There aren’t many products that I can recall the first moment I discovered them, but Fleeceworks is one of them.
The year was 2007, the place was Wayne, Ill., and the event was the American Eventing Championships. Unlike most events, where you’re lucky if you walk away with a ribbon and your pride intact, winning competitors at t0 the AECs walk away with an armload of cash and swag–tens of thousands of dollars worth of it is awarded each year thanks to the support of fantastic sponsors… like Fleeceworks.
I didn’t win, but even my fourth place finish felt like the horsey version of Ed McMahon and his prize patrol had arrived on my doorstep. Among other prizes, I was given a Fleeceworks contour saddle pad, which I immediately fell madly in love with. It was the beginning of a Fleeceworks “personal collection” that would grow in the years to come.
Fleeceworks is continuing its support of the American Eventing Championship this year, which kicks off today at Chattahoochee Hills Farm in Georgia, as a platinum-level sponsor. Fleeceworks has donated Perfect Balance Therawool Square Dressage Pads and Perfect Balance Square Jumping Pads in Fleeceworks canvas carry bags to be awarded throughout the championship divisions.
About Therawool: The new Therawool Fleeceworks saddle pads take the same wool fibers used in their sheepskin pads and weaves them on to poly-acrylic backing. Considered a sustainable fiber versus a live fiber. Durable, breathable, washable, hydrophylic, elastic and protective. Soft and plush even after washing. This product will not felt up after washing as with other wools currently on the market. Returns to original appearance with brushing.
Thank you, Fleeceworks, for your fantastic support of programs like the American Eventing Championships.
Good luck to all of the 2012 AEC competitors, go Fleeceworks,and Go Riding!