Caroline Roffman and Custom Saddlery Build a Perfect Pas de Deux


Caroline Roffman and Her Highness O in their first European CDI.(Photo: courtesy of Maria Guimon Photography)
Caroline Roffman and Her Highness O in their first European CDI.(Photo: courtesy of Maria Guimon Photography)

Wellington, FL – For years, FEI-level dressage rider and trainer, Caroline Roffman entrusted her competitive comfort to Custom Saddlery while taking champions like Sagacious HF and Her Highness O down the dressage world's most prestigious center lines. Now, the relationship has blossomed further: Cary Wallace of Custom Saddlery confirms that the makers of some of equestrian sports' most coveted saddles will support Roffman on her international journey through 2018. “Dressage is about development of the horse from the foundation through the most advanced level of horsemanship,” said Wallace. “Custom Saddlery recognizes how the equestrian athlete, in its musculature and its horizons, continues to grow. We're honored to know our saddles have taken Caroline and her horses this far, and excited to see what the future holds.”{C}

Roffman, who had a stellar season on Florida's winter circuit, is currently in Europe with two horses – Sagacious HF and Her Highness O – and will be the first American dressage rider to compete in the Under 25 Grand Prix division at Aachen. She and Hyperion Farm’s Sagacious HF received an impressive 70.8% in their frirst Grand Prix in France, a warm up for Aachen. Roffman and Her Highness O also proved themselves during at the Compiegne CDI3* Prix St. Georges class, where they took 2nd place in their first European competition. Roffman and Her Highness O earned Team Gold and Individual Bronze at the CDIO Nations Cup 3* in Wellington.
“For me, the most important thing is 'the fit,” said Roffman, who owns Lionshare Dressage in Wellington, FL and partners with US Pan American Games Dressage team alternate and 2012 Developing Horse Grand Prix Reserve Champion, Endel Ots. “Custom really goes above and beyond to make sure each saddle fits its horse and rider. I am grateful to have Custom's support in Aachen and for the European CDI competitions to follow.”
Through efforts like its Most Valuable Rider Awards, and support of rising stars like Roffman, Custom Saddlery remains a leader and active member of its dressage community. Learn more about Custom Saddlery on their website at