Winter love story

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There is just something about winter fashion: the colors, the lovely layers… I love it! In the theme of the previous post, I’m sharing my latest winter fashion love story with you.

It started a few years ago when I ordered a pair of Equithème Verona breeches and literally never ever wanted to take them off: great quality, fit and an amazingly reasonable price.

This season a friend of mine brought the brand back to my attention and my love for Equithème was instantly reignited. Check out my absolute top favorites form this year’s Autumn / Winter collection and tell me which one is your favorite here on the blog, on Instagram or on Facebook.

SET 1

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  1. Full seat silicone breeches “Glam” in Bordeaux
  2. Zip sweater in black
  3. Reversible vest Prune / Ecru
  4. Sequined “let’s go Riding” long sleeve shirt in Ecru
  5. Rose Gold “Elegance” helmet
  6. Logo gloves “Cutting” in black
  7. Field boots “Competition” in black

 

 

 

 

 

 

SET 2

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  1. Full seat denim breeches “TEXAS”
  2. Polo long sleeve technical training shirt
  3. Zip Sweater in Ecru
  4. Hooded zip vest black
  5. Rose Gold “Elegance” helmet
  6. Logo gloves “Cutting” in black
  7. Field boots “Competition” in black

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHOP your favorite Equithème look at your local retailer (find yours HERE) or check out your online or local PADD shop (sponsor of our Swiss Equestrian blogger team)

Have a stylish ride!

What would you​ hope for?

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Seasons are changing, but we’re always as busy as ever rushing from business to barn. I have a question for you guys: which one of these two looks would you wear as a classic Autumn street to stable look?

Both of the looks are by Espoir Equestrian: a new and fresh South African brand that shares their vision of hope, style and grace with the equestrian world.

Espoir, what I hope for…

I am made with hope. I am woven with passion and styled to perfection.

I am the perfect stitch running through every garment.  Every application following years of experience.

My core is quality. I am created with a purpose and come alive when you thrive.

I will lead, I will inspire, I will fulfill more than my purpose.

I am Espoir. I am hope. 
Hope changes everything… 
( Espoir : {French} | Hope : {English} )

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Peau Bamboo Navy Breeches With Side Pocket For Phone

Royale Show Jacket Light Beige

Signature Espoir Show Shirt

White Diamante Dressage Saddle Pad

Fancy Stitch Leather Belt

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Maquette Beige Bamboo Breeches

Royale Show Jacket Navy

Beige Horse & Flower Pattern – Everyday Shirt

White Diamante Dressage Saddle Pad

Fancy Stitch Leather Belt

 

 

Tell me on Facebook, Instagram or here in the comment which look you would hope for!

Never give up hope and have a stylish ride!

 

Sometimes you just want it all…

Every once in a while a brand brings out a collection and you simply want it all! This is most certainly the case with the autumn/ winter 18/19 collection from BR Equestrian Equipment: I want it all! Help me decide which set to splurge on this season?

Should I go for the Old Green with Blue Iris or more Drak Merlot? Tell me in the comments on the blog, on Facebook or on Instagram which one you prefer.

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Passion Hielke dressage saddle pad in Old Green

Hieke base layer in Blue Iris

Harmke jacket in Dark Merlot

Helen full seat breeches in Blue Iris

Helga bodywarmer in Old Green

 

 

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Passion Hielke dressage saddle pad in Blue Iris

Hieke base layer in Dark Merlot

Henriette jacket in Old Green

Helga bodywarmer in Blue Iris

Hannah full Seat breeches in Dark Merlot

 

 

 

THANK YOU!!

Have a stylish ride!

Taking the ‘rains’

The days are getting shorter, the nights longer and the mornings colder… yep, Autumn’s is on its way! What I love about Autumn is the gorgeous coloring of the leaves and the great layering of early winter fashion, but, one thing I don’t particularly like though, is the relentless rain this season seems to bring with it. Nowadays though, rain really is not that big of a problem anymore around the barn and or on your horse. Gone are the yellow plastic raincoats, the heavy contraptions that shield you from the rain but make you sweat like a racehorse or the musty old wax coat that rears it’s ugly head every year.

