Aiken, SC – Custom Saddlery is proud to announce the newest addition to their team of sponsored riders, the Matute family. Known for their winning ways in the arena as well as for their winning personalities, the Matute’s are currently showing and training in Europe for the summer where they and their horses will be outfitted in Custom saddles. Cary Wallace, president of Custom Saddlery, stated, “We are very excited to partner with such a fantastic equestrian family, and to outfit their horses and riders as they pursue dressage excellence.” Spain's first family of dressage, the Matutes, consist of three-time Olympian Juan Matute, Sr., 16-year-old prodigy Juan, Jr., the stylish and talented sister Paula, as well as the mother, wife and team organizer Maria. Paula and her brother Juan were the darlings of the Florida winter circuit, and with the support and coaching of their mother and father plan to take Europe by storm this summer.
Following in their father's great strides, Juan, Jr. and Paula Matute were teammates on Bronze medal-winning Team Spain at the Wellington Nations Cup when it debuted its new Pan American Games format. It may have been the first podium trip for brother and sister together, but no doubt not their last. Juan Jr. also dominated the small tour in Wellington with his primary mount, Don Diego Ymas, while Paula was consistently in the ribbons with Tarpan Ymas. Both siblings will be competing Don Diego and Tarpan at Aachen this summer, and their other mounts, Dhannie Ymas and Firmamento Ymas will be competing at the European Championships, and all in their Custom Saddles.
Custom is known for their perfectly fit, and completely customizable dressage and jumping saddles. Each saddle is fit and constructed to a specific horse and rider, ensuring maximum comfort and performance for each. In addition to a custom fit, Custom’s saddles offer a wealth of design options, from stitching colors and crystals to patent or colored leather and a number of models.
For more information on Custom Saddlery visit their website at www.mysaddle.com.