TEAM TATE SPONSORS

Many Thanks to the following companies for their dedicated support, which is vital to Team Tate Dressage. Competing on an international level would be impossible without the support of companies and individuals who believe in the dream.

If you are interested in supporting JJ in her journey as an international competitor, please contact Sponsor Coordinator Catherine Respess for more information on how you can help.

MediVet Equine's mission is to bring state-of-the-art science, and principled stewardship, to performance horses, their owners and the equine industry. Following the medical model of "do no harm," MediVet Equine, the original creators of the breakthrough MediVet Autologous Conditioned Serum (MediVet ACS), develops scientifically based biological therapeutics, enabling the horse to call on its own healing ability to achieve its full performance potential.

Specializing in regenerative treatments that help the body heal and regain strength, MediVet Equine's products are designed to activate specific cells and growth factors within horses to encourage and enhance healing. As a result, their products are safe and suitable for all performance horses.
 

from JJ:

"At Team Tate Dressage, cold therapy is an important part of our post-ride routine. Our new sponsor, Ice Horse, makes it easy to target specific parts of the horse to remove heat and inflammation. The Ice Horse dry cryotherapy system means no more melting ice or holding the horse while icing. Easy and effective! "

CLINICALLY PROVEN

We collaborate with veterinarians in the field to methodically test our products to ensure they are the best in class. Because we’re backed by science, with documented, clinical results, we have the endorsement of veterinarians too. 

 
 

from JJ:

"We at Team Tate love our Accuhorsemat! It is such a terrific product to promote blood flow, loosen muscles, and relax horse's bodies (and minds!)! Summer loves how the blanket helps her hips loosen up even before I get on her! AS we all know, our horses' backs take a lot of stress, from saddle fit to us riding up there, and I like to always make sure my horses feel their best and I give them the best chance to succeed so I use the Accuhorsemat acupuncture blanket! I think it's the fairest priced back support blanket out there!"

The Accuhorsemat, an innovative acupressure blanket for horses, is the solution for pain, tightness, and tension in your horse.  Your horse will relax, feel better, and move more freely after acupressure treatments. Our imaging studies show the significant increase in blood flow in just 15 minutes, helping to heal muscles and release restrictions in connective tissue. The Accuhorsemat is simple to apply, and does not require batteries or electricity so it’s easy to take on the road.  You can use it before riding to loosen up and prevent injury; after riding to reduce muscle soreness and promote recovery; and between rides and massage or acupuncture sessions, to keep your horse loose and balanced. Learn more about the Accuhorsemat »

 

Accuhorsemat is the solution for pain, tightness and tension in your horse.  Does your horse have tight, sore muscles? Get wound up before events? Have pain in the back, shoulders, or hindquarters?  Then the Accuhorsemat is the solution to help your horse relax, feel better, and move more freely. This innovative, all-natural horse therapy increases circulation, relaxes restrictions to facilitate smooth movement, prevents injury, and accelerates recovery after exercise.  No batteries, no electricity - just results! Learn more about acupressure for horses »

 

The ultimate holiday stress reliever...one for you and one for your horse! Thousands of points work to help you relax & recover after work-outs, and from the holiday madness! Gift your horse the Accuhorsemat so she can release, feel better, and move more freely. Gift friends and family the Swedish acupressure mat, Acuswedemat, to help them relax physically and mentally!

 

The Accuhorsemat and Acuswedemat are simple acupressure products for pain, tightness and tension.  No batteries.  No electricity.  Just healing and recovery. Find these unique holiday gifts and other acupressure tools at acuswede.com

from JJ:

"Team Tate has been really impressed with the Enviro Equine & Pet Products. Summersby has been on the GastroBalance for about 5 years and as a sensitive and temperamental red lady with a demanding show schedule, it is amazing that I have never had to treat her for ulcers

Last Winter, in Florida, one horse was reacting to the different bacterias in living the water and the ground with terrible diarrhea. Enviro Equine's clay-based ingredients coated his stomach and removed the toxin. We also love the fly spray that doubles as a coat-sheen that doesn't make your horse slippery. The EQUINE COCOTEA SALVE is another favorite product for face fungus or little nicks. No more balding, grungy faces! Every horse in the stable gets their hooves painted everyday with COCOTEA Hoof Therapy. Even my little dog, Lucy, is on the EVERYDAY BALANCE for her allergies.

At EnviroEquine & Pet, nothing is more important than the health and well being of your animal. No matter the discipline or breed, he deserves the best all-natural care. We hand pack each product on a daily basis for guaranteed freshness and traceability. And we wouldn’t think of giving our own anything else. EnviroEquine & Pet has blended the best of nature and science to give your family’s best friend what he needs to be healthy – everyday.​

 

WHY JOURNAL?
You are a dedicated horse owner, but when you reflect back on your horse's history, the days blend together. Your recollection of training sessions, experiences, and observations is not what it could be.

We know from studies on the process of recall that each time the mind constructs a past event, the brain networks change in ways that actually alter the memory.

 

Training professionals have long dealt with the challenge of improving their students' retention after the training experiences. This issue was studied by German psychologist Hermann Ebbinghaus in 1885. His discovery was that 70% information is forgotten within 24-48 hours.

Have you had an experience with your horse that enlightened you? Did you reach a training milestone?

 

You are sure that you want to learn from your past, but sometimes we lose track of that knowledge simply because we do not record what we have learned.

from JJ:

"I have been writing notes and journaling about my horses for over 20 years. Catherine has made the most wonderful journal to make it easy even for the non-writer! I find myself going back to my notes all the time, whether it is for vet notes or warm-up strategies and it helps make my program successful! I highly recommend all my students to journal so that they can also take more responsibility for their own training progress and put ideas deeper into their minds. Thank you, Catherine, for the journals and for everything else you do for my team!”

 

"Perfect Products is a specialized nutraceutical company dedicated to the comfort, well being and performance of top equine athletes. With an extensive background in the horse show industry, Perfect Products is your source for cutting-edge formulas to manage and enhance equine performance. Perfect Products formulas are effective while containing no prohibited substances."

from JJ:

"I pride myself on doing the homework that will prepare my horses for top competition, but sometimes the atmosphere is too much for them to handle. Since I train many young horses up through the levels, I am with them when they experience big venues for the first time. The Perfect Products have been a great resource for me to help get my horses in the right frame of mind, when instincts might tell them otherwise. I really love the Sane & Sound, helping my horses feel good in their bodies and able to concentrate better. Visit their website : http://perfectproductsEQ.com/"

 

"Show Chic carries the finest in dressage clothes and accessories from Pikeur, Cavallo, Grand Prix, Equiline, Euro-sta0r, Kastel, , Samshield, Romph, One K. We also offer handmade stock ties, stock pins, and delightful gift items. Show Chic has been located in Wellington since 2004. Visit our mobile boutique at all the major shows.

from JJ:

"Showchic is my newest sponsor and I am so excited! I have known Michelle for years, and she has always been so supportive and giving me fashion advise, so now it's official! Everything they carry is so classy and truly chic, and they have items you can wear to the barn or out to dinner! I am so happy that Michelle is helping me dress for the job I want; International Rider and Trainer! They carry all the latest brands like Romfh, Pikeur, One K and I just ordered my new shad belly from them and it turned out beautiful! "

 

One K™ Helmets boast the perfect synergy between advanced technology and aesthetically pleasing design. With enough features to appeal to those seeking everything, a helmet could possibly offer, wrapped in a package that traditionalists can appreciate, One K™ has the best of both worlds. Certified to ASTM standards.

from JJ:

I have been sponsored by One K helmets for many years now and I am just thrilled with not only how safe these helmets keep me, but also how stylish! I think I have one in every color and they are so comfortable I forget I even have it on my head! I will find myself accidentally teaching a lesson in it because I forgot to take it off! I think it's important to be a role model and wearing a helmet is a wonderful place to start! Thank you Peggy Murray and One K! 

 

Trilogy Dressage Saddles are built in England by some of the most experienced craftsmen in the world. They feature a British tree made of laminated Beechwood and a specially tanned hide from England that offers the rider an elastic broken-in feel. “Our designs are effective for both horse and rider. The leather is grippy and already broken in for the closest contact,” Debbie said.

from JJ:

"I was actually sponsored by another saddle company when I rode in a Trilogy Verago and found my soulmate of saddles. I am very focused on my correct position and effectiveness of aids, and I feel that the trilogy promotes a beautiful seat and leg position. It is amazing how close to the horse I feel, like actually a part of the horse and his motion. I always feel the most elegant when I ride in my Trilogy Verago. Visit their website : www.saddlefit.com"

 
Prepare. Perform. Recover

from JJ:

"Not only do all of the horses in my barn wear the BoT blankets, I wear my back wrap every night! I love these products! I use the saddle pads as well as the human neck wrap. I cannot get enough of these products! I always felt my horses' backs were softer and more pliable after wearing the products, but to actually wear it myself and feel how it makes my own back feel, I am a believer! I highly recommend these products for back stiffness and overall looseness of both horses and human! Visit their website : http://www.backontrackproducts.com/"

 

PS of Sweden is the world leader in the design and production of anatomical bridles. We also offer a wide range of other innovative, unique products for riders and horses that are sold worldwide.

 

from JJ:

"PS of Sweden carries my favorite bridles of all time, but they also have some really cool innovative products that improve riding skills, like a shoulder back brace and heel weights. My horses love the bridles so much because of the extensive comfort it brings, especially to the poll. The bridles were created with the help of a vet to take pressure off the facial nerves for the horse, and to make wearing the bridle much more comfortable. All my horses seem to just love the fit and feel of these bridle, while staying very stylish in modern colors and styles! 

 
 

More than luxury. Excellence

Since 1924 "FABBRI boots" have always maintained the system of handmade-working with times of 20/25 days for the manufacturing.

The principal technical characteristic that distinguishes these boots from the others is the adaptability: they perfectly and immediately settle and model at the foot and at the leg of the rider. A particular attention directs to the choice of the material of working: some kinds of hides tan only for our production. All parts of "FABBRI boots" are absolutely natural; these are not plastic or synthetic materials that could cause a weariness with an enduring use. 


This thing is the warranty of a high level of hygiene and freshness. So we can say that we represent a style, a class, and an elegance.

 

from JJ:

"I was introduced to these beautiful boots by Michelle at Show Chic, in Florida 2018. I was really impressed with the speed in which I received my boots all the way from Italy as well as the immense comfort of the foot bed. Beautifully crafted and stylish, the rider is able to design their boots how they please and get them quickly!"

Developed by science, and backed by top trainers and world-class riders, RevitaVet™ is simply the best.   As an industry leader in equine preventative maintenance and rehabilitation devices, our mission at RevitaVet™ is to educate competitors and horse owners of all disciplines on the benefits of infrared therapy. RevitaVet™ provides healthy maintenance and rehabilitation of your equine athletes, enhancing their peak performance condition while preventing costly veterinary ailments before they arise.

 

from JJ:

" I met Tom through Allison Springer who highly recommended the products to me! I met Tom and the sponsorship was born! This therapy system has a unique way of being very user-friendly and extremely effective! The infrared therapy helps with preventing injuries, increasing blood flow, and treating injuries to help them heal! I even find it really helpful on also relaxing horses who are tense by using the poll cap! This infrared therapy is a wonderful option instead of medications or treatments because it increases blood flow by working on a cellular level and stimulates acupuncture points, therefore creating healing properties! Revitavet has a product for every issue, from a sore poll, sore feet, sore back or stressed tendons, you can find a product that will be easy to use!"

Developed by science, and backed by top trainers and world-class riders, RevitaVet™ is simply the best.   As an industry leader in equine preventative maintenance and rehabilitation devices, our mission at RevitaVet™ is to educate competitors and horse owners of all disciplines on the benefits of infrared therapy. RevitaVet™ provides healthy maintenance and rehabilitation of your equine athletes, enhancing their peak performance condition while preventing costly veterinary ailments before they arise.

 

from JJ:

" I met Tom through Allison Springer who highly recommended the products to me! I met Tom and the sponsorship was born! This therapy system has a unique way of being very user-friendly and extremely effective! The infrared therapy helps with preventing injuries, increasing blood flow, and treating injuries to help them heal! I even find it really helpful on also relaxing horses who are tense by using the poll cap! This infrared therapy is a wonderful option instead of medications or treatments because it increases blood flow by working on a cellular level and stimulates acupuncture points, therefore creating healing properties! Revitavet has a product for every issue, from a sore poll, sore feet, sore back or stressed tendons, you can find a product that will be easy to use!"

 

There were very few horse supplements on the market back in the early ‘80s. Founded in 1984 by Angela Slater, Grand Meadows has been there since the beginning. Vitamin and mineral blends of the time targeted general well being. A passionate, lifelong horse person, Angela had spent many years in the human nutritional supplement business. Frustrated over the poor quality equine formulations and quality of products available for her horses, she decided to make her own.

 

from JJ:

"I had one horse who just would not build a topline and I kept wondering if I should change his diet or add something. I spoke to Nick on the phone, and he was so easy to talk to and generous in his offer, I decided to give it a try! I could not believe the difference in only one month, and then in two months! Apollo's topline just bloomed! I have been impressed with my results and I highly recommend speaking with Nick to see how Grand Meadows can bring out the best in your horse!"

 

The patented TheraPlate is proven to counter the effects of chronic inflammation conditions, speed healing, reduce pain, and aid in the prevention of injury. The TheraPlate is easy to use, proven effective, portable and very affordable. Introducing horses to the TheraPlate is so simple. Horses quickly express that they are enjoying the relaxing and beneficial daily sessions on the TheraPlate.

 

The TheraPlate is constructed with aircraft grade aluminum, making it lightweight and sturdy. The standard size TheraPlate comes in two parts, each of which weighs 80 pounds, so it’s easy to bring to competitions.

 

TheraPlate has helped horses from almost every discipline stay sound and conditioned. Testimonials come from veterinarians and trainers of dressage, reining, jumpers, hunters, barrel racers, cutters, eventers, racehorses, driving horses, saddle seat horses and more. From US team riders to owners helping to maintain their senior horses comfortably, TheraPlate is the common denominator for promoting and maintaining soundness.

 

from JJ:

" I have been using the Theraplate for over 5 years now, and it was definitely part of Fiji's recovery from a "career ending injury" back to International Grand Prix! He goes on it daily to help stimulate blood flow in his feet and it has made such a big difference for him! I have used it for horses with sore backs, tendon/ligament strains, sore feet, and it has helped every horse! For more information please contact Jessica Lyman"

 

from JJ:

"I have been doing the whole food diet and feeding Biostar supplements for about 6 years now and I am so happy with the results! The Red Queen is probably my biggest challenge in all aspects and Summer has never looked, felt and behaved better! Tigger (Cynthia Montague) is the founder and has really been a great supporter and always there to assist me! Summer loves her Eqiulibrium especially and Faberge, an older International Grand Prix horse, has found great benefit in his Optimum, Colostrum and Tum-Ease EQ. Tigger is also an amazing speaker and I highly recommend her to give a talk about the benefits of feeding cleaner food. Thank you Tigger and Biostar for your support! "

When it comes to whole food equine nutrition, BioStar US is the pioneer and leader in the field. We produce a wide-range of products which target horse health issues, including gastric support, muscle support, circulatory support, essential multi-vitamin/mineral supplements, senior horse support, probiotics, equine poultices, equine performance supplements and joint supplements for horses.


The advantages of whole food supplements are increased bio-availability in the nutrients and vitamins for horses and reduced stress on the GI tract.

 

from JJ:

"I began my mountain horse sponsorship only a couple years ago, and I have been blown away by the quality of their all-weather gear! I am in love with their jackets, and when they say they are wind and rain proof, they are telling the truth! The jackets keep me warm from Germany to Colorado to Wisconsin, and dry whenever else I go! I also have been impressed with their beautiful brown Sovereign riding boots! Very classy looking and comfortable!"

Mountain Horse® has been a trusted source for reliable riding apparel and footwear for 26 years. Founded by Lars Sjöswärd, the company began as a one-man operation in Vallda, Sweden in 1988. It has since grown to be a global organization with retailers in over 30 countries.

Performance is everything, and, for performance-driven riders, durability is key. We believe a satisfied customer is still our most important goal and we offer products to fill every rider’s needs - whether you prefer wooded trails or the show ring, the right gear makes all the difference. Mountain Horse® products are recognized around the world for their practical, functional design and high quality. Many items have been in the product line for decades. At Mountain Horse® we devote a significant amount of time and energy to product research, testing and development. This process includes lab tests, field tests and employee and customer feedback. Established products continue to be tested to maintain their high level of performance and quality. We also bring new and innovative products to the equestrian marketplace each season.

 

Founder ~ Designer, Laura Romfh has kept riding near and dear to her heart. Introducing the Romfh Fall 2018 Collection, limited edition runs of playful, fashionable and wearable riding apparel. Now riders can express themselves in fun seasonal hues, patterns and themes. All styles are rider tested and look and fit so great, you may end up wearing them everywhere! We are all unique and special individuals, let's have fun expressing it. Smile and enjoy the ride!

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from JJ:

"I have loved Romfh clothing even before I was a professional rider, which is like 20 years ago! It started by loving their light weight shirts, and now it has grown into also finding their riding pants both durable (I'm vert hard on my stuff!) and well fitted! I am one of those dirty horse girls, which now is much better considering I have wonderful grooms, but I am always getting something on my pants! Usually Fiji spit, and anyone who has worked for me knows what I mean! The riding pants from Romfh have a way of being stain resistant and flattering! Team Tate favorites include the sun shirts and the Sarafina full seated riding pants! Find what you are looking for at ShowChic! "

 

from JJ:​

"I met Tawana through Tigger from Biostar, so you can only imagine these two brilliant ladies cooking up some amazing products! War Horse is all natural Non-GMO soaps that you can use on your horse, on yourself and your floors/vehicles/horse trailers/tack! Once you have used them, you will become obsessed! I always have some in my shower, by my sink, in my tack room for cleaning tack, and in my wash stall! Team Tate just purchased a beautiful farm in South Carolina and I now know what they talk about with the red dirt, and the War Horse is awesome because it takes away the dirt and the stain, but it is all so natural that it doesn't strip away the horse's natural oils in the skin to protect it from scratches etc! I highly recommend these soaps and guarantee it will become a favorite of all who use it!"

War Horse ~ Get Dirty, Get Clean, Keep Moving

Tired of stressing about the chemical residues throughout your home, barn, company, vehicles, and trailers? Searching for an option besides the pink cleaner that might eat the skin off your hands, your employees' hands, and harm the nearby stream ? We too have coughed and held our breath while discovering the fine print on the label with cautionary statements about unrecognizable ingredients.  Wish you had a hand soap or pet or horse shampoo that could remove grime, strong odors, and stains while supporting sensitive skin?  And, yes, it's aggravating to get a new green cleaner that fails on its promise to work.We were tired of this too.

 

So, WARHORSE has partnered with farmers and food suppliers to make groundbreaking, high performing solutions a reality. We focus on minimally processed, nutrient-rich ingredients to offer you cleaners that are aggressive and kind, multi use and concentrated for value, and safer to use. 

 

We don't use banned ingredients on the Prop 65, EWG, or 40 CFR lists. Our solutions follow the EPA Green Chemistry Initiative for the development of safer products,  We test to be pesticide-free, sulphate-free, phosphate-free, gluten-free, and glyphosate-free .Our powerful plant ingredients are naturally non-gmo. We don't use synthetic perfumes or petroleum.

 

from JJ:​

" I have been in MDC stirrups for many years now and I just can't ride in anything else anymore! When I lived and was training in Europe, my trainer used to always turn the leather of the stirrups so that the stirrups would hang perpendicular to the horses side, promoting a more toe in position for the rider. The great news about MDC is that they are made that way! I especially love the new MDC S Classic Stirrup that just puts my foot in the right place to have my knees and toes in! Oh and the wide foot bed. . . Love!! I have also heard from my students how it can also help with hip, knee and ankle pain! Thank you Martin Cohen! "

In the past 20 years, stirrups have evolved in directions no one could have imagined. With so many choices, it is understandable that you may have questions before making your stirrup purchase.

 

MDC Stirrups are innovative patented products for the modern rider. MDC has old-fashioned ideas like customer service, one on one communication with our customers, and that our customers have all the information they need to make their purchase before they pay for the product. 

 

Discover a world of Brands!

from JJ:

"My sponsorship with ERS began with one simple One K Helmet and has grown in to terrifically diverse sponsorship! They supply Team Tate with Mountain Horse jackets and boots, One K helmets, and Romfh Riding apparel and gear.

 

A REVOLUTIONARY Open Cell Technology that will make a REAL difference to YOU & YOUR horse!

from JJ:

"Team Tate loves our Thin Line therapeutic saddle pads and half pads. The shock absorbing material really improves the horse's comfort level. Our favorite product is the Ultra Thin Line Trifecta cotton half pad with sheepskin rolls. It is also really great because they are shim-able half pads, which can really help with improving saddle fit as your horse develops. 

 

from JJ:

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ENGINEERING METAL FOR THE MOUTH – A WARM AND SOFT ENVIRONMENT

Metals are the first choice for modern horse bits. They have the basic strength to meet the demands of a powerful sport and recreation such as riding and can be formed into an infinite range of precisely defined shapes.

But other than these basic requirements what other properties would the perfect metal possess?

The Neue Schule answer to this question is based on a simple philosophy – that which is good for the horse is all that matters – the rest will follow.

The mouth is warm and soft and needs to remain as calm and still as possible to listen for the rider’s aids. So, after ensuring that basic engineering strength and toughness is satisfied, the metal should then also be :

          1. Warm

          2. Soft

        3. Of low bioactivity (low in biological odour and taste triggers that could distract the horse from the rider’s aids)

 

JJ has worked with my daughter, Katie, and helped her to achieve her goals of competing at Gladstone and making the 2007 Region 2 NAJYRC team. She has a positive influence and passion for what she does that extends beyond her own goals to those of her students. As a trainer, she brings to her lessons a level of understanding of the complete horse; correct training that is presented in a way that develops the horse not just physically, but also mentally. JJ is a talented rider and instructor that not only teaches but also inspires!


– Lynne Foster

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 Catherine Respess for more information on how you can help.

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