Janae Griffin Named Most Valuable Rider at 2016 International Friesian Show Horse Association World Show
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.
“Co fan S. is gentle, sweet, and kind,” she said of her noble steed. “He takes care of me and is super talented.”
Co fan S.’s sweet disposition, Griffin’s exemplary equestrian skills, and the pair’s talent helped them to win several accolades at the IFSHA World Show, including the dressage high score of the day, first place in the Dressage Hack Junior Exhibitor Class, and the Custom Saddlery Most Valuable Rider (MVR) Award.
Custom Saddlery presents the MVR Award at top horse shows across the United States to riders who enhance the excellence of a horse show by bringing a team of competitors, earning high scores, or showing exemplary horsemanship and sportsmanship. As winner, Griffin received a generous gift card to Custom Saddlery, a ribbon, and an embroidered saddle pad.
When asked what it is that encourages her to have the kind of positive attitude and performance that Custom Saddlery looks for, her answer was humble. “God gives me the talent and provided me the amazing horses and people in my life.
Custom Saddlery produces innovative, expertly crafted saddles for dressage riders, jumpers, and eventers. Custom saddles can be personalized in a variety of ways to provide exceptional fit and comfort for both horse and rider. Expert saddle fitters are located across the country to ensure an ideal fit for riders anywhere. Custom Saddlery also offers a wide variety of aesthetic option and manufactures quality accessories, including stirrup leathers, girths, and saddle pads. For more information about Custom Saddlery, visit www.mysaddle.com or call 1-800-235-3865.
Photo: Janae Griffin, daughter of Bruce Griffin (holding banner), won the Custom Saddlery MVR Award while riding Co fan S. at the 2016 International Friesian Show Horse Association World & Grand National Championship Horse Show (Photo courtesy of Avalon Photography)
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