Custom Saddlery Sponsors 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival and Most Valuable Rider Award

Custom Saddlery’s Cary Wallace prepares to present the Custom Saddlery Most Valuable Rider Award at the 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival
Custom Saddlery’s Cary Wallace prepares to present the Custom Saddlery Most Valuable Rider Award at the 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival

Wellington, FL - Custom Saddlery - the Official Saddle of the U.S. Dressage Team through the 2016 Olympic Games - is renewing its dedication to the sport of dressage by once again sponsoring the 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida. The saddle manufacturer will also be presenting its Most Valuable Rider (MVR) award during the series. The Most Valuable Rider Award is Custom Saddlery’s way of recognizing riders who go above and beyond expectations in the show ring at major competitions. The MVR Award, the brainchild of Cary Wallace (the Master Saddlefitter behind the Aiken, South Carolina company), will return for a third season to the Adequan Global Dressage Festival to recognize riders who go the extra mile or add something special to the show. Some of last year's recipients were Olympic and World Cup veterans, as well as juniors, young riders, and amateurs.

“It's a tradition, inside and outside our horse world, to recognize athletes for their valuable contribution toward making a sporting event memorable,” Wallace said. “So Custom Saddlery wants to recognize when that ‘something special’ happens here, at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival, between horses and riders.”

The company prides itself in helping to create an exceptional show atmosphere at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival, and awarding riders who do the same. Company representatives will be scouring the arena for competitors who exhibit excellent horsemanship, outstanding performances, exemplary sportsmanship, superb teamwork, or dedication to giving back to the sport. The most deserving equestrians will be presented with the Most Valuable Rider Award, which includes a Custom Saddlery gift certificate and an embroidered saddle pad.

The top-quality saddle manufacturer will also be continuing its commitment to dressage by returning as an official sponsor of the 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival. The highly-anticipated show series boasts the richest dressage circuit in the world, with total prize money of more than $650,000 to be distributed during the ten weeks of equestrian sport held in Wellington, Florida. This year’s festival will include seven international and three national competitive shows running from January 8 through March 29. Custom Saddlery will be on the show grounds with plenty of saddles for riders to try out to experience why Custom is leading the saddle manufacturing industry. With fourteen innovative saddle models and a variety of Custom variations available for those models, Custom Saddlery is prepared to meet every horse-and-rider teams’ needs and preferences. Once show attendees feel the comfort of Custom saddles, they will likely want one of their own— so Custom will be hosting a raffle to win a saddle beginning at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival.

Custom Saddlery is a top choice of dressage riders around the world. Four-time Olympian Steffen Peters is currently celebrating his tenth year of riding in Custom saddles. “They are simply the best dressage saddles on the market,” he smiles. The company is known for providing excellent saddles and equipment to Olympians, international Grand Prix riders, the Tempel Lipizzans, and adult amateurs who want the best for themselves and their horses. “We know how valuable each and every horse and rider really are,” Wallace explained.

Custom Saddlery offers advanced saddles for dressage and jumping that are based on exceptional fit for both horse and rider. The company provides countless ways to customize saddles to help each individual horse and rider achieve their comfort and performance goals. Custom also provides professional saddle fitting services, and manufactures beautiful accessories including stirrup leathers, girths, and saddle pads.

For more information about Custom Saddlery, visit or call 1-800-235-3865.