Custom Saddlery Says “Oui!” to Molly Paris with Most Valuable Rider Award for Adequan Global Dressage Festival Week Seven
Wellington, Florida —“Paris,” said actress Audrey Hepburn, “is always a good idea,” and Custom Saddlery surely agreed when it presented Molly Paris with its Most Valuable Rider (MVR) Award for week seven of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida.
On Friday, the North Carolina-based rider won the FEI YR Grand Prix 16-25 on her Under 25 tour Danish (Don x Compeed) Warmblood mare, Countess, and was third on Sunday in the FEI Open Freestyle, Grand Prix, as well as delivering top-ten performances all weekend on her 17.1 hand, Small Tour Westphalian gelding Diamant Sky (Dancing Dynamite x Hauptstutbuch) in their FEI Small Tour.
“He’s a perpetual four-year old,” Paris told Custom Saddlery MVR presenter, Cary Wallace. “We have two more Small Tour shows lined up in March so my goal is to just keep him confident and reassure him that he has a job to do and that he can do it!”
In addition to aspiring to qualify Diamant Sky for the 2018 United States Equestrian Festival Festival of Champions, she is aiming to qualify for Nations Cup with Countess, a 17 year-old veteran campaigner Paris has partnered with for the Under 25 tour
Clinching scores in the 70's on both horses over the same week, in front of Wellington’s respected line-up of international judges, is just cause for this Most Valuable Rider to be optimistic.
Now in its sixth season of support at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival, the Custom Saddlery Most Valuable Rider Award is presented to riders like Paris, who not only deliver outstanding competitive results but do so while exhibiting those intangible qualities of great horsemanship and sportsmanship.
Part of the secret to her success, and recognition by Custom Saddlery, Paris says, is offering her mounts reassurance and asking them to simply “be a good show horse.” The MVR Award winner was recognized with a commemorative ribbon, branded black and white Custom Saddle cover and $150 gift certificate good toward the purchase of a saddle crafted by the noted tailors of dressage equipment. To see more follow this link.
Custom Saddlery, of Aiken, South Carolina, has a convenient service center on-site at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival where its top-notch saddle fitters are available to assure optimum comfort for horses and their riders from a catalog of more than 30 innovative saddle models and limitless customizable options. As seasoned underwriters serving the international dressage world, Custom currently offers 10 choices in unique saddle trees to assure competitors at all levels comfort and stability in their seat and legs through correct fit, knee roll options, perfectly-balanced panels, and self-adjusting "V" billet-and-point straps.
Custom Saddlery also offers saddle-fitting services through European branches in Holland and the United Kingdom, as well as in the United States and venues like Wellington. Learn more at mysaddle.com or call (800) 235-3865.
Photo: Molly Paris and Diamant Sky receiving the Custom Saddlery Most Valuable Rider Award during week seven of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival.
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