Meet Jeannette Aretz: Journalist, horse lover and effortlessly stylish equestrian.
Jeannette is a journalist writing mainly for horse magazines. She regularly reports about European Championships as well as World Equestrian Games, additionally, she writes about good education of horses and is involved in film productions with her partner pferdiathek.tv with whom she did the Alizée Froment film for example. Jeannette loves every aspect of the equestrian world, ranging from long hikes with Icelandic ponies to working with high bred sport horses. The most important thing for Jeannette is good horsemanship and good riding in any discipline.
Jeannette currently lives in Aachen, Germany, which is definitely a rider’s city (did someone say CHIO Aachen?). She studied in Münster (literature, biology, sociology), worked in Berlin for a big national newspaper, then as an editor for a big horse magazine, then got pregnant, moved back home and now lives in the countryside in a gorgeous farm house. She currently only owns a very cute german riding pony, as unfortunately her warmblood mare recently passed away. Jeannette is however also working with a jumping horse and they are learning the finer tricks of the dressage trade together. In addition to her busy life as a journalist, mother and horse owner, Jeanette also gives pony-club classes for fun and owns a trainers license for this.
She also has a passion for breeding horses and works for one of the biggest publications in this area (a book called „Ausgewählte Hengste Deutschlands“) and loves thinking about mare lines, stallions and all that goes with it.
Jeannette not only loves horses, but also has a great love for dogs. Her favorite dogs are Dalmatians, and she assures us she will own one again at some time (her dog sadly passed recently as well…).
Jeannette describes her style as classic and practical, with a hint of fashion items here and there, however, she says she still has some potential to develop her style even more. Not having too much time to think about the best combinations (being a full-time freelancer, a mom and a horse addict), we have kept it practical, simple and stylish in shades of navy blue and grey for Jeannette’s look today.
We’ve included some of Jeannette’s favourite brands in the look for example the Cavallo Primus black lace-up boots, Cavallo Happy technical jacket, and a pair of Roeckl grip gloves. She is also a big fan of Pikeur breeches, so we included the Darjeen grip grey jeans from the Pikeur summer 17 collection. For a hint of fashion, we added a cute Stella McCartney T shirt with shirt motif and added and extra layer for warmth with the white Herno zipped hooded gilet. We accessorised the look with an HKM bit belt and a Uvex Carbon Suxxeed helmet. Being a busy lady, Jeanette will always need a big bag to bring along all her daily essentials and what better than a cheap and cheerful H&M silver shopper. And, last but not least, we added the must have barn essential: a pair of Jeanette’s favourite wellies from Joules.
Have a stylish ride!