Buena Vista, VA (July 18, 2011) – Three-day eventer Kelly Jeffries’ sense of humor helped her win a photo caption contest, and a brand new 100% natural sheepskin Mattes Pad, during a contest held by World Equestrian Brands. Specializing in high performance equestrian products, World Equestrian Brands offered the Mattes Pad as a prize during a photo caption contest on the Eventing Nation website. World Equestrian Brands is the United States distributor of Amerigo saddles and strap goods, Amerigo Vega saddles, Vespucci, E. A. Mattes and Equilibrium products.
Jeffries, of Cocoa, Florida, wrote the caption, “I told you I left the jump right here!” to describe a photo of Olympic three-day eventer David O’Connor standing on a cross-country course with his hands spread wide. “In the picture you can see what appears to be the end of the roped off galloping lane, but there is no jump in sight,” Jeffries said. “When I looked at the picture I simply wrote what came to mind first. I decided to enter the contest because I had admired the Mattes pads at Rolex, but I was not able to purchase a pad at the time.”
Jeffries was thrilled to win the caption contest and thanked World Equestrian Brands for sponsoring the competition. “I am excited to have a new Mattes pad to ride in, and this will be my first Mattes pad,” Jeffries said. “In the dressage arena I like a crisp white pad, dark navy coat, and a white shirt and stock tie with navy accents. And a helmet is a must.”
Jeffries evented for many years up to the Preliminary level and currently owns an American Warmblood mare and a Thoroughbred gelding. “My new horse is just learning how to jump so we will stick to dressage for now,” she said.
Robin Moore, President of World Equestrian Brands, congratulated Jeffries on winning the Mattes Pad. “It’s always fun to see what photo Eventing Nation is going to put in for the caption contest, and we really get a lot of laughs out of the captions everyone comes up with – a very creative group, the eventers! I know Kelly will thoroughly love her Mattes Pad. They are unsurpassed in quality, function, durability and appearance, which elevates the Mattes Pad above the competition,” Moore said. “The Mattes Pad has so many great benefits including the fact that the design of the Mattes sheepskin products allows the pads to follow the contours of the horses back with no edges, ridges, or seam that can cause soreness. Most important, the patented Spine Free design, and the anatomically correct topline, provides unbeatable comfort for the horse.”
For more information on World Equestrian Brands, visit their website at www.worldequestrianbrands.com or call 1-888-637-8463.