Wellington, FL – Wellington dressage rider Chris Curiger was riding in style at the Wellington Classic Holiday Challenge aboard her gorgeous black Hanoverian gelding, Helios, and Curiger’s style helped her take home the PanaCavallo Style Award. The Style Award is sponsored by PanaCavallo, the makers of saddles, bridles and leather goods, in partnership with Cavalleria Toscana, an elegant line of Italian equestrian clothing. Curiger was pleased to win the PanaCavallo Style Award and joked that if she couldn’t ride well it was important to at least look good. The talented adult amateur does ride well, however, and has had great success with Helios. Curiger, who trains with Lynn Kimball Davis and competes Helios in the Intermediaire 2 classes, showed that she not only dresses and rides well but has a strong support system as a large group of well wishers joined her at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center to cheer her on and congratulate her on winning the Style Award.
Curiger, who has her own farm in Wellington, thanked PanaCavallo and Cavalleria Toscana for sponsoring the Style Award at the show. “It’s great to be recognized,” she said, adding that she is excited about the future because she recently purchased a new yearling.
Michael Davis, owner of PanaCavallo, congratulated Curiger on winning the Style Award. “It is customary in the show world for riders to dress traditionally and with style, and Chris is the perfect example of that,” Davis said. “PanaCavallo and Cavalleria Toscana have merged our two fashionable companies together to sponsor the Style Award and we are excited to be part of the dressage show season in south Florida. Thanks to the merging of our companies, dressage has never looked or felt this good before.”
Davis, an adult amateur dressage rider, is the owner of Grandioso who represented the United States in the 2011 Pan Am Games with Cesar Parra, bringing home the Team Gold. “As a rider and owner of a top international horse, I understand the importance of high quality tack and clothing,” he said. “As riders we want to keep our horses and ourselves outfitted in the finest tack available, but do it without breaking the bank. The entire PanaCavallo line is fantastic and really is some of the most cost effective dressage equipment on the market.”
Davis is a strong supporter of the equestrian community and in addition to sponsoring the Style Award, PanaCavallo recently donated a beautiful selection of tack to the NetPosse eBay annual fundraiser auction. “PanaCavallo offers an entire new line of bridles, girths and training equipment made of supple European leathers and all of our products feature superb craftsmanship, excellent style and unsurpassed quality,” Davis said, adding that Cavalleria Toscana’s styles are on the cutting edge of fashion. “Their styles are elegant, fashionable and unique in design and material. I hope everyone stops by our booth at the shows and experiences our fashion and tack first hand.”
Cavalleria Toscana’s fashions are known for their elegance, along with being innovative due to intense research on material and that fact that they offer exclusive models. “As an Italian equestrian clothing line, the research Cavalleria Toscana puts into their clothing makes them unique in the world of style while at the same time giving a fashion image to the world of technical clothing,” Davis said.