by Charles Mann.
Olympic and World Championship team member Nona Garson spent
almost one year designing breeches with Tropical Rider to
create the Nona Garson Signature Line (TM).
Rider Announces the Release of the Nona Garson Signature Line
Big Pine Key, FL-- Tropical Rider is known for designing innovative
performance apparel for serious equestrian athletes. They
are pleased to announce the creation and release of The Nona
Garson Signature Lineä--high quality athletic breeches
designed by Olympic and World Championship team member Nona
Garson worked with Tropical Rider for almost a year to design
the breeches to her discriminating taste. We wanted
to make breeches that were elegant yet suitable for the equestrian
athlete, Ms. Garson said. These are the breeches
that everyone has been waiting for.
Garson was a member of the historic all female show jumping
squad at the 2000 Sydney Olympics as well as a World Cup Finalist
and World Championship team member. With her famous Russian
partner Rhythmical, Ms. Garson represented the United States
on winning Nations Cup teams in Rotterdam, Toronto and
Drammen, Norway. Her grand prix victories and winning personality
make her one of the most popular riders on the tour.
are extremely pleased to have Nona on our team, said
Tropical Rider CEO Sheree Ganske. Shes a true
horseman and she sets her standards high. We look forward
to a long working relationship with her.
breeches in the Nona Garson Signature Line are made in the USA like
all Tropical Rider products. The extremely durable breech is made
from Schoeller, a top European fabric that has the freedom of four-way
stretch, while maintaining good looks. Obviously comfort is
a riders first concern with breeches. The Tropical Rider breeches
are the most comfortable that I have ridden in, Ms. Garson
stated. And they are really flattering. The elegant
breech features a contoured side leg seam and a side zip for a sleek
fit. The unique deerskin leather knee patch offers the ultimate
in style and function.
athletes will sweat, the Nona Garson Signature Line is washable
and will withstand the tough daily demands of professional and recreational
riders. Ms. Garson spends dozens of hours in the saddle each week
and knows first hand the type of abuse athletic apparel will take.
It was important to me to design something functional as well
as stylish and I think we have done that, she said.
photo by Frieze Frame Entertainment. The Nona Garson Signature
Line offers unparalleled fit and comfort.
Rider was founded with performance athletes in mind. Riders
are athletes and deserve comfortable and effective performance
wear, said Ms. Ganske, an extreme sports enthusiast.
Ms. Ganske formed Tropical Rider seven years ago after unsuccessfully
searching for riding apparel that met the needs of active
riders. I have been a horse person my whole life, so
I knew what riders wanted and needed, Ms. Ganske recalled.
The company began with only one product line, but soon grew
to offer breeches to meet a variety of needs, including cold
weather wear, sweat-wicking fabrics, and more. Tack stores
and mail-order outlets around the country now offer the Tropical
Rider line; the list can be found at www.tropicalrider.com.
Rider prides itself not only on providing quality athletic
wear, but also excellent customer service. We stand
behind every pair of breeches that we make, Ms. Ganske
said. This attention to detail was one of the reasons that
Ms. Garson wanted to work with Tropical Rider. She said, It
had to be more than just putting my name on something; I had
to create breeches that I would be proud of.