Neue Schule, the Official Bit of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), began its summer sponsorship of the Colorado Horse Park FEI CCI**/FEI CCI* presented by Adequan® – FEI CIC** and Horse Trials by awarding two exceptional riders with Neue Schule Loose Ring Verbindend bits. Two winners of the show’s Training Division, which is sponsored by Neue Schule, won customized ribbons and Neue Schule bits for their achievements.
The three-day eventing competition, the first of three competitions in a series of events to be held at the Colorado Horse Park over this summer, began on Thursday, June 2, and continued through Sunday, June 5. The event featured increased prize money for FEI competitors in the CCI* and CCI** divisions. It also gave participating riders the opportunity to compete over a newly improved cross-country course, with professional-level options.
The first winner of Neue Schule’s Training Division was California-based Robyn Fisher and her mare Erusa. The pair won the Open Training division with a score of 28.80. “It was a fantastic venue, and we felt very welcomed by show management,” remarked Fisher, who was competing at the horse park for the first time. Erusa, a seven-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare, is a new addition to Robinson’s program and has only been jumping for one year. “I was not in the market to buy a new horse, but I tried her and she was on the trailer to come home three days later,” she laughed. “She is coming along really well and I am thrilled with her performance this weekend.”
The second rider to take home a Neue Schule prize in the Training Division was Fisher’s long time student, Tessa Robinson. Robinson and her ten-year-old mare With Class (Classy) won their division with a total score of 30.70. “Classy is definitely my horse of a lifetime,” explained Robinson. “She was not trained as an eventer, but she is so bold and brave and there isn’t a moment in the tack with her that isn’t exciting.”
Neue Schule, which will present its signature Neue Schule Best Hands Award during the Colorado Horse Park Summer in the Rockies hunter and jumper show series, was happy to start the summer by supporting these stellar eventers. “It was a great experience to get our world-class products into the hands of obviously talented professional and amateur riders,” said Mette Larsen, the President of Metlar Premium Performance Saddlery, which is the North American distributer of Neue Schule products. “Neue Schule values the effective communication between horse and rider, and we hope our products help Robyn and Tessa achieve their future goals with their horses.”
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 and Supply Store. Neue Schule will provide many popular bits, including the new Hunter D bit, designed specifically for the horses that compete in hunter and equitation divisions, at this Colorado Horse Park Feed and Supply Store.
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.
Photo: Robyn Fisher and her mare Erusa won the Open Training Divison, presented by Neue Schule, with a score of 28.80. (photo courtesy of the Colorado Horse Park).