Yann Candele Wins $3,000 Bonus from SSG Riding Gloves


Wellington, Florida – In the first event of the SSG ‘Go Clean for the Green’ promotion held during the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival, Canada’s Yann Candele earned the $3,000 bonus for winning the $30,000 WEF Challenge Cup Series Round I while wearing SSG ‘Digital’ Riding Gloves.

A total of 26 riders competed in the $30,000 WEF Challenge Cup Series Round I held Thursday, January 13, with seven of those advancing to the jump-off. Candele had the advantage of being the final rider in the jump-off with Redefin, a 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Susan Grange. Wearing SSG ‘Digital’ Riding Gloves on his way to victory earned Candele a $3,000 bonus from SSG Riding Gloves.

“Of course I wore my gloves!” exclaimed Candele following the presentation. “I have ridden with SSG gloves for a long time and the new ‘Digital’ gloves are lovely. It can rain and they don’t slip, and they are very good when it is hot. I have used them for a long time, so for me it was good.”

Although Candele has been a loyal SSG Riding Gloves customer, he admitted, “I was actually hoping that a few people didn’t know about the promotion! I think it is a great challenge. It is a very good idea and they are great gloves, so I think that everyone is in a win-win situation.”


SSG Riding Gloves is offering a total of $57,000 in cash bonuses for riders competing at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival running January 12 through April 3 in Wellington, FL. The SSG ‘Go Clean for the Green’ promotion is offered in the weekly WEF Challenge Cup Series, the Amateur-Owner Jumper Low Classic, and the Amateur-Owner Jumper High Classic competitions.

For the weekly WEF Challenge Cup Series held each Thursday, a $3,000 cash bonus will be awarded to the winning rider if they compete wearing SSG ‘Digital’ Riding Gloves with the SSG horse head logo clearly visible on the wrist. If the winning rider is not wearing SSG ‘Digital’ Riding Gloves, the money will carry forward and be added to the following week’s bonus, bringing the total bonus to $6,000, $9,000, etc.

For the weekly Amateur-Owner Jumper Low Classic and the weekly Amateur-Owner Jumper High Classic, a bonus of $1,000 will be awarded to the winning rider if they compete wearing SSG ‘Digital’ Riding Gloves with the SSG horse head logo clearly visible on the wrist. If not awarded, the bonus money carries forward, bringing the next week’s total to $2,000, $3,000, etc.

Cash bonuses will be given directly to the rider during the award presentations in front of the SSG Riding Gloves signature jump by either Ed James of SSG Riding Gloves or Jennifer Ward of Starting Gate Communications, who will be managing and handling publicity for the ‘Go Clean for the Green’ promotion.

SSG ‘Digital’ Riding Gloves are available for purchase at numerous Wellington locations, including Tackeria, as well as on-site at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival show grounds at Running Fox and Beval Saddlery.

Please refer to the 2011 WEF Prize List for complete details. For further information, contact Jennifer Ward, Starting Gate Communications, at cell: 613 292-5439 or jward@startinggate.ca.

Photo Credits: Yann Candele and Redefin on their way to claiming a $3,000 cash bonus from SSG Riding Gloves for winning the $30,000 WEF Challenge Cup Series Round I on Thursday, January 13, in Wellington, FL.
Yann Candele is presented with a $3,000 SSG Riding Gloves bonus from Jennifer Ward of Starting Gate Communications.
Photo Credits – Sportfot




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