Michelle Callahan and “Stylish” Win Year’s Supply of Vetrolin Grooming Products

Michelle Callahan and “Stylish” Win Year’s Supply of Vetrolin® Grooming Products From Farnam at American Shetland Pony Congress

 Cloverdale, Ind. (August 20, 2009) – Michelle Callahan and her Shetland Pony SMHC’s Freedom Stylish One, also known as “Stylish,” proved they had plenty of style at the 121st American Shetland Pony Congress Show when Stylish won the Vetrolin Grooming Award, sponsored by Farnam. Winning the title of “Best Groomed” pony at the show, earned Stylish and Callahan a year’s supply of Vetrolin® Grooming Products provided by Farnam.

“I am so excited that I won this wonderful award, especially since the judges voted on it,” Callahan said. “My boyfriend is always making fun of me because I take forever bathing Stylish and I am so tedious when getting the horses ready for their classes. But this time my hard work paid off!”

Callahan, who lives in Warrenton, Missouri, purchased Stylish at the beginning of July from Denise Johnson. Although she only had a short time to prepare Stylish  for the show, she said bathing and clipping are always part of her regime. “I can’t wait to try all of the Vetrolin® products. I do go through a lot of shampoo and conditioner in order to give a ‘good’ bath,” Callahan said. “I am really pleased to see the diversified ingredients in the products. I also have a dog with a skin condition and the Vetrolin® products work on dogs, so that is wonderful.”

The Vetrolin® brand offers a comprehensive line of grooming products from cleaning and conditioning to soothing and invigorating; Vetrolin® products perform to the highest standard – serious grooming for serious competitors™.  Vetrolin® products are renowned for the essential oils and invigorating aroma that sets them apart from the competition.  The ten products in the Vetrolin® line provide a one-stop place to satisfy all your grooming needs and includes bath, body wash, conditioner, detangler, shine, green spot out, liniment and liniment gel products plus the newest additions to the Vetrolin® line White ‘N Brite™ Shampoo and White ‘N Brite™ Body Wash.

In addition to winning the “Best Groomed” award at Congress, Stylish proved he was more than just a pretty face by spending plenty of time in the winner’s circle. The stunning Shetland earned a first in Classic Model Gelding, a first in Classic Gelding 2 Years Old Over and was Classic Gelding Junior Champion. His flashy coat also earned him first in the Classic Gelding Multi-Color class and Reserve Grand Champion in the Classic Gelding Grand Champion Over class.

“The American Shetland Pony Club is really pleased that Farnam, the makers of Vetrolin® products, support our small equines and we are very grateful that they sponsored the Vetrolin Grooming Award,” said Johnny Robb, director of marketing for the American Shetland Pony Club and American Miniature Horse Registry (ASPC/AMHR). “Michelle was thrilled that her pony won the Vetrolin award and is sure to become a lifelong Vetrolin fan now. All of our American Shetland Pony Club members take pride in how they care for their ponies, which was obvious by all the gleaming coats at Congress.”

The 121st Shetland Pony Congress Show, held at the Crossroads Arena in Cloverdale, Indiana, was the largest in five years with over 500 ponies from all across the country competing for National Championship titles in classes such as driving, halter, jumping, youth and costume classes.

For more information regarding Vetrolin® products, visit www.farnamhorse.com.  For more information on the Shetland Pony Congress, visit their website at www.shetlandminiature.com or call (309) 263-4044.