Neue Schule Heads West to Sponsor a Summer in the Rockies at the Colorado Horse Park

Neue Schule Heads West to Sponsor a Summer in the Rockies at the Colorado Horse Park

Neue Schule, a leading manufacturer of innovative, comfortable bits to promote performance, is beginning a new adventure in the western United States by sponsoring the Colorado Horse Park’s 2016 Summer in the Rockies hunter/jumper show series, as well as the facility’s summer dressage and three-day eventing series. Distributed throughout North America by Metlar Premium Performance Saddlery, Neue Schule has been named the Official Bit of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and supports riders of multiple disciplines in their professional and amateur endeavors. Neue Schule will be presenting the much-loved Neue Schule Best Hands Award throughout the summer at the Colorado Horse Park.

“We are excited to bring the Neue Schule Best Hands Award to the Colorado Horse Park,” says Mette Larsen, founder and president of Metlar Premium Performance Saddlery. Neue Schule representatives and show judges will watch riders during each week of competition in the show ring to determine which riders use their hands most effectively and softly when communicating with their horses.

“The Best Hands Award recognizes riders who demonstrate a perfect connection between their hands and the bit,” Larsen explains. “The Colorado Horse Park provides a great opportunity for Neue Schule to support the eventing, show jumping, hunters, and dressage riders who have exceptional ‘hands,’ because even a superbly crafted bit is only as good as the hands that guide it.” Competitors who win the Neue Schule Best Hands Award will receive a Neue Schule Verbindend loose ring snaffle bit. The Neue Schule Best Hands Award has been presented at other Equestrian Sport Production shows in the U.S. throughout the years, so the company is excited to debut the award at the Colorado Horse Park.

With over 15 weeks of competition each year, the Colorado Horse Park is a haven for equestrians based in the central and western United States. The premier facility is comprised of 11 arenas and 300 permanent stalls for hunter, jumper, dressage, and eventing disciplines.

The first competition of the summer season will be the Colorado Horse Park FEI CCI** /FEI CCI* presented by Adequan® – FEI CIC** and Horse Trials, alongside the High Prairie Dressage I, II, and III show. The three-day eventing competition will begin on Thursday, June 2, and continue through Sunday, June 5. With increased prize money for FEI competitors, the CCI* and CCI** divisions will each offer $7,500 in prize money, while the CIC** division will offer $5,000 in prize money. The dressage show will be held Friday, June 3 through Sunday, June 5.

Honoring excellent equestrians with the Neue Schule Best Hands Award is important to Metlar, as the company knows that success in the arena stems from talented riders and horses working with quality tack. “We make the bits and leave the rest to the rider’s hands,” Larsen says. “The better designed the bit is, the easier it is for the rider and the horse.” With Neue Schule’s innovative designs that promote comfort, softness, and relaxation in the horse’s mouth, it’s easy to see why professional dressage riders love Neue Schule.  

Riders that are interested in Neue Schule bits can learn more about what makes these bits so unique at the on-site Colorado Horse Park Feed & Supply Store. Neue Schule will offer many popular bits, including the new Hunter D bit, designed specifically for the American Hunter horse, at this tack store, which is conveniently located in the center of the horse show grounds.

To learn more about Neue Schule bits and their North American distributer Metlar Premium Performance Saddlery, visit www.BitByBitUSA.com or call 631-252-5574.

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Photo: Tori Colvin and Don Juan won the $10,000 Neue Schule Open Welcome Stake at the Equestrian Sport Productions Spring Series (photo courtesy of JRPR—no photo credit necessary)

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Neue Schule Goes A Bit Further and Introduces SpurSMART™

Neue Schule Goes A Bit Further and Introduces SpurSMART™

Neue Schule, the Official Bit of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), is known worldwide for its line of bits that are innovatively designed, made with high quality materials, and comfortable for horses to have in their mouths. Keeping a horse’s wellbeing at the forefront of the company’s business is what makes Neue Schule a favorite among savvy equestrians of all disciplines.

Neue Schule started 2016 off with a bang by introducing a new line of spurs at the 2016 British Equine Trade Association. The SpurSMART spurs feature an innovative design that encompasses all the technology, quality, and comfort that equestrians have come to expect from Neue Schule based on the company’s award-winning bits.

Made from highly polished stainless steel and cast from a single mold, the SpurSMART spurs are extremely strong and durable while still maintaining the ability to be flexible. One of the most unique innovations of the SpurSMART spurs is the way the straps attach to the metal bar. The spur strap bars are recessed into the spur to allow the strap to sit flush against the boot. This small detail allows the rider to wear the spurs securely for a long period of time without becoming uncomfortable. This innovation encourages the leather strap to sit correctly over the boot, completing a polished look while not scratching the surface of the boot. The spurs are designed to sit in the correct position on all types of field and dressage boots.

