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Arlene 'Tuny' Page wins in Belgium!

Thursday, 18 September 2014 01:00:00 BST

 Arlene 'Tuny' Page has a wonderful win in the De Kraal International CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle at Zandhoven in Belgium.

Tuny and her horse Alina scored 72.5% which is their highest score outside of the United States, the pairs first victory in Europe and the second highest Freestyle mark in four years of CDI competition!

Their Victory on Sunday was the finish to a fabulous set of scores for the pair including a second place in Friday's Grand Prix. 

Congratulations to Tuny and her team!

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William comes 4th at Burghley!

Monday, 8 September 2014 01:00:00 BST

Albion sponsored rider William Fox-Pitt had a fabulous weekend at Burghley with his lovely horse Bay My Hero, the previous Kentucky winner, sitting in 2nd place after the Dressage phase on a score of 39.5.

Cross Country day also went really well with William and Bay My Hero collecting just 20 time penalties over the testing course.

Bay My Hero came out of his stable, fit and raring to go on the final day and completed a beautiful double clear to move him up two places into 4th position. This also secured William's win of the FEI Classics!

Congratulations William and all of the team at Fox-Pitt Eventing! 

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Great Britain come 2nd at the World Equestrian Games!

Monday, 8 September 2014 01:00:00 BST

Filed under: News Tags: Great Britain WEG 2014

Great Britain have finished the World Equestrian Games in 2nd position in the team rankings with sponsored rider William Fox-Pitt and the fabulous Chilli Morning finishing 3rd individually! 

What a fantastic result for team GB! 

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Keep up with WEG!

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 11:09:17 BST

Filed under: News Tags: WEG TV Coverage 2014

Do you want to know how to keep up with what is going on at The Alltech World Equestrian Games

FEI TV Coverage will be available throughout the competition. Just click here.

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The regional wild cards have been announced by British Dressage for the LeMieux National Dressage Championships following the completion of the seven Summer Regional Championship competitions. 

The wild card holders are as follows:

Preliminary
Anne - Sophie Gilson, Basantos, 73.59% 
Jo Curling, Keystone Renaissance, 72.82% 
Lisa Pilbeam, Popster II, 72.56% 
Victoria Leabeater, Kid Rock, 72.18%
Sara Malpass, Pitingo II, 72.18%
Louise Gallavan, Coady Bay Florin, 72.12%

Novice Restricted
Patricia Haskins, Pixie Jay, 71.03%
Jack Wainwright, Dark Bacardi, 70.75%
Amelia Low, Savannah Song, 70.29%
Annie Cobbold, Carneddau Maddoy, 69.83%
Clare Hinchcliffe, Cascento, 69.83%
Melissa North Santa Tropez, HFD, 69.54%
Susan Kiernan, Wrekin Jack, 69.31%
Lesley Taylor, Superted II, 69.25%

Novice Open
Sara Squires, Sunshine V, 73.10%
Chlose Hunter, Daylight, 71.95%
John Cooper, Daan, 71.90%
Theresa Smyth, Brownscombe Francisco, 71.61%
Abigail Hutton, Finally Fine, 71.32%
Liz Guy, Adios K, 70.92%
Cath Creemer, DHI Classical Dancer, 70.86%
Daryl Ware, Karisma, 70.83%
Julie Beck, Keystone Washington, 70.63% Coll 195

Elementary Restricted
Tara Kusch, Regrette, 71.51% 
Patrick Troddyn, Adonis B, 70.63%
Olivia Sugdon, Cortez, 70.31%
Annabel Whittet, Dior UKH, 70.21%
Amy Francis, Barossa SC, 69.74%
Scott McLellan, Attitude, 69.74%
Elizabeth Hibbard, Stanhopes Jakthelad, 69.38%
Gilly Hinnigan, Donna Carlota, 69.32%
Caroline Szewczyk, Zandokan, 69.32%

