Traverse City, Mich. – Dec. 3, 2021 – American show jumping athlete Catherine Tyree is thrilled to join forces with FreeJump America, an innovative company that produces high-tech products designed for the performance, comfort and safety of both rider and horse. As a long-time fan and user of FreeJump products, the partnership was a natural one for Tyree, and she is excited to represent the brand at the top level of the sport.
“In 2020, when we started looking to recruit for our team of sponsored competitive athletes in North America, Catherine was on top of the short list we were considering. She rides extremely well and is a great role model for the generation of younger riders. She has a bright future ahead of her in this sport,” stated Damien Aurenche, Sales Director of FreeJump. “Once we met with Catherine and got to know her, we knew she was a perfect fit for the FreeJump team. We are very happy to have Catherine on board with us to promote our products!”
One of the first FreeJump products Tyree experienced was the Soft’Up Classic Stirrups, an innovative twist on traditional stirrups that are lightweight and flexible to allow maximum shock-absorption. Implemented for safety, the flexible outer branch of the stirrup helps to free the foot in case of a fall. The single-branch technology stirrups are made to reduce the strain on each stirrup by two-thirds, relieving pressure on the rider’s joints and the horse’s back.
Tyree commented, “I absolutely love the Soft’Up stirrups from FreeJump. They are very light weight, which I think separates them from a lot of other brands. They also have a great footbed that makes me feel very secure.”
Making safety a priority, Tyree began wearing a safety vest in the Fall of 2020. FreeJump’s Airbag vest is now a mainstay in her program, and Tyree wears it nearly every time she is in the saddle. The FreeJump Airbag vest helped prevent further injuries after an untimely dismount in 2020, and Tyree was grateful for the protection it provided. FreeJump acquired the textile brand Oscar & Gabrielle in 2019, which was a trailblazer in compatible jackets to wear over Airbag vests for a seamless look in the ring. FreeJump has been developing the collection of Oscar & Gabrielle jackets compatible with the FreeJump Airbag vest, with jacket styles available not only for showing but for everyday riding as well.
“My favorite FreeJump product is their Airbag vest. Last summer, I had a very bad fall that could have resulted in serious injuries. Lucky enough, I had just started wearing a vest the week before. Now I will never jump without one,” said Tyree. “The FreeJump Airbag vest is breathable and very sleek. It fits nicely underneath the Oscar & Gabrielle compatible jackets and also looks great over other jackets. You can hardly tell it’s there!”
Tyree partners with products that she believes in, which made FreeJump a natural fit for her program at Catherine Tyree LLC. You can catch Tyree in her gear at the 2021 Traverse City Horse Show series this summer and fall before she returns to her base in Wellington, FL.
Created to serve the market of riding enthusiasts, Freejump System is a benchmark in terms of innovation and high-tech products designed for the performance, comfort and safety of both riders and horses. Since its start in 2001, thanks to its close and continuous collaboration with the world’s best riders and its attentive response to the needs of amateur riders, Freejump has constantly improved the competitiveness of its products. For more information please visit www.freejumpsystem.us.
For more information about Catherine Tyree LLC please visit www.catherinetyreellc.com.