The winner of the $5,000 Chronicle of the Horse 75th Anniversary Tack Makeover Contest sponsored by Arc de Triomphe (ADT) is Jennifer Bianchi, of Edmund, OK.
Bianchi won a package of products including our gorgeous Classique Saddle with matching girth and leathers, a matching bridle with reins, and an ADT saddle pad.
As a veterinarian, Bianchi understands the need for good fitting, high quality tack. She had this to say about her ADT package, "I love the saddle! It rides well, doesn't force you into an odd position and fits my stallion and young horses equally well. On top of all that, it is a pretty saddle and bridle. I love the feel of the leather and it broke in almost immediately. Thank you!"
Rebecca Bisilliat, owner of ADT, said that the fitting process took place entirely via the internet. "We were able to evaluate her and her horse by having Jennifer send us photos that showed conformation and structure. And we took information from her about her current tack. From there we were able to narrow down the appropriete tree, panel, and flaps. And ultimately we were able to make a saddle to her specifications that fit her and her horse perfectly."
The Classique saddle from ADT is custom made of beautiful calfskin leather to fit horse and rider. Pricing starts at $4,050.