What’s​ in your boot?

QOTD: what’s in your boot?

Are you a classic argyle knit kinda rider or do you go for a funky personalized print? Do you prefer technical compression socks or a close to skin super thin tight pair?

Can’t decide? Here’s a round-up of a few of the different boot socks out there at the moment to match your look and your type of ride for the day. Tell me in the comments on the post, on Facebook or Instagram what kinda sock is your favorite!

Screen Shot 2018-07-21 at 18.19.16THE CLASSIC

Pikeur Knee length sock with a touch of Argyle, a palette of muted classics shades and a pop of pink.

80% CO & 20% PA

12.95 EUR

 

 

 

Screen Shot 2018-07-21 at 18.35.12THE TECHNICAL

CEP Women’s compression riding rocks offer sleek style, with an excellent fit, just enough compression for ultimate comfort and reenforced parts to ensure the best riding experience.

85 % Polyamid, 15 % Elasthan

44.90 EUR

 

 

Screen Shot 2018-07-21 at 18.47.16THE ALLROUNDER

Foot Huggies riding bootsocks ‘EVENTER’ are greta for dressage, jumping and X country riding. If you want o be a bit more specifi, then there are also socks with your prefered discipline available. read more about these afblus socks in the review HERE.

70% COOLMAX®, 27% NYLON, 3% LYCRA®

24.95 USD

 

Screen Shot 2018-07-21 at 18.49.42THE FUNKY

STAPP Horse socks offer all the technicalities you need like ankle support prevents, shock-absorbing cotton cushioning, arch support and a seamless toe as well as being available in some incredibly cool horse prints.

100% cotton

11.95 EUR

 

Screen Shot 2018-07-21 at 20.01.45THE INDIVIDUAL

Dreamers ‘n Schemers is the place to go for a unique pair of socks. Got a fabulous print in mind like pony macaroni, lucky charm cats or breakfast of champions, they’ve got it! Cant find what you want? Have a pair custom made!

Stretch custom prnted fabric

17.95 USD

 

Screen Shot 2018-07-21 at 20.15.31THE SHOWTIME

Kingsland‘s classic showtime sock are a favorite for any rider. They come in a pack of  3 are excellent thin socks that are a perfect additon to any rider’s wardrobe.

61% NYLON 33% COTTON 6% ELASTHANE (SPANDEX)

19.95 EUR

 

Screen Shot 2018-07-21 at 20.11.27.pngTHE POLO

HV Polo has a large selection of socks, but these Zenda Polo inspired ones really stand out thanks to their bold color combo and strong HV POLO design.

78% Cotton / 20% Polyester / 2% Elastane

8.95 EUR

 

Screen Shot 2018-07-21 at 20.28.46THE BRIGHT

Noble Outfitters over the calf peddies are available in the brightest prints in the business, while technically perfect with cool opti-dry material, mesh paneling and ultra thin lightweight material.

46% Cotton, 37% Cotton, 11% Spandex, 4% Spandex, 2% Rubber, 2% Nylon

9.95 USD

 

Have a stylish ride!

 

Around the world equestrian style

We all love a good print, especially if it’s equestrian-themed, classy and wearable for any occasion. Here’s a roundup of some of the best ‘pony-prints’ in the business from all around the world. They’re great as casual streetwear, as well as technically perfect and all of them are fashionable, wearable and washable (mud and dirt anyone?).

 

81W666-65009-79-5-600x600Italy: Vestrum T shirt Vila Real

Trust Vestum to come up with the classiest print for a practical and washable T shirt. Wear it with a pair of jeans and a bright blazer or to steal the show at the barn.

79.00 EUR

 

 

Screen Shot 2018-07-14 at 08.49.45.pngEngland: Toggi Baildon Shirt

Classic outdoor brand brings you this stunning shirt named Baildon. The Baildon is a fantastic printed shirt in a classic fit. Crafted from soft cotton fabric that has the added benefit of elastane. This design features a subtle horse print that is both eye-catching yet sophisticated.

