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!

One stop shop

Ariat one stop shop winter 1819

One of my favorite brands Ariat, is one of my favorite brands because whenever they launch a new collection, there is always something there that I love for any and every aspect of the equestrian life: Street, Stable, and Show. Some items work wonderfully in any situation: show shirts and jackets are great classy and comfortable business attire and a cotton V neck can work for any occasion.

So, if you’re looking to do a one-stop-shop for your winter must-haves, look no further! Here’s an overview of some of my favorites, but there are many many more love items that did not quite fit with these looks, but are absolutely wonderful too (check out the new Ariat Fuse plus sneakers or the Tassel cruiser range or the many cute prints in the sun shirts or the Lowell 1/4 zip tops or…. well everything…).

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Ariat Navy Artico show coat

Ariat Blue cloud strip Marquis show shirt

Ariat Heather grey cotton Ramiro sweater

Ariat Coastal Fjord heritage elite full seat breech

Ariat Chocolate Sutton waterproof boot

Ariat Navy Core large totebag

 

 

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Ariat Navy Epic jacket

Ariat Flow print Lowell 2.0 1/4 zip base layer

Ariat Heather grey cotton Ramiro sweater

Ariat Coastal Fjord heritage elite full seat breech

Ariat Bromont H20 zip insulated paddock boot

Ariat Close contour show chap

 

 

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Ariat Navy Artico show coat

Ariat Blue cloud strip Marquis show shirt

Ariat Heather grey cotton Ramiro sweater

Ariat White Tri-Factor full seat breeches

Ariat black stirrup belt

Ariat black Air grip gloves

Ariat team carry all tote bag

Ariat FEI Monaco LX dressage boots zip

 

 

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!

 

Buckle up

Buckle up and enjoy the ride!

A good belt is the best accessory to complete any equestrian style or to add a little hint of what you love at the office. Whether you’d prefer to go for full-on horse or just a subtle hint, there’s a beautiful belt to suit any style.

Can’t seem to find the right one for you? Here’s a roundup of a few of the most stylish ones out there at the moment.

 

Screen Shot 2018-07-23 at 11.48.27Mane Jane Champagne Rocks Reversible

This champagne croc leather looks so good with everything. The buckle is crafted of solid steel so it’s super strong and bonus – won’t scratch your saddle if you happen to dismount ungracefully 😉

120.00 USD

 

 

Screen Shot 2018-07-23 at 11.42.38Sandy Duftler Spur Belt Black Floral with Antique Gold Spur Buckle

The Spur Belt by Sandy Duftler is a figure flattering design, contoured to fit your curves. Made for wide belt loops the belt measures 2″. Available in a wide range of colors, prints, and designs: there is one to fit every look for sure!!

160 USD

 

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Add some equestrian attitude to your outfit. Great quality leather and with the stylish bits they work just as well at work, in the stable or for a night out on the town. Environmentally friendly leather made in the good ‘ol US of A. Vegetable tanned. Oakbark coloured leather with a nickel buckle and numbered holes.

440 SEK

 

Screen Shot 2018-07-23 at 12.14.18Pampeano Helado Polo belt

The Helado (ice-cream) has just made its debut in pampeano’s world-renowned polo belt collection. The belt is made of premium grade leather and features hand-embroidered pampa diamond pattern and buttery soft Havana brown leather.

65.00 GBP

 

Screen Shot 2018-07-23 at 12.18.04Horsegloss Rose gold and white bit belt

A beautiful minimalistic addition to every equestrian enthusiasts wardrobe. Perfect for summer in whiter with a subtle bit closure. Wear it with a pair of jeans or your favorite pair of breeches.

25.75 EUR

 

 

Screen Shot 2018-07-23 at 12.25.58Horses Reversible H belt

Spice up any look with one of these super cute ‘H’ horse belts. Available in a range of classy colors, super quality leather and a sophisticated ‘H’ buckle make these beauties a horse lovers’ must-have.

19.95 Eur

 

 

Screen Shot 2018-07-28 at 08.56.01.pngEspoir Equestrian Fancy Stitch leather belt

Add a little bridle stitch detail to your day with this beautiful leather belt.

599.00 ZAR

 

 

 

Screen Shot 2018-07-28 at 08.35.22Rebecca Ray mini brass bit belt

Subtlety is key with this mini brass bit belt… just that little reminder of that sartorial equestrian style.

148.00 USD

 

 

 

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!

 

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

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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!