Saddles Direct are thrilled to announce a further sponsored athlete, Jessica Dunn to add to their increasing rooster of up and coming riders. Twenty-six-year old Dressage rider Jessica Dun joins the Saddles Direct Team with a wealth of equestrian knowledge behind her.
Having ridden for as long as she can remember she originally competed in both showing and eventing before around the age of 14 her passion for dressage took over. Working her way up through the ranks Jessica has trained with a huge selection of top riders and instructors including Clive Halsall, Henk van Bergen, Nicky Barrett, Jennie Loriston Clarke, Christoph Hess, Peter Storr, Daniel Greenwood and Stephen Clarke as well as spending time abroad in Germany, learning her craft as head girl with Wolfram Wittig.
Now back in the UK Jessica has already made her mark on the dressage scene by winning a national title at the British Dressage Winter Championships and is currently aiming for the summer nationals with three of her horses.
On describing the new sponsorship with Saddles Direct Jessica said “I am thrilled to be working alongside Saddles Direct, a company which fully understands the needs of both horse and rider when it comes to saddle fitting. Their passion and drive for their products are second to none and I can’t wait to represent them throughout the season. I currently have two of their saddles fitted to my horses, both who I have struggled with in the past to get the right saddle for, so I can’t wait to get out and use them.”
Saddles Direct, which was created in 2006, are renowned in the industry for providing amazing customer service when it comes to selling new and used saddles. There approach to every fitting is personal and in depth, ensuring both rider and horse can walk away happy with their new product. As fully qualified saddle fitters they understand the importance of getting your horses tack right and are currently putting the finishing touches to their own range of saddles which are soon too be launched.
Director of Saddles Direct Sarah Lavelle-Huxley said “I am thrilled to be working with Jess as she embarks on her dressage journey. She fully understands the Saddles Direct ethos and is a hugely talented rider with some fantastic ideas. I am looking forward to seeing the partnership develop.”
For more information and to check out the extensive range of saddles and accessories, visit www.saddlesdirect.co.uk