Ellie Gibbs’ journey with Wow: The beginning.
Wow retailer Nicola Nicholls’ daughter Aoife was at school with Ellie Gibbs, and they used to go to shows together, with Ellie riding an ex TB pointer borrowed from the yard. It refused to jump in its old saddle, and when they all went XC schooling together, Ellie was having a really bad time. Nicola Nicholls lent her an ancient Wow resin-tree saddle. And the rest is history!! Ellie says “I can’t thank Nicola enough for all her expertise over the years – most recently with my 9yo showjumper Cymbeline.”
Ellie Gibbs’ journey with WOW: The Result!
“This is Cymbeline, my 9yr old Cevin Z mare, competing in the 1.30m at Summerhouse in one of my beautiful Wow Saddles which has helped Cymbeline and all my horses massively.
I bought Cym as an extremely novice 7yr old who’d only been jumping 1m since the middle of 2015. She was my first proper show jumping horse so she stepped back a level and nursed me around 80/90cm which I thought was terrifying. Since then she has taken me around 1.15/1.20 tracks at Hickstead, Hartpury and Bicton that I have always dreamt of doing.
Today less than two years later, we work together around 1m20 and 1m30 tracks. Currently we are chasing our newcomers (1.25m) second rounds.
Since having my very first Wow saddle many years ago fitted by the wonderful Nicola Nicholls, she has always looked after me and my horses, and fitted my saddles amazingly, even when I moved further away from home.
i wouldn’t ever use a different saddle on my horses, I absolutely adore them and how much they have helped to improve Cymbeline and all of my horses way of going whilst allowing them the room to change shape…not to mention how comfy they are! I’m proud to have a Supercool as well, ensuring Cym is cool as well as comfortable – and super smart. Thank you!”