Wellington, Fla. – March 16, 2017 – American Equus, the designer and manufacturer of premium stirrups and spurs is proud to announce its newest partnership with Show Jumping athlete, Mavis Spencer. American Equus is looking forward to supporting Spencer in her endeavors as a professional athlete in top shows in North American and Europe.
“I am excited to welcome Mavis to the American Equus community,” said David Shano, Founder and CEO of American Equus. “Mavis represents many of the ideals that are important at AE, including being modern, innovative, hardworking and stylish. We look forward to sharing much success with her in the future.”
Based in Gilbert, Arizona, American Equus produces stirrups and spurs out of lightweight and durable aluminum alloy. Completely customizable, with hand polished finishes, American Equus products are the perfect mixture of equestrian tradition and 21st century production technology, design and function. The company designs and manufactures equipment suitable for all equestrian disciplines including hunter/jumper, dressage, polo, western and racing. American Equus is also currently the only company to produce stirrups and spurs completely in the United States.
“The first time I rode in the American Equus stirrups, I really liked how secure they made my leg and foot feel,” described Spencer about her new Elite Stirrups. “I usually adjust my foot a lot while I am riding but the traction pins made me feel like I didn’t have to do that, while also not feeling stuck to the bottom of the stirrup.”
Spencer, who is originally from California, has been a passionate equestrian all her life. Spencer spent much of her junior career competing in the equitation and Junior Jumper divisions. Upon graduating high school, she transitioned her career from rider to groom to work for professional Kent Farrington and later Darrah Kenny. After spending some time in Europe, Spencer began riding professionally for Neil Jones and never looked back. Currently Spencer is competing her string of 13 horses and is looking forward to basing her business in Lexington, KY for the summer of 2017.
“I am really excited to working with American Equus,” said Spencer. I think they have developed something really special and practical and I hope for the stirrups to be my go to for all of my saddles.”
Check out Mavis’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts to see photos of her in her AE Elite Stirrups. The Elites stirrups are perfect for high performance athletes, like Spencer, who appreciate having a wider footbed with traction pins, that also function to shape the riders lower leg around their horses’ barrel.