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26 septembre 2011 1 26 /09 /septembre /2011 19:38




Bangkok, Thailand (27/09/11)
Equestrian sport is rapidly growing in Thailand and Asia generally, not
only in terms of the number of participating riders but also in terms of
the quality and standard of the sport compared to only a few years ago.
This week marks a new era in the development of the equestrian sport in
Thailand, with the launch of the best brands in the sport, which are now
available in Thailand and in surrounding countries soon. All of the brands
are proudly 100 per cent Italian designed and made. Each brand being
launched represent the best in their category.

The brands being launched are:
Parlanti Roma – custom made leather riding boots and equipment,
Parlanti Passion – handmade leather riding boots,
KEP Italia – superior riding helmets,
Cavalleria Toscana – equestrian clothing, and
Action Class – custom made stable interiors and accessories and luxury dog
Veredus – horse performance boots, riding boots and equine care products

The brands are being imported and represented by Katrina Bignasca and
husband Marco Valeri. Katrina is a passionate equestrian and experienced
in the industry, after having worked in recent years with the best in
showjumping, the Global Champions Tour circuit and Stal Tops both founded
by Jan Tops, amongst other industry roles prior.

The product launch will take place at the inaugural Presidents’ Cup to be
hosted by Horseshoe Point, Pattaya in co-operation with the Able the
Disabled foundation. The event includes a dressage and showjumping
programme as well as a Country Fair and other attractions to satisfy the
whole family, horse lovers and those who just want a unique day out. There
is also a charity party to be held on Saturday 1 October evening with a
“country and western” theme where Bangkok’s elite are expected to be
attending in celebration of the weekend of equestrian sport.

Cavalleria Toscana is proud to be a co-sponsor of the event, for which
sponsorship proceeds and profits from the event will be donated to the
Able the Disabled Foundation. The foundation is a pioneer in establishing
equine therapy in Thailand and aiming to achieve Riding for the Disabled
(RDA) accreditation in the near future. Thanks must be expressed to Mr
(Khun) Chaikiri who graciously allows the foundation to conduct its
activities free of charge at Horseshoe Point under the guidance of Sandra
Cooper and riding school manager Zherwin Acosta. There will be a charity
auction as well and thanks must also be expressed to Edwina Alexander,
currently ranked World number seven rider and the world’s top female
showjumping rider, for donating a special personalised item for the Able
the Disabled charity auction.

HORSESHOE POINT the unique equestrian facility in Thailand catering to all
FEI equestrian disciplines. The property consists of several outdoor
arenas, a large indoor arena and a truly unique indoor arena surrounded by
hotel rooms and suites and food and beverage outlets and other facilities
such as conference rooms and swimming pool. There are also nature trails,
bridle paths, tennis courts, squash courts, quality horses, stables and
many more fun activities immersed in nature.
Mr (Khun) Chaikiri – “Horseshoe Point is ready to welcome all of you who
wish to return back to nature, space, and have quality time with those you
love and those you have to work with in a beautiful environment.” For more
information visit www.horseshoepoint.com and

ABLE THE DISABLED is a newly formed foundation with the objective of
providing equine therapy services in Thailand and is aiming to attain
official accreditation by the Riding for the Disabled (RDA). For more
information please contact Sandra Cooper sandrackl@gmail.com

EDWINA ALEXANDER “I was born on March 29th, 1974 in Sydney, Australia.I
have been riding for more than 30 years. I had alot of success in
Australia winning the Australian young rider championships in 1995.
Although my family background is not related to horses it became a natural
part of my life to be involved every day with horses. In 1998 I decided to
come to Europe to compete against the best riders in the World.
In 2006 my career took off by becoming the first female in the history of
Australia to qualify for the final of the world championships in Aachen
finishing 4th. After this I have achieved many Grand Prix Wins including
Brussels, Valkenswaard, London, Zurich & Cannes just to name a few. I was
part of the Australian world championship team in Jerez, Aachen & Kentucky
World Championships and I rode in the Beijing Olympics finishing up 9th
overall individually and team 7th.
Since the end of 2009 I am the highest ranked Female showjumping rider in
the World. I live with husband Jan Tops. In the beginning of 2011 I signed
a multi year contract with the famous fashion house Gucci. I will continue
to compete in the Global Champions Tour and prepare for the London
Olympics in 2012.”

