brands and products they offer and show the variety and quality of their made-to-order, customized products. By providing a unique shopping experience, Equis rises above your normal tack shop to offer only the best. “Live the Experience – A Boutique for the Discerning Equestrian.”