Inspired by the rained out World Equestrian Games, I thought it would be time for a little raincoat round-up.

Here are a few of the best stylish and functional mid-season raincoats available out there right now:

Screen Shot 2018-09-15 at 10.54.30Uhip Sport Duo in Navy

A lightweight jacket for spring, summer, and autumn made of material and functionalities perfect for any activity in any weather. The jacket is insulated with a thin layer Sorona See Pro from DuPont, an insulation that provides maximum warmth and low weight while produced of annually renewable plant-based ingredients. The jacket provides just the warmth you need a chilly spring day or evening and the outer layer prevents the water from coming through a rainy day. The collar is high and has a comfortable fleece on the inside.

The skirt is thin rain resistant functional with elastics on the inside and zippers at the front and back which enables you to perform your activity in rainy /and or windy weather without interfering with your mobility. The skirt is simple to carry with you and to take on and of.

I have this set of wonderful rain wear – read the review HERE

224.00 EUR

 

Screen Shot 2018-09-15 at 16.52.08Ronner design Begonia jacket in Olive

Beautiful print as well as a super practical jacket: that’s the Rönner Begonia for you! Zipped and lined with soft stretchy cotton it’s comfortable and hooded, ideal for rainy riding days. Comes with a cute little pouch for easy and clean (barn) storage.

175.00 EUR

 

 

Screen Shot 2018-09-15 at 11.10.00Georgia in Dublin Dublette

The Dublette, expandable rain jacket, is an elegant, lightweight and waterproof jacket. It can expand over a back protector, backpack and/or bulky layers. When one tightens the bungees on the back and down the sleeves, the Dublette takes on its most elegant form with a cinched waist and fishtail swing at the back. In addition, the Dublette has a detachable cape which adds extra waterproofing on the shoulders and takes the brunt of heavy rain. Ideal for riding thanks to the longer back that goes over the saddle,  the high viz details offering a safe ride, and the noiseless, waterproof (10.000MM) fabric.

195.00 EUR

 

Screen Shot 2018-09-15 at 11.17.37House of Horses Helsinki Rain coat

This raincoat really brightens up any rainy day! A lovely pink House of Horses raincoat, the hood has a light grey cotton blend lining. Reflective logo print on the chest and back, sides and back halters can be opened for better riding experience. Big pockets with button closure and ventilation holes in the armpits. Sizes XXS-XL. Material soft PU. Double zipper in the front.

119.00 EUR

 

 

Screen Shot 2018-09-15 at 11.26.41Kingsland Rochelle rain coat

Rochelle Ladies Rain Coat
Rain coat with mechanical stretch and waterproof membrane and taped seams. Breathable with ventilation construction under sleeves and in back. Detachable hood with buttons. Quality 2-way zipper. Two pockets in front. Split in back. Print on chest.
119.00 EUR

 

Screen Shot 2018-09-16 at 09.44.23Imperial Riding Anorka Panic at the Disco

Super practical jacket with special unique feature zips. These zips allow you to put your jacket on and to take it off even if you are wearing a helmet. This sporty anorak jacket keeps you warm and dry.  Two large zipped front pockets with water-tight and breathable base material keep you warm and dry. The material of this jacket can absorb up to 1000 g of steam within 24 hours per square meter, and it has been tested for water-tightness at up to 3,000 mm.

89.95 EUR

 

 

 

Have a dry and stylish ride!

SPOGA FAVORITES Sept 12018 edition

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Twice a year the Messe in Cologne, Germany, opens its doors to horse lovers business to business heaven during the SPOGA tradefair. Every single time I attend, I’m blown away by the fabulous new fashion, the technical innovations and the discovery of new brands that shake up the established industry offerings. This year it was all about reinventing classic styles, the occasional pop of color and adding technical touches to trusted items.

