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.