Endel Ots Presents Schneiders Bridle During Clinic at Oak Hill Farm
Lockport, IL (December 27, 2012) – Dressage rider and trainer Endel Ots recently awarded Darcy Scarpati with a beautiful dressage bridle from Schneiders Saddlery. Ots, who was the alternate for the US dressage team at the 2011 Pan Am Games, is sponsored by Schneiders and they have teamed up to award one rider at each of Ots’ clinics with an item from Schneiders’ innovative line of dressage bridles. Scarpati was chosen by Ots to receive the bridle after showing marked improvement during the clinic.
Ots schooled 20 riders during the two-day clinic, which took place on December 15 and 16 at Oak Hill Farm in Lockport, Illinois. Scarpati and her Andalusian Altivo had improved steadily over the past few years that Ots had been visiting Oak Hill, and during the clinic showed marked improvement during the clinic, from the canter to lateral movements like half-pass and shoulder-in. Ots selected her to receive the bridle and Charles Pinnell of Schneiders was also on hand to present the bridle to Scarpati.
Ots is a big fan of the bridles and the other innovative dressage tack that Schneiders carries. The Joseph Sterling Conversion Dressage Bridle provides riders with a level of sophistication and convenience that can benefit their performance. This 2 in 1 bridle converts from snaffle to double bridle in a snap. Its modern features include the patented Fold-Away® Flash, Comfort Plus padded contoured crown and double adjustable cavesson. Schneiders also offers a wide range of dressage related products including an excellent line of snaffle bridles that are offered at 3 great price points. For the smaller, refined headed horses their Joseph Sterling Petite bridle has become very popular. Dressage riders will also appreciate the Dura-Tech® EZ View® Pad and interchangeable Number System, which eliminates wearing a number on your bridle. To see this and other innovative products visit SSTACK.COM or call 1-800-365-1311. Ots says he is very much looking forward to being able to share all of Schneiders fine products with his dressage audience as he travels to horse shows and clinics throughout the year. His clinic schedule includes stops in Kansas City, Missouri followed by Virginia in January.
Originally from De Pere, Wisconsin, Endel Ots is a dressage rider and trainer with quite a few accomplishments under his belt. Starting out at his family’s Ots Sunrise Farm, he also worked for DYB Dressage for seven years before accepting a training opportunity with Hubertus Schmidt in Germany. Ots has numerous National awards, including USDF Prix St. Georges Horse of the Year in 2007 and USDF Intermediare I and Intermediare I Freestyle with scores over 75%. Ots currently owns Lionshare Dressage along with dressage rider and trainer Caroline Roffman. For more information about these two rising equestrian stars, visit www.lionsharedressage.com
Photo: Endel Ots (right) presents Darcy Scarpati (second from right) with a Schneiders Saddlery bridle at Oak Hill Farm in Lockport, Illinios. Charles Pinnell of Schneiders Saddlery (second from left) was on hand to present the award. (Photo courtesy of Charles Pinnell)