Special Edition: The stylish equestrian for Manissa R.

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Meet Manissa, young ambitious Swiss show jumper, teacher’s assistant and stylish equestrian.

Manissa 1Manissa started riding riding when she was 12 years old. She always wanted to ride Western style, but once she tried English style she ended up liking it much more.

Three years ago, she started with show jumping and completely fell in love with the discipline. Manissa loves showjumping, because according to her, you and your horse have to trust each other completely and it really allows you to become a true team. 

Manissa has been training with a lease horse for the past for few years. Manissa 2Mulan, or officially Convamore Diamond, is a 16 year old Irish Sport Horse and the two of them are a great team. Over the past years Manissa and Mulan have placed top 5 quite a few times and have won a high profile competition level 1.00-1.10M. They’ve had quite a few adventures together as Mulan can be a bit of escape artist at times, Manissa has on occasion found her casually grazing in the neighbours fields…

Manissa gets inspired by young Swiss rider, Martin Fuchs: “he’s young, successful and Swiss, what’s not to like” 😉

Manissa 3Manissa has the ambition to obtain her Swiss jumping license (you need this to start competing in higher classes in Switzerland and is quite the tough exam to pass). Unfortunately though, she won’t be able to do this with her best friend Mulan as her lease agreement will come to an end soon. She would love to own her own horse one day (when the budget allows…) but in the meantime is looking for a new lease horse to make her showjumping dreams come true. For now, she is thoroughly enjoying the time and last few competitions with her Mulan.

 

Manissa loves classic styles and colors: blues, pinks and greys are her favourite, which we included into her look today.

Who doesn’t love a pair of perfect jeans breeches? Pikeur is one of Manissa’s favourite brands and the Darjeen grip breeches are the best companion for every look. We added a soft pink Dubarry Carnation button down blouse for a bit of equestrian prep style and layered on an HV Polo vest and lightweight Uhip navy spring bomber jacket.

Manissa absolutely loves her Cavallo boots, so we’ve added a pair of black Primus lace-up boots to the look with a matching Mango belt, a pair of Roeckl grip gloves and a Uvex Suxxeed Glamour helmet.

She likes to makes sure her beautiful boots stay clean, so we added a pair of Tod’s suede slip-on sneakers to change into after her ride. Last but not least, Manissa likes to keep her Instagram followers up to date regularly so she needs a classy and practical matching pink phone case to complete her look.

Make sure you follow Manissa on Instagram!

Have a stylish ride!

 

Special Edition: The stylish equestrian for Scarlett Wyrobnik

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Meet Scarlett Wyrobnik: Dressage rider, equestrian lifestyle ambassador and stylish equestrian.
Scarlett 1.pngScarlett has been riding since she was six years old. She started riding together with her older sister Jillian during the holidays and their parents, who were wonderfully obsessed with horses as too, were very supportive of the girls’ passion.
When she was 12 years old, Scarlett got her first very own horse Mistral. She did however have to share it with her sister.
They both learned a lot on Mistral and they were successful up to level M in dressage and showjumping with him.
Soon Scarlett had the chance to start working with young budding horses, and she decided to follow her passion and focus on dressage riding. With one of her favorite horses Rubina (lovingly called Kitty around the barn),  she learned everything up to level S. She got Kitty  when the mare was five and now she is now 16 years old.
Scarlett 2.pngUnfortunately, Kitty is suffering from laminitis and is not able to be ridden anymore, but she is enjoying her early retirement with Scarlett, always remaining her better half.
Sansibar joined Scarlett in November 2015 and is following in Kitty’s footsteps.
She trains this talented horse patiently, with love and harmony to hopefully have their first competition in a level L dressage test soon.
She wishes for the both of them that Sansibar stays healthy so she can continue with him where she had to stop with Kitty.
Scarlett and Sansibar are dreaming of someday riding their first Grand Prix together! Who knows,  according to Scarlett everything is possible with the right amount of discipline.
Scarlett’s role models in equitation are Hannelore Brenner, who is a paraequestrian for Germany and Uta Gräf. The fascinating part about Brenner is how she handles her handicap, trains her horses and offers them a great life.
Scarlett 3She loves Gräfs joyful spirit, which she transfers to her students. Scarlett finds herself very lucky to have experienced Uta Gräfs inspirational style when she participated in a few of her training courses.
Interesting facts about Scarlett are that she could watch her horses eating hay for hours. For her it’s better than watching TV 😉
Furthermore, she loves rides outside with her horses and her dog Zoé. Also, she takes great care of her equipment and a weekly cleanse is a must for her.
Scarlett’s favorite colors are muted tones like brown, black, grey and blue and loves it when everything matches. Every once in a while she’ll like to add a pop of bright red or blue to her look and match patterns to her horses’ gear.
We’ve put a look together today for Scarlett that incorporates not only her favourite hues, but also some of her all time favourite brands. She loves wearing Pikeur breeches and we went for the new Clarissa grip in navy blue. As a lover of matching outfits, we combined the breeches with a navy blue Mountain Horse long sleeve Alyssa polo and a navy blue HV Polo must have ‘Cheval’ vest (… a vest is really a must have versatile item for Scarlett). For an extra layer of comfort and style, we’ve added a grey Naketano zip hoodie, which is one of Scarlett’s favourite brands as well.
You’ll see Scarlett in a few different types of Samshield helmets and for this look we chose the classic Shadowmat navy blue one and added a Kingsland Delano navy blue baseball cap for after her ride. Playing on the blue and grey colorscheme we added a pair of Uvex sportstyle gloves and a true ‘equinelife’ necessity: a Horze grooming bag.
We finished off the look with a pair of Königs lace-up polo caramel colored boots and matched them to a Liebeskind Berlin braided belt.
Follow Scarlett’s everyday life with her horses on Instagram: @scarlett_equinelife
Have a stylish ride!