60.00 GBP

Screen Shot 2018-07-14 at 10.44.21South Africa: Espoir Equestrian Horse & Flower everyday riding shirt

An aptly named riding shirt (yes I would wear this every day). Made from a light UV Resistant fabric,  the print has been hand illustrated and is a proudly South African designed and produced garment.

1099.00 ZAR

 

Screen Shot 2018-07-14 at 11.04.01France: Chloé Horse shirt

If you’re up for a splurge, then this is the shirt for you! Check out this high fashion velvet shirt with horse embroidery and retro-inspired collar by French brand Chloé.

1195.00 EUR

 

 

Screen Shot 2018-07-14 at 08.56.17.pngSweden: Get the Gallop Signature Sweatshirt

What!? An actual drawing by superstar showjumper Peder Fredricson? I need that in my life, especially if it’s embroidered on this incredibly cute sweater by Get the Gallop.

316 SEK

 

Screen Shot 2018-07-14 at 10.38.15Brasil: Tig Giulia Blouse

I can see this beautiful printed silk equestrian themed blouse working perfectly with a pair of classic Burgundy breeches or as a part of a strong #bossbabe power suit worn to your next board meeting.

1590.00 BR Real

 

 

Screen Shot 2018-07-14 at 10.53.51Colombia: Rönner Design Marina Sweater

Perfect for layering, this light knit sweater will be
a welcome addition to your equestrian wardrobe as the weather gets colder. In seasonal colors it will be
a sweater you reach for time after time as the seasons change.

159.00 USD

 

Screen Shot 2018-07-14 at 11.20.17Ireland: Horseware Ashlinn Horse Print Polo

Cute, functional and fashionable: everyone needs a good horse print polo in their wardrobe. perfect on a pair of white polo jeans, or denim breeches.

35.00 EUR

 

 

Have a stylish ride!

 

 

 

All about that base

Yeah, it’s summer, but you might still want to be layering some fashionable riding essentials for those cool mornings or wonderful sunset rides. It all starts with a good technical baselayer. Once upon a time baselayers were ‘just’ technical tops, but now, the prints, fabrics and styles on offer are amazing! I’ve provided you with a round-up of some of the best base layers in the business in the best colors for summer.

Screen Shot 2018-07-06 at 18.54.51Asmar Equestrian Logo Shirt

Great for layering or sporting solo year round. You’ll love the bold branding and timeless style of this everyday fitness essential. Signature AE branding on left sleeve.

68.00 USD

 

Screen Shot 2018-07-06 at 18.58.12Anique signature UV protection shirt

The signature, ultra-light quarter zip shirt with cooling smart yarn technology helps you maintain a comfortable body temperature during and after performance. Perfect Equestrians or for any outdoor athletic activity in the sun.

199.95 USD

 

Screen Shot 2018-07-06 at 19.06.14Aztec Diamond Equestrian Technical Stretch Base layer

Designed with style and practicality in mind, the technical stretch base layer from Aztec Diamond has been crafted from supreme lightweight, four way stretch breathable fabric. Perfect for keeping cool during the summer months or using as an under layer during the winter.

40.00 GBP

 

Screen Shot 2018-07-06 at 19.09.14Kerrits Hoof print Long Sleeve T

A double shot of feel-good: yummy cotton next to your skin and a horsey print to announce your passion (and maybe bring a little luck!). Fun worn on its own or as a base layer that peeks out and pulls together an outfit, these tees come in colors that happily harmonize your summer look.

39.00 USD

 

Screen Shot 2018-07-06 at 19.12.43Ariat Sunstopper 1/4 zip

A light, reliable layer. The durable Sunstopper top comes with built-in sunscreen, mesh ventilation panels and moisture-wicking properties for a dry feel. It includes Heat Series technology keeps you cool in the heat of a tournament, Sun Protection Fabric ™ providing protection from UV rays. But best of all, have you seen the cute pony print?

