That’s right! Mane ‘n Tail has become a proud sponsor of the New York Empire team for the 2019 season! We are supporting them as they compete around the world in the GCL team series. Please see their official website.
This is a first-time experience for Mane ‘n Tail to be involved as a sponsor in the GCL which is part of the Longines Global Championship Tour circuit! We are supporting the NY team started and owned by Georgina Bloomberg. The enthusiasm from Mane ‘n Tail is electric!
Devon B. Katzev, president of Straight Arrow Products, Inc., makers of the Original Mane ‘n Tail states, “We are extremely excited to be part of a competitive horse tour of this stature, one that includes so many parts of the world and their riders.”
The 2019 GCL season kicked off with its first event in Doha, Qatar from February 28-March 2. The series then travels to Mexico City, April 11-13, before coming to the United States in Miami, April 18-20. The GCL visits many of the world’s most iconic cities, such as Rome, Paris, London, New York, Shanghai, Madrid, and Montreal.
We are currently riding in Mexico City where Scott Brash, Denis Lynch, and Daniel Bluman will compete as part of the NY Empire Team. Now let us tell you why we’re so excited about this location. Campo Marte, where the jumps will be held, is the equestrian venue where thousands of people will gather to cheer for their favorite show riders, and some might even call them “heroes of the heart of the city.” Why is that you ask? Well, they are! They’re bringing so much excitement and competition to this architectural city. All of those elements, combined with the amazing culture and liveliness are a lot to shout about. Are you feeling that electricity? We thought so. 🙌 Now there is only one question left to ask, who will take the lead in the 2019 Championship race?
New York Empire team owner Georgina Bloomberg, an accomplished international rider who won the team bronze at the 2015 Pan American games and has represented the U.S. on many Nations Cup teams, has put together an experienced and talented team of
six riders, herself included, along with:
Scott Brash (British Olympic team gold medalist); Denis Lynch (Irish rider based in Germany and veteran of the Olympic, WEG and FEI World Cup Finals); Hans-Dieter Dreher (German rider who represented 2 FEI World Cup Finals); Daniel Bluman (is from Israel, but a NY-based rider that showed for Monaco Aces on the 2016 GCL season, helping them finish third in the standings that year) and Spencer Smith who is the Team’s U-25 rider making his debut in the GCL. He is a previous winner of the 2014 USEF Medal Finals and now trains in Canada.
The New York part of the tour which will take place from September 27-29 on Governor’s Island in New York City’s harbor, with views of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline, is the final event for 2019 regular season. Prague, Czech Republic, will again play host to the thrilling GC Playoffs from November 21-24 where the GCL Super Cup will feature the top teams from the 2019 season.
Mane ‘n Tail is excited to be ‘along for the ride’ while our New York Empire team represents the United States during this prestigious tour, that visits some of the top locations around the world.
“We thank Ms. Bloomberg for thinking of us as a natural fit to support the New York Empire team. We know the horses need to be in tip-top shape to compete, but they also need to look beautiful, shiny and healthy, and that’s where we come into the picture, to help them achieve their desired look! We have a new premium shine formula, the Ultimate Gloss Shampoo and Conditioner that together, perform remarkably to give horses the glossiest shine that lasts for days. It is “Saddle-Safe”, as well, so no slipping, making it safe to use before competing,” adds Mr. Katzev.
Will you be along for the ride? Come root for our team and live vicariously through their eyes. The Global Champions Tour Schedule is:
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