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Oaklyn Partners with the Peeps Foundation and Welcomes More Top Riders to Team Oaklyn

Purchase the Peeps Foundation Girth To Support the Charity


Josh Dolan with some of the lucky rescue peeps.  Photo Peeps Foundation website Gwynedd Valley, PA – November 9, 2020 - Oaklyn Tack, with founders Laura Santomauro and Emily Barrett, have teamed up with The Peeps Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not for profit, by offering a special Peeps girth where 15% of all the Peeps girth sales will go to the charity. The Peeps Foundation specializes in rescue

and re-homing miniature and dwarf horses and helps to find forever homes for healthy, able-bodied minis; while the second chapter boasts a sanctuary for horses, minis and dwarves that have special needs. To date, the Peeps Foundation has rescued more than 600 dwarf and miniature horses! The Peeps girth is available online at Oaklyntack.com “We are very excited to be a part of the worthy Peeps Foundation to help make a difference in the lives of these special little equines,” said Oaklyn co-founder Laura Santomauro. “We appreciate the work and effort the foundation puts in day in and day out and we are happy to support them with our product.” Team Oaklyn Oaklyn is also proud to welcome more top riders to the Team Oaklyn roster. The creators of beautiful ecofriendly girths, have added top Quarter Horse riders Lainie DeBoer, Chuck Briggs, and Carlee McCutcheon to the lineup. “We are extremely honored to have these amazing and talented riders sporting our products,” said Oaklyn founder Emily Barrett. “We have the highest respect for their contributions to the sport and will use their feedback on our products to provide the best quality tack to our customers.”  Top rider and trainer Lainie DeBoer, of Dreamfield Farm in Forest Lake, Minnesota,  is a USEF member and a member of the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Professional Horseman's Association. In 2015, Lainie was named AQHA Horsewoman Of The Year and in 2019, after winning her 22nd World Championship Title, DeBoer earned the prestigious title of the Female Rider with the Most AQHA World Championships. She also rode to win the Leading Quarter Horse Bonus in the 2016 USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Finals with Snorkel.

Top rider and trainer Lainie DeBoer earned the USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Quarter Horse Bonus  in 2016 with Snorkel, pictured with Colleen McQuay presenting. Photo Shawn McMillen

Chuck Briggs earned two AQHA Superhorse Titles with Blue Kahlua. Photo Shane Rux Chuck Briggs, of Turning Point Ranch in Azle, Texas, has numerous AQHA World Championship titles on his resume in not only hunter hack, over fences and under saddle, but also pleasure driving. He holds two AQHA Superhorse Titles from 2018 and 2019 with Blue Kahlua, owned by Nancy Gulick. 

Carlee McCutcheon is becoming a multi-discipline super star with wins in reining as well as junior jumpers, hunter derbies and equitation. Topping off this select group is young rider Carlee McCutcheon, 14, of Aubrey, Texas. McCutcheon comes from equestrian royalty with parents Tom and Mandy, brother Cade, and grandfather Tim McQuay all earning multiple FEI World Equestrian Games medals in reining. McCutcheon herself already holds some prestigious accolades including winning the 13 and under division at the 2018 USEF Youth Reining National Championship and becoming the youngest rider to make the Level 4 National Reining Horse Association Non-Pro Futurity Finals in 2017. In addition to reining, this young talent is making her mark in the hunter jumper world with grandmother, Colleen McQuay, riding to wins in all the rings from junior jumpers to hunter derbies and equitation.  These accomplished riders join Team Oaklyn's hunter jumper riders and trainers Josh Dolan and Grand Prix rider Alex Granato of Mad Season Farm, USEF trainers and judges Tammy Provost of Meadowview Farm and Don Stewart of Don Stewart Stables, junior rider Molly Canfield and Galway Farm, leading hunter rider Peter Pletcher and PJP Farm, and Shane and Ali Sweetnam's children Olivia, Lucy and Collin of SweetOak Farm.  Oaklyn is a brand inspired by the love of horses and the ground they gallop on. Their unique ecofriendly products are assembled in the USA and made from sustainably sourced and recycled materials. The girth product line features fancy stitch designs with interchangeable fleece and non-slip liners.  Check out Oaklyn Tack’s quality products at Oaklyntack.com.

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