54.90 EUR

 

Screen Shot 2018-07-06 at 19.31.59.pngRönner design sunny long sleeve training top

The perfect training top in true Rönner design style. Permanently fresh during
sporting activities, quick dry, breathable technology, odor
protect, color, sun and sweat.

199.00 USD

 

Have a stylish ride!!

 

Boots on a Budget

Horses are expensive. There are no two ways about it… And if you then have the fashion addiction I suffer from, then riding in style just adds a whole new level of expensive to doing what we love.

Recently I felt like it was time for new boots, and I set myself the challenge to find a pair that doesn’t break the bank, look great and are made of good quality material to boot (pardon the pun ;)).

Here’s my ultimate “Boots on a Budget” roundup:

1.Imperial Riding lace up SPECIAL

Screen Shot 2018-07-01 at 09.30.34Super stylish leather riding boots with hook and laces at front, a long zipper at the back and closure flap at top and bottom. The elastic insert at the inside calf along the zipper should make them very comfortable. And, best of all, you can decide for a set of fancy colored laces or you keep them classic and put the tone to tone laces in it.

I will be testing these beauties soon, so watch this space!

199,99 EURO

2.BR Equestrian Venetia

Screen Shot 2018-07-01 at 09.38.16Very chic riding boot made of water repellent leather with a supple lining made of soft pigskin. The boot is fitted with a strong full-length at the back, which makes it easy to take the boots on and off. Both top and bottom feature a patent leather zipper keeper with press stud on the outside. The leather flap on the inside of the boot protects both the zipper and the leg. The boots promise a close fit that is provided by the narrow insert made of Italian quality durable elastic. The boot features elastic laces and a round topline (7 cm), which has been decorated with patent leather and imitation diamonds for a glamorous effect. A very special feature of this boot is its innovative outsole, which is made of injected rubber combined with leather.

259,95 EURO

3.Horka TIffany Croco boots

Screen Shot 2018-07-01 at 10.00.49Lacquer leather riding boots with Croco print and Cambrill lining. The riding boots are equipped with a zipper at the back in combination with elastic and have a rubber sole with wooden heel. Super cute, super stylish and almost out of stock everywhere, but I found them with the link above for an amazing price!

219,95 EURO

 

4.Petrie Sydney dressage boots

Screen Shot 2018-07-01 at 10.04.21Own a pair of iconic Petre boots for an amazing price! The Sydney by Petrie is a riding boot made of soft Veneto leather, with soft leather lining and a bow of 5 cm. Furthermore it has a full-length zipper along the back, and elastic along the zipper for extra comfort and perfect fit. The material has a stretch of 1cm so will always fit, has a comfortable footbed and rubber sole.

209,95 EURO

 

 

5.QHP Norah Polo boot

Screen Shot 2018-07-01 at 10.15.01Very stylish multi-color Polo Boot with a sporty look thanks to the buckle closure made of cowhide leather and white stitching. The heel, nose and buckle closure are made of patent leather contrasting with the rest of the quality leather boot. The boots are easy to put on and take off thanks to the zipper on the front. Super style for a very little price!

199,95 EURO

 

6.Felix Buehler Bergamo classic field boots

Screen Shot 2018-07-01 at 10.19.36Stylish leather riding boot, which leaves nothing to be desired with its high-quality genuine leather, slim design and elegant body shape. While the outside of the shaft and the foot area are made of full-grain Brazilian leather and give the boot a classic sheen, the inside of the boot is made of oiled buffalo leather, which ensures optimal grip on the saddle blade due to its rough texture. The inside of the boot is lined with breathable mesh fabric. The continuous OPTI zipper at the back is equipped with a spur protection. The integrated elastic insert on the outside of the shaft perfectly reflects the individual calf shape. The exclusive design is complemented by the high dressage bow and elastic lacing. The boot was made in Europe. Due to the slim fit the boots are small: please order one size bigger!

199,00 EURO

 

Have a stylish ride on a budget!!