Elementary Open
Becky Moody, Eaimbry Eleonora, 71.46%
Edward Johnson, Arrow, 71.41%
Gemma Abram, Spitfire, 71.30%
Julie Yardley, T.H.D Unique, 71.20%
Regula Stricker, Pimmento, 70.78%
Cheryl Hammerson, Blake III, 70.57%
India Sheridan, DHI Smart Move, 70.36%
Molly Key, Pina Noir, 70.00%
Charlotte Fill, Blue River Cocktail, 69.90%
Felicity Parker, Maximillian Miss Wizz, 69.79%
Holly Browne, Sigurd, 69.58%
Charlie Pickman, Molakai, 69.58%

Medium Restricted
Elder Klatzko, Woodlander Little Richard, 69.77%
Kirstie Campbell, Fables Urgent, 68.33%
Rachel Taylor, Tirclyn Sportsman, 68.29%
Kirstie Campbell, Fables Showmeister, 68.20%
Sophie Taylor, Carlson, 68.15%
Debbie Halstead, Zermatt, 68.06%
Joanne Cruickshank, Barinka Hfd, 67.97%
Daisy Powell, C No Limit, 67.61%
Tracey Nelson, Frivolous, 67.34%

Medium Open
Eilidh Grant, Beau Rouge, 70.90%
Matt Frost, AMD Don Havidoff, 70.63%
Lucy Pincus, Sheepcote Don Calisto, 70.36%
Nikki Crisp, Ardie, 70.32%
Hannah Biggs, Don Caledonia, 70.05 %
Zoe Colgate, B Jazzmin, 69.64%
Katerina Cox, Maserati 12, 69.55%
Samantha Morrison, Balpare, 69.55%
Lesley Peyton - Gilbert , World Exclusive, 69.32%

Advanced Medium Restricted
Nathalie Kayal, DHI Homerun, 69.74%
Wade Barley, W Majestic Meyer, 69.69%
Jezz Palmer, Ultimo Hit, 69.56%
Sarah Brookes , Diamond Asscher, 68.90%
Trina Stewart, Dark Legacy, 68.82%
Sarah-Jane Cox, Comanche Passoa, 68.73%

Advanced Medium Open
Tiggi Bentley, W-Hobab, 70.39%
Charlie Sawyer, Zangiego, 69.56%
Lesley Peyton - Gilbert , World Exclusive, 69.39%
Louise Bell, W Get Smart, 68.77%
Lucy Baker, Ferdinand Fardoos, 68.60%
Mat Burnett, Solaris Amoureux, 68.60%
Bryony Goodwin, Hawtins Floriana, 68.55%
Hannah Gilbert , Rossgold Rubina,68.46%
Katrina Cantrell, Woodlander Donna – Summer, 68.46%
Julia Morris, Willis, 68.42%
Mark Mills, Zazou II, 68.42%

The Initial allocation of wild cards for the PSG and Intermediate I is done to make up approximately 30% of the Nationals places from the Regionals and approximately 70% from Premier Leagues as per Rule 142 b) ii

Prix St Georges
Regional Combinations:
Olivia Oakeley, Donna Summer, 71.75%
Maria Griffin, DJ, 71.23%
Pippa Hutton, Duella, 70.61%
Julie Hugo, Alivia II, 70.53%

Premier League Combinations:
Michael Eilberg, Der Designer, 74.52%
Matt Frost, AMD Don Rosso II, 73.77%
Matt Hicks, Excalibur, 73.42%
Henriette Andersen, Flavio, 72.46%
Victoria Appleyard, Sir Willy, 71.71%
Michel Assouline, Streisand, 71.67%

Intermediate I
Regional Combinations:
Lucy Fallen, Cruise, 70.83%
Lucy Fallen, Nurejev, 69.52%
Laura Newton, Urban Hit, 68.64%
Pippa Hutton, Duella, 68.60%
Pammy Hutton, Abira, 67.85%
Lisa Hopkins, Coole Contender, 67.72%

