Sponsored Riders

 

Connor Lastname

Born in Malibu, Ca., Connor has lived all over the United States and the world which has allowed her the opportunity to train with highly sought after instructors. She has ridden through upper levels of both eventing and dressage, completing both the CCI*** and Intermediare levels respectively.  

Currently, Connor is based at Naked Horse Farm in Ocala, FL. This large facility provides ample space to train both dressage and event horses from beginner to the upper levels throughout the year. With a string of top quality horses in both dressage and eventing, she hopes to return to the USDF regionals/finals and complete a CCI****. 

"I always choose Flexible Fit equipment because every product I use on my horses is gorgeous with the suppleness and durability I know and trust. The products always arrive ready to use with the leather soft. One of my favorite pieces of tack is the  AR 3 point Bridge breastplate. This breastplate can easily be used with both monoflap or regular jump saddles with or without an attached martingale. I always put one on the tricky baby horses as an extra grab strap for me, or on the upper level horses to ensure their tack stays in place. You can guarantee lots of compliments on this and all the stunning bridles too!"

Laine Ashker

Laine Ashker is best known as a five-star event rider who has brought four different horses up through the levels to the five-star level, and has ridden around some of the toughest events in the world including the Land Rover Kentucky CCI 5*, Burghley CCI 5* and Blenheim CCI 4*. Laine also won the National Eventing Championship (Advanced level) in 2013 aboard her long-time partner Anthony Patch.  Laine is not only a successful eventer, but also a successful dressage competitor, and has earned her USDF bronze, silver and gold medals. Laine Ashker is a native of California, but moved to the east coast to pursue her professional riding career at a young age. She is now based in Midlothian, Virginia, and trains horses and riders of all levels out of her home base there while she is not competing herself.

"I chose Flexible Fit Equestrian products because of their unrivalled dedication to my horses' comfort, without compromising on elegance and style"

 

Rosie, a Primary School teacher of ten years has recently taken time away from the classroom to focus on her riding and thriving equine businesses. She along with fiancé Geoff Spears own Wilmslow Park, an agistment, training, coaching business located only an hour south of Sydney, NSW.

13yr old Sandro Bliss aka ‘Bounce’ is Rosie’s No 1 dressage horse who she has trained from prelim through to Grand Prix. Amongst several in her stable line up she has another gelding, Fiderstar. Out of the handsome and talented Fiderstern, Fiderstar is an 8yo black 17.2hh warmblood, training small tour that Rosie has had since he was a 3yo. Rosie's latest acquisition was one she never thought she'd own, a gorgeous 'chestnut mare' Sandhills Symphony who is currently training at medium level.

All three horses are fitted with the Flexible Fit Equestrian bridles. Rosann particularly loves the Flexible Fit leather and that the bridles can be tailored to fit any of her horses both comfortably and correctly with buckles at eye level and nosebands perfectly fitted. Sandro bliss for example wears a full head piece, a cob noseband and pony cheek pieces to suit.

As a previous show rider competing at HOTY and numerous Royal shows with off the track thoroughbreds, Rosie is a stickler for perfection in most things 'horsey or not', and the Flexible Fit bridles accompany her other quality products perfectly in her tack room.

Her motto is to only use products you have rigorously trialled, tested and most importantly believe in. A Bucas Horse Apparel retailer and sponsored Bates Saddle rider, Rosie admits the Flexible Fit Bridles perfectly fit the brief.


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