Ariat Spring Summer 18 favorites

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There is no torture worse for the fashion conscious equestrian than having a closet full of new summer fashion and not being able to ride…. For the time being, I thought I’d show you some of my absolute favorites in my closet right now just waiting to be worn and shown this summer when I can get back in the saddle. This time zooming in on the Ariat Spring / Summer 2018 collection.

Ariat Tri Factor Grip Full Seat Breech in Navy Blue

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I can’t wait to try the latest addition to Ariat’s breech collection, a pair that demonstrates style, comfort and exceptional grip.
It’s made from mid-weight stretch knit and utilising a compressive fabrication, the Tri Factor breeches incorporate Icefil cooling technology to keep riders cool and comfortable on those warmer days.
The flexible Ariat Hex Silicone Grip full seat offers optimal grip in the saddle, while the V3 technology provides superior stretch and a close fit.
Additional features include Ariat’s Calf Fit System to alleviate pressure points and friction under the boots, Moisture Movement Technology to wick moisture away from the skin and Core Control Technology to create a sleek profile.
Faux back flap pockets and an Ariat logo trim add finishing touches.

I will keep you posted on how these beauties perform product review post after the summer!

Ariat Odyssey 1/4 Zip Seamless Baselayer in Chambray Heather Blue

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A must-have in any equestrians’ summer wardrobe: a winner in Ariat’s ‘Heat series’ which promises to help you beat the heat and stay cool an dry. I have a few already in different colors and am loving the pale blue color in the summer collection. The jersey shirt from the Heat Series collection prevents chafing through seamless processing. Moisture-wicking properties and integrated sun protection ensure comfort.

Ariat Sunstopper 1/4 Zip in Cold Plunge

Screen Shot 2018-05-23 at 14.03.40Bring on the SUN!

A light-weight, super reliable sunstopper in the best color of the season, including a cute print detail on the inside of the collar. The durable Sunstopper top comes with built-in sunscreen, mesh ventilation panels and moisture-wicking properties for a dry feel.
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Ariat Glynn Glee Scarf

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Bets way to tie a whole look together: a light-weight summertime pony print scarf. Best gift for any horse lover this summer!

 

 

Ariat Fuse sneakers

Screen Shot 2018-05-23 at 14.17.12Move over established sneaker brands: there’s a new kid in town!! I’ve been living in these beauties over the past few weeks: ideal for a walk in the woods, a light-weight barn shoe or paired with jeans for a coffee in town with the girls. LOVE’M!!

The FUSE is made from a combination of breathable mesh and synthetic upper part, it features an innovative, removable comfort insole with a contoured massage surface that restores tired feet. Other features include a heel pull-in loop, EVA midsole and a rubber outsole with forefoot flex notches – a perfect blend of performance and style. And, it’s available in a wide range of fashionable shades suit anyone’s sneaker needs.

Last but not least, I’ve added a pair of classic Roeckl grip gloves.

Go check out Ariat.com for the latest fabulous summer fashion and happy shopping!

Have a stylish ride!

Special Edition: The stylish equestrian for Marie Medosi

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imageMeet Marie Medosi: talented musician, dressage professional and stylish equestrian.
Born and raised in Hawaii, Marie started riding when she was 9 years old.  She grew up galloping on the beach of Waimanalo, jumping over 4 feet, running barrels and poles, and competing in Hunter, Jumper, and Dressage recognized competitions. Her parents supported her riding as much as possible, but couldn’t afford a horse, so Marie worked doing barn chores in order to ride as many horses as possible in as many different disciplines as possible.

This experience led her ultimately to a career in dressage, which combined everything she loved in life into one discipline. She worked her way up to a trainers position in one of the top barns in the US located in San Diego, training with Olympians Sue Blinks, Guenter Seidel, Christine Traurig and more.

