Wellington, FL - Canadian dressage rider Brittany Fraser gave her all in the Grand Prix Open during the largest week of CDI competition in the history of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival, January 22-25. Fraser and her mount, All In, won the class. Custom Saddlery, the Official Saddle of the U.S. Dressage Team through the 2016 Olympics, saw Fraser’s skill and spirit and awarded her with the Custom Saddlery Most Valuable Rider Award. Fraser and her ten-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding and partner saw four years of dedicated training pay off— in only their second Grand Prix level performance together— to a winning 66.603 percent finish down center line that Thursday at Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida. “The best part of our ride was the canter tour, which was very good,” Fraser said. “It's only our second Grand Prix, so we're still figuring some things out, seeing what he grooves on and what's working. He's been a very good boy and I'm very honored to accept this great award.” The Custom Saddlery Most Valuable Rider (MVR) Award recognizes riders who exceed expectations in major competition and exemplify excellence in horsemanship, performance, sportsmanship and teamwork, and demonstrate dedication to their sport and community.
The Canadian trainer and international competitor Fraser foresees a sunny future— in the southern U.S. and otherwise— ahead. “I'm going to do more national shows, to confirm a few things yet in our training, and then compete CDI with him.”
While accepting her Custom Saddlery MVR Award prize of an embroidered saddle pad and ribbon, she added, “Thank you, Custom Saddlery. This is a great start to our season.”
Based out of Aiken, South Carolina, Custom Saddlery offers fourteen innovative, high quality, one-of-a-kind dressage saddle models. The company also provides professional fitting services and custom accessories including stirrup leathers, girths, and pads. Learn more about Custom Saddlery at www.mysaddle.com or call 1-800-235-3865.