The most stylish brand has teamed up with one of the most stylish hunter riders of all time. Equiline is proud to introduce Scott Stewart as part of its sponsored rider team.
Stewart, a six-time winner of the World Champion Hunter Rider Professional Finals and the two-time defending champion of the WCHR Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular, has been at the top of the sport for decades, epitomizing classic style along the way. He joins Equiline following a year that saw him ride to three championships at the prestigious Capital Challenge Horse Show, known for being the nation’s premier event for show hunters, and earning the distinction of being the Winter Equestrian Festival’s leading Overall Hunter Rider of 2017.
Adding to this exciting collaboration, Equiline and Stewart have also teamed up to create the signature Scott Stewart saddle. The saddle, available now from Equiline America, features all of Equiline’s premier technologies, coupled with traditional Italian craftsmanship and classic American hunter styling. The saddle is made with Italian calfskin leather and is Scott Stewart approved in its performance and cosmetic appearance.
“Equiline apparel is top quality, and we worked together on the saddle for over a year to put it all together,” Stewart said. “It’s the culmination of a little bit of my ideas and their ideas, and I think we have a good product. The saddles are really comfortable for both horse and rider, and they break in quite easy,”
“When you think about the hunter discipline in the USA, the image that immediately comes to mind is Scott Stewart,” said Kelly Molinari, the official United States distributor of Equiline. “Scott agreeing to collaborate with Equiline on the development of a saddle is a most amazing honor. His desire is one with our goal in the Equiline Saddle Division: to make saddles which above all respect the well-being of the horse, provide comfort for the rider, and aid in achieving optimal results for the horse and rider combination. Maintaining tradition in overall appearance as well as craftsmanship in production is another common goal shared by the parties. Together, Scott Stewart and Equiline have crafted a signature saddle, which is a beautiful piece of artwork offering riders proper balance to enhance performance.”
The Scott Stewart Saddle’s tree features Coreshield Technology, which is exclusive to Equiline in the saddle market. With a lifetime guarantee, the tree is resilient yet elastic, moving with the horse and allowing for greater shoulder mobility and freedom through the withers. With a traditional stirrup bar, a comfort seat with T-foam padding, and flocking available in either T-foam or synthetic wool, the Scott Stewart saddle provides ultimate comfort for horse and rider. Custom options, including stitching and adjustable blocks, are also available. Stewart is already winning in the saddle; he rode to six championships during the first three weeks of the 2018 Winter Equestrian Festival.
“It has been a great honor for our company to have the opportunity to create products for the hunter discipline in collaboration with a top rider like Scott,” said Paolo Marchetto, Equiline’s founder. “The Scott Stewart Saddle is a stand-out, with beautiful aesthetics combined with high-level technological components. We think that, just as other products developed for the hunter discipline, the Scott Stewart Saddle will have good commercial success both in the U.S. and in overseas markets as well as across riding disciplines. I want to personally thank Scott for choosing Equiline for this important collaboration and know his ongoing input will help our goal of always striving to make Equiline products the best they can be in support of equestrian sport.”
“It’s exciting,” Stewart said. “I’ve never done anything like this before. I didn’t think something like this would happen where I would have a saddle with my name on it, but I’m proud it!”
To schedule a fitting for the Scott Stewart Saddle, contact EQUILINE America.