International Rider Gary Foggon Joins Black Country Saddles Team


WELL-KNOWN for producing talented young event and dressage horses, Buxton-based Gary Foggon has gained sponsorship from Black Country Saddles for the 2016 season.

As well as a host of homebred horses to bring on, Gary has two event horses, Who’s a Boozer and Gypsy Squire aimed at the five-year-old championships at Osberton.

Gary will focus the talented six-year-old, Gypsy Fortune on competing in the world of dressage.

When not competing, Gary is also busy training riders in both disciplines, a role he very much enjoys.

When it comes to show jumping and cross-country, Gary rides in a Black Country Saddles Vinici Jump and in the dressage arena his preferred choice is the Black Country Saddles Dante Dressage.

Said Gary: “Having met the Black Country Saddles team I have recently been involved in new saddle designs, coming up with ideas and providing feedback on latest developments and innovations.

“We developed the saddle so that I can sit in a more balanced and relaxed position which allows the horse more freedom.

“The saddles are just fantastic and as soon as you sit in one they are so comfortable, the leather is soft and supple from day one.”

Gary’s homebred horses Gypsy Squire and Gypsy Fortune are full brother and sister with both bred out of his former eventing mare, Bonny Bank Jay Jay by the well-known stallion Grafenstolz.

Added Rob Cullen of Black Country Saddles: “Gary is not only a talented rider but also has a great reputation as a trainer and we are delighted to have him join the Black Country Saddles team.

“He brings a host of innovative ideas when it comes to saddle design and development and his feedback has been excellent in recent months with the launch of the Dante range.”

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