Wellington, FL — Custom Saddlery, the Official Saddle of the United States Dressage Team and proud supporter of high performance dressage, will award Custom Saddles to the Grand Prix and Intermediare I Championship winners at the U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions presented by The Dutta Corp. The December 9-12 competition will be held at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival show grounds in Wellington, Florida, and will feature the nation’s top horse and athlete combinations in the Grand Prix and Intermediare I divisions.
Custom Saddlery will also be cheering on the company’s sponsored riders, known as Custom Saddlery Most Valuable Riders (MVRs), who will be competing in the Championships— including Steffen Peters and Cesar Parra. Peters will ride Four Winds Farm’s Legolas 92, a 13-year-old London Olympic Games veteran Westphalian gelding (Laomedon x Furstin/Florestan II), and Rosamunde, an eight-year-old Rheinlander mare (Rock Forever x First Lady/Fidermark) who has claimed victory in a variety of competitions both here and abroad. Peters will compete both horses in The Dutta Corp./USEF Grand Prix Dressage National Championship. Parra will be aboard his own Blickpunkt 4 Cavallias, a 10-year-old Westphalian stallion (Belissimo M x Fascination/Fidermark) who placed in the ribbons at both Dressage at Devon in October and at HITS on the Hudson in September. Parra will compete in The Dutta Corp./USEF Intermediaire I Dressage National Championship.
Custom Saddlery representatives will take part in the award ceremonies for both of the National Championships to present the winners with saddle gift certificates, so that the winning horse and rider duo can be expertly fitted for a saddle model that is perfect for them. With over 20 saddle models, Custom Saddlery’s team of expert saddle fitters across the United States is trained to meet all horses and riders’ performance and comfort needs.
The Grand Prix competition at the Festival of Champions will kick off on Wednesday, December 9 with the FEI Grand Prix test, then progress to the FEI Grand Prix Special on Thursday, December 10. After a day of rest, competition will resume with the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle on Saturday, December 12. The Intermediaire I championship will begin with the FEI Prix St. Georges on Wednesday, December 9 and will continue with the FEI Intermediaire I on Thursday, December 10. The Intermediaire I competition will culminate with the I-1 Freestyle on Saturday, December 12.
Custom Saddlery is proud to support the United States Dressage Team and the U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions presented by The Dutta Corp. Custom Saddlery is committed to designing, producing, and fitting high-quality, customized saddles that are perfect matches for dressage’s most talented riders and their horses. For more information about Custom Saddlery and its variety of saddle models, visit www.mysaddle.com or call 1-800-235-3865.