Fabbri's family of fantastic riders have had a banner 2018, and the fall has been no exception as a group of Fabbri riders took some of the world's top equestrian honors, from history-making World Equestrian Games Medals and Maclay Medal Champions to movie cameos and the 2018 Longines Global Champions Tour Champion of Champions. With each accomplishment beginning with the perfect fit, classic style, and precision performance of a pair of Fabbri boots, Fratelli Fabbri is proud to ride with each member of their Fabbri family as they gallop into winner's circles, cover pages, film sets, and make their mark on the world.
To introduce a rider who needs no introduction, Olympic Medalist Ben Maher and the spectacular Explosion W charged to victory in some of the most stunning cities in the world during the 2018 Longines Global Champions Tour. Last week during the LGCT Finale in Doha, Maher was crowned the 2018 LGCT Champion of Champions after once again topping the Grand Prix in Doha. With no less than 5 Grand Prix wins on the Tour, Maher anchored his team the London Knights who were also named the winners of the 2018 Longines Global Champions League. Maher finished 43 points ahead of the 2017 LGCT Champion of Champions and World #1 Harrie Smolders. Maher has spent the majority of 2018 riding in his Fabbri boots.
History was made on American soil in September, where Adrienne Sternlicht and her spectacular bay mare Crystalline helped Team USA to a Gold Medal in show jumping during the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games in Tryon, while the hunter ring rides by Sam Walker and Waldo earned them the top spot in the 2018 ASPCA Maclay National Medal Championships against a number of other top Fabbri riders, including Daisy Farish and Brian Moggre. Farish had her own shining moment as the cover model for Puissance Magazine's November issue.
One of Fabbri's newest family members, show jumper Shai Tertner, is a breath of fresh air for the show jumping world, as the Israeli-born CEO and founder of an international creative event agency balances his successful career with showing his horses up to the Grand Prix level. After wrapping up a summer executing activations for some of the world's largest brands, including VISA's augmented and virtual reality interactive lounges and in-stadium experiences at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Moscow, Tertner and his equines descended on their home turf of Miami for a photo shoot in the city's stunning Design District. The resulting photos and story were the cover feature for the November 2018 issue of Sidelines Magazine. Decked out in his partner brand's tack and apparel, including Fabbri, Tertner posed both in saddle and on the ground for Sidelines. His agency, Shiraz Creative, which currently has offices in Miami, Los Angeles, New York, London, and Mexico City, recently launched a Sponsorships and Activations division to engage some of his Fortune 500 and international brands as collaborators with equestrian event platforms. As of September 2018, Shiraz is procuring sponsorships for the 2019 Great Lakes Equestrian Festival and 2019 American Gold Cup in partnership with Morrissey Management Group.
While Fabbri's most famous riders blaze trails on the international stage, its youth riders, and especially pony rider and junior hunter Kat Fuqua, are not to be outshined. While she remains at the top of the USHJA and USEF rankings, Fuqua swapped from show ring to silver screen while wearing her Fabbris. She and her top ranked Medium Pony, Finesse RF, played the part of the protagonist's competition during shooting of The Billy & Blaze Movie. Her newfound talent in front of the camera comes on the heels of championship wins at the Washington International Horse Show, 2018 National Horse Show, and 2018 USEF Pony Finals.
In January 2018, Fabbri introduced the world's first ever 100% animal product free vegan performance riding boot, known as the Fabbri VEG. Longer lasting, more durable, and equally as customizable when compared to its leather counter parts, the Fabbri VEG also boasts water resistant and antimicrobial properties partnered with Fabbri's precision fit and peformance. In addition to the vegan "boot of the future," Fabbri offers its semi-custom, "off the rack" Fabbri PRO for riders who need boots immediately, and fully custom boots in a range of colors, textures, cuts, and accents. Each Fabbri boot is crafted in Italy through a traditional, handworked system. Each sole is cut either to custom specifications or with the intent of molding to the rider’s foot, so that each boot settles perfectly and immediately to the shape and movement of the leg, heel, and foot of the rider. Even on non-custom orders, Fabbri’s sole stands apart: cut thinner than a standard, off the rack riding boot, the Fabbri soles reflect the comfort and cushioning of an athletic shoe combined with hand-stitching and strong, supple Italian leather to create the ultimate riding boot.
From international show jumping veterans like multiple Olympic medalists Ben Maher and Nick Skelton, to rising stars in the sport like Lillie Keenan, Daisy Farish, and Kat Fuqua, Fabbri's fit and performance has made them the first choice for some of the world’s champion riders who step into Fabbri before they step into the irons. Fabbri’s commitment to performance, luxury, and style is reflected in the achievements of its riders and a dedication to modern excellence.
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