Ariat International, Inc., the world’s leading equestrian boot and apparel manufacturer, announced today that four new athletes will join its already strong English Performance Team. The new riders are Jennifer Bauersachs, a hunter-jumper from Frenchtown, New Jersey, who recently won the title of Leading Lady Rider for her May 2007 performance at the Devon Horse Show in Devon, Pennsylvania; Havens Schatt, a highly decorated Hunter-Jumper from Ocala, Florida; Brianne Goutal, an 18-year-old Show Jumper from New York City who recently won the 2007 Maxine Beard Show Jumping Developing Rider Award and is regarded as one of the best junior riders in equestrian history, and Georgina Bloomberg, a Show Jumper from New York City who was a member of the U.S. Show Jumping Team at the 2005 Samsung Super League at La Baule, France and plans to compete in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
The Ariat® English Performance Team is a group of renowned athletes, including John French (Show Jumper), Alison Firestone-Robitaille (Show Jumper), Frankie Chesler (Show Jumper), Louise Serio (Hunter), Gina Miles (Eventer), and Beverly Gray (Endurance Rider). “We are thrilled to add these women to our roster of accomplished athletes,” says Beth Cross, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Ariat. “With these new additions Ariat has again aligned itself with the world’s best riders. These accomplished riders’ are very exciting to watch and we look forward to being involved with them for years to come.”
About Ariat International, Inc.
Ariat International, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of innovative performance equestrian footwear, apparel, handbags and belts. Featuring a patented technology designed to delivery stability, durability and comfort, Ariat pioneered the application of advanced athletic shoe technology into English riding boots and authentic Western boots. Ariat products are sold in a network of retail outlets throughout the world. For more information about Ariat products or for the Ariat retailer nearest you, contact Ariat at 800.899.8141 or visit www.ariat.com.
Ariat International, Inc. is the “Official Apparel Supplier” of
the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF).