SAM HUTTON JOINS NAF RIDER SUPPORT PROGRAMME
The Belgium-based British showjumper, Sam Hutton, will be joining NAF’s impressive portfolio of supported riders.
NAF, Britain’s leading supplement and horse care product manufacturer, and official suppliers to Team GBR, has a strong record for identifying up and coming talent and Sam has already competed in British Nations Cup teams, most recently flying the British flag at the German Masters in Stuttgart, riding alongside Robert Whitaker.
At just 28 years old, Sam started his riding career in the UK with Tony Newbery, before being spotted by Global Champions Tour creator, Jan Tops, to become his rider in Valkenswaard. Sam has since further established his riding reputation globally, riding for top Egyptian rider, Abdel Said (also based in Belgium) and establishing his own Burhill Sporthorses operation.
Sam’s biggest wins to date include a 5 star win for Team GB at the Nations Cup in Gijon (2016) and a 3 star Grand Prix win in Drachten (2014) and he is currently in the Top 40 World ranked British riders.
Sam says: “I am really looking forward to being an ambassador for such a respected and trusted British brand in Europe. NAF’s rigorous testing and proven track record means I can be confident that using their products will help optimise the performance and welfare of my horses.”
Lorna George, UK Sales and Rider Support Programme Manager at NAF said, “Europe is a growing market for us and it’s fantastic to have such an exciting young rider on board as an ambassador. What impresses us about Sam is his intelligent approach to riding, his strong horsemanship grounding and his determination to succeed.”
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MACWET GLOVES SUPPORTING SAM HUTTON
Sam is in good company. At the 2017 Burghley International Horse Trials, the Top 3 Ollie Townend (the winner) Piggy French and Gemma Tattersall all rode in Macwets. Over 80 % of the field competed in Macwets as did most of the jockeys at the Cheltenham Festival. A recent convert is the World Number One Polo Player, Adolfo Cambiaso; and many top showjumpers including Ben Maher and Jessica Mendoza have ridden in Macwets for many years.
The high performance comes from the second skin feel that the gloves give with a consistent grip across wet and dry conditions; making them popular across as many as 40 different sports, not just equestrianism.