Premier League Combinations:
Michel Assouline, Amarone, 71.80%
Charlie Hutton, Superblue, 71.71%
Michael Eilberg, Furst Sinclair, 71.62%
Spencer Wilton, Doogie, 71.07%
Darryl Thickitt, World Surprise, 71.01%
Maria Griffin, DJ, 70.92%
Emile Faurie, Bohemo Tinto, 70.83%
Ben Martin, Dimaggik, 70.83%
Roland Tong, Ambience IV, 70.79%

Intermediate II – Direct qualifications
As per criteria:
Bobby Hayler, Aldborough Rubenhall, 69.92%
Lara Griffith, Rubin Al Asad, 68.55%
Nicola Buchanan, Don Corlenone VHS, 66.79%
Francesca Walker, Pavarotti H, 66.40%
Mark Mills, Tavarix, 65.61%
Alex Hardwick, Calvin G, 65.00%

Selectors Request:
Alexandra Barr, Romanov

Grand Prix – Direct qualifications
CDIs:
Charlotte Dujardin, Uthopia, 76.96%
Spencer Wilton, Supernova II, 70.72%
Daniel Watson, Fideramber, 70.56%
Daniel Sheriff, Bayford Hall Dallaglio, 69.44%

Premier Leagues & High Profiles:
Jacky Stolper, Der Schufro, 69.01%
Lesley Peyton-Gilbert, Woodcroft Garuda K, 68.28%
Lisa Hopkins, Walkman BC, 68.25%
Nicola Buchanan, Don Corleone VHS, 68.23%
 
Well done to all Albion sponsored riders who have obtained a wild card! 

If you are attending the LeMieux National Dressage Championships, don't forget to come and visit the Albion stand! 






























































































































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Congratulations to this months Your Horse Training Academy winner Hanna Bowler! Hanna has won one of our beautiful Revelation Girths as advertised in issue 389 of your Horse Magazine! Look out for the next Your Horse Training Academy in this months Your Horse Magazine for your chance to win more Albion goodies.

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Well done to all of the finalists that have qualified for the Le Mieux National Dressage Championships at Stoneleigh Park in September! Regional Championships have been taking place up and down the country with competitors travelling far and wide to gain their qualification. A big congratulations to our sponsored riders: Nikki Crisp with Forever Young who scored 70.45% in the Dressage Deluxe Medium Open and Emile Faurie with Cavalia who scored 74.25% to come 2nd in the Suregrow Fertiliser Advanced Medium Open.

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 Have you been keeping up to date with the Your Horse Training Academy sponsored by Albion Saddlemakers? 

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It's day two at the Hartpury Festival of Dressage and the sun is shining! 

You can view Albion products on the Wychanger Barton Saddlery stand including the latest innovative saddles, beautiful KB Bridles and accessories. 

 

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Congratulations to the first winner of this year's Your Horse Training Academy! Vicky has won a fabulous KB Competition Snaffle Bridle with a flash noseband and full rubber reins as advertised in issue 388 of Your Horse. It's on its way to you now Vicky!

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Hartpury Festival of Dressage

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 10:10:33 BST

This week we are at the Hartpury Festival of Dressage with our retailer Wychanger Barton Saddlery!

We have a variety of saddles for you to see, which our staff will be able to advise you on, as well as KB Bridles and accessories available for purchase.

If you are stopping by, check out our new wavy style, swarovski browbands! Perfect for adding a bit of sparkle to your bridle! 

Good Luck to our sponsored riders competing at the Hartpury Festival of Dressage!

 

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The British dressage quartet selected for round five of the FEI Nations Cup Dressage series taking place at the World Equestrian Festival in Aachen, Germany includes Albion sponsored rider Nikki Crisp. 

Nikki and her mare Pasoa have been selected alongside three other riders to represent Great Britain.

You can keep up to date with the competition bu clicking here

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It's official!

