Laser Equestrian Products was founded in 1989 and is owned and operated by Major and Mrs. Jeremy Beale and Jim and Libby Seybert. All equipment has been designed by Major Beale with the assistance of his wife, Jan. Jeremy and Jan Beale also own Pen-y-Bryn Equestrian Center, which is located in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania.
Jeremy Beale came to prominence when he first represented Great Britain at the European 3 Day Event Championships at Harewood, England in 1959. That same year he was offered a place on the British Show Jumping Team for competitions in Belgium and Holland, but was unable to accept due to his commitment to the 3 Day Event Team.
He was reserve rider for the British Equestrian Team for the 1960 and 1964 Olympic Games in Rome and Tokyo respectively, having had the misfortune to lose his first string horse to injury in the final weeks before the Games on both occasions. He was 5th in the World Championships at Burghley in 1962, 5th also in the European Championships in 1963, 5th again at the Badminton 3 Day Event in 1967 and won the prestigious Burghley 3 Day Event in 1965.
After leaving the Army with the rank of Major in 1967, Jeremy came to the USA to take up the directorship of Potomac West, which subsequently became known as the Pacific Horse Center. In 1971 he moved to Chester Springs, where he established Pen-y-Bryn Equestrian Center after three years at Fox Hollow Farm.
In recent years he re-entered the competitive arena in the field of dressage, competing with much success through Grand Prix and earning his USDF Gold Medal. He now has an extensive clinic circuit, which takes him the length and breadth of the country, as well as abroad. His services as a clinician are in great demand and his students have been conspicuously successful through the FEI levels. Indeed, one of his students won the Adult Amateur Horse of the Year Award at Prix St. Georges in 1996 and at Intermediare 1 in 1997, while another won 4th level Amateur Horse of the Year award in 1997.
During his travels, Jeremy Beale has experienced the whole gamut of equipment. He has always recognized the necessity of making the horse as comfortable as possible to facilitate his working well for the rider. At the same time he saw so many riders struggling with the balance of their saddles, making it almost impossible for them to sit either correctly or comfortably. Some riders resorted to the use of towels as bump pads or wither pads, often adding to their horse's discomfort!
Ultimately, Jeremy was prompted to set about developing a saddle that would address these issues. It was an inevitable extension of these philosophies that soon led him to modify traditional bridles and strap goods. His designs are now available to the general public through Laser Equestrian Products.
PRO-TRAINER is our own brand. We assure you that only the most expensive hand selected bridle leather is used. We make Pro-Trainer saddles and strap goods on 3 continents: Europe, North America and South America. The saddle panels contain a proprietary wool/closed cell vinyl foam sandwich which maintains its shape. Trees are available in three or more widths. Our standard tree fits most normal American Thoroughbreds. The medium tree is over an inch wider and fits Arabs, Morgans, etc. The wide trees is for horses with wide backs and / or virtually no withers (e.g. large Warmbloods, Quarter Horses, Percherons). Pro-Trainer bridles and strap goods are selected to match our saddles and meet the same quality standards.
JORGE CANAVES saddles have been distributed by us since 1983. Canaves copies "great" European saddles in his plants since his retirement from Olympic competition in 1964. Canaves is one of two quality saddle makers in Argentina. He builds primarily for the European market.
TheGERMANIA line consists of renowned German products, modified by a German saddler, with the help of American Olympic riders at Southern Pines over a two year period. The three saddles are the result of this Americanization.
GRADY AND SHANNON are marks of Thornhill for products made to our specifications by Pakistani Saddlers with over 50 years commercial experience. "Grady" and "Shannon" are the only reasonably priced children's saddles in tree widths to fit ponies. Products are selected for serviceability and value and are entry models for adults. Shannon Strap goods offer English leather and stainless buckles at very affordable prices in warmblood, horse, cob and pony sizes.
Our mission is to provide high quality and impeccably fit saddles for competitive horseback riders everywhere. Many saddle companies contract out their production to Europe and South America, which makes adjustments and customizations very difficult once you have the saddle. When you buy a saddle that was made here, all maintenance and adjustments are taken care of close to home so you can be back in your Revere as soon as possible. With our saddle-fitters and saddle-makers close by, we are always here whenever you need us. When you buy a Revere, not only will you be getting the best fitting saddle, but you will be investing in a top notch customer support team that is a quick phone call away.
All of our trees are specifically designed to allow for freedom of the shoulder and enhanced ease of movement. Our trees are made of laminated wood and spring steel, which makes them fully adjustable by any qualified saddle-maker. We only use real lambs wool to flock the panels, which not only makes each saddle more adjustable to each unique horse, but also reduces heat and friction on your horse’s back. And our leather is tanned especially for us to ensure it is soft and sticky while maintaining its durability.
Duett saddles are especially designed for wide horses and now available for all horses! From Arabians to Warmbloods these saddles are tailored to suit both horse and rider. Duett saddles are reasonably priced, well designed and crafted, and they are guaranteed to be the most comfortable saddles you have ever ridden in! Our saddles are made with top quality craftsmanship and details, excellent leather (smooth bridle or grained), and first rate design for a major German-owned company which has been in business for over thirty years. Our saddle maker manufactures saddles for a number of well established labels in Europe ~ Duett is a proprietary name, and the Duett models are available from us. The wider trees on these saddles are uniquely designed to fit wide horses like no other saddle made – but, we offer them for medium width horses, also!
Varilock Adjustable Tree ~ A Perfect Combination