AETA Member Press Releases

October 24: Welcoming Solaris to the Smith-Worthington Stellar Saddle Family

Solaris is the newest member of the Smith-Worthington’s Stellar saddle family. Designed for adult riders wanting comfort and security for both themselves and their horses. For adults doing lower level dressage, flat work and trail riding, this versatile, mid-priced, multi-purpose saddle is an appealing option.

Designed for versatility in fitting a variety of both equines and humans, the Solaris has the following features:

• A thin layer of neoprene is sandwiched between grippy glove tanned cowhide and bridle leather on skirts and flaps giving comfort and security. Seat is softly padded with medium twist.

• Adjustable stirrup bars allow riders to place their stirrups in the optimum position for perfect “ear-hip-heel” balance.

• Designed to hang stirrup leathers between the outer flap and sweat flap for smooth leg contact. (Leathers may be used on top of the flap, if desired)

• Like all Smith-Worthington designed saddles, the Solaris has a steel and wood spring tree that can be modified in our Hartford factory to fit your horse as it muscles and matures. Standard width is Wide and initial adjustment, upon purchase, is at no additional cost.

• Flock stuffed panels combined with a smooth shock absorbing layer of foam next to the horse can be custom fitted by qualified, independent saddle fitters.

• Wide gullet channel from pommel to cantle allows plenty of room for broad equine spines.

• Quarter cut-back head gives horses more space at the pommel.

• Humane billets helps reduce “saddle creep” for some horses whose girth pocket is forward, under their shoulders.

• Available in dark Havana brown or black.

Available is sizes 17 ½”, 18 ½”, and 19 ½”. 30 year tree warranty.

Contact Ruth Hanks at for more information.

October 16: Weather any storm in the NEW incredible Noble Outfitters™ Legacy Coat!

The Noble Outfitters™ Legacy Coat is a classic long jacket made of waterproof and wind resistant stretch material for uncompromising comfort. The princess seam side panels provide a feminine, figure-flattering fit and a back bi-swing increases your mobility.

Core venting on the upper chest pockets and a zip vent at the back hem increases the ventilation and breathability of the coat. A stash pocket at the front left sleeve will keep your essentials close at hand. The dual snap and zip front storm flap keeps cold out. Accessorize with the custom logo infinity scarf, free with Legacy Coat purchase ($24.99 value).

The Noble Outfitters™ Legacy Coat will keep you confident, covered, and comfortable wherever your travels take you this year!

Available now, the Noble Outfitters™ Legacy Coat comes in sizes XS-XL and is available in Black and Wine with prices starting at $219.99.

About Noble Outfitters™
Headquartered in Modesto, California, Noble Outfitters™ creates products that exceed the needs of our customers with quality and function, while delivering exceptional value. Each Noble Outfitters item is carefully designed in close collaboration with equestrian enthusiasts and professionals. Learn more about Noble Outfitters' full line of apparel, socks, gloves, bags and knives at

Noble Outfitters™ is committed to partnering with and giving back to the equestrian community. In support of these efforts, Noble Outfitters commits 5% of profits to equestrian focused youth programs that foster equine interest and participation while strengthening values and providing meaningful learning experiences. To find out more or recommend a youth program in your area, visit

October 13: 20 Years of Dressage Wisdom in One Book

A Journey through the American Dressage
Evolution: Where It’s Been, Where We Are, and
Where We Need to Be
Anne Gribbons

Trafalgar Square Books is pleased to announce the release of Collective Remarks by
Anne Gribbons.

A world-renowned dressage judge and former US Olympic coach, Anne has had the unique experience of living the trajectory of the evolution of dressage in the United States. She has trained and shown sixteen of her own horses to Grand Prix and has coached many successful riders through the levels. Anne has always been willing to share her knowledge and guidance in the form of clinics and lectures—and her popular column in the consummate American equestrian magazine The Chronicle of the Horse. Over the course of almost 20 years, Anne provided commentary on the state of dressage in the United States and around the world, tying together her diverse viewpoints—from the ground, from the saddle, and from the judge’s stand—with her trademark style and wit. Now, the best (and in some cases, the worst!) of Anne’s personal experiences as a rider, trainer, breeder, facility owner, sponsor, competitor, instructor, coach, and judge are gathered into one immensely entertaining sourcebook of history, humorous anecdotes, attempts to learn from dressage’s past, and prophecies about the sport’s future. Anyone with an interest in dressage, its controversies, and its most famous names will enjoy these collected columns, but their true value is in her ideas for improving our horses, our riders, and our ability to compete on the international scene with success and integrity in the years
to come.

ANNE GRIBBONS was the North American Representative to the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) World Cup Committee from 1994 to 1997, served for ten years on the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Board of Directors, is a member of the USEF High Performance Dressage Committee, and is a member of the United States Equestrian Team Foundation (USET) National Advisory Board. She is a past chair of the Athletes Advisory Council of the USEF, a current vice-chair of the USEF Dressage Committee, and a past chair of the USEF Active Athletes Committee for Dressage. She served as Chef d’Equipe for US riders at the 2003 World Cup Finals in Gothenburg, Sweden. In 2006, Anne was named the “Horseman of the Year” by The Chronicle of the Horse, and was nominated by  the FEI Dressage Committee for promotion to “Olympic” or five-star judge. From 2010 to 2012, Anne was the USEF Technical Advisor and coach for the US Dressage Team. She lives and trains at her farm in Chuluota, Florida.

“Anne’s skill and knowledge of dressage come to life in these fabulously written pieces. Whether she is being brutally honest, reflective, humorous, or instructional, her passion for the sport and the horses always comes through.” —George Williams, President, USDF

376 pp • 7 x 8 ½ • 20 illustrations • 978 1 57076 683 1 • $27.95 pb

For more information contact

October 8: Enjoy Yums Equine Treats Now Available in Canada

A Little Pet Vet, an innovator in equine and canine products, is pleased to announce that their Enjoy Yums Equine treats are available immediately in Canada through retailers and are imported through Canadian Centurion Supply. 

Enjoy Yums Equine treats are a healthy, delicious treat that contain only 6 all natural ingredients. Enjoy Yums Equine treats come in 3 flavors; Apple, Carrot, and Mint and are made in America. They contain no added sugar and are safe for all farm animals. The heart shaped Enjoy Yums treats are Veterinarian developed, inspired and endorsed. 

Susie Little, partner in A Little Pet Vet, states,

"With the growth of the Enjoy Yums brand, we are excited to partner with Canadian Centurion Supply which will allow for our irresistible Enjoy Yums Equine treats to be available through retailers in Canada."  

Enjoy Yums Equine treats are in distribution with Canadian Centurion Supply, the Horse Health Division of Canadian Saddlery. Ron Ranney, President, states,

"We pride ourselves here at Centurion for partnering up with unique and value added products for the Canadian Horse Market. The Enjoy Yums Brand is the most unique and exciting treat to be launched for the horse market in a very long time. We love the natural formulation and the palatability for this equine treat is incredible. Try them for your special horse....and see how much they love them!"

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