The British Eventing squad has been named for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games and amoung them is sponsored rider William Fox-Pitt

The full team was announced as follows:

Tina Cook with Jim Chromiak and her own De Novo News
William Fox Pitt with Christopher Stone's Chilli Morning
Pippa Funnel with Joanthon and Jane Clarke's Billy Beware
Zara Phillips with Gleadhill House Stud LTD's High Kingdom
Izzy Taylor with Frances Carter and Susan Holroyd's Allercombe Ellie
Oliver Townend with Karyn Shuter's Black Tie

The World Equestrian Games wil be the first of two opportunities for the riders to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Good luck to all of the competitors! 
 







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You can keep up to date with Albion's sponsored rider William Fox-Pitt with all of the latest news and coverage from Luhmuhlen this weekend on FEI TV!

Friday

Dressage is at 3.56pm UK time - sadly not available on FEI tv.

 

Saturday & Sunday

Both the cross country and show jumping can be viewed on FEI TV - http://www.feitv.org/live

 

Updates are also posted on the shows website - http://tgl.luhmuehlen.de/

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William does it again!

Tuesday, 10 June 2014 10:50:25 BST

William Fox-Pitt had a wonderful weekend at Bramham International Horse Trials coming 1st on Chilli Morning in the CIC3* and 3rd on Freddie Mac in the CCI3*!

The lovely Chilli Morning finished on a Dressage score of 31.5% and completed with a clear Showjumping round and a clear Cross Country with just 5.6 time faults.

William's second horse, the wonderful Freddie Mac, completed a confident Dressage test to finish on a score of 41.6%. He then completed the Cross Country phase clear but with 1.6 time faults and then showjumped clear inside the time! 

Well Done to Team Fox-Pitt on another successful outing! 

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Congratulations to sponsored rider William Fox-Pitt who came in the top 10 in the CCI* and CCI** at Tattersalls International Horse Trials!

William rode an amazing round in the CCI* on the lovely Top Biats to finish with a dressage score of 36.9%, a clear Cross Country and just taking one pole in the Showjumping to leave him in 3rd place overall. 

He then followed this with a fabulous 2nd place in the CCI** riding Luxury FH who scored 37.2% in the Dressage and then went clear Cross Country and Showjumping.

Well done to William and his team! 

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We are pleased to annouce that we will be sponsoring the Your Horse Training Academy featuring sponsored riders Olympic Dressage star Laura Tomlinson and Show jumper and Training Academy favourite Jay Halim.

This years Training Academy will revolve around the Scales of Training and will help you to understand and put into practice one element each month.

The first issue is available in the July issue of Your Horse magazine.

Photo courtesy of Your Horse Magazine

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Sponsored rider Hans Peter Minderhoud and his wonderful horse Zanardi make it a hat trick on the last day of the Dressage International CDI3* at the Glock Horse Performance Center.

The class kicked off with twelve participants in CDI3* Intermediaire I Freestyle. Six nations were represented by their riders and, for the seventh time this weekend, the Netherlands provided the winner!

In this test Hans Peter Minderhoud and his trusted ten year-old KWPN stallion Zanardi, twice taken by Minderhoud to world championship medals (young dressage horses), this weekend followed in the wake of his famous father and succeeded in doing the CDI3*-Tour hat trick for Oranje.

The judges’ vote was 76.275 % for the freestyle performance presented whilst, in the B category (artistic performance), the pairing got votes up to 81.000 % which is truly a top score!

Hans Peter said: "I am very happy about Zanardi’s performance. He has worked fantastically this weekend and now certainly earned a break”





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Check out the following link showing Albion's sponsored rider Laura Tomlinson training one of her yound horses, Pammy, at home! 

Laura training Pamina

 

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Sponsored rider William Fox-Pitt gives an overview of his Badminton 2014:

Dressage

Thursday - Cool Mountain felt fantastic in the warm-up and very relaxed which was pleasing as he does find Badminton very atmospheric.  Hounds speaking for their breakfast every morning does not help his situation!   However in the Arena he did not feel his best, making a couple of small errors and scoring 53, which was very disappointing.  The judges seemed to be prepared to give good marks on the first day which is encouraging, and his placing slipped down the line rapidly.

