Cavalletti Clips Video
SBD were really proud to be approached by Cavalletti Equine Marketplace. They asked us to be involved in a Cavalletti clips video they were creating for their facebook followers. The owner of Cavalletti, Kate Majors, had realised that bouncing breasts were a real issue for horse riding ladies. She had seen first hand women at events wearing two or three bras. Often taping around themselves to hold their ladies down! Kate was on a mission to not only increase awareness of this issue. But also to help solve the problem…which is why she contacted Sports Bras Direct.
Happy to Help
SBD were so happy to be able to get involved and help ladies find better sports bra solutions for horse riding. Nobody should have to wear 2 or 3 bras, let alone taping themselves! “Should horse riders wear a sports bra” is actually the topic of a previous blog we have written. To summarise in a word ‘yes’ they should!
Cavalletti put out the call for volunteers to be fitted with a sports bra by SBD. These ladies would then test out their new sports bras on horseback. The response for volunteers was fantastic, and not just from bigger busted ladies. Breast bounce really is an issue for female horse riders, regardless of cup size.
Cavalletti also asked us lots of questions. To really drill down on the information that would help their female community understand the consequences of inadequate breast support and how to prevent this. The answers were all recorded and collated within the video production. This can be viewed at the end of this blog.
Our Volunteers Get Fitted
We fitted 3 ladies with new sports bras based on their individual needs. They were also teamed these with the new PINKCLOVER BreastBand for complete support. The testing of these bras and the results are all recorded in the video below. To give you a taster, here is one of the comments…
“The bra fits great and definitely more supportive than the one I have been wearing up until now and the Pink Clover breastband adds that little bit more security which is very helpful when riding 🙂 The wireless bra is so much more comfortable too, I’m not aching to get out of it each night like I normally would be, and so far, no experiencing ‘underboob escape’ like the underwire bras. So it’s safe to say I’d consider myself converted”
It really is amazing how many riders suffer with breast pain and discomfort on a regular basis. We wanted to do more to help and raise awareness that real solutions do exist and female riders do not need to suffer in silence. So in conjunction with the video release, we launched a competition on the Cavalletti facebook page to win a professionally fitted sports bra suitable for horse riding.
And the Winner is….
We are so happy to announce our winner, Lara Willis. Lara told us that she tends to wear sports bras all the time as she likes the extra support for her larger bust. For the last 2 years she has been trying as many different sports bras as her student budget allows. But she still hasn’t found one which allows her to ride in complete comfort.
Lara chose the Anita Active DynamiXstar, and hasn’t looked back.
This was the wonderful message we received from Lara
“The smile of someone who managed to get through a whole ride without stopping to fiddle with their bra! THANK YOU so much. Today I have the new bra a big test by riding bareback! Just have to say wow, first time since I was a little girl I could comfortably ride bareback and not have to have an arm across my chest!! I am just so unbelievably grateful, I will be buying more of them.”
It really was a joy and privilege to raise awareness and help ladies in the Cavalletti community find the breast support they need and deserve.
We hope you like the video too…
If you would prefer to see the information in text format, rather than video please click here.