Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Dressage Masters CDI 5* - Grand Prix videos

Here are a few more videos we took at Hickstead. ECOGOLD-sponsored rider Ashley Holzer, who rides in our Frictionless saddle pads, finished 5th and was the top-ranked North American. The level of competition was incredible, as you can see in the other 2 videos: Edward Gal & Moorlands Totilas and hometown favorite Laura Bechtolsheimer & Mistral Hojris.


Monday, July 27, 2009

Dressage Masters CDI5*- Edward Gal's world record

So, we came to Hickstead to support Ashley Holzer, who rides in ECOGOLD's Frictionless saddle pad, and to promote our products in the UK, when we were witnesses to an amazing performance by Edward Gal scoring 89.40 on his Freestyle and establishing a world record. Wow! Normally, I post our videos chronologically but since everyone wants to see this one, here it goes and I will put the other ones later. Enjoy!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Dutton Eventing Academy - 2009

Last week, we were invited to Phillip Dutton's Eventing Academy. Students live a very unique experience of 5 extensive-days of training, presentations & social events with two-time Olympic Gold Medallist Phillip Dutton & his team at True Prospect Farm. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many of the students and it was wonderful to be part of it. Here are a few videos we made the day we spent there - Enjoy!

Cross-country training: Facing a challenge at the water jump.

Here's our presentation: How saddle pads affect safety & performance.

How to fit a saddle to different horses without a custom saddle.

Here is Emma Ford, Phillip Dutton's groom, sharing her grooming secrets with the students.
How to avoid boot rubs:
Her Sunday morning show routine:


Voila! If you want to know more about the camp, here's a link to a blog from one of the participants: Cherie & Katchi get Duttonized

ECOGOLD's Weekly Challenge

ECOGOLD products are used by riders at all levels, from pony club kids to top Olympians. Every week in July, ECOGOLD challenges you to become a better rider, whether you earn top ribbons or just enjoy riding for pleasure. We felt it important to celebrate your passion for horses with a video tribute and a very special contest where you could win a Stabilizer Half-pad (1 winner every week!). Watch video for contest details!