Luitpold Becomes Official Discipline Sponsor of WEG Tryon 2018 Para-Dressage
Luitpold Animal Health has expanded its support of the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018 with its product Adequan named as the official discipline sponsor of Para-Dressage.


Luitpold Animal Health, manufacturer of Adequan i.m. (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan), has extended its sponsorship of the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018 by becoming the official discipline sponsor of Para-Dressage.


“We are thrilled to welcome Adequan as a Discipline Sponsor at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018,” said Mark Bellissimo, Managing Partner of Tryon Equestrian Partners and CEO of Tryon International Equestrian Center. “Through their support of Para-Dressage, Adequan has played an instrumental role in the success and expansion of the equestrian sport across North America and beyond. We look forward to their continued involvement in the growth of this inspiring discipline.”

Para-Dressage offers an opportunity for equestrian athletes with impairments to compete at an equal and meaningful level. Athletes from 23 countries have been named to the FEI Nominated Entries List for Adequan Para-Dressage, which will take place in Tryon Stadium, spanning the course of five days from September 18-22.

“These athletes epitomize the passion, focus and courage of every equestrian striving to be a champion,” said Allyn Mann, Director of Strategic Partnerships for Luitpold Animal Health. “It is our distinct honor to support their journey in representing the best in the world at the FEI World Equestrian Games.”

Other portions of Luitpold Animal Health’s WEG sponsorship commitment include the “Adequan® Stabling Area,” home to the world’s best equine athletes throughout the 12-day event, the Adequan dining halls and partial sponsorship of the onsite veterinary hospital.

For nearly 30 years, Adequan i.m. has been used by leading veterinarians, top trainers and riders because of its ability to help improve joint function by reversing the disease cycle, repairing cartilage, restoring joint lubrication and reducing inflammation. 1,2

Adequan i.m. is the only FDA approved equine polysulfated glycosaminoglycan (PSGAG) prescribed for the intramuscular treatment of non-infectious degenerative and/or traumatic joint dysfunction and associated lameness of the carpal and hock joints in horses.

Talk to your veterinarian today to determine if Adequan is the right choice for your horse. For more information, please visit


There are no known contraindications to the use of intramuscular Polysulfated Glycosaminoglycan. Studies have not been conducted to establish safety in breeding horses. WARNING: Do not use in horses intended for human consumption. Not for use in humans. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children. CAUTION: Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

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About Luitpold Animal Health

Luitpold Animal Health, a division of Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is committed to advancing animal health with proven FDA-approved products like Adequan®. The company’s portfolio is anchored by the only FDA-approved equine polysulfated glycosaminoglycan, which has been relied on for nearly three decades by equine practitioners. As the manufacturer of Adequan® Canine (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan), the company recently returned marketing and distribution of the product to its portfolio, reflecting its position as a leader in joint health care for horses and dogs. Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a Daiichi Sankyo Group Company, manufactures and distributes human and veterinary pharmaceutical products and is committed to providing the ever-changing healthcare marketplace with a growing and diversified portfolio. For more information on Luitpold Animal Health, visit or call 800-458-0163.

About the Tryon International Equestrian Center Tryon

International Equestrian Center at Tryon Resort, host of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018, is one of the world’s premier equestrian lifestyle destinations, with first-class facilities for all eight FEI disciplines. From carousel to competition, the mission of Tryon Resort is to celebrate the magic of the horse, grow equestrian sport, and increase access to this majestic animal. Tryon Resort is a spring, summer and fall haven for equestrian competitors and enthusiasts, and a year-round destination for connoisseurs of diverse cuisine and shopping, lodging getaways, and family entertainment. Learn more at

About the FEI World Equestrian Games™ 

The FEI World Equestrian Games™, held every four years in the middle of the Olympic cycle, is the property of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the world governing body for horse sport organized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It is one of the biggest events on the global sporting calendar, combining World Championships in the Olympic disciplines of Jumping, Dressage and Eventing, the Paralympic discipline of Para-Equestrian Dressage, as well as Driving, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining.

The inaugural FEI World Equestrian Games™ were hosted in Stockholm (SWE) in 1990. Since then the Games have been staged in The Hague (NED) in 1994, Rome (ITA) in 1998, Jerez (ESP) in 2002, and Aachen (GER) in 2006. The first Games to be organized outside Europe were the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Kentucky (USA) 2010. The Games came back to Europe for the 2014 edition, the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Normandy (FRA), which attracted more than 500,000 on-site spectators and a worldwide television audience of 350 million, as well as delivering an economic impact of €368 million to the French economy. 

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