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Strathcona Ventures sponsors Olympian with EquiCrown


aly Fisher, head groom to 2012 Olympian Ben Maher contacted Strathcona Ventures in January to learn more about EquiCrown, the innovative compression wrap for horses. Strathcona Ventures is the Canadian distributor for EquiCrown products. “We recognized the potential of working with one of the top world combinations of horse, groom and rider,” says Donna von Hauff, CFO of Strathcona Ventures. “We made the decision to work closely with Daly to benchmark the efficacy of EquiCrown with this winning team.” Strathcona Ventures is an Alberta company which works with all caliber of horses, and from private to FEI event facilities like Rocky Mountain Show Jumping. Worldrenowned Canadian breeding and training facilities like Wingberry Farms, Carousel Ridge, Top Notch Performance Horses, Canada’s national police force and Cavalia/ Odysseo are part of Strathcona’s client roster

for EquiCrown and other products. “Travel, stalling and competitions are hard on a horse’s legs,” says Fisher. “EquiCrown keeps legs tight without heat.” EquiCrown were used consistently with Maher’s horses during the 2015 Wellington Equestrian Festival (WEF). “EquiCrown proved extremely effective. There’s no swelling, legs are cool, and the horses are comfortable. This is critical to keep the horses in top form.” EquiCrown compression bandages are used to support lymphatic flow and blood circulation through the application of external pressure – similar to the human compression stockings. The bandages are anatomically designed to perfectly fit the horse leg. Fisher used EquiCrownFIT with Diva II during the 2015 WEF. Maher and Diva II won Week 9’s $372,000 FEI World Cup CSI 5*-W Grand Prix. This win coupled with their second place finish in the $372,000 FEI World Cup CSI 5*-W Grand Prix during Week 6, both World Cup events, made Diva II the top prize winner of the 12 week event. Mr. Fisher is expanding his use of

EquiCrown with the horses he oversees. “Diva II is very restless during travel. We are going to equip her with EquiCrown full hind leg compression bandages to keep her legs protected, fit and tight.” Strathcona Ventures represents a new generation of products for horse health, comfort and safety. The Canadian company distributes EquiCrown Compression bandages in addition to Kentucky Komfort 100% pine bedding, WHOA Dust to control arena dust and improve footing texture, high quality stall and barn mat solutions, Aegis Microbial surface protection, Sirocco bedding treatment, and NAG bags. For further information about the company’s products and consulting services visit or


Canada 1.888.913.3150

U.S.A 1.855.589.6372

EQUICROWN ® and WHOA DUST are Strathcona Ventures Products HCBC 2010 Business of tHe Year • 17

Saddle Up May 2015  

Horse Magazine, Western Canada, English and Western, Club News, Equine

Saddle Up May 2015  

Horse Magazine, Western Canada, English and Western, Club News, Equine