Meet our Sponsored Riders!
These amazing and dedicated riders work hard to help promote Coopersridge Saddle Pads across Canada and the United States. Each rider works in partnership with a local tack shop and will be happy to answer questions about our saddle pads.
Madison Wood – Ontario, Canada
My passion for competition and challenge lead me to my passion of horses. I rode Western Pleasure for the first 11 years of my riding career, and then moved on to barrel racing. With my first mare, Oats, we earned spots on the NBHA Canadian Youth Team, as well as the NYATT Ontario Congress Team and won various 1D youth NBHA (National Barrel Horse Assoc.) and OBRA (Ontario Barrel Horse Assoc.) titles throughout 2012-2015.
With my current horse, A Dirty Martini, a 2007 QH mare we are successfully competing in the NBHA and OBRA circuits. We finished in the Top 5 in the NBHA youth 1D for District 1. We have also competed at the 2016 All American Quarter Horse Congress and the 2017 NBHA Youth World Championships. As an athlete and competitor, I’m looking for my tack to aid my horse and myself in being our best, and that is what Coopersridge saddle pads does for myself and my horse.
Samantha Krieger – Ontario, Canada
My name is Samantha Krieger. I am a 26 year old eventer from Ontario Canada. I have competed up to the intermediate level, and introduced many young horses to the sport of eventing. Currently I am developing a couple young horses: my own Ndugu (Lionel) and Susan Laverty’s Coal Harbour.
I have been using the Coopersridge saddle pads for about 6 months now and I am thrilled with the positive results I have seen in my horses. I have found that the horses I use them on feel freer in their shoulders, have a larger step, are more relaxed and tend to travel straighter. In addition, the half pads have helped to keep my saddle from twisting when no other pad would. I also really appreciate the colours the pads come in as well as how easy it is to wash the pads.
Scott Zehr – Ontario, Canada
I’m Scott Zehr, team roper and pickup man for the Rawhide Rodeo of the IPRA(International Professional Rodeo Association). I live on a small farm just outside of Listowel Ontario with my two girls, two dogs, and three horses. Growing up I was always around horses. Following in the footsteps of my older brother, at the age of 15 I found myself joining the High School Rodeo. I’ve been in the saddle ever since, it’s like my second home. When I was 24 I moved out west to work on a ranch for two years but decided to move back home to Ontario and be closer to my family. In my free time I enjoy riding with my girls, going on occasional trail rides and working with my young horses. Hope you enjoyed this glimpse into my life, I look forward to seeing you on the rodeo road!
Ben Meritt – Florida, USA
Kayla McQuaig – California, USA
I am AQHA/APHA Professional Horseman and 2X OCIEL Trainer Of The Year, Kayla McQuaig. I am the proud owner/trainer of KB Performance Horses, located in Newport Beach, California. My barn has produced multiple World Champion horses and riders. I am very blessed to have earned 8 World Champion Titles and 3 Reserve World Champion Titles. Training horses and riders are my greatest passions. I strive to promote the equine industry professionally while keeping horses happy and healthy.
Renee Baker – California, USA
Deserie Rieu – Alberta, Canada
Owner/ Trainer of Deserie’s Performance Horses
Amanda Self – British Columbia, Canada
Owner/ Trainer of Self Made Performance Horses
Megan Desjardins – Ontario, Canada
Owner/ Trainer of Hot 2 Trot
Ashley Rondolph – Ontario, Canada
Bio coming soon…
Jamie Stryker – Florida, USA
Owner/ Trainer of Up Country Farm
Jamie Lund – California, USA
Trainer at Cherry Hill Farm.
Denise Rath – Florida
Trainer at Grey Fox Farm. Former member of the US Equestrian Team