Wednesday Morning Feed from World Equestrian Brands

Meet World Equestrian Brands’ latest Tack Matters Award winner Olivia Lagoy-Weltz.

From a press release:

Wellington, FL (March 20, 2014) – “It’s about staying relaxed and comfortable,” World Equestrian Brands Tack Matters Award winner Olivia Lagoy-Weltz told Robin Moore, after first- and second-place performances aboard Rassing’s Lanoir in the FEI Prix St Georges and Intermediare I during week ten of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDIW at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL.

“He’s got so much in there. He was good and smooth and that was all I could ask for,” she said about her 17.1 hand Danishbred (De Noir x Lorani) gelding. “He’s an extremely sensitive horse. We use multiple saddles, that we switch in and out of, as we try and find that ‘right fit.’ The same with bridles. He needs them to fit here, but not touch him there, and to be padded in some places but not too padded in others. But we’re on our way!”

That was clearly the case as the dynamic pair turned in a winning 71.754% in their Intermediarie I, following a second-place (69.342%) score in the prior morning’s Prix St. George.

World Equestrian Brands, LLC president, Robin Moore, who was on hand to present the Tack Matters Award to Lagoy-Weltz, praised the dressage rider for her insight and willingness to adapt to the comfort of her horse.


Olivia Lagoy-Weltz is presented with the World Equestrian Brands Tack Matters Award by Austen Stone. (Photo courtesy of JRPR.)

“The right tack is crucial,” Moore said. “We don’t expect ‘one size fits all’ to apply to riders. It’s obvious Olivia understands the importance of comfort in a saddle and bridle fit in order to communicate with her horse, and she and Lanoir seem well on their way to their own perfect fit. I don’t doubt we will be seeing them in more winner’s circles in the future.”

“Grand Prix, for sure!” piped up a grateful Lagoy-Weltz as she accepted her Tack Matters Award and prize, a set of Equilibrium Stretch and Flex bandages. Equilibrium designs some of the most technologically advanced leg protection and therapy products on the market today. With extensive studies on marterials, and the effect of weight, heat, concussion, and other key points of leg protection, Equilibrium can state with 100% certainty that all of their products have been tested in labs and on cross country courses, dressage arenas, show jumping courses and that they meet and exceed the demands of the sport.

The Tack Matters Awards recognize riders whose well fitting, beautiful and functional tack serves to inspire others to be their best and includes prizes from the WEB, US Distributor of Amerigo, Equilibrium Products, EA Mattes, and Vespucci. World Equestrian Brands is committed to providing world class, high performance equestrian products with hassle-free, personalized service backed by an experienced team of riders. Visit

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