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

    Posted on: March 21, 2017  •  Categories  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  •  Categories  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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  • Custom Saddlery Honors Dawn White-O’Connor for Taking the Reins of Steffen Peters’ Olympic Partner, Legolas 92

    Posted on: February 17, 2017  •  Categories  Press releases

    Wellington, Florida (February 17, 2017) — Being given the ride on a world-renowned dressage horse would be a dream come true for any horseperson. If that horse happened to have a list of accomplishments that included being America’s number one Grand Prix horse, winning numerous CDI Grand Prix victories, claiming three U.S. Equestrian Federation National Grand Prix Dressage Championships, and earning an Olympic Team Bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, any rider would likely be trembling with excitement. That dream recently became reality for Dawn White-O’Connor when Steffen Peters handed over the reins to his Olympic mount, Legolas 92.

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  • Custom Saddlery Rewards Most Valuable Riders Coast-to-Coast

    Posted on: January 27, 2017  •  Categories  Press releases

    Aiken, SC (January 26, 2017) — Custom Saddlery is known for presenting its Most Valuable Rider (MVR) Award to equestrians who go the extra mile to attain excellent scores in the dressage ring and show exemplary horsemanship. This month, the celebrated saddle company awarded two deserving riders with the Custom Saddlery MVR Award – Michael Klimke and David Blake. Klimke, who travels from Germany to compete in the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Florida, and Blake, who is based in Encinitas, California, are shining examples of excellence both in and out of the saddle 

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  • Custom Saddlery To Deliver Olympian Experience at Adequan®/California Dressage Society 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting & Symposium

    Posted on: January 20, 2017  •  Categories  Press releases

    Del Mar, CA (January 19, 2017) — This weekend, January 20-22, 2017, Custom Saddlery will sponsor the Adequan®/California Dressage Society (CDS) 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting and Symposium, presented by As an official California Dressage Society 50th Anniversary Saddle Sponsor, Custom Saddlery will ensure a weekend of excitement by donating a top-quality saddle to the CDS Saddle Spectacular Raffle and bringing some of the most respected professionals in the dressage world up close and personal for riders and dressage enthusiasts to meet.

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  • Custom Saddlery Is Back to Reward Riders at the 2017 Adequan Global Dressage Festival

    Posted on: January 9, 2017  •  Categories  Press releases

    Wellington, FL (January 9, 2017) — Custom Saddlery is poised to enjoy its fifth season of sponsoring the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida, as the company renews its dedication and commitment for another year to the sport of dressage. Custom Saddlery, premier manufacturer of customized dressage saddles, is a natural fit to support this top international competition.

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  • Custom Saddlery Rewards Dressage4Kids Atlanta Youth Festival Winners

    Posted on: December 1, 2016  •  Categories  Press releases

    Conyers, GA (November 30, 2016)  – Olympic athlete Lendon Gray is on a mission to interest youth in dressage while improving their riding skills and sportsmanship – a mission that Custom Saddlery has always whole-heartedly supported. At Gray’s Dressage4Kids Atlanta Youth Festival held at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers, Georgia this month, Custom Saddlery awarded saddle pads to the nine division winners. The winner of the Sportsmanship Matters Award also received a saddle pad, as well as a goodie bag full of Custom Saddlery items.

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  • FEI Dressage Trainer and Competitor Julio Mendoza Earns Custom Saddlery Most Valuable Rider Award

    Posted on: November 9, 2016  •  Categories  Press releases

    Williamston, NC (November 3, 2016)  – FEI dressage trainer and instructor Julio Mendoza believes that one of the most important contributions an experienced rider can make to the sport of dressage is setting a good example for the upcoming generation of riders. “We give young riders something to aspire to, and they need to see that we love and care for our horses and that we are supportive of one another,” said the USDF Gold Medalist, who has trained many horses and students through Grand Prix level. Those who have ridden alongside Mendoza can attest that he practices what he preaches. In addition to his own wins at the 2016 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Region 1 Dressage Championships & NCDCTA Autumn Leaves Dressage show in Williamston, North Carolina this autumn, Mendoza also helped several students achieve top-notch performances and extended support and helpful tips to other competitors, helping to make the show an enjoyable and successful experience for all.

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  • Janae Griffin Named Most Valuable Rider at 2016 International Friesian Show Horse Association World Show

    Posted on: November 8, 2016  •  Categories  Press releases

    Springfield, OH (November 7, 2016) – Janae Griffin, the 11-year-old daughter of three-time USEF Equestrian of Honor Bruce Griffin, was born to ride. She hails from a long line of equestrians, whose aptitude for riding horses comes about as naturally as walking. During her recent performance at the 2016 International Friesian Show Horse Association (IFSHA) World & Grand National Championship Horse Show, it was clearer than ever that she belongs in the saddle. As she took to the ring with eight-year-old Friesian gelding Co fan S., owned by Little River Friesians and imported from Holland, the young rider was all smiles.

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  • With Multiple Top Placings at IALHA National Championships, Robert Chapeski Secures the Custom Saddlery MVR Award

    Posted on: October 12, 2016  •  Categories  Press releases

    South Jordan, UT – Robert Chapeski and his handsome five-year-old Andalusian gelding raked in the accolades at the 2016 International Andalusian and Lusitano Horse Association (IALHA) National Championship Show this September. The pair earned the Custom Saddlery Most Valuable Rider (MVR) Award, two dressage National Championship titles, the overall High Point score of the show, and a slew of ribbons and other prizes at the South Jordan, Utah event. With results like that, you can bet the ranch that this gelding – Galante SG – is one special horse. Custom Saddlery, the Official Saddle of the United States Dressage Team, was happy to reward Galante SG and his owner and rider Robert Chapeski for their accomplishments with an embroidered saddle pad, a gift card for $150.00 off of Custom Saddlery merchandise, and a Custom Saddlery MVR Award ribbon.

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