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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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  • Custom Saddlery Honors Dawn White-O’Connor for Taking the Reins of Steffen Peters’ Olympic Partner, Legolas 92

    Posted on: February 17, 2017    Category  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    Category  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    Category  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    Category  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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