Friday, February 24, 2012
A Visit from Devoucoux
We were very honored that Jean-Michelle Devoucoux made the trip from France to visit us here in Aiken. Jean-Michelle is the founder and owner of the Devoucoux saddle company from Biarritz, France and is the backbone of the company that provide the world's finest saddles. Jean-Michelle not only is the manufacturer of Devoucoux saddles, but used to be a top event rider in France back in his day so he a special passion deep down inside for eventing.
Jean-Michelle spent the day specially fitting a couple of saddles to some of the four-star horses, including Neville Bardos. Neville's back muscles have changed with all the dressage work he has been doing, and Jean-Michelle made a few minor adjustments to make sure that Neville is able to jump and move with freedom and comfort.
Jean-Michelle also gave us all a demonstration on how to correctly fit a Devoucoux five point breastplate. Even though there are a lot of imitations on the market, Jean-Michelle was the inventor of the five point breastplate, which in my opinion is the only product out there that can keep saddles from slipping and sliding without cranking up the girth super tight.
Anyone in the Aiken or Ocala area who is interested in any of the Devoucoux saddles or tack should get in touch with Devoucoux's champion sales rep, Eric Leyssalle, 571-233-6606.
Anyone outside this region, get in touch with the US manager, David Attal, 201-522-5586.
To check out the entire range of Devoucoux products, visit www.us.devoucoux.com.