Maria Mercedes Alvarez Ponton & Nobby, Record Breaking Endurance Team

Twice World, Twice European Endurance Champion

Maria Mercedes Alvarez Ponto and Nobby

Maria has been a customer of ours since purchasing her first saddle from us in September 2006 and has ridden Nobby in the saddle for all her 4 successive Championship victories.

Nobby and Maria, the most successful horse and rider combination in Endurance of all time….

In 2006 Dean fitted a saddle for a Spanish Endurance rider and her 11 year old Arabian Horse Nobby with a ReactorPanel Classic Endurance Saddle. Little did he know at the time that they would be destined for the record books, the only horse and rider to hold the  World and European titles simultaneously… and do it twice.
Spain’s Maria Mercedes Alvarez Ponton and her super-horse, Nobby, wrote their names into the history books of the sport of Endurance again today when adding the individual gold medal at the European Championship in Florac to their 2008 & 2010 World Championship and 2009 European Championship titles.

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Current title holder, Maria Alvarez Ponton & super horse Nobby is the first rider to hold European and World titles at the same time. She will be looking to confirm her stronghold on the sport following her second consecutive World title with a second consecutive European title in Florac, a feat no rider has managed to achieve at the Europeans to date.

Here’s some videos of Maria and Nobby, for more videos please see our Youtube Channel Saddle Exchange TV continental/2011-endurance/2011-open-european-championships-endurance

ReactorPanel Classic Endurance

The ReactorPanel® Classic Endurance as used by Maria.

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