A few brands stood out for me this time and I’ve made a little round-up of some of this years must haves:

Ariat has me completely hooked on their collections and I can’t wait to show you what’s new this year. I love them because of their excellent quality products, impeccable classic style and super selection. There are some very exciting things on their way this winter in the boots department (lace-ups anyone?) and breeches (casual crossover leggings anyone?), but for now I’ve added two of my personal favorites: the navy blue Tri Factor full seat breeches (product review on these beauties is coming up soon!) and a pair of coutnry casual Alora Cordovan boots.

Add a sleek and subtle show shirt to the look, like the “sky” shortsleeve from Equithème: a brand that has been around since the 80’s but has recently upgraded their selection and quality of products: make sure to check out their collection!

One of my all time favorites, Rönner Design, really is one of the very few brands in the business that can pull off classy pony prints for adults. I love their technical range to ride in, but also can’t resist most of their casual wear items like this Marina beige and ivory sweater.

Accessorize your ‘SPOGA favorites’ look with some items from smaller newcomer brands like an Espoir equestrian fancy stitch belt (check out their immaculate collection and be ready to shop!), a pair of 18K gold plated U Black rider spurs, a Desori horse gold logo bracelet an a classic and timeless Dapple Equestrian navy, beige and brown saddle pad to tie the whole look together.

Finish off your look with some tried and trusted brands who continuously reinvent themselves to give  us the best the equestrian world has to offer: a pair of Roeckl Milton gloves (loads of eco friendly news coming up from Roeckl soon) and a Galassia glitter dark blue KEP Italia helmet.

Scroll through some of the pics below to see more inspo from SPOGA and have a stylish ride!

 

Perk up with pink

Perk up with pink

The days are getting ever shorter, darker and greyer so make sure to perk up your ride with some hints of hot pink this winter.

Hot pink is best combined with some sophisticated shades like emerald green and soft grey, so let’s start with these first. A pair of Euro Star CoCo Glam full seat breeches is always a good idea, especially when worn with an emerald green Bella Freud Libertas Chainstitch Jumper and a lighter shade of green for the Mountain Khakis Old Faithful Sweater Vest. Accessorize your look with a Back on Track grey Welltex infused scarf and a pair of M by Missoni emerald green paddock boots.

Chocolate brown rider essentials are the best companions for this look like the Samshield  Shadowmatt helmet, a pair of Roeckl Julia gloves and Cavallo Janne Pro boots.

Now, for the pops of pink, add on an HV Polo Kirby jacket, a Euro Star classy plaited belt, and a Mango basic ribbed beanie.

Have a stylish ride!

 

Trick or treat?

Trick or treat

Happy Halloween!! That strange time of year somewhere between Autumn and winter, when you have absolutely no idea what to wear. Today I decided to provide you with a sophisticated take on a Halloween inspired #rootd with a little pumpkin, chocolate and ghoulishly beautiful beigy grey that will work for both Autumn and Winter weather.

My friend Tanja, who runs the very successful personalized dog, horse, and human accessories company Tau Stil sent me a picture of one of her newest bags, and I, of course, fell in love with it immediately and just had to include it into this ‘Trick or treat’ outfit. A gorgeous canvas pumpkin beige cross body bag with chocolate strap and gold trim: perfect for your keys, phone and anything that you’ll need to walk your dog or head to the barn (did I mention you can get the whole partner look with halters and dog leashes too? Check it all out here).

Wear your beauty of a bag with a pair of chocolate brown BR Equestrian Macy knee grip breeches, a Dubarry Chamomille country shirt and a Kookai pumpkin colored lightweight V neck sweater on top. Layer on this warm and wonderful Harcour Deneuve parka in this magical shade of beigy grey for warmth and style.

