We would like to introduce you to WOW ambassador rider, Jane Lishman. Jane is an incredibly tough cookie, being a bi-lateral amputee after an equestrian accident, and WOW is very proud to be associated with this admirable lady. Here, she tells us some more about herself and her riding:
“I only have the one horse, called Lordana Tg, aka Ginger; she is a 15.3hh chestnut mare, an eight year old Hanoverian by Londonderry. I bought Ginger last June after she failed at BE 90cm eventing with a young girl; she had originally been imported as a foal to become a broodmare, but did not make the required height. I am a bi-lateral amputee and am in a wheel-chair, but she didn’t seem to mind my chair, or the way I had to mount from a raised table. We are now going from strength to strength, and I compete in both Para and able bodied dressage; we won the Prelim Winter Regionals and came 10th at the championships, we also won the Para Grade II Winter Para Championships, and we are now competing CPEDI 3*. My WOW saddle is the ‘Bounty’ – it has a stock saddle seat, but with dressage flaps with no knee rolls, and Ginger and I both love it,” Jane says.
We wish Jane all the best with her current campaigning, and will share more news on Jane later in the season with our social media friends and followers.
More about the Bounty
This is a beautiful, technologically-advanced dressage saddle with a deep profile seat designed to offer supreme support and comfort. The stock seat gives a secure and comfortable riding position; it offers a longer, larger seat without it being a longer saddle. The panel of the saddle measures 18”, so it is suitable for all horses. The WOW Bounty is specially designed to cup the rider’s seat and provide ultimate support. It offers the horse supreme comfort, and the seat can be used with the full range of differently designed flaps in the WOW range, be it fixed or moveable knee blocks, giving the ultimate in rider comfort and stability.
Innovative saddle manufacturers, First Thought Equine, have launched The WOW Bounty – a beautiful, technologically-advanced dressage saddle with a deep profile seat designed to offer supreme support and comfort for the larger rider.
“This is the first saddle of its kind to hit the market,” says co-proprietor David Kempsell. “Larger riders often feel pushed forward in conventional dressage saddles, the Bounty maintains a secure and comfortable riding position. Importantly, we have designed a longer, larger seat without making a longer saddle, as many weight-carrying horses are short-backed. The panel of the saddle measures 18”, so it is suitable for all horses.”
The WOW Bounty is specially designed to cup the rider’s seat and provide ultimate support. It offers the horse supreme comfort, with the famous WOW carbon fibre tree that provides lateral flexion, and the Flair Air Flocking System that consists of four adjustable air bags that provide an even bearing surface for optimum equine comfort and enhanced performance. Meanwhile, WOW’s Pointless Panel System increases shoulder movement, and interchangeable steel or carbon fibre headplates, available in 11 sizes, offer the perfect equine fit.
The seat can be used with the full range of differently designed flaps in the WOW range be it fixed or moveable knee blocks, giving the ultimate in rider comfort and stability. The WOW double stirrup bar enables the rider to move leg position, depending on the length of their upper thigh and the level of work their horse is achieving. A range of black and brown colours is available.
“We are thrilled with the response to this saddle – and have recognised a market demand from our customers,” David concludes.
To find out more call 01227 831614 or visit www.wowsaddles.com