Friday - Parklane Hawk had also been feeling very much on his toes, the windy weather and cold conditions not helping his case.  However, by 
Friday afternoon
 he had settled very well and did a really good test to score 41.5 which left him in 7th place.  The best test he has ever done was mistake free and he felt very confident throughout.

Cross Country course

The cross country course was generally thought to be much bigger and braver than in previous years, proving a much stiffer test than we have been used to, although the ground was holding up well it was obviously going to be soft and very hard work for the horses, which inevitably added to the test.

I felt the first serious question came at fence 5: the Big Table.  Down a steep slope on 3 and 4 strides to two very big arrow heads.  The distances were long and the combination of narrowness, height with added birch and the drop, made it a very imposing combination.

The Owl Hole bank followed by the arrow head looked quite tricky.  The Vicarage Vee looked as airy and ugly as ever, and the Mirage Pond asked a serious test of accuracy and courage.

The fence I disliked most on my first walk was the logs and mound at 18.  It was a huge relief to the riders and horses when the B element was removed.  I felt the line from A to B was a very unfair question and would have resulted in very messy jumps.  I felt strongly that it was an unfair test as the question for the horses was unclear.

The last big test came at Huntsmans Close where there were two huge turning corners on inevitably very greasy ground.

So, after having overnight rain on the Friday and with Cool Mountain placed well out of the reckoning, his owner Tee and I decided it was best to save him for another day.  I therefore had all morning and afternoon to watch the course being ridden.  This was a fairly traumatic experience with the course causing untold trouble, only nine horses completed in the first two and half hours of competition.

I felt the course was fair but the conditions were undoubtedly a big reason behind the problems, with many horses not quite up for the challenge.  The time soon became clearly unachievable and the competition was wide open, which was causing quite a stir.

I was very confident that, if any horse could cope in these conditions Parklane Hawk, being such a good galloper, would manage really well.  He felt fantastic in the warm up and gave me a superb ride cross country, until falling at the fourth last.  He was galloping brilliantly and gave me no feeling of getting tired, and I could not understand why he simply misread the fence.  I was very relieved to see that he was OK after his fall, and he will now have a good holiday, hopefully returning to work soon.

No-one would have imagined the troubles the course challenged.  Setting out in the start box statistics would've said I had a 1:2 chance of coming through the finish, and although I felt very confident, I can safely say I have never been in that position before.  The overall feeling is that no-one would wish to see the course changed, the challenge was welcomed and with better conditions would have ridden very well.

It was a fantastic win for Sam Griffiths, a good friend and fellow Dorset man.  I cannot also fail to mention how amazing it was to see Harry Meade finish third after his horrendous injury to his elbows, no-one deserved that result more.

It must have been a very demanding week for Hugh Thomas, Jane Tuckwell and their Badminton team.  But huge congratulations to them for what they achieved battling the elements.

We had a Fox-Pitt Eventing Club course walk on the Friday lunchtime, with an impressive turnout of over 80 people.  It was very enjoyable with much enthusiasm and we happily managed to stay dry!

 







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The Albion team have returned to Albion Headquarters after having a hugely successful and fabulous time at Badminton Horse Trials in Gloucestershire on the 7th - 11th May 2014.

This is the first time in over 10 years that Albion has had a stand here and it was wonderful to see so many customers, retailers and sponsored riders coming to see and support us! Even though the weather wasn't great, that didn't stop people from shopping! 

Congratulations to the Badminton Winner Sam Griffiths from the Albion Team! 

Here are some pictures of our lovely stand:

Sponsored rider William Fox Pitt even came to visit us! 

 

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Congratulations to sponsored rider William Fox-Pitt!

Monday, 28 April 2014 01:00:00 BST

Congratulations to sponsored rider William Fox-Pitt who has won the Rolex Kentucky 4* event with his fabulous horse Bay My Hero! 

Well done from the Albion Team! 

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 Albion sponsored rider William Fox-Pitt has made his way to his first 4* event of the season, Rolex, kentucky CCI**** Three Day Event.