SpurSMART spurs are ergonomically designed to increase feeling and immediate response to riders’ aides, while being sympathetic to the horses’ sensitive flanks.                                          

Not only are SpurSMART spurs available in Standard Neck or Vertical Rowel designs, but they are also made to fit both competition boots or exercise boots. The competition boot fit is designed to be especially slim, and will not stretch over wider work-style riding boots.

“We are excited to be able to introduce the new SpurSMART spurs from Neue Schule to our retailers,” said Mette Larsen, founder and President of Metlar Premium Performance Saddlery, the U.S. and Canadian distributer of Neue Schule. “These spurs are another great example of Neue Schule’s commitment to innovative products that help horses and their riders communicate comfortably and effectively. We are thrilled to be able to continue that tradition in North America.”

To learn more about Neue Schule’s new line of spurs, visit www.BitByBitUSA.com or find them at a tack store near you.

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Photo: The new SpurSMART spurs from Neue Schule Bits feature an innovative design that encompasses all the technology, quality, and comfort that equestrians have come to expect (photo courtesy of Neue Schule).

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Karen Pavicic and Don Daiquiri Shine in Inaugural International Omaha CDI Competition

Karen Pavicic and Don Daiquiri Shine in Inaugural International Omaha CDI Competition

Neue Schule Ambassador, Karen Pavicic, and her top horse, Don Daiquiri, made sure their recent show in the United States was a complete success before heading home to British Columbia, Canada. Pavicic and Don Daiquiri are working towards hopefully becoming one of two individual pairs from Canada who will compete in Rio de Janeiro for the Summer Olympics, and showed off their talent at the inaugural International Omaha Horse Show this past weekend. The Neue Schule Ambassador won both the CDI Grand Prix and the CDI Grand Prix Freestyle presented by Borsheims Fine Jewelry and Gifts.

“The venue was fantastic!” said Pavicic when discussing her first time in Omaha, Nebraska. “I hope I will get to show here again next year.” The Century Link Center in downtown Omaha, which hosted the International Omaha Horse Show, is now gearing up to be home to the 2017 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping and FEI Dressage Finals. Competitors like Pavicic took the opportunity this year to get used to the venue during the week of international competition at the newly minted arena.

Pavicic has been a Neue Schule Ambassador since 2014. Neue Schule, distributed in North America by Metlar Premium Performance Saddlery, is a company known for making bits that are effective aids in communication between horses and riders while keeping the horses’ welfare and comfort as a top priority. “I have been riding in Neue Schule bits because Don Daiquiri can be a little difficult in the contact. The bits always appealed to me and they have made a real difference in his performance,” she commented.

Omaha was the perfect travel stop for Pavicic and Don Daiquiri, who are making their way home from a winter season in Wellington, Florida to British Columbia for the first time in almost two years. “He traveled really well, and we had a great week,” said the Canadian rider.

“Currently, we are ranked second in Canada, and our last Olympic qualifying event is in Langley (British Columbia). The qualifications go until the beginning of July, and since Canada only has two individual spots for the Olympics, second, third, and fourth place have a tight competition,” Pavicic explained.

Neue Schule believes in providing the best products for horses and riders to have comfortable and strong relationships. The innovative bit company creates bits with horses’ comfort and needs first in mind, understanding that a happy mouth equals a more trainable horse and a confident competitor. The company is looking forward to cheering Pavicic and Don Daiquiri on as they continue to march down the road toward the Rio Olympics. “Our Neue Schule Ambassador team is made up of top professionals who believe in these bits and see the advantages of using them. We are so proud of Karen Pavicic and wish her much continued success,” said Mette Larsen, President of Metlar Premium Performance Saddlery.

Neue Schule makes it easy for riders of all disciplines to figure out which bit is best for their horses with educational opportunities such as the online Neue Schule Academy, which teaches about bit design and functionality. Keep up with all of the news and results from Neue Schule Ambassadors, including Karen Pavicic, Steffen Peters, Laura Graves, Kim Severson, and Todd Minikus, by checking in on Neue Schule USA’s Facebook, Instagram, and www.BitByBitUSA.com

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Photo: Neue Schule Ambassador, Karen Pavicic, had a successful show at the International Omaha Horse Show with her Grand Prix horse, Don Daiquiri (Photo courtesy of Petra Kerschbaum).

