Riders Up! For the Neue Schule Bits Clear Round Bonus

Riders Up! For the Neue Schule Bits Clear Round Bonus

For Immediate Release

Contact: Mette Larsen

Metlar – Neue Schule Bits

mlarsen@www.metlar-us.com

631-252-5574

 

Riders Up! For the Neue Schule Bits Clear Round Bonus

 

Riverhead, NY (November 22, 2013) – Equestrian Sport Productions Holiday Show Series riders now have one more great reason to go clear this season: the High Schooling Jumpers Division Clear Round Bonus, sponsored by Neue Schule Bits.

 

“For each clear round ribbon won in that division during the Holiday circuit shows, the riders will have their names entered into a drawing to win the Neue Schule Bit of their choice,” says Neue Schule U.S. distributor, Mette Larsen, of Metlar Premium Performance Saddlery.  “This is a great way to recognize exceptional performance, which is what we strive for in creating and selling Neue Schule bits.”

 

The traditional precursor to the Winter Equestrian Festival, the Equestrian Sport Production (ESP) Holiday Show Series features six weeks of competition at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, FL, beginning November 27 and continuing through January 5, 2014.  The Holiday & Horses CSI-W2* launches the series with Saturday Night Under the Lights, November 30, and a World Cup qualifying Grand Prix. Sunday afternoon will feature a USHJA International Hunter Derby. FEI international and other show jumping divisions will be presented throughout the week.

 

Neue Schule Bits are the bit of choice for show jumping riders like World Cup and Nations Cup veteran, Todd Minikus of Homeland, Florida.  Minikus, who won the $30,000 Open Jumper Classic on Quality Girl at the 2013 I Love New York Horse Show, likes the way the bits keep him connected to his horses.

 

“My favorite is the loose ring because it works well for daily schooling,” said Minikus.  “The lightweight construction and way they fit nicely and smoothly in the mouth have helped improve communication between me and my horses.”

 

At the conclusion of the Holiday Show Series, the one lucky Neue Schule Clear Round Bonus winner drawn will have plenty of loose ring – and other bits – to choose from, such as the NS Tranz Angled Snaffle with ‘sweet-spot lozenge’ or NS Team Up Snaffle with unique ergonomically curved design.

 

Metlar Premium Performance Saddlery specializes in superior quality equipment and prestigious accessories inspired by the equestrian lifestyle, with a focus on progressive and creative innovation, comfort and high standards.

 

Learn more about Metlar and Neue Schule Bits at www.metlar-us.com or call (631) 252-5574.

 

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Photo: Equestrian Sport Productions Holiday Show Series riders now have one more great reason to go clear this season: the High Schooling Jumpers Division Clear Round Bonus, sponsored by Neue Schule Bits.  (Photo courtesy of Sportfot)

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Kathy Connelly Welcomed as Neue Schule Ambassador

Kathy Connelly Welcomed as Neue Schule Ambassador

For Immediate Release-

For more information contact:

Mette Larsen

Metlar – Neue Schule Bits

mlarsen@www.metlar-us.com

631-252-5574

 

Kathy Connelly Welcomed as Neue Schule Ambassador

 

Riverhead, NY (November 13, 2013)  – “These bits are real performance enhancers,” says FEI dressage rider, trainer, coach and ‘S’ level judge, Kathy Connelly, of Elysium Farm in Harvard, MA about her enthusiastic endorsement of Neue Schule Bits. “These bits are tops!”

 

Connelly has won national titles at all the FEI levels including the U.S. Grand Prix and U.S. World Cup Championships, has represented America at the World Cup in Gothenburg, Sweden, and was the highest-placed member of the Grand Prix bronze medal team at the North American Championships. Mentored by the late German trainer Herbert Rehbein and trained by Ernst Bachinger, current Director of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna, Connelly has always selected and trained her own horses.

 

“Since each horse is a new journey for the rider, it is important that the partnership is good,” says Connelly, who specializes in training piaffe and passage on the long lines.  She understands that, in order for a horse to execute the precision of dressage correctly, its attention must be focused on its rider or trainer, and free of uncomfortable distraction.

 

“Overall, I think the bits are fantastic.  The horses seem to love them.  They are lightweight and comfortable.  I especially like them because Neue Schule offers many variations of bits, which gives an opportunity to accommodate the unique conformation of a horse’s mouth.  Because horses’ mouths vary greatly according to the interdental space and distance between the upper and lower bones, and palate.”

 

Perfect for the dressage rider, Neue Schule bits unite metal alloys with high degrees of copper (to encourage sweet, moist mouths) with revolutionary side-to-side responsiveness in its bit barrels to soften the jaw and poll and dispel score-lowering issues such as coming above the bit or locking against contact.

