At only 20 years of age, Jessica Mendoza is one of the youngest riders ever to represent Great Britain at senior international level. Selected for the British Olympic Show Jumping Squad, Jess attended the Rio Olympics as the travelling reserve and she now has her sights firmly set on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. We are therefore delighted that while she competes on the international circuit, Jess will now also be flying the flag for Ettinger as a luxury lifestyle ambassador.
Jessica Mendoza getting her first leather accessories personalised during her visit to our London showroom.
With equestrian saddlery manufacture being a major part of the British leather goods industry, the partnership between Ettinger and a leading British show jumper is a great fit. Both industries have long been linked to Walsall, outside Birmingham, where the Ettinger factory is located and where there were once hundreds of factories and workshops specialising in all the equestrian and small leather goods trades. Whereas saddlery manufacture thrives to this day, successful leather goods companies such as Ettinger are now few and far between and only a handful remain. Nevertheless, Ettinger has been growing in the UK and internationally for the last twenty years and to accommodate this has expanded and refurbished its factory, is taking on more craftspeople and is starting an apprentice programme to allow for continued growth.
Jess's competition schedule for 2017 is likely to take in major international competitions in Italy, France, China, Spain, the USA and of course The Netherlands where she is based. More details can be found on her website.
Photograph taken by: Julie Priestley
Commented Robert Ettinger, "We are delighted to announce this association with Jess and wish her the very best of luck this season. With the 2020 Olympics being held in Tokyo, this is also very moot as Japan is one of our biggest international markets and the fashionable Ginza shopping district in Tokyo is the location of our only shop."
Commented Team Jess Mendoza: “I genuinely love the quality and feel of Ettinger products and am delighted to be flying the flag for this British brand across the world.”
As Ettinger announces its first ever luxury lifestyle ambassadorship, the brand is also celebrating its 20th year as a Royal Warrant Holder to HRH The Prince of Wales.
ENDS March 2017
For media enquiries on:
Ettinger, contact: Zanny Gilchrist,
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Jessica Mendoza, contact: Sandy Thwaites,