June 7, 2012 – Langley, BC – Ashlee Bond and Alexis Taylor were winners in the SSG Riding Gloves ‘Go Clean for the Green’ promotion held during the 2012 show season at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley, BC.
United States Equestrian Team veteran Ashlee Bond of Hidden Hills, California, wore SSG ‘Digital’ Riding Gloves on her way to winning the $32,000 CSI2* Thunderbird Show Park Spring Classic, held Thursday, May 31, during the CSI2*-W BC Open. As a result, she was awarded a $1,000 cash bonus from leading Canadian riding glove manufacturer, SSG Riding Gloves. Bond and her winning mount, Cadett 7, a 15-year-old Holsteiner gelding, had the fastest clear performance in the jump-off to take the win over Langley-native Brian Morton, who finished second and third aboard Vaust and Spitfire, respectively.
“I was thrilled to win the bonus,” said Bond, 27, who had missed out on a $6,000 bonus in the ‘Go Clean for the Green’ promotion while competing at the Kentucky Spring Classic horse show three weeks earlier. “When I was competing in Kentucky in May, I won an SSG-sponsored class but missed out on the bonus because I’d left my gloves in my backpack. There was no way I was going to make that mistake again!”
Alexis Taylor riding Ole, a 16-year-old warmblood gelding owned by Sherri Havens, won the $2,500 Canadian Hunter Derby on Friday, June 1. Wearing SSG ‘Digital’ gloves on her way to victory, Taylor picked up an added bonus of $500 from SSG Riding Gloves.
“The ‘Digitals’ are now my favourite gloves,” said Taylor, who recently purchased her SSG ‘Digital’ Riding Gloves specifically for the promotion. “I love them. They give such a good grip, performing perfectly even in the wet conditions we had.”
2012 marks the second year in a row that SSG Riding Gloves has offered $9,000 in bonus money through its ‘Go Clean for the Green’ promotion to riders competing at Thunderbird Show Park. In an incentive program designed to reward competitors for their loyalty to the SSG Riding Gloves brand, SSG will offer a bonus of $1,000 to the winning rider in designated grand prix events if they are wearing SSG ‘Digital’ Riding Gloves with the horse head logo clearly visible. If the winning rider is not wearing SSG ‘Digital’ Riding Gloves, the bonus money is carried forward to the next event, increasing from $1,000 to $2,000, etc. The same format applies to designated hunter events, where a $500 bonus is on offer.
The following events are still to come in the 2012 SSG Riding Gloves ‘Go Clean for the Green’ promotion at Thunderbird Show Park:
West Coast Classic – June 27 – July1
$10,000 Super Save Grand Prix
$5,000 Cobblestone Hunter Derby
Western Family Festival – July 4 – 8
$10,000 Facet Advisors Grand Prix
$1,500 Canadian Hunter Derby
CSI** & WCHR Fort Summer Classic – August 15 – 19
$50,000 Dianne Tidball Legacy Grand Prix
$15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby
CSI-W** Fort Summer Festival – August 22 – 26
$100,000 CSI2* Fortress Paper World Cup
$5,000 Jump Canada Classic Hunter Derby
SSG ‘Digital’ Riding Gloves are available for purchase on-site at Thunderbird Show Park at the Thunderbird Tack Shop, Bates Tack Shop, the Dog and Pony Shop, Equestrian Factory Outlet, Equi-Products, and Greenhawk Harness and Equestrian Supplies.
Please refer to the 2012 Thunderbird Show Park prize lists for complete class details. For further information, contact Jennifer Ward, Starting Gate Communications, at cell: 613 292-5439 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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