American Equus Goes Coast to Coast with Two New Chosen Riders

Wellington, Fla. – Feb. 16, 2018 – American Equus, the designer and manufacturer of premium stirrups, spurs and horse shoes is proud to announce two new partnerships with professional polo players, Jared Sheldon and Matt Coppola.

Matt Coppola, a 4-goal player, is quickly making his way up the polo ranks. The Wellington native works alongside his famous father, Tony Coppola, in breeding, training and selling of polo ponies. Since becoming a professional, Coppola has used his passion for horses and the sport to become one of the most exciting young polo players to watch, playing for such teams as Mayer Ranch, Mt. Brilliant and Tackeria.

Matt Coppola playing in Wellington. Photo courtesy of Matt Coppola
Matt Coppola playing in Wellington. Photo courtesy of Matt Coppola

“I am very excited to be representing American Equus. I love my stirrups – the grip is outstanding and I am really impressed with how light they are,” commented Coppola.

Polo professional Jared Sheldon is also carries a 4-goal handicap and actively competes in California, Texas, and New York. Presently he calls El Dorado Polo Club in Indio, California, home and plays in the 8-goal for Team Remax and in the 12-goal for Antelope Polo. Sheldon has kicked off the 2018 winter season with an impressive win in the Carlton & Kelly Beal 12-Goal Tournament held at El Dorado Polo Club.

“I could not be happier with my switch to the American Equus Polo Irons,” said Sheldon. “Not only do they look amazing but they feel amazing too. I now feel like I am wearing cleats and can lock my feet into the position I want them and know they are going to stay there. This has definitely brought a new feel to my saddles.”

Jared Sheldon playing in American Equus polo stirrups. Photo: Kaylee Wroe
Jared Sheldon playing in American Equus polo stirrups. Photo: Kaylee Wroe

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/jumpers, dressage, polo, western and racing. American Equus is also currently the only company to produce stirrups and spurs completely in the United States.

“We are thrilled to be expanding our products deeper into the polo community,” remarked David Shano, founder of American Equus. “Polo is a fast paced sport where the riders need the stability and lateral crush protection that our polo irons provide and we couldn’t ask for better endorsements than the support of Jared and Matt.”

Jared Sheldon and Matt Coppola join will join Jeff Blake, Charlie Muldoon, and Pamela Alina on the strong roster of professionals polo players to use the American Equus stirrups on the polo field.

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