Sam's the Man!
The sun shone on the 30 saddle fitters and retailers who joined Sam Griffiths as he hosted a yard day in Dorset, in partnership with Amerigo saddles.
This year's Badminton winner, who has used Amerigo saddles for the last eight years, gave a flat and jumping demonstration riding the hugely talented advanced horse Favorit Z, who recently finished 5th in the 8/9 YO CIC*** at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials.
Amerigo's saddle designer, Peter Menet then provided a detailed session on saddle fitting and the various Amerigo models available, as well as wowing the audience with his knowledge and accurate analysis.
'We're delighted with how the day went,' said Phil Lowe, Zebra's saddle specialist. 'Sam's demonstrations were great and he was so accommodating to us all. To get such access to a top athlete, his team and his horses is a fantastic opportunity and I think everyone really appreciated it.'
'Quite simply I feel the competitive advantage when riding in Amerigo,' said Sam. 'The dressage saddles allow the horse to move freely and the jumping saddles give me security over even the biggest jumps but still ensure the horse has shoulder movement. They also offer the perfect fit every time, which is especially important in event horses that can change shape in a day!'