 

Connelly learned of Neue Schule through Mette Larsen of Metlar Premium Performance Saddlery in Riverhead, NY, the US and Canadian distributor of Neue Schule bits, when Larsen was using the bits to address tension issues in her own horse, Ulivi. The results spoke for themselves: Larsen and Ulivi were 2012 USDF KWPN Adult Amateur Horse of the Year champions in Prix St Georges and reserve in Intermediare I.

 

“Solving the problem of engineering a horse bit whose central barrel did not lock when contact was taken seemed impossible,” recalled Larsen. “Prior to Neue Schule’s revolutionary design, all barrelled bits, such as the Billy Allen, locked up when contact was taken.  This unique ‘revolving barrel’ encourages relaxed acceptance, causing a horse to soften through the jaw, poll and top line, promoting throughness and a more harmonious partnership.”

 

The Neue Schule mouthpiece is also excellent for horses with minimal space between the tongue and upper palate. Larsen explained: “It benefits horses with a shortened distance from the corner of their lip to the muzzle, as it will sit further back in the mouth to discourage over-activity and tongue evasion.

The revolving barrel utilizes the thicker, center of the tongue to promote feel, response and acceptance while maximizing control and lift in the shoulder.”

 

Metlar Premium Performance Saddlery specializes in superior quality equipment and prestigious accessories inspired by the equestrian lifestyle, with a focus on progressive and creative innovation, comfort and high standard.  Learn more about Metlar – Neue Schule Bits at www.metlar-us.com or call, 631-252-5574.

 

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Photo: Neue Schule bits is proud to welcome Kathy Connelly as a Neue Schule Ambassador. (Photo courtesy of Kathy Connelly)

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Dressage Rider “JJ” Tate Named Neue Schule Ambassador

Dressage Rider “JJ” Tate Named Neue Schule Ambassador

For Immediate Release

Contact: Mette Larsen

Metlar – Neue Schule Bits

mlarsen@www.metlar-us.com

631-252-5574

 

Dressage Rider “JJ” Tate Named Neue Schule Ambassador

 

Riverhead, NY (November 8, 2013) – Jessica Jo “JJ” Tate of Riveredge West in Chesapeke City, MD is the latest internationally acclaimed dressage rider and trainer to be named a Neue Schule Bits Ambassador.

 

“Overall, I think these are the best bits on the market. The lightness of the material, and the design and comfort, are top class. Whether a horse likes to take hold of the bit or chomps nervously, Neue Schule has what I am looking for,” says this former protege of Charles de Kunffy, who described Tate as “one of the most talented riders of the thousands I have ever taught. JJ represents the rare bounty of body, mind and soul all serving the horse’s well-being and evolution to top athletic performance.”

 

“My horses salivate more and give me a better connection overall,” says Tate, who has two horses on the USEF Developing Riders list and has kept a busy schedule since the Festival of Champions and USEF High Performance National Championships training under U.S. Dressage Olympian and coach, Robert Dover, with an eye on qualifying for the USDF Nationals plus launching a new stallion at Grand Prix on the Florida winter circuit.

 

“I feel like the energy comes through their bodies easier when they can accept a bit and feel comfortable in the mouth. Neue Schule gives me the feeling that my horses are happy in their mouths and therefore, their minds. When a horse feels constricted in the hand, everything about them is affected. My horses move better because they brace against the bit less.”

 

Tate says the benefits from Neue Schule bits comes straight from her horses’ mouths. “My young mare, Summersby, that I plan to show at Third and Fourth Level this coming season, loves her NS Eggbutt! I love the Tranz Angled Lozenge Eggbutt too because, for horses shy about stepping into contact, this really helps them seek it.”

 

The new Neue Schule Bits Ambassador is also ready to step up to a busy winter season: “I hope to be campaigning a new stallion at Grand Prix, as well as moving Faberge up to Grand Prix.” Faberge, or ‘Fiji’ for short, is a 2003 Westphalen gelding owned by Elizabeth Guarisco-Wolf that Tate rode to the 2009 USEF Developing Six Year-Old Reserve Championship and is partnered with her on the Developing Rider list.

 

Neue Schule bits offer superior fit between the tongue and upper palate. The ergonomic design works with shortened ‘smiles’ (distance from the corner of the lip to the muzzle) by sitting further back in the mouth while its unique revolving barrel ‘sweetens’ the thicker center of the tongue to promote feel and acceptance, and lift through the shoulder.

 

Metlar Premium Performance Saddlery specializes in superior quality equipment and prestigious accessories inspired by the equestrian lifestyle, with a focus on progressive and creative innovation, comfort and high standards.

 

Learn more about Metlar and Neue Schule Bits at www.metlar-us.com or call (631) 252-5574.

 

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Photo: Dressage rider Jessica Jo (JJ) Tate is now a Neue Schule Amabassador. (Photo courtesy of Richard Malmgren)

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