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The Alltech Equine Advantage is a program that consists of natural, nutritional solutions tailored to address challenges impacting horse health and performance. It encompasses all of Alltech’s efforts to ensure customer satisfaction from the quality of our products to our educational workshops and cutting edge research, our strong relationships with world class consultants. Our goal is to give our customers an advantage in this competitive industry.
Our holistic approach incorporates all facets of the industry – from feed to foal, from the racetrack to the show ring. Our nutritional solutions optimize performance, maintain gut health, and build natural defences. This is why we call it the Alltech Equine Advantage Program.
Our vision for the pathway to profitability includes fine-tuning the horse’s genetic performance and focusing on providing what is desired by the consumer. The use of a nutritional solution, such as nutrigenomics, which evaluates the impact of nutrition on key genes, can be central to improving animal health and performance. Antioxidant levels in the mare’s colostrum, fertility, coat, body, muscular and hoof condition, and immune status may all be influenced by the level of nutrients in the diet as well as the timing of their delivery.
The key factors that will enable sustainable and profitable horse feed companies to advance into the future is the production of safe, consistent and quality horse feeds that exceed the consumer’s expectations. Offering demonstrably superior feeds is a clear pathway to profitability.
The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ is a global competition showcasing animals at their peak level of performance. The Alltech FEI World Equestrian GamesTM 2014 in Normandy, France, will build on the success of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Kentucky, where world championships for eight disciplines were held over 16 days.
In 2010, 58 countries were represented by 632 athletes and 752 horses. The Kentucky Horse Park, site of the championships, saw 511,000 spectators come to watch the disciplines; and were joined by a TV audience of 400+ million around the world. During the festival, 2000 journalists travelled to Kentucky to spread the news in print and online media from the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.
The Normandy region is France’s largest horse breeding center and a world class venue for people and horses.
Elements of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian GamesTM 2014 in Normandy will be woven into the framework of the region. Three competition zones will be set in the heart of the city of Caen in the Stadium, Exhibition centre and Racecourse. France’s Horse Breeding capital – Haras du Pin Ecurie (National Stud) – will provide the start of the 100-mile Endurance race and Mont Saint Michel, the second most visited site in France, will be the finishing line for the 100 mile Endurance competition.