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FEI Vet Discovers GumBits to Solve Connection Conundrum
December 5, 2019 | Equinium
Ocala, FL (December 5, 2019) - The journey from green broke to nationally competitive Grand Prix horse is littered with challenges. From the first backing to the final piaffe, a few basic but complicated foundational principles can make or break performances. One of those principles is connection, and specifically connection from the rider's hands to the horse's mouth as a result of impulsion from the horse's hind legs. As a practicing FEI veterinarian for Ocala Equine, Dr. Courtney Varney faced a not uncommon quandary for an aspiring Grand Prix competitor: her mare struggled to relax and be confident in the bridle. Tension, nervous fussing, and grinding teeth compromised not only the fluidity of the connection, but also her mare's scores, training, and talent. As a practicing veterinarian, Dr. Varney was determined to discover a solution.

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US Equestrian Announces Sponsor Partnership with GumBits as Official Training Treat
October 5, 2019 | Capital Challenge Horse Show
Gumbits' tasty morsels have been softening equine mouths and encouraging salvation around the world, and the "chewing gum for horses" is currently used by a selection of the world's top Olympic and international competitors and are 100% FEI legal.

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Israeli Grand Prix Dressage Rider Micah Deligdish Joins Forces With GumBits
September 23, 2019 | Phelps Media Group
Wellington, Fla. - Sept. 23, 2019 - After years of seeing the positive results and benefits of GumBits on a variety of horses, Israeli Grand Prix dressage rider Micah Deligdish is proud to partner with GumBits as a brand ambassador. Founded in 2005, Gumbits are small, all-natural treats composed of a combination of beeswax and sugar that promote chewing activity, encourage submission, activate salivation and eliminate teeth grinding during training. The ‘chewing gum' equine product includes only FDA-approved ingredients, ensuring its safe use for competition horses in any discipline, including FEI regulated shows.

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Summer of Sponsorships: GumBits Supports Championships & Charity
July 26, 2019 | Equinium
Atlanta, GA (July 26, 2019) - Mid-summer charity and championship horse shows just got a little bit tastier. GumBits, the ultimate horse treat and training tool, continues its legacy of support for the show community with sponsorships at the USEA American Eventing Championships, the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament Charity Horse Show, and USEF Pony Finals. As a multi-discipline treat designed to reduce teeth grinding, encourage salivation, soften the jaw, and improve contact, GumBits are the perfect reward for performance equines.

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From Driving to Eventing, #TeamGumBits Dominates in All Three Phases
May 15, 2019 | Equinium
Lexington, Kentucky (May 15, 2019) - From dressage to cross country to cones and everything in between, the spring show season has been another banner year for Team GumBits. In the three phased disciplines of Combined Driving and Eventing, the importance of a fluid and supple connection between the hand and the bit cannot be overstated. With top ten finishes at the 2019 Land Rover Kentucky CCI4* and Championship titles at the Southern Pines Combined Driving Event, Team GumBits' riders and drivers have proven exceptional.

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From Driving to Eventing, #TeamGumBits Dominates in All Three Phases
May 15, 2019 | Equinium
Lexington, Kentucky (May 15, 2019) - From dressage to cross country to cones and everything in between, the spring show season has been another banner year for Team GumBits. In the three phased disciplines of Combined Driving and Eventing, the importance of a fluid and supple connection between the hand and the bit cannot be overstated. With top ten finishes at the 2019 Land Rover Kentucky CCI4* and Championship titles at the Southern Pines Combined Driving Event, Team GumBits' riders and drivers have proven exceptional.

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WEF By The Numbers: Kat Fuqua Closes Out Winter Season with Championships & USEF Lettering
April 19, 2019 | Equinium
Wellington FL (April 19, 2019) - Six equines, twelve weeks of competition, and countless memories: for the sixth year in a row, Kat Fuqua spent her winter weekends in sunny south Florida, competing at the US's prestigious international hunter/jumper show circuit, the 2019 Winter Equestrian Festival. Of the ten weeks in which she competed, Fuqua was invited to the Parade of Champions ten times, earning 43 blue ribbons, ten Championships, four Reserve Championships, and five Classic Championships. Joined by her grooms, mother, and trainer, she ventured into the International Arena during WEF 12 to receive two Circuit Championships: Large Pony Hunter with Brighton and Large Green Pony Hunter with Prestige (aka Prince). Prestige proved particularly unstoppable this season, taking Champion each week he showed.

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A Dozen Years and a Dozen Olympians: GumBits Celebrates Retailer and Rider Roots
March 26, 2019 | Equinium
Wellington, FL (March 26, 2019) - For more than a decade, GumBits have been the preferred treat and training tool for riders around the world, from pony riders to Olympians. GumBits' retailer roots in their hometown of Atlanta, Georgia has expanded to four continents, with riders continuing to gain the advantage of positive effects on the equine mouth and jaw, including encouraging salivation, eliminating teeth grinding, encouraging submission, and promoting chewing activity.

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GumBits Dressage Riders Conquer Connection, Ride to FEI & CDI Victories
February 26, 2019 | Equinium
Wellington, FL (February 26, 2019) - Connection is key in dressage, and a soft mouth brings with it a multitude of benefits: submission, engagement, flexibility, relaxation, communication, and the list goes on. While connection is important in just about any equestrian discipline, dressage is arguably where connection is the most influential; it affects scores both directly and indirectly, and having a softly chewing, foamy, and relaxed connection in the bridle is a hallmark of dressage done well. GumBits' team of dressage superstars know this all too well, and have taken their horses from youngsters to the international spotlight and everywhere in between with GumBits, all-natural chewing gum for horses.

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Veterinarian and Equestrian Momoko Ito Becomes First Distributor of GumBits in Japan
January 13, 2019 | Equinium
Tokyo, Japan (January 13, 2018) - GumBits, makers of all natural, chewing gum for horses, recently expanded its international market into a new Asian country: Japan. Veterinarian and avid dressage and show jumping rider Momoko Ito approached GumBits in 2018 asking about the usefulness of the product in reducing grinding and other tension related issues in her horses. After reading testimonials and getting a deeper understanding of the product, Ito decided to import GumBits and the rest, as they say, is history, with her tack shop becoming the first GumBits distributor in Japan.

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