Lights. Camera. Action! Exhibitor’s is proud to shine the spotlight on our newest ambassador, Amina Sade’ Bursese. International Grand Prix Dressage rider, Amina resides in Pawling, NY for the summer months, and Jupiter, FL in the winter at Casa Arte Equestre.
The grace and harmony displayed between Amina and her PRE stallions align with the Exhibitor’s professional’s solution. The harmony is seen with her longtime partner, PRE stallion, Fiti AL. He was the first horse Amina developed from training level dressage to the Grand Prix ring. Each taught one another the skills necessary to perform at the highest level. A remarkable accomplishment that calls for dedication and commitment from the horse and rider.
Amina’s journey to the Grand Prix level did not begin in the dressage ring. Instead, Amina originally thought riding went as far as causal bareback rides. She would enjoy them on her family’s small breeding farm in Broadalbin, New York. With nothing more than a halter, Amina recalls a time her and her friend rode double bareback.
“One time my friend and I both hopped on together. It was all good until the horse stepped into a ground bees’ nest! At the time it wasn’t funny, but looking back and seeing that all we hurt were a few broken bones… it’s a good laugh.”
Perhaps the bareback riding was the development of a natural seat and feel for Amina. She began to seriously pursue riding when Fiti AL came into her life in 2014. Her husband, international dressage rider Diego Gonzalez, played a significant role in her career. Under the guidance of Diego, Amina advanced to the Grand Prix level with her partner Fiti AL. Also joining Amina’s string of horses are, Flamenco YM and C Discreto. Flamenco YM is a stunning, black, 9-year-old PRE stallion who Amina also developed from the training level to the Prix St. George ring. Amina has her sights set to develop Flamenco through the FEI levels, ultimately into a Grand Prix horse. The newest addition to the team is a five-year-old PRE stallion, C Discreto. Their goal is to compete in the FEI 6-year old’s the following year.
Before Amina started competing in dressage, she modeled professionally in the fashion industry. When she began to pursue riding, Amina brought her modeling to the equestrian world. Their stallions are flashing their dapples and Amina is bringing a unique light to the dressage industry. Fashion meets style, and style meets talent to form a beautiful picture the cameras cannot get enough of!
Amina credits the Exhibitor’s line of product for making her horse’s coats shine. The color enhancement products, Quic Silver, Quic Black, and Quic Color are free from dyes. Amina trusts the professional’s solution to bring out Flamenco’s deep black color. She begins bathing with the Quic Shampoo and follows with the Quic Black. While the Quic Black enhances the coat, she works the Quic Conditioner into the mane and tail. Once Flamenco is rinsed and toweled off, Amina uses her favorite product, Quic Sheen to intensify the shine, moisturize the hair and wick away dirt and dust.
The Exhibitor’s products not only enhance the horse’s color, but work on breeches too! Exhibitor’s Quic Silver Shampoo came in handy when Amina was stranded with one pair of white breeches at a three-day show. And if you know barn life, horses and white pants do not mix!
“Being at a 3 day show with only one pair of white breeches, I used the Quic Silver Shampoo each night to wash my breeches and they were the whitest and cleanest they have ever been!”
Amina shared another trick with us. She uses Quic Silver in her own hair! The specialized technology optically alters the way light interacts with hair, which enhances Amina's incredible platinum blonde highlights! The horses are not the only ones attracting the cameras!
Amina’s passion lies in developing horses to the Grand Prix level. Ultimately, she sees herself training her stallion’s offspring to reach their fullest potential. Exhibitor’s is proud to be part of that process! You will find our shining bottles in her wash rack and possibly the occasional laundry trip!
Straight Arrow Products, Inc., since 1970, continues to create and provide exclusive hair and skin care products renowned for quality and performance in both the Equestrian and Personal Care markets. Exhibitor’s grooming products are the professional solution for that blue-ribbon excellence! Well-known in the industry for specializing in color-enhancing shampoos for horses, Exhibitor’s ‘hero’ product that is synonymous with getting your gray horse whiter than white, is Quic Silver Shampoo! ” Groom like you mean it!” Exhibitor’s tag-line, has never been more relevant than it is now! Straight Arrow has honed our roots with Mane ‘n Tail®. Naturally expanding to accommodate people, as the equestrian audience discovered a valuable ‘secret’, that the products they were using on their horses, created remarkable results when used on themselves, as well. Mane ‘n Tail is now a leading brand in the personal hair and skin care world. Straight Arrow continues to manufacture all products right here in the USA. Our credo is to “Satisfy the Customer” which has been our company’s tradition from day one. Straight Arrow currently sells its products in over 200,000+ locations throughout North America and internationally. Straight Arrow Products, Inc. 2020 Highland Ave. Bethlehem, PA 18020 phone: 610-882-9606 www.exhibitorsequine.com
Beth Berdofe White
Public Relations Director
Straight Arrow Products, Inc.
phone: 610.882.9606 x129
Equine PR Specialist
Straight Arrow Products, Inc.