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05/1/2011

CIRCLE Y WELCOMES DRESSAGE CHAMPION PAM FOWLER GRACE TO THE TEAM OF CHAMPIONS

Circle Y Saddles, Inc., America’s Leading Saddle Brand, welcomes professional dressage rider and trainer Pam Fowler Grace to the Team of Champions, and introduces her new Western Dressage saddle.

Pam Grace is a professional dressage exhibitor, horse trainer, clinician, and “L” dressage judge. In her lifetime with horses, Grace has ridden several disciplines, including barrel racing, reining, polo, and race horses, but “dancing” with horses is where she excels. Grace is a 5 time ABIG Grand Prix Champion and USDF Gold Medalist with numerous wins in the dressage ring, including 87 USDF All Breed Championships and countless ABIC, GAIG and Southwest Dressage Championships. Grace’s latest endeavor is the relatively new discipline of Western dressage, the melding of Classical dressage and Western horsemanship.

Recognizing the need for a specialized saddle in the Western dressage discipline, Grace collaborated with Circle Y to design her new 1850 “The Dance” Western dressage saddle. The strategically placed thigh blocks, seat design, and stirrup leather position allow the rider to maintain perfect dressage position and alignment. A Flex2Ò tree allows freedom of movement for the horse, an important factor in performing precise dressage maneuvers. The saddle is lightweight, with several performance and comfort features for both horse and rider. “This saddle is cutting edge-a fabulous one of a kind design which is unparalleled. It takes balance, freedom of movement and comfort to new heights. You cannot sit incorrectly in this saddle,” said Pam Grace.

“We are proud to add Pam to our ever growing Team of Champions. Western Dressage is a new discipline for our Brand, and Pam was a natural choice to help us introduce it to our line. Her long list of accomplishments proves she is a true Champion,” said Mark Jemelka, chief operating officer of Circle Y Saddles.

Circle Y Saddles, Inc. is America’s Leading Saddle Brand. Circle Y’s innovative products reflect the current trends in design and are ahead of the industry in technology. Circle Y started saddle manufacturing in 1960 in the small Texas town of Yoakum. Still located there, Circle Y continues to produce high quality saddles and tack with the heritage and tradition the company was founded on. Circle Y saddles and tack are sold through a network of authorized dealers; visit www.circley.com to learn more.

Pam Grace offers both Traditional and Western dressage clinics and private lessons. Learn more about Pam Grace at www.pamgrace.com.

To learn more about the growing discipline of Western dressage, visit the Western Dressage Association website at www.westerndressageassociation.org.