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Friday Spotlight with GP Jumping "QD"!

Published: 2020-02-07

This week's Spotlight features a stellar Grand Prix star, Quite Dark 2, also known as "QD".

QD joined Haley Gassel's family in February of 2013. Imported from Germany, QD now resides in Friendsville, Tennessee. At 14 years old, and 18hh tall, this gentle giant knows his way around the Grand Prix ring with Haley as his talented partner. This dynamic duo have had a successful career together thus far, and QD's drive, enthusiasm, and competitive spirit is partly to thank.  GD has had top placings and taken the top honors in many Grand Prix’s including the 2018 $50,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Grand Prix held at the National Horse Show in Lexington, as well as the $50,000 HITS Grand Prix in 2019.

Since QD arrived in the US, he's eaten Cavalor Perfomix. Haley says "it meets his energy needs, and we feel is the most natural commercial feed." Performix is designed for horses in heavy workloads, and is intended to help support bone, tendon and muscle health and performance with key elements including copper, zinc and manganese. QD has also used Cavalor's Muscle Force since 2016, a powder supplement formulated to encourage muscle development. Haley says "we had issues developing a solid topline with QD and Muscle Force has made the biggest difference!" Lastly, before Haley and QD step in the ring,  she uses Cavalor's Leather Shine to help keep our tack conditioned and shiny.

We're excited to watch Haley and QD in the ring this season!