We first met Caitlin when she was looking for a new saddle for Flash. for Trec, like endurance the comfort of pony and rider is paramount. here is her story.
” I have been a member of the GBR TREC Young Riders Team since I was 16. I have competed at five European and World Championships, placing twice as an individual in the top ten. 4th in Paris in 2017 and 7th in Rome in 2018. This season I was the Level 4 League Champion and received an award for the highest placed international rider. I have competed with Flash, a Dales Pony across Europe. With his increasing fitness and changing shape throughout the years, I have struggled with a saddle that will not only do the 50km distance of the first day, but allow us to comfortably jump up to 1m on the second day. Dean fitted a reactor panel saddle for Flash in 2017 before the Europeans and I wouldn’t look back. The saddle is perfect for long distance riding, and the panels prevent any pressure sores or rubbing. It is the best saddle I have used and would thoroughly recommend Saddle Exchange to riders of all sports.
I took Saddle Exchanges’ comfort elite girth with me to Rome to compete in the World TREC Championships 2018. The girth is like no other I have ever used. It has the fantastic ability to secure the saddle without having pressure points of tightness underneath. The difference I felt when riding in it was unbelievable – it allowed Flash to really open up and extend his stride. A result I wasn’t expecting from a girth!”