Gilbert, Ariz. – July 23, 2018 – American Equus is thrilled to congratulate one of its youngest Chosen Riders, Jason Foley, on taking home top honors in the incredibly competitive Longines European Youth Championships. The 2018 event took place from July 8-15 in Fontainebleau, France; and gathered more than 620 competitors under the age of eighteen from 30 nations. The 17-year-old Irish show jumper contributed to what was a very successful weekend for team Ireland.
Foley successfully piloted the grey Irish Sport Horse, Castlefield Vegas over multiple fault-free rounds, eventually qualifying them for the final jump-off. With only one fence down, Foley was able to claim the individual gold with a score of 5.59 over Oliver Fletcher’s 6.20. Foley’s victory on Sunday bridged a 42-year gap from the last time Ireland won the Junior European Championships.
“Since changing my stirrups to American Equus, I feel much more confident in my tack,” remarked Foley. “I have obviously had great success in winning the gold at Europeans recently and look forward to the success of the future and further representing this brand.”
Foley has recently joined a large group of successful, international athletes that are part of American Equus’ Chosen Riders program.
“We are so thrilled to have so many incredible riders around the world representing our company,” said American Equus founder David Shano. “Jason Foley is a prime example of the young talent that we like to support and we are excited to continue to support his journey.”
Based in Gilbert, Arizona, American Equus produces stirrups and spurs out of lightweight and durable aluminum alloy. Completely customizable, with hand-polished finishes, American Equus products are the perfect mixture of equestrian tradition and 21st century production technology, design and function. The company designs and manufactures equipment suitable for all equestrian disciplines including hunter/jumper, dressage, polo, western and racing. American Equus is also currently the only company to produce stirrups and spurs completely in the United States.
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