The Dressage Connection is excited to announce the newest in their line of Tota Comfort System saddles, the Tota Freedom JUMP!
A jumping and event saddle designed with help from US Olympian Sinead Halpin, the Tota Freedom JUMP incorporates the aspects of freedom of the shoulder and comfort for horse and rider developed over Charlie Tota's 20+ years of saddle fitting.
"The Tota Comfort System has broken the mold when it comes to saddle design and comfort based equipment for horses," said Halpin, who along with her husband, Tik Maynard, rides and competes in the Tota Freedom JUMP. "Charlie's innovative, "horse first" design is why we jumped at the opportunity to ride in his current saddles and gear as well help with the next chapter of their Tota Comfort System.
What makes Tota saddles different is the unique cut of the saddle, which is contoured away from the shoulder and shoulder muscle to not only allow new freedom of movement but encourages a more uphill balances in effortless comfort for the horse. The new balance puts the rider in harmony in a connected and powerful way. One more amazing perk of this saddle is that it has a metal tree, meaning you can fit it to any horse you have now and any horse that enters into your barn in the future! At Copperline we pride ourselves in a progressive horse first approach and when we met Charlie and learned that the Tota Comfort System was founded on an understanding of the horses’ biomechanics, maximizing performance and the total comfort of the horse, we knew we had to work with this team."
Copperline Equestrian is the home of Tik and Sinead Maynard, thought-leaders and accomplished competitors in the sport of three-day eventing.
Tik and Sinead have developed a unique approach to training performance horses, with the objective of reaching the highest levels in eventing. Over the years, the Maynards have honed the key components of horse training that turn good prospects into elite competitors.
Sinead, a member of the United States Equestrian Team, is an international rider who has made her mark on the sport by riding at the Advanced level since 1999. She has had top placings at the world’s most prestigious events including top American placings at Rolex three-day event, Land Rover Burghley Horse trials multiple FEI Wins. She has represented her country at Nations Cups, she was a reserve for the 2012 and 2016 Olympics and Represented the USA in the World Championships in Normandy, France in 2014. She was the Gold Medal NAJYRC coach for over three years and is also ICP Certified.
Tik Maynard, an equally formidable competitor, represents the next generation of masters in horsemanship. He specializes in equine behavior–leveraging horses’ physiological, cognitive, and social strengths. Through his thoughtful and methodical training methods, Copperline performance horses tackle their work with a relaxed body and mind. This allows the horse, as an athlete, to become stronger, sharper, and more resilient, making them ideal competitive partners.
Our first shipment of Tota Freedom JUMP saddles will be available for test rides and purchase beginning at the end of July 2022!
Contact us today to reserve yours! Starting at $3,995 introductory pricing!