Custom Saddlery Returns to Present Most Valuable Rider Award at the 2018 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival
Wellington, FL (January 4, 2018) — Custom Saddlery, crafters of tailor-made saddles for horses and riders of all levels, will again be presenting The Custom Saddlery Most Valuable Rider Award at the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida. Awards will be presented during the CDI weeks of the world-renowned international dressage competition, which runs from January 4 through March 31, 2018.
Now in its sixth year of sponsorship, Custom Saddlery’s Most Valuable Rider Award will be presented to equestrians who not only have excellent competition results but who also enhance the sport of dressage by their participation and good sportsmanship. Winners of the Most Valuable Rider Award receive a commemorative ribbon, a special embroidered item and a $150 gift certificate good towards the purchase of a Custom saddle.
Top dressage riders know that quality tack is integral to bringing out the best performance in their horses. Past recipients of The Most Valuable Rider Award include Olympic and World Cup veterans, such as Heather Blitz, Patrik Kittel and Steffen Peters, as well as a number of talented Junior and Young Riders and Adult Amateur riders.
“It’s a tradition,” says Cary Wallace, saddlemaker and owner of Custom Saddlery, “to recognize athletes for their valuable contribution toward making a sporting event memorable. Custom Saddlery wants to recognize when that ‘something special’ happens here at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival between horses and riders.”
Custom Saddlery will once again be located onsite and adjacent to the jog path at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. The company’s top-notch saddle fitters are available to find the most comfortable fit for both horse and rider with more than 30 innovative saddle models, and countless customizable options to choose from. Custom offers 10 different saddle trees for a correct fit, perfectly balanced panels and self-adjusting “V” billet-and-point strap, and large knee rolls options, which softly guide your leg for comfort and stability.
Custom Saddlery, based in Aiken, South Carolina, with European branches in Holland and the United Kingdom, offers professional saddle fitting services with expert saddle fitters across the United States and internationally. Learn more www.mysaddle.com or call (800) 235-3865.
Photo: Olivia LaGoy Weltz is presented with the Custom Saddlery Most Valuable Rider Award at the 2017 Adequan Global Dressage Festival