NEW PRODUCT! Stephens polo division announces polo saddle, with advocation from world-class player
August 8th, 2017
The Stephens range of leatherwork from leading British distributor Equine Management has launched a new polo saddle, endorsed and used by world-class polo player Gonzalito Pieres. AS FEATURED IN POLO TIMES MAGAZINE!
Gonzalito Pieres is the sixth highest ranked player in the world, and is a ten-goal player. He won the 2016 Jaeger Le-Coultre Gold Cup, and was pivotal in the design, production and feel of the new Stephens saddle, which has been christened the ‘Gonzalito’.
“I really like the style and design. It sits very well on the horse’s back, doesn’t move and is very comfortable for both horse and rider. The light weight is a big bonus too,” Gonzalito Pieres says of the eponymous saddle.
Equine Management’s Managing Director Stephen Biddlecombe said the new product launch has followed intensive research and development. “The Havana brown saddle is British-made in Walsall, and is currently available in size 18”; it bears all the key tenets of the Stephens range, including high quality English craftsmanship twinned with a dedication to innovate where possible to improve the performance of both horse and rider,” Stephen says.
The Gonzalito has a classic wooden tree; the gullet of the saddle is wider than that found in most polo saddles. This is done to ensure that the rider’s weight is more evenly distributed across the horse’s back. This, twinned with efforts to reduce the weight of the saddle, eliminates equine spinal pressure, according to Stephen.
The saddle currently retails at £995.00. Visit our main retail pages and SHOP!