Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Thank You to Devoucoux

Otis sporting his Devoucoux bridle and ear net
 As we unwind from the intensity of the Olympic Games, I just wanted to take a moment to thank Devoucoux for their wonderful support leading up to our trip to England, during training camp and throughout the entire Olympic experience.

Jean-Michel Devoucoux visited us from France over the winter to specifically fit saddles to Neville, Otis and Remington. That visit was followed up by communication with Devoucoux representatives, David and Guillaume, at events throughout the spring and early summer, checking the fit of the saddles on the horses and adjusting them based on changes in the horse's shapes as the horses put on more muscle and became more fit. This attention to detail was essential in the horses' training, assuring that they were comfortable in their work. Guillaume even stopped by our farm in Pennsylvania two days before the horses got on the plane to England make any last adjustments to the saddles, assuring that they fit the horses snugly and comfortably. Devoucoux does a great job, not only of selling high-quality tack, but of following up with each and every customer, assuring that their tack continues to fit their horses.

Otis put in a stellar cross country round at Greenwich Park, galloping around in the Chiberta saddle, five-point breastplate, belly guard girth, and a Devoucoux figure-eight bridle. The guys at Devoucoux wanted to insure that Otis was well outfitted in fancy gear for the Olympics, sending a brand new leather halter and new girths for him the day before we shipped to the Olympic venue. I can't thank them enough for their thoughtfulness and generosity in providing tack of the highest quality for our horses to compete in. My mind was at ease knowing that the tack that I was putting on Otis during the Olympics was comfortable for him and in superior repair.

Thank you Devoucoux!


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