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Karen Pavicic and Don Daiquiri Shine in Inaugural International Omaha CDI Competition

Karen Pavicic and Don Daiquiri Shine in Inaugural International Omaha CDI Competition

Neue Schule Ambassador, Karen Pavicic, and her top horse, Don Daiquiri, made sure their recent show in the United States was a complete success before heading home to British Columbia, Canada. Pavicic and Don Daiquiri are working towards hopefully becoming one of two individual pairs from Canada who will compete in Rio de Janeiro for the Summer Olympics, and showed off their talent at the inaugural International Omaha Horse Show this past weekend. The Neue Schule Ambassador won both the CDI Grand Prix and the CDI Grand Prix Freestyle presented by Borsheims Fine Jewelry and Gifts.

“The venue was fantastic!” said Pavicic when discussing her first time in Omaha, Nebraska. “I hope I will get to show here again next year.” The Century Link Center in downtown Omaha, which hosted the International Omaha Horse Show, is now gearing up to be home to the 2017 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping and FEI Dressage Finals. Competitors like Pavicic took the opportunity this year to get used to the venue during the week of international competition at the newly minted arena.

Pavicic has been a Neue Schule Ambassador since 2014. Neue Schule, distributed in North America by Metlar Premium Performance Saddlery, is a company known for making bits that are effective aids in communication between horses and riders while keeping the horses’ welfare and comfort as a top priority. “I have been riding in Neue Schule bits because Don Daiquiri can be a little difficult in the contact. The bits always appealed to me and they have made a real difference in his performance,” she commented.

Omaha was the perfect travel stop for Pavicic and Don Daiquiri, who are making their way home from a winter season in Wellington, Florida to British Columbia for the first time in almost two years. “He traveled really well, and we had a great week,” said the Canadian rider.

“Currently, we are ranked second in Canada, and our last Olympic qualifying event is in Langley (British Columbia). The qualifications go until the beginning of July, and since Canada only has two individual spots for the Olympics, second, third, and fourth place have a tight competition,” Pavicic explained.

Neue Schule believes in providing the best products for horses and riders to have comfortable and strong relationships. The innovative bit company creates bits with horses’ comfort and needs first in mind, understanding that a happy mouth equals a more trainable horse and a confident competitor. The company is looking forward to cheering Pavicic and Don Daiquiri on as they continue to march down the road toward the Rio Olympics. “Our Neue Schule Ambassador team is made up of top professionals who believe in these bits and see the advantages of using them. We are so proud of Karen Pavicic and wish her much continued success,” said Mette Larsen, President of Metlar Premium Performance Saddlery.

Neue Schule makes it easy for riders of all disciplines to figure out which bit is best for their horses with educational opportunities such as the online Neue Schule Academy, which teaches about bit design and functionality. Keep up with all of the news and results from Neue Schule Ambassadors, including Karen Pavicic, Steffen Peters, Laura Graves, Kim Severson, and Todd Minikus, by checking in on Neue Schule USA’s Facebook, Instagram, and www.BitByBitUSA.com

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Photo: Neue Schule Ambassador, Karen Pavicic, had a successful show at the International Omaha Horse Show with her Grand Prix horse, Don Daiquiri (Photo courtesy of Chloe Agnew).

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Official Bit of the USEF Enters the Hunter Ring: Neue Schule Introduces New Line of American D Bits

Official Bit of the USEF Enters the Hunter Ring: Neue Schule Introduces New Line of American D Bits

Riverhead, NY (May 10,2016) “Neue Schule is excited to now bring the quality and comfort of Neue Schule bits to the hunter and jumper rings,” announced Mette Larsen, President and founder of Metlar Premium Performance Saddlery, the United States distributer of Neue Schule bits. “Every Neue Schule bit is crafted with the horse’s comfort and well-being in mind. Our new line of D Bits, geared toward the American Hunter and Jumper markets, will be no different. We look forward to more hunters and jumpers having better trips with our new bits.”

As the Official Bit of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), Neue Schule once again lived up to its top-notch reputation with the introduction of the new D Bits. The D Bits are an elegant expression of respect for the classic Hunter D Style, while using advancements like Neue Schule’s patented Salox Gold® metal to create a more comfortable and effective tool in the horses’ mouths. Neue Schule bits allow greater thermal conductivity for immediate adjustment to a horse’s mouth temperature.

The new D Bit line is tailored to meet the highest standards, and will be available in five trusted Neue Schule mouthpiece types— Tranz (angled lozenge), Demi Anky (ergonomic single joint), Turtle Top (double-jointed shell-shape link), Verbindend (ergonomic tongue channel), and Waterford (optimum directional control).