PARLANTI ROMA has over 35 years experience in making leather footwear. The
company is still family run and the boots made by hand using high quality
materials, innovation and Italian style.
The brand is the world’s top producer of custom made riding boots used by
the world’s top riders. The boots are made to order in about six to eight
weeks, of the finest quality leather. All aspects are personalised, and
the rider can choose the colour, and have the boots decorated as they
choose. For example with national flag, sponsor logo, Swarovski crystals
or any other design within reason. Parlanti Roma offers personalised
service and on-going customer care should boots require repair or
adjustment post-sale.
Parlanti Passion is a new product line, offering ready-to-wear riding
boots which are handmade and produced from the same factory but with
standardised elements and materials. Thus creating an “entry level” riding
boot for the aspirant Parlanti Roma rider.
Parlanti is a unique riding boot maker able to innovate and combine
traditional skills with cutting edge technology and fashion in order to
create a premium finished product, with style, elegance and 100% Made in

KEP ITALIA is the leader in the top-of the-line range of helmets and is at
the cutting edge of technological innovation and protection. In addition
to its aesthetic quality, Kep helmets are superior in its ultra-light
design, quality of safety and construction as compared to any other
helmet. Kep Italia helmets comply with the high safety requirements of the
following standards: CE & SEI-ASTM safety rules and its manufacturing
processes are ISO 9004-2000 certified.
Each model is developed from concepts of optimizing physical performance
while utilizing select materials that produce timeless ride-holding  and
immeasurable comfort for the wearer, with the patented “Air Control
System” of ventilation developed by Kep Italia.
Founded by the passion of its creator Lelia Polini, Kep Italia still
produces its helmets at Grumello del Monte (Bergamo) in Italy and helmets
are shipped to over 20 countries.
Quality, passion and innovation have decreed the success of Kep Italia
helmets, the most safe, elegant and irreplaceable friends in the
equestrian sport, as: “superior helmets”.
The helmets are available for all equestrian disciplines: jumping,
dressage, cross-country, polo, endurance, horse racing and horse riding in
general and can also be personalized.

ACTION CLASS is the leading, dynamic, flexible designer and manufacturer
of furniture and luxury interiors for stables, club houses and dedicated
spaces where professional riders or just enthusiasts expect functionality
together with a refined quality and sophisticated style.
Our philosophy relies on the customer’s needs and demands to be
exhaustively fulfilled. The products design customization is our strength
against our standard catalogue, which offer a broad and wide range of
exclusive items.
Large variety of woods’ types, paintings and hardware configurations
enable our Customers to create and organize their spaces according to
their desires and riding features: every masterpiece is absolutely unique
and stands alone from any other creation.

CAVALLERIA TOSCANA produces high quality equestrian clothing mainly for
show jumping, polo, endurance and dressage. The brand is avantgarde, not
only within the design of its clothes but most importantly in technical
terms. Significant research and development is invested in every piece
realised to create fabrics, techniques and innovations within all their
products to ensure maximum performance for the rider and horse alike.
Examples of past innovations include a riding jacket with integrated back
protection, thermal inserts within the clothing strategically placed to
ensure the riders’ muscles are constantly warm for optimum physical
performance, not to mention the “basic” elements of their riding jackets
such as anti-bacterial, breathable lining, hidden expanding inserts to
ensure elegant and maximised mobility while ensuring the rider is always
dry and comfortable.
Launched in 2008, Cavalleria Toscana has also already made a name for
itself in the fashion world, with a Palazzo Pitti fashion award already
under its belt and over 150 fashion stores in Italy featuring the brand.

Mobile: +66 8890 4261 or +39 334 194 3144

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