William has two horses in contention, Bay my Hero and Seacookie, who both travelled well with William's groom and arrived there safely. 

Rolex kentucky have taken a record number of entries this year so the competition will be tough! Good Luck William and his team! 

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Albion's Ergonomic Solutions for the Modern Short Backed Horse

 
Sun, 04/06/2014 - 08:24
 
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Internationally renowned British brand Albion Saddlemakers, is recognised as one of the most innovative saddle designers and manufacturers in the world. Through constant research and development Albion understands the direct correlation between correct ergonomic design, fit and comfort creating competition equipment dedicated to enhancing performance in all disciplines at all levels.

Albion has resolved some very extreme saddle fitting issues, impressing some of the most successful Olympians to date with their scientific, logical and technical approach. Through continuous research and development combined with information provided by vets, physiotherapists and eminent saddle fitters worldwide, Albion has identified the need for a different panel shape to allow the shorter backed horse to perform at optimum levels without pain or restrictions.

Albion’s ergonomic designs have proven a huge success yet again with the recent launch of their ‘Short Back Panel’ option.  The ‘Short Back Panel’ option follows the contours of the shorter backed horse laterally and longitudinally whether they have a curved or flat back.  The specialist ‘Short Back Panel’ option eliminates pressure directly behind the saddle allowing maximum freedom of movement for the horse over the back and loin area maximising hock engagement.

 

Albion SLK
The ‘Short Back Panel’ option is now available in their original SLK® range, which was developed in conjunction with Klaus Balkenhol in 2001 and is now recognised as one of the leading saddles in the dressage market today.  Available in all seat sizes and fittings across the complete SLK range including the SLK, SLK Ultima and SLK Royale. The complete SLK range now contains Adjusta-Tree™ as standard.

 

Albion is passionate about correct saddle fitting and believes all horses and riders need and deserve to be comfortable to achieve maximum focus, freedom of movement and performance, in all disciplines, at all levels.

Renowned for optimum fit and performance, trainers, owners, riders and saddle fitters worldwide trust that Albion can offer a fitting solution for 95% of horse shapes.

PERFORMANCE AT EVERY LEVEL WILL BE ENTIRELY INFLUENCED BY THE QUALITY OF THE SADDLE FIT

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The Albion Saddlemakers team had a fabulous time at the NAF 5* Winter Dressage Championships last week at Harpury College in Gloucestershire. 

Having sponsored two of the classes, we would like to congratulate Daisy Coakley on her win in the Albion Medium Restricted Class riding her lovely horse Bing with 68.83%, and Matt Hicks who won the Albion Medium Open Championship riding Don Carissimo with a final score of 73.11%.

Well done to both riders! 

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Wording sampled from Horse and Hound:

A rider has credited her spring tree saddle with saving her life after her horse fell and rolled on her.
Dorset-based Ruth Revel was out hacking on the downs last month (18 February), when her horse spooked.
“Earnie jumped in the air, and as he landed his back feet hit greasy ground and his back legs slipped right underneath him,” she said. “I was sitting very securely in my Albion K2 saddle as he came down backwards on top of me and rolled off my left side.
“The back of my saddle took the full force as my horse trapped me within that triangle that allowed me to get away with just bruising.”

Ruth was airlifted to hospital, but thanks to the saddle taking the force of the fall, she was discharged just “bruised and bashed”. Earnie is tight through his back and having a short rest, but is otherwise ok.

“Were it not for the flexibility and strength of my Albion, I would have been quite squashed,” she said. “The cantle is broken at 90° but is absolutely solid.”
Although the saddle looks a complete write-off, Albion has suggested it may need only a new tree as the leather itself is not damaged, just twisted.

Albion Saddlemaker’s Annie Belton said: “We all understand a high-quality engineered saddle will positively affect horse and rider comfort and performance — but this incident highlights the other extreme, where it may just ‘save your life’.
“How many people truly consider the safety aspects when purchasing a saddle?”

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The wildcards for the NAF 5* Winter Championships have been announced...

