Shannon Dueck Wins Custom Saddlery Most Valuable Rider (MVR) Award During 2013 Adequan Global Dressage Festival Florida Dressage Classic CDI-W
Wellington, FL (February 22, 2013) – Custom Saddlery was proud to present international dressage rider Shannon Dueck with the Most Valuable Rider (MVR) award after she rode the 10-year-old Hanoverian gelding, Cantaris, to a 70.526% in the Prix St Georges Open class during the 2013 Adequan Global Dressage Festival Florida Dressage Classic CDI-W. Cantaris, who is owned by Elizabeth Ferber, was brought down from Massachusetts just over a month ago to train with Dueck, and this was their first opportunity to show together.
“In training, I try to be as consistent as possible, and I wait for the horse to actually develop until they’re really ready to go into the show ring and show what they’ve been able to do in training,” Dueck explained about her key to success after winning the MVR award. “I believe in classic training,” she continued, “The results speak for the effectiveness of the training; successful, happy, sound horses that keep improving and progressing up the levels.” Dueck, who has been riding in Custom Saddles for years, received a Custom Saddlery MVR ribbon and an embroidered saddle pad as a part of the MVR award. In addition, she will be entered into a drawing at the end of the season, along with other MVR winners, for a chance to win a brand new Custom Saddle.
Custom Saddlery MVR awards will continue to be presented at select shows throughout the winter season. Custom Saddlery endorses a number of top dressage riders across the world, including US Olympic Dressage veterans, Steffen Peters, Heather Blitz, and Sue Blinks. In addition, Custom Saddlery endorses a host of other dressage superstars including Tina Konyot, Kathleen Raine, Lauren Sammis, Caroline Roffman, Endel Ots and David Wightman just to name a few. Custom Saddlery has a wonderful website designed for the serious equestrian, and they encourage everyone to visit www.mysaddle.com to learn more about their saddles. On the website, visitors can view each type of saddle they offer, the various customizable options and sizes, read about the warranty, pricing policy and how the saddles were developed.
Photo: Shannon Dueck and Cantaris were the winners of the Custom Saddlery Most Valuable Rider (MVR) Award at the 2013 Adequan Global Dressage Festival. (Photo courtesy of JRPR)