World Equestrian Brands’ Endorser Buck Davidson Wins Big at Ocala Horse Properties Winter I Horse Trials
Ocala, FL (January 28, 2013) – Since 2006 he has been consistently appearing on top ten rider rankings or representing his country on Olympic and World Equestrian Games three-day squads, so it was no surprise that self-confessed ‘in the saddle since birth’ Buck Davidson rode strong into the new year with four big wins at the Ocala Horse Properties Winter I Horse Trials, January 5-6, at the Florida Horse Park.
The first event of the season for the 2011 US Eventing Association Rider of the Year led to a collection of first place finishes: Open Intermediate on Shear Mizou; Open Preliminary on Santa’s Keeper (aka Simon); Open Training (A) on Riviera and Open Training (B) on Mr. Bojangles.
“Ocala was a nice start to the year. I’m super lucky to have nice horses,” said Davidson, 36. “It was exciting to win Intermediate on Shear Mizou, he’s a cool horse to have around. Simon is an off-track Thoroughbred who came from Keeneland and has the brain and brilliance to go far. Riviera is just five, so her win was great, and my dad bred Mr. Bojangles. This was his first Training, I’d be lying if I didn’t say we were lucky in show jumping, but he’s a beautiful dressage horse and honest as the day is long.”
“Everybody started the year well but as the pros say, it’s not how you start the year, it’s how you end it,” said a pragmatic Davidson. “I know I’ll keep riding in Amerigo saddles. I have since I was 20, and by far, it’s the best equipment out there. It has helped my riding and training immensely.”
“Buck is a longtime supporter of World Equestrian Brands products and he rides all his horses in our Amerigo, Vespucci, Mattes, and Equilibrium Products,” said Robin Moore, president of World Equestrian Brands. We are grateful to have Buck on board- he gives excellent feedback on our products, and totally is behind our concepts of technically correct fit and function for the horses.
Team Davidson also hit its new year’s stride with solid performances at Ocala by Andrea Leatherman, Caroline Martin, Natalia Neneman, and Amy Tunney.
World Equestrian Brands is proud to offer its equestrian community an extensive line of tack and equestrian products and proudly endorses eventing, dressage, and show jumping riders. World Equestrian Brands is U.S. distributor of Amerigo saddles and strap goods, Vespucci, E. A. Mattes and Equilibrium products.
World Equestrian Brands is also sponsoring “Tack Matters” Awards during the winter show season in Florida, recognizing riders competing in functional, beautiful and well-fitting tack. To learn more about World Equestrian Brands visit their website at www.worldequestrianbrands.com or call 1-888-637-8463.
Photo: Buck Davidson rode strong into the new year with four big wins at the Ocala Horse Properties Winter I Horse Trials, January 5-6, at the Florida Horse Park. (Photo courtesy of Mike McNally)
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