Union City, Calif. March 24, 2014 -Ariat International, the leader in innovative Western and English footwear, apparel and accessories, has recently signed three-day eventing legend, Phillip Dutton. Dutton will be representing Ariat for both footwear and apparel.
Dutton has had an exceptionally successful three-day eventing career. Dutton has won the USEA Leading Rider of the Year title for 13 years (1998, 2000-2010, 2012) and in 2005 was the number one FEI World Event Rider in the world. Dutton has represented Australia in three Olympics and four World Championships. After becoming an American citizen in 2006, Dutton represented the United States in the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2007 where he was a member of the Gold Medal winning team and was an Individual Silver Medalist. Dutton made his debut on the United States Olympic Three Day Team at the Beijing Olympics in Hong Kong in 2008 where the team placed 7th. Dutton was also a member of the 4th Placed Three Day Team at the World Equestrian Games in 2010.
Currently, Dutton and his wife, Evie, own, manage and train out of True Prospect Farm, in West Grove, Pennsylvania and at their Red Oak Farm in Aiken, SC. Dutton is a dedicated trainer and coach to many up and coming eventers including adult amateurs and USET short list riders. Additionally, Dutton is a founding member of the Professional Riders Organization (PRO), chairs the USEF Eventing Active Athletes Committee and sits on the USEF Eventing High Performance Committee. He is also on the organizing committee for the Plantation Field International Horse Trials and CIC.
“Phillip Dutton is truly an icon in his sport and throughout the equestrian community; Ariat is honored to have him join our team,” said Susan Alcala, vice president of partnership marketing at Ariat. “Phillip is a devoted rider and trainer, his values, dedication and enthusiasm are exactly in line with what we look for in an athlete; we couldn’t be happier Phillip is representing the Ariat brand.”
“I look forward to working with such a long standing, well-respected brand in the equestrian community; I am proud to be an Ariat athlete,” said Phillip Dutton. “Ariat’s high quality footwear and apparel have unmatched technical, performance and comfort features that help me perform both at the shows and while training.”