Schneiders Saddlery and Endel Ots Recognize Success at the Oak Hill Dressage Clinic
Wellington, FL (August 20, 2013) – International dressage rider Endel Ots and Schneiders Saddlery once again collaborated to support the dressage community during a recet clinic at Oak Hill Farm in Lockport, Illinois. Ots, of Lionshare Dressage, offered a two-day clinic at the beautiful dressage facility on August 3rd and 4th, 2013. Sponsored by Schneiders Saddlery, Ots was given the opportunity to select one rider for the “Most Improved” honor and present them with a new bridle from Schneiders.
Nicole Pepin and her mount Tali took home the “Most Improved Award” and a new Schneiders Saddlery bride. Ots, commented, “I have known Nicole for several years and she has made tremendous improvements in her position, preparation for the movements and timing of aids.”
Pepin was one of 11 riders that participated in the clinic with Ots. Pepin is a long time rider and has been involved in the sport for years; she regularly trains with Amy Lewis of Oak Hill Farm, and most recently, Pepin achieved a score above 70% at Third Level with her mount, Tali.
Throughout 2013, Ots has presented clinics nationwide in partnership with Schneiders Saddlery. During each clinic, Ots has awarded a new Schneiders’ Joseph Sterling Conversion Dressage Bridle to the participant that showed marked improvement. These bridles are unique, sophisticated, and designed for performance.
“Schneider’s does a great service to recognize improvement in clinics. They are a true horse friendly company that values this aspect of the sport. Not all riders want to compete and show. Some do it just for their own knowledge and love of the journey,” said Pan American Games alternate Ots.
The Schneiders’ Joseph Sterling Conversion Dressage Bridle is a 2-in-1 bridle that converts in a snap from a snaffle to double bridle. Its’ modern features include a patented Fold-Away® Flash, Comfort Plus padded contoured crown and double adjustable cavesson. Schneiders offers a complete line of innovative dressage-related products, including snaffle bridles at three convenient price points, the Joseph Sterling Petite bridle for smaller, more refined heads, and the convenient Dura-Tech® EZ View® Pad and interchangeable Number System, which eliminates wearing a number on a show bridle. Learn more about the innovative Schneider’s Saddlery lines at www.sstack.com or call (800) 365-1311.
Originally from De Pere, Wisconsin, Endel Ots began his dressage riding and training career at his family’s Ots Sunrise Farm and also worked for DYB Dressage before accepting an opportunity to train with Hubertus Schmidt in Germany. In 2007, Ots had the USDF Prix St. Georges Horse of the Year and has scored above 75% in USDF Intermediare I and Intermediare I Freestyles. He owns and operates Lionshare Dressage with fellow dressage rider and trainer, Caroline Roffman. For more information about Lionshare Dressage’s rising stars, training programs, and dressage sales prospects, please click www.lionsharedressage.com.
Photo: From left to right, Endel Ots with winner Nicole Pepin and her horse Tali. (Photo courtesy of Endel Ots)