She was riding as an amateur and then in a press release thanked her sponsors. Much backtracking and excusemaking followed. I have no idea whether any of it is true or not. I think the end result is that she stopped riding in the amateur classes.
I for one would also be interested in the answer to this question. I don't think it's stupid at all given the variety of saddles out there. I think it would be very telling if say, George still rides in a Hermes Steinkraus given his choice, which would be my guess, despite the move to Butets etc. in the last 15 years.
I think it used to be a Hermes, don't know about now. My old Practical Horseman book if horsekeeping, or whatever it's called, had most riders in the hermes steinkraus.
with sponsorships now, it's hard to tell unless you go to their barns and see what the ride in when the public isn't watching,
Why George rides in a Hunterdon saddle, of course! Doesn't anybody else remember those? They were da bomb back in the day! Loved that london leather as at went through a green phase on it's way to darkening, LOL.