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Elizabeth Niemi Dressage


Custom Saddlery Awards Elizabeth Niemi and Sting With "Best Turned Out Horse" Award at Gold Coast Dressage Finale


For Immediate Release –
For more information contact:
Custom Saddlery
Cary Wallace
www.mysaddle.com 1-800-235-3865

Photo: Dressage rider and trainer Elizabeth Niemi, and her stunning KWPN gelding Sting, rode away the winners of the Custom Saddlery "Best Turned Out Horse" Award during the Gold Coast Dressage Finale. Custom Saddlery, makers of handcrafted custom-fit dressage, jumping and event saddles, sponsors the "Best Turned Out Horse" Award. (Photo courtesy of Niemi Dressage)

Wellington, FL (April 22, 2011) - FEI rider and trainer Elizabeth Niemi competed her KWPN gelding Sting at the Gold Coast Dressage Finale Show, and thanks to Sting's dazzling chrome and brilliant coat the pair were turned out to perfection. Niemi and Sting's perfect look helped the pair ride away with Custom Saddlery's "Best Turned Out Horse" Award during the show, sponsored by Custom Saddlery, makers of handcrafted custom-fit dressage, jumping, and event saddles.

Niemi was thrilled to win the "Best Turned Out Horse" Award and thanked her grooms for keeping Sting in top form. "My grooms work really hard and I am so thankful for them," she said. "I also have to say I am sponsored by Choice of Champions and have had my horses on their equine supplements for the past six months and they all look great."

Niemi said it was a nice coincidence to win an award sponsored by Custom Saddlery, as she is sponsored by Custom and rides in a Custom Saddle. "Custom Saddlery makes a couple of different saddles that work really well for different horses," she said. "I really enjoy riding in a Custom Saddle."

With over two decades of showing and training experience, Niemi operates out of Cogi Farm in New York in the spring, summer and fall and spends the winters in South Florida. Niemi is well known on the Florida dressage circuit and many of her horses and clients have earned regional championships and national titles.

Cary Wallace, President and Master Saddle Fitter at Custom Saddlery, was thrilled that Niemi and Sting won the turn out award. "I am not surprised that one of Elizabeth's horses would win the ‘Best Turned Out Horse' Award," he said. "Elizabeth is very dedicated to the sport and she and her horses always look their best. Elizabeth rides in a Custom Saddle so of course her horses are happy and comfortable because their saddles fit well. Everyone at Custom Saddlery is a fan of Elizabeth's and we want to congratulate her on her success at the Gold Coast show."

As the winner of the "Best Turned Out Horse" Award, Niemi and Sting were awarded a pair of DSB Dressage Boots from Custom Saddlery. "I know Elizabeth will enjoy using the boots on Sting, as they are designed to provide excellent protection as well as comfort for the horse," Wallace said.

Wallace said that Custom Saddlery strongly encourages all riders to make sure their saddles fit correctly. "The saddle needs to fit the horse and rider, not just the rider," he said. "All of our saddles are anatomically designed for this purpose and hand-crafted from the finest leathers. We don't have tree sizes on our custom fitted saddles. Whatever the horse's build, it dictates the tree size."

As an official sponsor of the United States Dressage Federation, Custom Saddlery is endorsed by some of the finest riders in the world including Steffen Peters, who set a record score during the World Dressage Masters held in South Florida during the winter show circuit. "Steffen, just like Elizabeth, has ridden in a Custom Saddle for many years and his success has been phenomenal," Wallace said.

Custom Saddlery is currently sponsoring the All American Saddle Fit Challenge, a program designed to bring awareness to the fact that all saddles need to fit both the horse and rider properly. Riders wishing to enter the contest for a chance to win a free Custom Dressage Saddle can go online to Custom Saddlery's website at www.mysaddle.com to enter.

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Photo: Dressage rider and trainer Elizabeth Niemi, and her stunning KWPN gelding Sting, rode away the winners of the Custom Saddlery "Best Turned Out Horse" Award during the Gold Coast Dressage Finale. Custom Saddlery, makers of handcrafted custom-fit dressage, jumping and event saddles, sponsors the "Best Turned Out Horse" Award. (Photo courtesy of Niemi Dressage)

 


For more information, contact Elizabeth at:
561-308-4078, elizabethniemi@aol.com

 

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