Sunday, July 24, 2011

*Helmet Cam Alert* Hawley Bennett and Gin & Juice - Cross-Country Ride at Rebecca Farm

Congrats to Ecogold-rider and good friend Hawley Bennett and Gin & Juice for winning the 3* at Rebecca Farm!!! And she wore a helmet cam. Enjoy the ride!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Great rides with ECOGOLD pads: "We had fun and felt totally secure"

We just received this email from a client:

Having ridden with several non-slip pads before, my expectations of the Jumper "secure" pad were not overly high. I was very pleasantly surprised to experience otherwise!

I showed my young TB gelding at his first jumper show this weekend, which is usually more "hairy" than jumping a bigger fence with a more experienced horse! I used a combination of the Secure Jumping pad and the Memory Foam Triple Protection pad

Because Sensation Treeless saddles require a little more firm support padding than a traditional saddle, the combination was perfect for me. I didn't budge. I was so impressed at the stability even with the huge overjumps my athletic 17 h horse threw at me, that I told my student to borrow it for the Derby class, which incorporates Cross Country fences as well as stadium fences. 

Up and down, over all types of fences, it stayed put! She paired it with her current half pad, and rode the best ride ever on her little horse. We're not Olympians, nor are we even classed with "the big guys" at the show, jumping 3'6" +... yet! But we had fun and felt totally secure. 

Thought I'd send along a couple photos for you. I love the one of the leg/pad combo where a friend captured my horse and I sizing up the jumps during warmup. It shows my Sensation English trail (the only Canadian-made Treeless Saddle) right beside the Canadian flag on the pad.... how perfect! 

The other photo is of Mikaela riding Lacey over a spread fence.

Thank you Melissa for your great feedback!!! :)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Ecogold Pad in Action: Thai Event Rider Nina Ligon at the London Test Event

We spotted an Ecogold Secure XC pad in action at the London Test Event, used by Thai event rider Nina Ligon on her horse Jazz King. Here's the video of her cross-country ride:

Nina Ligon at Olympic Test Event Cross Country from Nisha Ligon on Vimeo.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Video - Clayton Fredericks at the London Olympic Test Event

Ecogold-rider Clayton Fredericks talks to Horse and Country TV after walking the course for the London Olympic Test Event (his interview is right after the short commercial)