Elite FITS riders to represent US, Canada at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games
July 1, 2014, Portland, Oregon, USA — FITS, inventor of the most athletically advanced riding breech on the market, is proud to announce that five of FITS team of elite riders have been selected to represent the United States and Canada in the upcoming 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.
Horse and rider combinations were selected based on a few criteria. These included their previous international experience, the horse and rider’s drive to win, and performance in the 2013/2014 competition season, with emphasis placed on dressage scores and cross country scores, among others.
Representing Canada at the World Equestrian Games are FITS riders: Hawley Bennett-Awad from Langley, British Columbia, with her mount Gin & Juice, a 2000 American Thoroughbred. She is joined by Selena O’Hanlon, from Kingston, Ontario and her 2003 Canadian Sport Horse gelding Foxwood High. Rounding out the third FITS rider representing Canada is Jessica Phoenix, from Cannington, Ontario, and her horse A Little Romance, a 2005 Canadian TB /Trakehner mare.
Not to be outdone, two FITS riders will be representing the United States at the 2014 World Equestrian Games. Eventer Kim Severson, from Charlottesville, Virginia will take along her horse Fernhill Fearless, a 2000 Irish Sport Horse gelding. FITS endurance rider Meg Sleeper, from Frenchtown, New Jersey, along with her 14-year-old Arabian Mare Syrocco Reveille will represent the USA Endurance team.
Confirming the reputation for excellence and comfort that FITS has built over the years, the entire team USA Endurance at this year’s Alltech World Equestrian Games will be wearing Treads AS Lite breeches. The uniquely designed breeches with rubberized full seat ink dots optimizes a rider’s grip and stability in the saddle, an absolute must-have for long endurance racing.
“We are so proud of our elite FITS riders who will be competing at this year’s World Equestrian Games,” said Sheryl Rudolph, founder of FITS. “Seven women athletes were chosen for the two eventing teams, and we dress over half of them! We are also very happy to have fitted out the men and women on team USA Endurance with our Treads AS Lite breeches. We wish all of our FITS athletes good riding!”
With the exceptionally talented and dedicated FITS riders already world-renowned for their international eventing careers, this year’s WEG is sure to be one to watch.
For more information about FITS clothing, including their technically advanced breeches, please visit FITSriding.com.
FITS (“Fun In The Saddle”) launched in 2005, bringing to market the original patented PerforMAX™ top-performance technical breech that continues to revolutionize the way riders connect with their saddle, their horse, and their riding experience. Today FITS has a well-deserved reputation as inventor of the most advanced athletic wear for the English rider, with a full range of exceptional performance clothing for year-round riding. FITS is sold widely throughout the USA, with growing availability in Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, France, New Zealand, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
Holly Davis, Horsefly Group
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