Official Romitelli Distributors in the United States
Franziska Seidl and Kurt Huber - Official US Distributors
In 2005, Franziska Seidl was competing at the International CDI Dressage Grand Prix in Vienna Austria. It was here that she met Enrico Romitelli, founder and CEO of Stivali Romitelli, who immediately offered to sponsor her with boots. Once Franziska began wearing the boots at horse shows and giving clinics, the business took off quickly. People started asking about the boots and how to order them, leading Franziska to become the representative for Romitelli in Switzerland.
In 2012, Franziska and her husband Kurt Huber moved to Florida, opening her dressage business and his diving facility. After just 6 months of riding in the boots at shows, she created a demand and they began importing the first pairs of Romitelli Boots to the United States for customers. In 2013, their company Stellina LLC established itself as the official importer for Romitelli Riding Boots
in the USA.
Romitelli is now sold throughout the entire United States, recently opening a store at the World Equestrian Center In Ocala, Florida. The team has expanded
to include representatives on the East and West Coasts who regularly travel with vendor booths to horse shows. As the proud owners of the successful store and distributors for the company, Franziska and her husband Kurt are very excited about Romitelli and what the future holds for the brand.
Christie Nissenson Halvorsen - Sales Representative (West Coast)
In September of 2016, Christie Nissenson was attending the Longines Masters of
Los Angeles show jumping competition in California. Enrico Romitelli was there as a vendor with the Romitelli booth and Christie fell in love with the boots at first sight. Upon meeting Enrico and discussing the company, she learned they were looking to expand awareness of Romitelli and bring the boots to the West Coast.
As a lifelong equestrian and professional hunter/jumper trainer, Christie had been working with numerous show barns throughout Southern California for several years. She began a grassroots campaign, introducing Enrico and the boots to her connections on the local show circuit along with sponsoring a handful of select professional riders. Christie brought marketing manager and fellow equestrian Michelle Ferrell to the team early on to establish
a social media presence. Immediately, people began taking notice and inquiries rolled in for custom boot orders.
In 2019, Christie was thrilled at the opportunity to visit the factory in Monte San Gusto.
She met Enrico’s son Marco, along with the small but mighty team running the work shop. This was soon followed by a trip to Ocala, Florida in 2020, to meet Franziska and Kurt.
The East Coast and West Coast came together to form one phenomenal team, providing service to all disciplines throughout North America.