It has always been Derrick’s ambition to help horses and riders achieve their best by working together as a team. As the owner, trainer, and coach at Coopersridge Stables, in addition to being a competitive rider himself, Derrick has had the opportunity to work with a wide variety or horses and riders to achieve this goal.
As a ceritified Master Saddler, Derrick has found that saddle fit problems are a frequent factor in the quality of performance and achieving harmony between horse and rider. To address the impact of poor saddle and saddle pad fit, Derrick decided to design a saddle pad that would fit comfortably and correctly. The Coopersridge saddle pad, including shim inserts to correct saddle fit issues, is the result of this mission. The Poly-Mem-Gel, used in our shim system, is a unique material blend that disperses pressure points, eliminating discomfort for the horse and rider.
The Coopersridge Products line-up continues to expand with new, high quality equestrian products which are all tested and approved by Derrick himself. In addition to developing new equestrian products, Derrick continues to enjoy his passions for riding and coaching and is looking forward working another show season as a certified judge and steward.