As a proud supporter of the hunter/jumper horse industry, Neue Schule is currently sponsoring the Equestrian Sport Production Spring Series, which runs April 6 to May 16 in Wellington, Florida. Neue Schule kicked off the Spring Series by sponsoring the Neue Schule $10,000 Open Jumper Stake during the first week of showing. Florida rider Victoria ‘Tori’ Colvin and her junior jumper, Don Juan won the class against 49 other competitors. Colvin and Don Juan were richly rewarded by Neue Schule with the Neue Schule bit, a bit bag, and an embroidered cooler after their win.

Outside of the hunter/jumper world, Neue Schule was a sponsor of the 2016 Adequan Global Dressage Festival also held in Wellington. As a returning sponsor, the company presented the Neue Schule Best Hands Award to riders who demonstrated effective and soft hands while competing throughout the CDI weeks of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival show series.

To learn more about Neue Schule, the Official Bit of the USEF, and to find a Neue Schule bit retailer near you, visit Metlar Premium Performance Saddlery at www.BitByBitUSA.com or call 631-252-5574.

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Photo: Neue Schule Bits new Demi Anky Hunter D Bit will help a rider of any level with smooth turns. Additionally, it is specifically designed to not fold too far forward in the horse’s mouth, causing discomfort or rubs.

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Grand Prix Dressage Rider Allison Brock Prepares for European Tour and Becomes a Neue Schule Ambassador

Grand Prix Dressage Rider Allison Brock Prepares for European Tour and Becomes a Neue Schule Ambassador

After spending the winter in Wellington, Florida competing and honing her skills, Allison Brock will soon be heading to Europe to vie for a spot on the U.S. Olympic Dressage Team. Brock and several other riders that top the U.S. Equestrian Federation Dressage rankings list will compete at multiple shows in Europe before the final five riders are chosen for the Olympic Team. The During this exciting time in her career, Brock has also been announced as the most recent addition to Neue Schule’s strong team of brand ambassadors. Neue Schule, the Official Bit of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), makes innovative bits that are loved by top riders like Brock and their horses.

“I am really exited to be a Neue Schule Ambassador! I have many Neue Schule bits in my tack room, and I really believe that they make a difference for my horses,” explained Brock. Neue Schule bits, distributed in North America by Metlar Premium Performance Saddlery, are known for being effective aids in communication between horses and riders while keeping the horses’ welfare and comfort as a top priority.

Neue Schule believes in providing the best products for horses and riders to have comfortable and strong relationships. The innovative bit company creates bits with horses’ comfort and needs first in mind, understanding that a happy mouth equals a more trainable horse and a confident competitor. 

The newest Neue Schule Ambassador, Allison Brock, has spent the last several years making waves in the dressage community with her partner Rosevelt, a 14-year-old Hanoverian stallion owned by Fritz and Claudine Kundrum. Brock and Rosevelt were named as the Traveling Alternate to the 2015 Pan American Games Dressage Team that competed in Toronto, Canada. The pair was then chosen to perform a freestyle exhibition at the Washington International Horse Show in front of a record-sized crowd. This winter season at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival, Brock and Roosevelt won two major Grand Prix competitions and had top finishes in multiple others.

“We are thrilled to have Allison Brock join our team at Neue Schule USA,” said Mette Larsen, President of Metlar Premium Performance Saddlery. “Ali brings to her training that thoughtful consideration that each horse is different and has a different need when it comes to training and choosing the proper bit. She exemplifies Neue Schule’s commitment to outstanding performance and horse welfare and understanding.”

“I am thrilled to have qualified to be considered for the 2016 Olympics,” said Brock. I’m really looking forward to going to Europe with this great group of riders who are all incredibly supportive of one another, and with great coaches. It is an incredibly supportive environment and I am really appreciative of it.”

Neue Schule wishes the best of luck to Team USA as riders of multiple disciplines begin the road toward the 2016 Olympics. Neue Schule is proud to be part of the key communication between these athletes and their horses.

Neue Schule makes it easy for riders of all disciplines to figure out which bit is best for their horses with educational opportunities such as the online Neue Schule Academy, which teaches about bit design and functionality. Keep up with all of the news and results from other Neue Schule Ambassadors, including Steffen Peters, Laura Graves, Kim Severson, and Todd Minikus, by checking in on Neue Schule USA’s Facebook, Instagram, and www.BitByBitUSA.com

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Photo: Allison Brock and Roosevelt, owned by Fritz and Claudine Kundrum, will soon head to Europe as part of 2016 U.S. Dressage team Olympic observation event (photo courtesy of JRPR— no photo credit necessary).

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