There is such a wide choice of personalized boots out there now, and for this look, I decided to go with this pair by Stivaleria Secchiari because of the perfect color match to the look and combined it with a KEP Italia helmet.

Finish off the look with a little bit more gold trim with a pair of chocolate colored Roeckl Julia gloves (with a little gold trim), a Midnight Pumpkin ManeJane belt with gold buckle, a pair of U Black Rider 14k Gold plated stainless steel spurs and a vintage Louis Vuitton leopard and monogram scarf.

Happy Halloween and have a stylish ride!

Irish rain

Irish weather

We have been blessed with the most gorgeous Indian summer weather over the past few weeks, but now, unfortunately, that rainy, chilly, dark and cold autumn weather has finally reared its ugly head.

But you know what they say: bad weather doesn’t exist, just bad clothing. And for us equestrians outdoors in the mud and rain a lot, we really do depend on the quality of our clothing to remain, dry, comfortable, active and …. stylish.

I was recently introduced to a new Irish brand called Georgia in Dublin that specializes in exactly that: comfortable, functional and above all stylish rainwear to keep us equestrians going during those blustery, rainy days.

Today I have featured the ‘Dublette’ by Georgia in Dublin in Vineyard green: elegant riding wear that can be made to fit over any type of clothing and keeps you dry in the saddle. I decided to pair it with the Horze Grand Prix Silicone seat navy breeches and a classic cream cable knit sweater by Ralph Lauren. I’ve continued the green and blue theme with a navy blue Uvex Suxxeed Glamour helmet, a pair of Tory Burch ‘Stormy’ rain booties for before and after your ride and a super stylish and warm Gucci rose patch checked scarf.

Classic cognac color for leather goods is always a good idea, especially with this Irish rain look. I’ve added a pair of Petrie Polo boots, a signature Hermès belt, a pair of Hauke Schmidt Arabella gloves and a Valentino Rockstud crossbody bag to bring your keys and phone to the barn in style.

Stay dry and have a stylish ride!

Wintery walks

Wintery walks

Whether you’re planning on a walk in the hills with your dog, are going for a quick coffee with friends on a chilly day or heading straight to the barn, this look will let you do all in comfort and style.

A pair of dark denim full seat breeches like the Cavallo Cira, is the ideal street-to-stable item, as they would look great as a pair of regular skinny jeans too. Especially if you wear them with a sophisticated stirrup print Fior da Liso Paua blouse and a lightweight baby blue Rochas V neck sweater over the top.

Get ready for the chill with a Quilted luscious brown Husky jacket, a pair of thermal Ariat Colliston H2O boots, which are great for walking and hiking the muddy moors as well as a casual wintery ride, Hauke Schmidt ‘touch of class’ gloves (not only nice for riding) and a Eugenia Kim Marley beanie for warmth and helmet hair management after taking off your KEP Italia Cromo smart blue helmet.

Add on a Pampeano polo belt for the last touch of style and don’t forget to bring along your pony print Stella McCartney Falabella bag for your daily essentials at the barn or in town.

Have a stylish walk or ride!

Dear Dot

Dear Dot

Dear Dot,

Thank you for so elegantly placing yourself in many lovely shades onto this exquisite Marc Jacobs wool sweater so that it could be part of today’s street to stable style #rootd.

Yours sincerely,

The stylish equestrian

I decided to celebrate the dot today by complementing the dots featured in the sweater with a high street dark green tailored shirt, a pair of Ariat Olympia classic beige breeches and a J.O.T.T. Seda vest in the most beautiful shade of brown.

This would be a perfect look for a pair of Petrie Significant custom dressage boots and a matching KEP Italia Cromo T helmet.

Accessorize the dot inspired look with a Kudamono belt, a pair of Roeckl grip gloves and a Roxy beanie. Then, finish it off with a polo-inspired mini crossbody Portena bag by La Martina.

Have a wonderful weekend and a stylish ride!