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WOW Ambassador rider Julia Horton is National Champion!

Julia Horton and Joyce

Julia Horton and Joyce by Stables Photography Studios

We are absolutely thrilled to tell you that WOW Ambassador rider Julia Horton and Premier Joyfull Moon are the country’s Para Restricted Summer National Champions! Julia led the field by a wide margin at the recent event, taking the title with 73.8%, over four per cent ahead of the runner up.

She had previously been placed second in the individual championship test in the preceding days, and also won the Novice section with 69.55%.

“Wow what can I say – Joyce and I have won the Para Dressage Summer Championship with the unbelievable score of 73.8% – every single thing we have worked on came right this weekend – I was able to just sit and enjoy the ride,” Jules tells us. “Dreams really can come true, as this was mine.”

Jules is one of the most inspirational riders we know – “I knew I never wanted to do anything else in my life but ride,” – however in 1999, her life totally changed when she got Hodgekins Lymphoma stage 3B; her chemotherapy left Jules with many physiological health challenges. Jules rides in able-bodied competitions, but in Para contests, rides as a Grade 3 Rider.

Here is a beautiful pic of the talented Joyce.

Julia Horton and Joyce

Joyce – by Stables Photography Studios

Well done Jules and team!

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Are you sitting comfortably?

While it is of utmost importance that a saddle fits the horse, it is also vital to ensure it fits the rider too! If you are not in the correct position and sitting comfortably you will not be able to ride to the best of your ability which can only be a negative when it comes to performance.

The WOW saddle has a unique seat that is designed to make best use of the shape of our legs. The human leg is not flat on the inside of the thigh but has varying degrees of roundness and then a hollow at the very top. This shape is created by the top of the inner thigh muscle, the same muscle we use for “holding”.

Most saddles give us nothing to hold on to, giving a totally smooth line running from the skirts over the stirrup bars down to the flap. The WOW has a deliberate step between flap and seat creating a hollow that the leg sits into on either side of the tree. This promotes more stability and security by giving the leg something to wrap around rather than sitting on top. Sitting trot on big moving horses is easier, jumping has greater security as the leg can mould into the saddle and horse.

The seat is seamless having no skirts stitched on to the softer seat leather; this means less wear of the seat and of you.

The seat is also formed differently to that of other saddles. Where some saddles are prone to rub the rider (ladies and gentlemen) you will find we have thought about this problem and by varying the softness and support density over the seat’s surface we have created an exceptionally comfortable seat.

Don’t take our word for it, try a WOW Saddle for yourself and feel the difference! 

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Where to buy your WOW Saddle in the UK

Please note that we only sell through retailers in the UK.  These people have had training by ourselves in the fitting of the WOW saddles.  If there is no coverage in your area then please contact us about how we may service your particular requirements.

 Email Where2BuyinUK@wowsaddles.com with your address and a contact numbers.

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