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  • Custom Saddlery Celebrates 20th Anniversary with European Expansion

    Posted on: August 3, 2017    Category  News

    Walsall, England (August 3, 2017) — Custom Saddlery is celebrating two decades of creating high quality, customized, and artistically designed saddles for dressage riders, jumpers, and eventers. The company has been a longtime favorite saddle manufacturer in the United States and in Holland, and now, in its 20th successful year, the saddlery is expanding its manufacturing capabilities by 300 percent. The opening of Custom Saddlery’s new plant in Walsall, England, along with the present facilities located in Aiken, South Carolina, and in Holland, increases manufacturing space from 3,500 square feet to 14,000 square feet. Not only does the new plant increase capabilities, but the United Kingdom facility is also fundamental to the supply chain and is located centrally for shipment to Europe and to the United States.

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  • Olivia LaGoy-Weltz and Mette Rosencrantz Ride to the Top in Custom Saddles at 2017 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions

    Posted on: June 5, 2017    Category  Press releases

    Gladstone, NJ — Olivia LaGoy-Weltz and Mette Rosencrantz already looked like champions when they entered the show ring at The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions in Gladstone, NJ, with their stylish Custom Saddlery saddles fit to optimize performance. By the end of the prestigious national competition, both riders had achieved impressive results. Custom Saddlery, a company known for crafting unique, top quality saddles to perfectly fit individual horse and rider pairs, is proud to congratulate LaGoy-Weltz and Rosencrantz for their achievements. LaGoy-Weltz and Rosencrantz, both sponsored by Custom Saddlery, are known as Custom Saddlery MVRs (Most Valuable Riders).

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  • The Lucky Winner Could Be You: Win a Clinic with Your Favorite Olympian and Get a New Saddle from Custom Saddlery

    Posted on: May 22, 2017    Category  News

    Aiken, SC (May 19, 2017) — For horse lovers, nothing beats a typical day at the barn. That is, until you add in a U.S. Olympic Dressage Team Bronze Medalist ready to give a free (yes, free) clinic, and nine of your favorite equestrian friends to enjoy the experience with. Oh, and a brand new Custom Saddlery saddle.

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  • Four Lucky Intercollegiate Dressage Association Team Members Win Custom Saddlery Saddles

    Posted on: May 12, 2017    Category  Press releases

    Long Valley, NJ (May 12, 2017) — Four Averett University students will soon be riding in comfortable, fashionable, and superbly crafted new saddles, thanks to Custom Saddlery. As part of the company’s sponsorship of the 2017 Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) National Championships, four Custom Saddlery Signature Steffen’s Advantage saddles are being awarded to the winning team of the competition.

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  • Custom Saddlery Returns as Platinum Sponsor of Intercollegiate Dressage Association National Championships

    Posted on: April 26, 2017    Category  Press releases

    Long Valley, NJ (April 26, 2017) — Custom Saddlery knows that supporting the future of dressage is vital to the sport’s success. That’s why the company has once again chosen to serve as a platinum sponsor of the Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) National Championships to be held on April 28-30, 2017 in Long Valley, New Jersey, at Centenary University. As a longtime sponsor of the IDA National Championships, Custom Saddlery supports IDA’s mission of helping college students develop their skills in dressage and their appreciation of the sport through organized student competitions and educational opportunities.

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  • Custom Saddlery Names Wendy Christoff ‘Most Valuable Rider’ at Golden State Dressage Festival

    Posted on: April 24, 2017    Category  Press releases

    Rancho Murieta, CA (April 24, 2017) — When Wendy Christoff arrived in Rancho Murieta, California for her tenth year competing at the Golden State Dressage Festival, the odds seemed to be stacked against her. The Canadian dressage rider and coach traveled all the way from Delta, British Columbia with her two Dutch Warmblood geldings, 17-year-old Treffer (Niagara x Haarlem) and seven-year-old Flash (Van Gough x Jalonde), both of whom would have a lot to overcome if they were to do well at the show.

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  • Devon Kane’s Commitment to Quality Earned the Custom Saddlery MVR Award at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival

    Posted on: April 5, 2017    Category  Press releases

    Wellington, FL (April 5, 2017) – Custom Saddlery recognizes excellence – in both the rider in the saddle and in the saddle itself. That’s why the Custom Saddlery MVR (Most Valuable Rider) Award presented at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival was given to Grand Prix dressage rider Devon Kane. Kane competed and trained several horses throughout the winter show series in Wellington, Florida this year, and she and her team at Diamante Farms are also founding sponsors of the series. Devon Kane received a Custom Saddlery saddle pad, tote bag, ribbon, and golf towel as the newest recipient of the Custom Saddlery MVR Award.

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  • Custom Saddlery Honors U.S. Rider Olivia LaGoy-Weltz with MVR Award at Adequan Global Dressage Festival

    Posted on: March 28, 2017    Category  Press releases

    Wellington, FL (March 28, 2017) — Each week of the 2017 Adequan Global Dressage Festival, Custom Saddlery has presented its Most Valuable Rider (MVR) Award to a deserving equestrian who contributes to the quality and success of the iconic show series and to the dressage community in general. The final award of the season was presented to FEI Grand Prix rider and trainer Olivia LaGoy-Weltz, who competed in the series’ CDI circuit with her own Lonoir (De Noir x Lorani), a 2004 Danish Warmblood gelding. LaGoy-Weltz, a USDF Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medalist based out of northern Virginia and Wellington, Florida, represented the U.S. during the Stillpoint Farm FEI Nations Cup™ CDIO 3* in the final week of the 2017 Adequan Global Dressage Festival.

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  • Canadian Olympian Evi Strasser Wins Custom Saddlery MVR Award at Adequan Global Dressage Festival

    Posted on: March 21, 2017    Category  Press releases

    Wellington, FL (March 21, 2017) — For Olympian Evi Strasser, competing in the sport of dressage is ultimately about having a good time – and the more, the merrier. Strasser, whose philosophy is echoed in the name of her training facility, Good Tyme Stables, has been competing at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival since its inception and returns every year with a large group of clients as part of her endeavor to bring horses and riders successfully up through the levels of dressage. Despite the long trip from their home base in Ste-Adele, Quebec, Strasser and Good Tyme Stables returned to Wellington this year with a total of 19 horses.

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  • Custom Saddlery Honors Susanne Hamilton for Proving All Kinds of Horses Can Be Successful

    Posted on: March 15, 2017    Category  Press releases

    Wellington, FL (March 14, 2017) — Susanne Hamilton and her little equine partner Lutz, an imported 14-year-old, 15.2-hand Haflinger gelding (Argument x Mandy, Navis Van De Wellenhoff) owned by Bettina Hinckley, have captivated audiences with their success in, and out, of the arena. Not only did Lutz debut in his first U.S. CDI in February at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI3* in Wellington, Florida, but he and Hamilton have since raked in the accolades and impressed crowds with their pluck and determination.

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