Medium Restricted
Sara Squires, Gulliver, 70.14%
Charlotte Gilder, Strathmore Apollo, 69.32%
Louisa Spencer, Armstrong II, 69.19%
Frances Goodhind, Dukaat Van Het Eelshof, 68.96%
Julie Stacey,Profile ,68.83%
Hayley Pile, Red Rascaille, 68.65%

Medium Open
Ami McLean, Premier Royal Mint, 69.95%
Lucy Pincus, Sheepcote Doncalisto, 69.91%
Molly Key, Above Board, 69.82%
Richard Black, High Hoes Sidonie, 69.73%
Beth Bainbridge, Kdis Zavir,69.73%
Alex Hardwick, Hochandel’s Pearl, 69.14%
Rebecca Bell, Valido's Starlight, 69.10%
Claire Knowles ,Pendragon Of Independence, 69.10%

















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Congratulations to all of the riders who have qualified for the NAF 5* Winter Dressage Championships at Harpury!

Bishop Burton College 8 – 11 Feb
ALBION MEDIUM RESTRICTED 
Alex Chick riding S.O.S Montevideo with 67.30%
Elizabeth Kinnaird riding Wyken First Lady with 66.67%

ALBION MEDIUM OPEN
Beth Logan riding Sebastiaan with 68.02%
Laura Woodcock riding Whispers with 68.02%
Cara Shardlow riding Detonator II with 67.16%

Addington Manor 13 – 16 Feb
ALBION MEDIUM RESTRICTED
Katie Richards riding Riesenstern with 69.32%
Rebecca Cowderoy riding Celicia with 69.28%
Owen Cooper riding ST Symphony with 68.96

ALBION MEDIUM OPEN
Gary Williams riding Furst Edition II with 70.59%
Zoe Sleigh riding Bequia with 69.46%
Lesley Peyton-Gilbert riding World Exclusive with 69.32%
Daniel greenwood riding Val Rubilah with 69.23%

Kingston Maurward 16 – 19 Feb
ALBION MEDIUM RESTRICTED
Gary Caddy riding Donna Charisma with 71.85%
Helen Askey riding Boston HS with 71.67%

ALBION MEDIUM OPEN
Hannah Biggs riding Don Caledonia with 71.22%
Lucy Cartwright riding Samber Dancer with 70.54%
Albion sponsored rider Alice Oppenheimer riding Tantoni Sir Socrates with 70.18%

Myerscough College 18 – 23 Feb 
ALBION MEDIUM RESTRICTED
Ellie Darling riding Fix Up, Look Sharp with 69.23%
Joanne Cruickshanks riding Barinka HDF with 66.71%

ALBION MEDIUM OPEN
Henry Day riding Wajana with 73.11%

Merrist Wood College 22 – 26 Feb
ALBION MEDIUM RESTRICTED
Lorraine Allan riding Nouveau with 70.225%

ALBION MEDIUM OPEN
Matthew Hicks riding Don Carrismo with 76.802%

Morris EC @ Rowallan 28 Feb – 2 Mar
ALBION MEDIUM RESTRICTED
Emma Woolley riding Warda Petronella with 68.56%
Helen Dutton riding Rowangarth Rhyian with 68.06%

ALBION MEDIUM OPEN
Joanna Hamilton riding Corchapin with 71.85%

Patchetts EC 28 Feb – 4 Mar 
ALBION MEDIUM RESTRICTED
Daisy coakley riding bing with 68.96%
Daisy Coakley riding Urbanus with 66.89%

ALBION MEDIUM OPEN
Judy Harvey riding Blitz with 72.12%
Alex Hardwick riding Royal Chester with 71.98%
Tahley Reeve-Smith riding Salvatore with 70.63%


 































































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Emile Faurie and Topolino finish on top! 

Albion sponsored rider Emile Faurie and his fabulous horse Topolino finish in first place after posting a brilliant score of 68.489% in the Grand Prix for Special in Vidauban, despite the awful weather.

Congratulations to Emile and his team! 

