Established show jumper David Simpson is reaping the rewards of a sponsorship deal with leading Italian saddle brand Equipe.
Based in West Sussex with his string of seven horses, Simpson recently won the Puissance at Bolesworth International CSI4*. Riding Gotti Van Paemel, the competition reached a fifth round with the wall getting to 2.10 metres.

'I find Equipe saddles extremely soft and they fit all my horses really well,' says David. 'I particularly like the models with a carbon tree as it's very light which makes a real difference to my jumping and I'm thrilled to be working with such a renowned and innovative saddle manufacturer.

'It's been a good year so far and I'm looking forward to what the rest of it might bring. Coming up next I've got the British Masters and the Royal International at Hickstead before building to HOYS towards the end of the year.'

'David has already competed at the highest level for Ireland so we're delighted to have him on board,' said Simon Middleton, managing director of Zebra Products, the UK's exclusive distributor of Equipe saddles. 'His win in the Puissance at Bolesworth was an illustration of his skill as a rider and we wish him every success for the rest of the season.'