AHP Newsgroup: Tredstep Symphony Collection Debuts at the 2013 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DUBLIN, Ireland – 7 February 2013 – A recent visit to the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida, confirmed that more and more riders at the top levels of Hunter and Jumper competition are choosing Tredstep Ireland products for their classic design, comfort and durability. Tredstep’s new Symphony collection of breeches has enjoyed an early debut in Wellington to great accolades from riders of both disciplines.
Saturday night in Wellington means Grand Prix show jumping under the lights and riders are dressed in their best competition wear. Several of the World Class international show jumping riders at this weekend’s $100,000 Fidelity Investment’s Grand Prix donned Tredtstep for the occasion. Olympic Gold Medalist Peter Wylde and Irish Nation’s Cup and Aga Khan trophy winner Richie Maloney wore the Azzura breech, while leading lady rider Christine McCrea wore the Symphony Rosa breech and the Raphael boots.
Tredstep rider Callan Solem wore the Rosa breech in tan while competing Balladeer in the Green Confirmation Hunter Division, and changed to the Rosa breech in White on Thursday to ride VDL Torlando in the $30,000 WEF Challenge Cup.
Top Hunter and equitation riders and trainers are also previewing the Symphony Collection, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. Junior riders Ailish Cunniffee and Tori Colvin were seen wearing the classically beautiful Tredstep Symphony Rosa breeches in the 15 & Under Hunter and Handy Hunter classes over the weekend. The Rosa breeches prove lucky as both girls took first place honors. Veteran Hunter trainer and competitor Lyman “T” Whitehead chose the Symphony Azzura breech, noting that the details on the breech - including the silicone knee patch - made them unique. Leading Hunter rider Liza Towell Boyd will wear the collection during the upcoming World Champion Hunter Rider week, which culminates with a magnificent night of Hunters competing under the lights in the USHJA World Champion Hunter Rider Hunter Spectacular.
“We are thrilled by the overwhelming response from riders who are wearing the new Symphony breeches in Wellington,” said Aidan Keogh, Tredstep Managing Director and Designer of the Symphony Collection. “They love the classic design and high-performance fabrics, and the Motion Fit Design features have them feeling comfortable during the long days of showing there.”
About Tredstep Ireland
In 1993, Irish entrepreneur and Three-Day Event rider Aidan Keogh saw the need for a better half chap, and set out to create his own. A former design student who studied fine arts, Keogh believed that he could improve the comfort, performance and aesthetics of riding wear, while respecting the traditions of a Centuries-old sport. His product eventually redefined the market and brought half-chaps to the mainstream where they are now standard equipment for every rider. Along the way he created Tredstep Ireland, a company driving innovation, but ever respectful of the traditional roots of equestrian sport.