Friday, February 4, 2011
Shot on location at Carol Cohen’s Two Swans Farm in Wellington, Florida, Peters shows off his sense of humor during the “Custom Moment” interview with Cohen. The video appears on the Custom Saddlery website, www.mysaddle.com, and on the Dressage-News.com website, www.dressage-news.com.
Cohen, who admits to being a Peters fan, shows her knack for interviewing and gets the dressage star to laugh and enjoy the moment. “The Custom Moment really is a personal look at the lives of our famous dressage riders,” Cohen said. “Interviewing Steffen was a great experience and he was really fantastic, relaxed, funny and completely approachable. Steffen has been coming to my farm to teach clinics for many years and I always enjoy the time I get to spend with him.”
During Peter’s “Custom Moment,” Cohen asked Peters what he eats for breakfast and Peters said his morning meal usually includes scrambled eggs. When Cohen asked him to describe himself, Peters said he was, “Laid back, has a good sense of humor and enjoys his life and appreciates what he has.”
Peters, who is sponsored by Custom Saddlery and rides in a Custom dressage saddle, also took a moment to talk to Cohen about the saddle he rides all of his horses in, including Ravel, his WEG partner. “When Custom Saddlery approached me seven years ago I told them I needed a saddle that was shock absorbent because I ride a lot of bouncy horses, and Custom Saddlery delivered and obviously I have had a lot of success in my saddle,” Peters said.
Cary Wallace, President and Master Saddle Fitter at Custom Saddlery, was thrilled with Peters’ “Custom Moment” and hopes his fans enjoy it also. “They will have to tune into the video to see what Steffen considers his ‘turn-ons’ and ‘turn-offs’ as well as what he and his wife Shannon consider good food,” Wallace said. “We have enjoyed our relationship with Steffen over the years and I think this video really gives his fans a chance to see what a great man he is. We already know he is a great rider with a fantastic resume, but it’s always nice to see what kind of man is behind the rider.”
In addition to sponsoring Peters, Custom Saddlery’s famous riders include Sue Blinks, Hilda Gurney, Leslie Reid and Heather Blitz, among many others. The company’s Dressage line includes Wolfgang brand saddles as well as the extremely unique Icon line of monoflap dressage saddles.
Wallace, who is also head of design and research at Custom Saddlery, has introduced some of the best dressage saddles on the market and has also gained the confidence and endorsement of some of the finest riders in the world. “We believe every saddle should fit both horse and rider. All of our saddles are anatomically designed for this purpose and hand-crafted from the finest leathers,” he said.
For more information on Custom Saddlery, or to view the “Custom Moment” with Steffen Peters, visit their website at www.mysaddle.com. Viewers can also see the video on the Dressage-News.com website, www.dressage-news.com.
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