Phoebe’s on Song thanks to Equipe

Riding in leading Italian saddle brand Equipe has paid dividends for current European Pony team and individual freestyle silver medallist Phoebe Peters.

The 15-year-old from Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire, and the 12-year-old bay gelding, SL Lucci, returned from the recent Pony European Championships in Ireland with the two silver medals having ridden in Equipe’s Emporio saddle.

“My trainer Peter Storr has been riding in Equipe for a while now and when I tried the saddles, I felt the difference instantly,” said Phoebe. “They give such a comfortable ride and allow the horse to feel freer and loser which is a huge advantage. I’m very lucky in that Charlotte Dujardin has also kindly given me the ride on the five-year-old Edison H, or Eddie as we call him, and I’ve got Equipe’s brand new saddle the Olympia on order for him.

“I was thrilled to come back from Ireland with two silvers. The conditions were pretty challenging but I rode a great freestyle and it was brilliant to be part of such a great team. I’m now looking forward to the British Dressage LeMieux National Championships in September where I have two rides in the Dodson & Horrell Novice Open and after that to a winter of training Eddie and Lucci and qualifying for the Winter Championships.”

Simon Middleton, Managing Director of Zebra Products, the exclusive UK distributor of Equipe saddles in the UK, said: “Phoebe is a real star of the future and it’s great to see her achieving such brilliant results riding in Equipe. She may only be 15 but she’s already an extremely accomplished rider and we’re looking forward to supporting her as she continues to rise through the ranks.”