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.
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).