Upperville, Va. – May 15, 2018 – The 165th anniversary of the iconic Upperville Colt & Horse Show (UCHS) will kick-off on June 4. The team at UCHS is prepping the showgrounds and gearing up to welcome an exciting roster of top national and international athletes for seven days of elite competition. During the show, exhibitors can relax in one of two air-conditioned riders’ lounges onsite, sponsored by Mars, Inc. and its affiliate brands Ethel M® Chocolates, BUCKEYE Nutrition and NUTRO™.
Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, Snickers®, Twix®, Milky Way®, Dove®, Pedigree®, Royal Canin®, Whiskas®, Extra®, Orbit®, 5™, Skittles®, Uncle Ben’s®, Mars Drinks and CocoaVia®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include Banfield® Pet Hospital, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles — quality, responsibility, mutuality, efficiency and freedom — inspire its more than 100,000 associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.
Ethel M® Chocolates, part of Mars Chocolate North America, is dedicated to creating authentic chocolates with no preservatives. Ethel M® Chocolates are available in multiple locations throughout southern Nevada, online at www.EthelM.com or by phone at 800-438-4356. The Ethel M® Chocolates factory and Botanical Cactus Garden are located at 2 Cactus Garden Drive in Henderson. For more information on the Botanical Cactus Garden, events, store hours, locations and ordering products, visit them online or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
BUCKEYE Nutrition combines science, innovation and a genuine passion for horses to produce the highest quality, safest feed possible. Every product is formulated by equine PhD nutritionists and produced in a state-of-the-art, medication-free facility. BUCKEYE Nutrition takes feed safety seriously, using only 100 percent pure ingredients delivered daily and traced from field to feed bucket. These stringent quality standards are backed by the WALTHAM® Center for Pet Nutrition, a world-leading authority on animal care. In business since 1910, BUCKEYE Nutrition is passionate about unlocking the full potential of horses, allowing them to live longer, healthier and happier lives.
NUTRO™ dog food has a straightforward philosophy: FEED CLEAN™. That means providing dogs with food that give them everything they need — and nothing they don’t. NUTRO™ creates recipes based on this philosophy and looks for ingredients that are as close to their native form as possible (simple); nutrient-rich to serve a precise purpose (purposeful); and rigorously tested for quality and safety (trustworthy). With their NUTRO FEED CLEAN™ dogma, the product aims to keep your dogs happy, energetic, looking good and full of life.
In addition, Mars and its highlighted brands will also be sponsoring the livestream of the 2018 Upperville Colt & Horse Show on Upperville Live — a suite of digital projects and programs that include online entries, live streaming for both hunter and jumper competitions, enhanced broadcast-level coverage of signature events simulcast on both Facebook and the USEF Network and live updates from the Upperville Colt & Horse Show’s various social media outlets.
Featuring a prestigious FEI CSI4* rating and a World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) designation, the UCHS is an exciting, can’t-miss attraction for exhibitors and spectators alike. Highlighted international competitions for this year’s event include the $35,000 Upperville Speed Stake CSI4* on Thursday in addition to Friday’s $40,000 Welcome Stake CSI4* and the $216,000 Upperville Jumper Classic CSI4* on Sunday to close out the show on June 10.
To learn more about the 2018 Upperville Colt & Horse Show, presented by St. Bride’s Farm, please click here.