Wellington, FL (August 3, 2009) – New York Times bestselling authormakes her living writing thrilling and heart-stopping murder mysteries, but she is equally at home in the saddle. While Hoag may be known around the world for her novels, she leads a dual life as a top adult amateur dressage rider where she competes and rides all of her horses in Trilogy dressage saddles.
Deborah Witty, President of Trilogy Dressage Saddles, is pleased to announce Trilogy is now sponsoring the famous dressage rider and mystery writer. As a fan and supporter of Trilogy Saddles for many years, Hoag is equally thrilled with the new sponsorship.
“I ride in the Verago from Trilogy, which has a deep seat and a narrow twist. It's absolutely the most perfect saddle I've ever ridden in. It is perfectly balanced the instant you set it on the horse's back, and I am perfectly balanced the second I sit in it. The design allows my leg to hang in perfect alignment with my body, and my posture is nicely upright without any tilting,” Hoag said. “For the horse, the wide flat panels disperse the pressure over a greater surface area of the horse's back, eliminating pressure points and allowing the horse to keep his back loose and swinging. All that and it's gorgeous too. The craftsmanship is first rate, and Trilogy Saddles service is unparalleled.”
Hoag knows a thing or two about unparalleled achievements, as her novels have landed on the New York Times bestselling list 14 times. Hoag’s fans are eagerly awaiting the release of her next book, and the suspense won’t last much longer. Hoag’s newest novel, Deeper Than The Dead, will appear in bookstores on December 28, 2009.
Witty is a fan of Hoag’s – both her riding and her writing – and believes Hoag will be a great Trilogy representative. “As an adult amateur dressage rider Tami has spread the word about our dressage saddles for many years and we have a wonderful relationship,” Witty said. “Tami is the only adult amateur we sponsor, and we are certain our new ‘official’ sponsorship with Tami will be just like her novels – a bestseller!”
Hoag, who rides with Betsy Steiner, is currently competing her 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding Rush Hour and her 10-year-old Westfalen gelding Fhilosopher. “I am excited about Fhilosopher and his grand prix potential,” Hoag said. “Rush Hour is doing great and we are getting ready to move him to the international division.”
While Hoag has fans in the literary and dressage world that will be cheering her on, Witty and Trilogy Dressage Saddles are certainly among them. “Tami’s novels are thrilling, and so is watching her ride. I feel fortunate to have Tami as part of our Trilogy team,” Witty said.
Trilogy Dressage Saddles, built in England by some of the most experienced craftsmen in the world, feature a British tree made of laminated Beechwood and a specially tanned hide from England that offers the rider an elastic broken-in feel. For more information on Trilogy Saddles, visit their website at www.trilogysaddles.com. For more information about Tami Hoag, or to see a list of her novels, visit her website at www.tamihoag.com.
Photo: Dressage rider and New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag is now being sponsored by Trilogy Dressage Saddles. Hoag’s new novel, Deeper Than The Dead, will appear in bookstores in December. (Photo Courtesy of Performance Saddlery)