Upgrade Your Tack Shop Inventory with Thornhill’s Pro-Trainer Saddles
By: Ariane Schirmer
Are your tack shop employees educated on proper saddle fit as well as equipped with an inventory they can stand behind? Being able to recommend products you believe in is essential for building relationships with shoppers and attentive customer service is paramount with a big ticket purchase like a new saddle. For over 25 years, Thornhill (which has recently been acquired by industry leader Intrepid International) has been dedicated to designing quality saddles and horse equipment that meet the demands and budgets of amateur and professional riders alike. The trusted Pro-Trainer saddle series pairs proven materials with modern technology to bring your customers beautifully styled, innovative options for the show ring.
Thornhill’s collection of Pro-Trainer 24K Series and Goldline saddles are known for their versatility in horse fit. Utilizing the newest technology in tree design, warmblood and hoop trees ranging from narrow to extra, extra wide allow for an adaptable fit on all horse types. Wider gullets and flatter, contoured panels help establish superior contact against the horse. This construction lends itself to better weight distribution and shock absorption. Keeping the rider in mind, the Pro-Trainer series uses supple, easy to break-in leather that stands up to the rigorous testing of trainers and competitors but fits the budgets of the economically-conscious adult amateur.
Pro-Trainer 24K Series Saddles
The saddles included in the 24K Series feature a patented Xchange gullet system plus lightweight memory flex trees, available in multiple widths. The panels are lined with breathable neoprene for added shock absorption. Designed for exceptional comfort and a close contact feel, the Pro-Trainer 24K Series Equitation Saddle has long Equitation style flaps and a balanced seat. For the event rider, the Pro-Trainer 24K Series Event Saddle includes medium sized thigh and calf blocks for ample security and the flap is designed to be very forward for the cross country phase.
Pro-Trainer Goldline Saddles
Goldline models offer 3 width options plus hoop trees in most models to suit even the broadest of horses. These saddles have traditional spring trees plus upgraded, supple leather. The swinging billets featured on the Pro-Trainer Goldline Le Monde II Saddle better accommodate a variety of horse conformation types and the monoflap design enhances the feel of a close contact ride. This saddle is also intricately detailed with contrast stitching for a more custom look.
Teaming up to keep quality equestrian equipment affordable for all riders, Thornhill merged with Intrepid International in 2016. Known for manufacturing and distributing high-end products, Intrepid International prides itself on offering customers knowledgeable advice and service. Contact the insiders for more information on how you can add Thornhill’s Pro-Trainer Saddles to your tack shop inventory: firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-347-0033.