Posted: 23rd March 2020 | Back to news feed

Meet the Zebra Products Team:  Helen Dempsey, Amerigo and Equipe Saddles Agent

Covering the whole of Ireland, Helen Dempsey joined Zebra Products in 2017 as Amerigo and Equipe Saddles Agent.

In her role as Amerigo and Equipe Saddles Agent, Helen supplies and fits Amerigo and Equipe saddles on a daily basis. She also supplies the full range of Amerigo and Equipe accessories.

Based in County Kildare, Ireland, Helen has a wealth of knowledge making her an excellent representative for Amerigo and Equipe saddles.

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Having started riding at the young age of just six-years-old Helen has had a love for horses ever since. Whilst she spent her youth working in the thoroughbred industry, showjumping is and will always be her first love. Helen continues to ride today and has passed on her passion of horses to her two young daughters meaning she is never off the road and involved in all disciplines of the sport.

Said Helen: “I ride my own horse, Captain, in the Equipe EK GO Carbon Saddle and Equipe accessories. Captain is a typical Irish bred sports horse show jumper and the style of this saddle seems to suit him best.

“The quality and detail in both brands Amerigo and Equipe are outstanding.”

Helen covers the whole of Ireland and also offers customers the option to come to her yard in County Kildare where she has stables and an arena onsite enabling her to fully fit and demonstrate the saddles.

A saddle fitting can take anywhere from an hour upwards, depending on the number of horses. 

Said Helen: “For every fitting I thoroughly examine each individual horse and ask for a full history before we start trying any saddles. I then measure the horse’s back using Amerigo saddle designer, Peter Menet’s expert fitting system.

“We then place suitable saddles on the horse and decide which ones the riders want to ride in.

“I then let the rider have as much time as they require to get the feel of the saddle and to determine how their horse feels under the saddle. Once the rider has had a feel for the saddle we go through the options and prices.”

Added Helen: “I love meeting new people and new horses, travelling to yards and most of all the feedback from riders as we get the right fit saddle for their horse.”

Helen has undergone specific Amerigo and Equipe manufacturer product fitting and training. She regularly travels to the UK to be trained by Phil Lowe, Zebra Products’ Saddle Sales Specialist.

Distributors of Amerigo, Zebra Products has recently sponsored Cathal Daniels who is Ireland’s leading event rider at the young age of just 23-years-old, Helen is also delighted to work closely with event rider Sam Watson.

To contact Helen to arrange a saddle fitting please email hdempsey1@gmail.com or call 0868348820. 

For further information contact Zebra Products on (01352) 763350 or visit www.zebraproducts.co.uk

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