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Mary-Haskins Gurganus joins FITS Team: "I ride that much better in FITS!"

May 2014

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Mary-Haskins Gurganus joins FITS team
Two-time Young Rider National Champion says “I ride that much better in FITS”

May 21, 2014, Portland, Oregon, USA — FITS, inventor of the most athletically advanced riding breech on the market, is proud to announce Mary-Haskins Gurganus has joined the FITS team of elite riders.

Gurganus is an exceptionally talented and dedicated dressage rider with aspirations to represent the United States at the top levels of the sport… aspirations she is well on her way to achieving. Now a full-time wife, mother, and international level dressage competitor, she found a springboard to professional success from her stellar Young Rider career, including placing in the top three in the world for Young Riders at the Walfried Euro Cup in Germany, twice earning National Champion in Young Riders at Gladstone, and earning Individual Gold and Team Silver medals from the NAJYRC.

Sheryl Rudolph, founder of FITS, said, “Mary-Haskins is a lovely person, and a rider with tremendous potential. She not only loves our true-white deerskin full seats for showing, she also found she really enjoys schooling in our Treads AS Lite breeches. As a busy mom with a full time training business, she she wears them around town as well as in the saddle.”

Gurganus wrapped up an outstanding year in 2013 including a career-high win with 75% in the Open Prix St. Georges division with her stallion Richmond, which earned them the Region 1 open CBLM Championship. She also won the Region 1 GAIGs open I-1 Championship with a 72% and was NCDTA Small Tour Championship with Richmond. She was Sotheby's Stakes Champion with Ramone, her FEI Young Horse by Richmond, and also with Richmond in the Prix St. Georges. 

Gurganus said, “Like in my everyday life, I love clothes that are flattering yet comfortable and functional, and that’s exactly what FITS provides. I could stay in my FITS breeches all day long! Plus, the best part is, I honestly feel like I am riding that much better. My seat and leg have never felt more secure in the saddle. I LOVE the FITS apparel!”

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FITS (“Fun In The Saddle”) launched in 2005, bringing to market the original patented PerforMAX™ top-performance technical breech that continues to revolutionize the way riders connect with their saddle, their horse, and their riding experience. Today FITS has a well-deserved reputation as inventor of the most advanced athletic wear for the English rider, with a full range of exceptional performance clothing for year-round riding. FITS is sold widely throughout the USA, with growing availability in Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, France, New Zealand, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.


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