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Phoebe’s on Song thanks to Equipe
Riding in leading Italian saddle brand Equipe has paid dividends for current European Pony team and individual freestyle silver medallist Phoebe Peters.
The 15-year-old from Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire, and the 12-year-old bay gelding, SL Lucci, returned from the recent Pony European Championships in Ireland with the two silver medals having ridden in Equipe’s Emporio saddle.
“My trainer Peter Storr has been riding in Equipe for a while now and when I tried the saddles, I felt the difference instantly,” said Phoebe. “They give such a comfortable ride and allow the horse to feel freer and loser which is a huge advantage. I’m very lucky in that Charlotte Dujardin has also kindly given me the ride on the five-year-old Edison H, or Eddie as we call him, and I’ve got Equipe’s brand new saddle the Olympia on order for him.
“I was thrilled to come back from Ireland with two silvers. The conditions were pretty challenging but I rode a great freestyle and it was brilliant to be part of such a great team. I’m now looking forward to the British Dressage LeMieux National Championships in September where I have two rides in the Dodson & Horrell Novice Open and after that to a winter of training Eddie and Lucci and qualifying for the Winter Championships.”
Simon Middleton, Managing Director of Zebra Products, the exclusive UK distributor of Equipe saddles in the UK, said: “Phoebe is a real star of the future and it’s great to see her achieving such brilliant results riding in Equipe. She may only be 15 but she’s already an extremely accomplished rider and we’re looking forward to supporting her as she continues to rise through the ranks.”
PK Brings Colour and Vibrance to Equestrian Clothing
A brand new range of equestrian clothing has been launched in the UK which has youthfulness and innovation at its heart.
PK Sportswear is a colourful and fun Dutch brand which has a sporty edge and offers a great fit for riders. Designed with huge attention to detail, PK unveils two collections a year which includes jackets, sweaters, T-shirts, breeches and socks.
Bright and bold, the collections combine high fashion with the demands of riding to offer comfortable but stylish clothing that allows riders to feel confident in the saddle.
Owner and director of PK International Sportswear, Marieke de Heul, said: "We wanted to create clothing that blurs the lines between the fashion and equestrian worlds and the result is a range which is colourful and bold yet practical.
"We use three primary colour groups and work closely with riders to test all the clothing to make sure it's comfortable. We also take a lot of inspiration from what's fashionable, for example we've created a pair of biker breeches to reflect this trend in jeans."
Simon Middleton, managing director of Zebra Products, the exclusive UK distributor for PK, said: "It's great to see such vibrant colours included in an equestrian range. Aimed at a younger audience, it's a chance for equestrians to showcase their personality and what better way to do it than through what they wear. PK is a great addition to the Zebra portfolio and we're excited about what's to come."
Founded in 2000, PK International is the official supplier to the Dutch Equestrian Federation.
Sam Ecroyd Uvex Eyewear Ambassador
Uvex eyewear Ambassador Sam Ecroyd is currently ensconced in Team Training with his 11 team mates prior to the U18 European 3DE Champs next week. Final Selection will take place on Sunday afternoon after the last trot up. The Championships are taking place at Bishop Burton, and as Host Nation Team GBR is allowed to have a total of 12 riders competing.
Sam who has previously represented Team GBR on the Pony Squad, and already has a Gold, Silver and Bronze medal was selected after winning at Barbury Castle, and finishing second at Brands Hall. Already this affable young man is attracting media attention nationwide, and support from a healthy number of sponsors, including Veredus as well as Uvex, under the Zebra umbrella.
As a definitive Team Player, Sam also encouraged Uvex to sponsor the entire squad with the sgl202 eyewear which is the choice of extreme sporting athletes worldwide. The Squad have chosen to have the glasses in white to complement their Team GBR uniforms, and will no doubt present the coolest Team Front throughout the championships. Good Luck boys and girls!
Biocare is back!
Leading Italian equestrian company, Veredus, has re-developed its care and well-being range - Biocare Line.
Combining ancient recipes and natural ingredients with modern research and knowledge, the line has been specifically created for owners who love their horse and want the best health and well-being solutions available.
The products have been formulated on the back of 20 years’ research and development, together with feedback from leading riders. With beautiful new packaging, the line has five ranges; Grooming, Hoof Care, Horse Care, Leather Care and Protective, making up more than 22 individual products, including best sellers Super Sheen and Blue Snow Shampoo.
Prices remain unchanged and start from £10 RRP, with products available at selected saddlers and tack shops nationwide.
Renowned for its high performance tendon boots, Veredus has launched a new brushing boot, the TRC-VENTO.
A household name in the world of showjumping, the arrival of TRC-VENTO aims to appeal to all disciplines and is the first brushing boot that guarantees double ventilation.
The boots feature a dual density shell, anti-shock carbon pad, 3D mesh ducted fabric, microperforated neoprene and double Velcro closure – ensuring the very best in protection and comfort. The innovative technology works by releasing heat from the horses' legs both from the inside out and from the bottom up.Available in medium and large, and in black or brown the boots retail at £70 (front) and £46
Sponsorship support for ambitious Ecroyd
Up and coming event rider, Sam Ecroyd is rapidly rising through the ranks supported by leading equestrian brands uvex and Veredus.
The 17-year-old from Halkyn, Flintshire is part of the Team GBR Eventing squad that will take part in the Junior European Championships held at Bishop Burton later this month (14-17 August). Based with Chinese international Alex Hua Tin at his yard near Knutsford, Cheshire, Sam is already a seasoned international having won gold, silver and bronze medals at Pony level.
His partnership with renowned Italian horse boot manufacturer Veredus sees Sam’s string of horses all kitted out in boots, while Sam also rides in the brand’s riding boots - Guarnieri. Meanwhile German safety manufacturer uvex provides his helmet and eyewear.
Simon Middleton, managing director at Zebra Products Ltd, the exclusive UK distributor of uvex and Veredus products said; “As a focused and amiable character with a great attitude, Sam seemed like the perfect choice for our brands. He’s already achieved some great results and it’s been fantastic to see his progress. We’re delighted to be able to support him as he looks to build on this and wish him the very best of luck at the Europeans.”
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Saddling up for Seminar Success!
Saddle fitters and retailers were treated to an insight into the biomechanics of the horse and saddle fitting courtesy of Amerigo’s owner and designer Peter Menet on Tuesday (10 June).
In the enviable surroundings of Irish international show jumper Billy Twomey’s yard, some 17 saddle fitters from 12 retailers were given an overview on the theory of saddle fitting, with Peter wowing the group with his knowledge of the physiology and anatomy of the horse.
Billy, who has been supported by Amerigo for the last 12 years, then gave a demonstration; teaching his working pupil Beth Vernon, before carrying out a tour of the yard.