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Internationally renowned British brand Albion Saddlemakers, is recognised as one of the most innovative saddle designers and manufacturers in the world. Through constant research and development Albion understands the direct correlation between correct ergonomic design, fit and comfort creating competition equipment dedicated to enhancing performance in all disciplines at all levels.

Albion has resolved some very extreme saddle fitting issues, impressing some of the most successful Olympians to date with their scientific, logical and technical approach. Through continuous research and development combined with information provided by vets, physiotherapists and eminent saddle fitters worldwide, Albion has identified the need for a different panel shape to allow the shorter backed horse to perform at optimum levels without pain or restrictions.

Albion’s ergonomic designs have proven a huge success yet again with the recent launch of their ‘Short Back Panel’ option.  The ‘Short Back Panel’ option follows the contours of the shorter backed horse laterally and longitudinally whether they have a curved or flat back.  The specialist ‘Short Back Panel’ option eliminates pressure directly behind the saddle allowing maximum freedom of movement for the horse over the back and loin area maximising hock engagement.

The ‘Short Back Panel’ option is now available in their original SLK® range, which was developed in conjunction with Klaus Balkenhol in 2001 and is now recognised as one of the leading saddles in the dressage market today.  Available in all seat sizes and fittings across the complete SLK range including the SLK, SLK Ultima and SLK Royale. The complete SLK range now contains Adjusta-Tree™ as standard.

Albion is passionate about correct saddle fitting and believes all horses and riders need and deserve to be comfortable to achieve maximum focus, freedom of movement and performance, in all disciplines, at all levels.

Renowned for optimum fit and performance, trainers, owners, riders and saddle fitters worldwide trust that Albion can offer a fitting solution for 95% of horse shapes.

PERFORMANCE AT EVERY LEVEL WILL BE ENTIRELY INFLUENCED BY THE QUALITY OF THE SADDLE FIT

RRP From £2099.  For more information on the complete range please visit www.albionsaddlemakers.co.uk or call us on +44 (0) 1922 646210.

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Albion attends SPOGA

Thursday, 6 February 2014 12:16:15 GMT

Filed under: News Tags: Albion SPOGA February 2014

Albion's Managing Director and Marketing Manager took a trip to Germany to attend SPOGA which took place last weekend. 

SPOGA which is based in germany is a large trade show which Albion attends every year to inform traders of our latest products and present new innovative designs to industry leaders.

This year's February SPOGA was successful and well attended. 

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We are in the finals for the Equestrian Social Media Awards

Tuesday, 21 January 2014 12:06:33 GMT

Filed under: News Tags: esma 2014

We have made it to the finals of the 2014 Equestrian Social Media Awards! 

Albion Saddlemakers has been voted for in the category of 'For the Horse', we now need your help!
You can vote for Albion Saddlemakers now by clicking on the following link:

http://www.equestriansocialmediaawards.com/finalists-esma


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For the rider who wants to stand out in the crowd...

Monday, 20 January 2014 14:52:38 GMT

Filed under: News Tags: Albion Sporting Belts 2014

Say hello to the ultimately stylish, Albion Sporting Patent Belt Collection.

 

This Patent Belt Collection has elegance and sophistication for that special someone looking for something a little different. These luxury belts are made using the finest hand selected materials including solid brass fittings.

 

Raised Patent Albion Sporting Belt – featuring entirely patent leather with patent padding and a beautiful half-rolled finish.

 

Patent Line and Padding – stunning leather backed with patent padding and a line of patent through the centre.

 

Swarovski and Patent Belt – these exclusive Swarovski belts combine luxurious leather with genuine Swarovski crystals, backed with patent padding for added luxury.

 

Albion Sporting offer a fully bespoke service, if you would like your belt made in a different colour leather, style or with different fittings, please contact us through the website.


www.albionsporting.co.uk

 


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Happy New Year from all at Albion Saddlemakers

Monday, 6 January 2014 16:06:44 GMT

We at Albion Saddlemakers would like to wish you all a Happy New Year and thank you for your custom throughout 2013!

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