Aug 21, 2023

D.G. Stackhouse & Ellis Renews Partnership with the USEA

By Kaleigh Collett - USEA Staff | Press Release

The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) gladly welcomes back longtime partner D.G. Stackhouse & Ellis as an “Official Bronze Sponsor of the 2023 USEA American Eventing Championships” and an “Official Bronze Sponsor of the USEA Classic Series Training Level Three-Day.” As part of their partnership, D.G. Stackhouse & Ellis will provide two saddles for the winners of the 2023 Novice and Training Level Three-Day Program drawings at the 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention and gift certificates for custom belts as prizes for the AEC. The 2023 USEA AEC, presented by Nutrena Feeds, will take place at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, on Aug. 29 through Sept. 3.

Master craftsmen David Stackhouse and Lesley Ellis individually create each D.G. Stackhouse & Ellis saddle to fit both horse and rider. All of the leather in Stackhouse saddles are cut by hand, allowing the flaps to be tailored to the individual rider. The team uses the finest vegetable tanned, full grain leather, along with top quality Buffalo, French calf, and English hides, to create saddles that will withstand the test of time. Quality, comfort and fit are just a few of the many things to take into consideration when purchasing a saddle. Stackhouse saddles are truly custom made, as the company does not carry any saddles in stock. Cosmetic choices, color, style, thickness of knee pads, type of keepers, and more do not alter the cost of the saddle.

“The USEA is proud to continue our partnership with D.G. Stackhouse & Ellis in 2023,” said USEA CEO, Rob Burk. “Stackhouse saddles are unmatched in quality and range of customizations, allowing every rider to create their dream saddle with the help of David and Lesley. If you’re in the market for a new saddle, consider contacting the team at D.G. Stackhouse & Ellis today.”

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