DRESSAGE RIDER AND TRAINER
USDF BRONZE, SILVER AND GOLD MEDALIST
BECAUSE WHEN YOU ARE STRIVING TO BE THE BEST, YOU NEED PRODUCTS THAT OUTPERFORMS THE COMPETITION
Maintaining a world class athlete of a horse takes an entire team to keep them performing at their very best. The costs of training, boarding, veterinary and farrier expenses can be overwhelming for a rider to cover themselves. By supporting Mel Montagano of Prestige Performance Horses USA in their journey to represent the USA in international competitions and championships, you will have the chance of a lifetime to be an integral part of the team. Your contribution will gain you behind the scenes access to daily at home training routines and competitions.
Join us on a ride of a lifetime as we pursue the ultimate goal of competing at the Olympic and World Equestrian Games.
The Thinline products have maintained a permanent residence in Mel's tack room since her FEI Junior days in 2008. There is nothing on the market that compares to the Trifecta saddle pads' shock absorption capabilities. These products are great for both horse and rider. That's why they are endorsed by spinal surgeons to reduce rider's back impact. Mel has dealt with a sensitive lower back due to a L4/L5 disc issue, but riding on the Thinline pads has significantly controlled her back pain throughout the years.
While the half pads are what Thinline is most commonly known for, they offer so many other amazing products. Mel also loves the english reins that are wrapped in Thinline technology. Use code Montagano15 for 15% off your online order!
TRILOGY PERFORMANCE SADDLERY
As a professional dressage trainer, I sit in a lot of different saddles. While there are many brands available and the options are endless, I have always gravitated towards Trilogy saddles. I have known the owner, Debbie Witty, for over a decade and have always admired her professionalism, attention to detail and customer service. Purchasing a new saddle is a big investment, but Debbie and her exceptional team of saddle fitters give you confidence in your purchase. My two favorite models are the OG Verago and Amadeo. I find my chronic back pain is soothed and protected in the Trilogy saddles and our PPHUSA clients feel the same! We are proud to be aligned with this iconic brand.
ProElite feed, owned by Cargill, is the only feed that Mel trusts in her feed room. With their unbeatable high quality nutrition standards, this line has made all the difference in her horses' body condition, coat and overall appearance.
Because Mel has an extensive background in equine nutrition due to her Pre-Veterinary degree and time in the equine feed sales industry she can effectively discern between different quality of feeds. She believes that each horse needs a customized nutrition plan to suit their individual needs. That's why Mel works closely with the ProElite representatives to monitor closely the horses' body condition score. There can only be one best, and ProElite is certain the best equine feed on the market!