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Jeff Blake playing his his custom Pro Edition American Equus Polo stirrups

Jeff Blake (right) playing for Team Halcyon at Palm City Polo Club

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Polo Professional Jeff Blake Becomes Newest American Equus Chosen Rider

Written by: Lenore Brown-Phillips
Client: American Equus
Release Date: 2017-01-04

Wellington, Fla. - Jan. 4, 2017 - Innovative stirrup manufacturer, American Equus, added another world class equestrian to its growing list of Chosen riders over the holiday season, polo professional, Jeff Blake. Blake (6 goals) who resides in Wellington, Fla, has many accomplishments to his name including playing in USPA Gold Cup's in 1998, 1999, and 2003 and has won the U.S. Open Polo Championship in 1996, 1999, and most recently in 2008 where he also received the Most Valuable Player Award).

"I am so happy to be playing in American Equus stirrups this year!" said Blake "I have always played in traditional stirrups before but I was really drawn to the angle and grip of these and I couldn't believe how light-weight they were. I can't imagine riding without them now."


American Equus is proud to support riders, like Blake, who are at the top of their discipline and are superior role models for the next generation of equestrian athletes. Blake, who has a string of 15 competitive polo ponies, will spend the winter season playing with Team Halcyon in south Florida. Spectators at matches that Blake participates in will have a hard time missing his custom, monogrammed blue Pro Edition polo irons that he was able to design with the specialists at American Equus. 


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.


"We are really excited to have Jeff Blake join our team this year," said David Shano, President of American Equus. "Jeff is known for being hardworking and incredibly professional and he is a great ambassador for our products and our brand values."


To learn more about American Equus and their line of exciting stirrups and spurs, click here.



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