She now calls San Diego home and continues her own lifelong education in riding here while sharing her knowledge with a diverse group of horses and serious students. Marie also composes dressage freestyles and has a studio to create music that will perfectly suit a rider’s performance. She most recently composed a freestyle for Steffen Peters and Suppenkasper.

imageWith more than 20 years of riding experience with more than 10 years spent in Olympian trainer programs, Marie brings her own intense training experiences into your life. In her own quest for the Olympics, Marie brings a love of horses, a passion for the art of dressage and the sport of riding together. With a music and dance background, she brings a depth of understanding of rhythm, relaxation, technique, refinement, and true basics to the forefront of her training program

Marie’s classic style and work ethic is inspired by Audrey Hepburn and Coco Chanel whom she recalls discussing at length with her grandmother
“Just like I imagine Coco Chanel and many others who clawed their way up the fashion ladder, I was in the trenches for many years, developing my craft as a working student on a farm girls budget.”
 – Marie Medosie

Timeless, simple elegance.

That really sums up Marie’s style. She enjoys balancing the art and sport that is Dressage and appreciates being well dressed in the style of the Equestrian world. Sarm Hippique’s elite collections are close to her heart in superior quality and design and in their story, as the brand developed from a family of seamstresses needing a better option for their equestrian children. They also are from a little town north of Milan, Italy, neighboring her father’s hometown of Cremona. She also loves the reliability of Pikeur’s stitch and longevity of their breeches and Noel Asmar’s various shirt collections.  Marie loves the comfort and fit, and colors of Mastermind’s collections which also never sacrifice elegance.
Screen Shot 2018-04-25 at 17.46.21Marie loves a burst of color on an otherwise simple canvas. A deep burgundy, or a dark orange, or various shades of blue or green, which go with her boldly red hair. A deep blue is one of her staples too, and you can never go wrong with the classic black and white combo.
For Marie’s look today we went with some of her favorite brands and color combinations, starting with a pair of burgundy and slate grey Mastermind breeches. We added on a classic Asmar Equestrian training shirt in dark blue with grey detailing and layered on a matching Uniqlo vest. Then, we accessorized her look with her signature Samshield helmet and De Niro boots, a pair of Roeckl grip gloves and a pair of Foot Huggies riding boot socks. We finished off the look with a matching Asmar Equestrian belt and a Kingsland navy and burgundy hat to shield Marie from the sun while teaching outdoors.
Have a stylish ride!

Mothersday Must Haves

Mothersday Must haves 2018

Mothers day is around the corner again. Have you found the perfect gift for the horse-loving Mom in your life yet? No? Here are some of my Mothersday Must Haves. Hope you’ll find the perfect gift for that special lady in your life. Oh and Mom’s…  feel free to accidentally share / forward this post to your kiddo’s or partner to give them that subtle gift giving hint 😉

 

Screen Shot 2018-05-08 at 08.05.11.png U BLACK RIDER 18 KT GOLD PLATED SPURS

 298,00

Precious and elegant 18 kt gold-plated brass spurs.
Resistant, shiny and precious they adapt easily to the rider’s foot. Comes in a gorgeous gift box, luxurious velvet pouch and includes matching leather and gold spur straps.

 

 

Screen Shot 2018-05-08 at 08.39.56PS OF SWEDEN ELLEN BELT

 39,00

Classic, stylish belt in elasticated material with PS buckle attached on PU-leather. The belt fits all our gorgeous breeches and is available with silver- or gold colored buckle in brown, sand, navy or black. One size.

 

Screen Shot 2018-05-08 at 08.13.38RONNER DESIGN CAROSSELO DRESS

$ 169,00

The perfect combination of a shirt and a dress. In a soft blend of 70% cotton and 30% silk, self-tie belt, the Carosello dress features a feminine yet comfortable and effortless choice. Fabric composition: 70% Cotton Satin 30% Silk

 

 

Screen Shot 2018-05-08 at 08.01.45DESORI HORSE – YELLOW GOLD “THIN” HORSE LOGO BRACELET

 45,00

Light and elegant bracelet. The central satin horse combined with a thin metal band make this object a very versatile and light show stopper.  The satin effect of the horse and the yellow gold finish give the “thin” bracelet a unique shine. Brass folded by hand in Venice, Italy.

