County Saddlery announced its “Win A County Saddle Sweepstakes” contest, with grand-prize winners receiving the free County saddle of their choice. The web-based contest is open to worldwide participants, and the company plans to select the winners by random drawing in January 2019.
There are two ways to enter the online contest: through the company’s website at http://www.countysaddlery.com/contest.html and on the County Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/County-Saddlery/108044335891560?ref=tn_tnmn. To enter, all participants must provide an email address and join the County mailing list.
On Facebook, contestants are asked to “Like” the County page, share it with a friend and/or send a tweet about it. In addition, participants can increase their chance to win a free saddle by playing “Rafflecopter,” accessed through hyperlink http://bit.ly/12bQJUR.
County offers a full line of custom-made dressage and jumping saddles, including its two most popular models the Sensation jumping saddle and the Perfection dressage saddle, used by some of the world’s leading riders.
County’s Perfection dressage saddle is the choice of current world champion and triple-gold-medalist at the World Equestrian Games Edward Gal of the Netherlands, riding Totilas. The Perfection saddle addresses horses’ and riders’ individual needs to perfection, County says, helping them achieve their best performance together.
County’s Sensation jumping saddle has an innovative design that solves the common problem of high, narrow withers with only one saddle pad. Sensation provides unmatched comfort and clearance for horses with high withers, according to the company, providing unprecedented pain relief for the horse and maximum performance for the rider.
“How much can a saddle affect your balance, riding position, effectiveness and comfort? In a word, profoundly,” says County Saddlery President Gene Freeze. “At County, we believe there is a reason ‘custom’ is in the word ‘customer.’ Everyone is different, and all riders deserve equipment that addresses their individual needs.”
The benefits for the horse of a properly designed and professionally fitted saddle are well known throughout the global equestrian community. Horses with poorly designed saddles often exhibit negative behaviors when the rider approaches with the saddle due to anticipation of pain, including wringing tail, grinding teeth, and biting or pinning ears. Pain responses range from sore backs, to resistance, to the inability to perform movements freely, to gait irregularity. Riders can waste months, or even years, trying to pin down behavioral or soundness problems before focusing on saddle design issues.
County’s traditional methods take longer and require a higher degree of craftsmanship than competitors’ methods, but once a rider sits in a County, the results are clearly worth it. The company’s commitment to quality and detail is reflected in every saddle it makes.
Resisting the trend toward cheaper production methods that use foam-rubber panels and plastic trees, County saddles are handmade on laminated beech-wood trees, covered in the world’s finest leather, and flocked with pure wool to maximize horses' comfort and fit. One of the few saddlery companies in the world to make their own tree points, County sets the industry standard in design and innovation.
For more information, readers should visit County’s website at http://www.countysaddlery.com or call 1-877-41-HORSE.
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