UK Saddle Maker Sponsors Top Dutch Rider

Frank Baines Saddlery, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of hand-made saddles, is sponsoring Dutch rider and trainer, Joyce Heuitink.  Joyce Heuitink is an International Grand Prix rider, GP Judge & Trainer and Head Coach & Trainer of the Dutch Paralympic Dressage Squad.

With her first Grand Prix horse, Joyce won Gold at the National Championships five times, Silver nine times and Bronze twice. She has been to six European Championships winning Team Gold three times, Team Silver three times and Individual Bronze medals twice. With her second International Grand Prix horse, she won Silver three times and Bronze twice. Joyce is currently riding three promising horses, one of which is Gaudi-Vita, who won Gold at the Dutch Championships Z2.

Joyce said: “I feel extremely lucky with the new collaboration with Frank Baines Saddlery. Contacts that arise spontaneously feel the best and I believe this is a great example of that. When I first rode in the Adagio, I immediately felt some differences in the details; just that bit of extra movement in my horses’ back in the transitions and he felt easier in every transition as well. Besides that, the saddle feels very comfortable for me too and the service provided is very good. It feels very good to have a great saddle-fitter on board my personal team, together with a wonderful brand in Frank Baines Saddlery!”

Frank Baines Saddlery manufacture high quality, hand-made saddles which are sold in the Netherlands through a network of Approved Stockists.

Victoria Coleman, director at Frank Baines Saddlery, said: “We’re delighted to have the opportunity to sponsor Joyce with a new saddle and accessories. In the past, we’ve worked with several leading riders in the UK and we look forward to working with Joyce over the coming year.”

Joyce has chosen the Adagio Dressage saddle from the Frank Baines Symphony collection which will be hand-made with orange lacquer accents and an ostrich rear cantle and designed to fit Gaudi-Vita.


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