 

Screen Shot 2018-05-08 at 08.29.51ARIAT BIT CRUISER LOAFERS

 99,90

Soft suede and the classic elegance of horse trimmings give these loafers their timeless flair.
Classy and comfortable with a Suede upper part and finished with a classic bit detail

 

Screen Shot 2018-05-08 at 08.48.08NEARSIDE CASHMERE POLO SCARF

CHF 149,90

This scarf reminds you of the sandy landscape and steppes of Argentina. The silky, airy feel and the beautiful case make a perfect travel accessory.  A fascinating diamond eye pattern makes this scarf very exclusive. 200cm x 70cm, Made in Argentina.

 

 

Screen Shot 2018-05-08 at 09.02.35BLACK KNIGHT RIDER WRISTLET

$75,00

Breeches don’t leave room for much. The Riders Wristlet was created to carry your phone, money and small necessities are the barn or on daily adventures 4 in 1 function while riding on belt, as wallet, a wristlet or as a mini purse.

 

Happy Mothersday and have a stylish ride!

The main event

The main event

Eventing season is officially in full swing! The cross-country section of the 3-day events is most certainly one of my favorite things to watch. I wish I were brave enough to actually do it…. for now, I’ll stick to being a stylish spectator 😉

What to wear to one of these magnificent springtime events? Lots of layers and a mud proof item or two. I came across these incredibly cute Joules teal green and flower print wellies, which not only posed as the color pallet inspo for this look but also are pretty much the best footwear for countryside eventing viewing.

Wear them with a pair of soft blue Kingsland Kadi breeches, a soft pink Kudamono Lyocell blouse, a classy Oughton Limited belt and Joules Laurel green padded gilet.

For your ride, swap your wellies for a pair of dark brown lace-up custom Kempkens dressage boots, wear your suede Antarès helmet with pride and don’t forget your trusted pair of Roeckl grip gloves.

Before leaving the house, remember it can be chilly in the countryside, so throw on a stylish and functional Louis Vuitton logo scarf.

Enjoy all of the wonderful equestrian sports this season and have a stylish ride!

 

Fits like a glove

Fits like a glove

Finding some spring pieces that will fit you like a glove is easier than you think!

One of my current favorite key items for any look, thanks to still wanting to look sophisticated while sporting a growing bump, is a pair of Kingsland Katja Pull on full seat riding breeches in classic beige. Keeping my frail pale winter skin out of the spring sunshine is also key and for this, I love the Asmar Equestrian logo long sleeve T in this lovely shade of soft Olive, paired with a La Valencio ivory colored zip vest.

Thes soft shimmery shades call for bold and beautiful chocolate and croco rider accessories like a pair of Stivaleria Secchiari patent croco boots, a Samshield croco detail helmet, a pair of matching Roeckl Chester grip gloves and the ultimate no miss, must have stable accessories: the PS of Sweden luxury grooming bag with matching spur straps.

Style it out this springtime weekend with a pair of Gucci sunglasses and an exquisite glove print silk scarf by Echo Museum Collection.

Have a stylish ride!!

EQ Athletica GIVE AWAY

EQ Athletica product review 4A while ago I had the pleasure to write a product review about the EQ Athletica Manoonnies all-round technical breeches.

READ HERE

And now, I am extremely pleased to announce that I can offer one of my absolute favorite riding essentials to a lucky Instagram winner: your very own pair of grey Manoonnies technical breeches!

Want to win?
Just Follow these few simple steps:

✔️Follow @the_stylish_equestrian and @eq_athletica on Instagram
✔️Tell us why you can’t live without these beautiful breeches
✔️tag 2 friends who would also love a chance to win

Give away contest closes April 18th 8pm European time.
The winner will be randomly selected and contacted by DM.

🍀good luck🍀