Special Edition: The stylish equestrian for Harriet Jensen

Harriet JensenMeet Harriet Jensen: accomplished show jumper, social media star and stylish equestrian

HJ1The young and ambitious half Norwegian, half German Harriet Jensen, who is currently residing in Hamburg, Germany, has been passionate about everything horse ever since she was a little girl.

She started riding when she was about six years old, but at that time only went to summer camps, rode for six months a year, returned back to school and didn’t ride horses until the next year.
At the age of 10, Harriet’s parents bought her a pony, Mister Nice Guy, who is still with her family. Mister Nice Guy was that one special pony that taught both her and her sister how to ride. She wasn’t really into horse shows at that time. Although she was quite ambitious when she was younger, the dreaded puberty made it fade away a bit and she only rode “for fun”.
However, in 2011, when Harriet finished school, she got her first ‘big’ horse: a mare called Wonne. Wonne was a true athlete with a lot of go and great potential for the higher classes. Inspired by Wonne’s energy, Harriet got really ambitious and wanted to start her “career” as an amateur in the show ring in 2013. She had recently come back from the Netherlands, where she’d been staying throughout 2012 with Wonne and Caesarion, whom a friend of hers bought in 2012.
HJ2When back in Germany in 2013, Harriet started participating in horse shows, and could really see fast progress with Wonne and she got a lot of ribbons … until Wonne injured herself.
At the end of 2014, she decided that the best thing to do was that Wonne should have a foal and enjoy and early retirement from the horse sport, hoping that if she recovers fully, she might be able to make a come-back in the sport.
In 2016 Cosma was born, her first self bred Hannovarian mare. Later in 2016, Harriet also bought Carlotta, a 2016 born “Deutsches Sportpferd” mare.
Because Caesarion and Harriet  had a lot of bad luck and he also got injured every once in a while because of his inperfect hooves she decided it was time for her to look out for a new sport horse, that would help her fulfil her dreams. So in the end of 2016 she bought Civa, a “Deutsches Pferd” mare who had already proven that she is capable of performing well in higher level competitions under a different rider.
Harriet is currently  successful in the 1.20 m class, but definitely wants to reach out for more, her dreams and goals are set high and she hopes to fulfil them some day.
HJ3Her biggest inspiration is Edwina Alexander Tops, she finds her sympathetic, loves her style and is always motivated by watching her ride.
A fun fact about Harriet: whenever she doesn’t feel confident about her riding she watches an interview on YouTube featuring Edwina Alexander Tops and this somehow motivates her to stop feeling miserable and head out again full of energy to go and achieve her goals.
Harriet really likes the true equestrian style: it’s sporty, elegant and you’re able to make “less look like a million” with a few details and accessories. Her favorite equestrian brands are KEP, Pikeur and she loves the style of the products of Miasuki. Her favorite colors are bordeaux, dark green, marine blue – the classic colors. She loves to add a little twist to it all: “I don’t think that you need to stay in the equestrian brand sector to create a great equestrian outfit” she told us. “Fashion, especially the equestrian fashion, is fun and you can get really creative with it, that’s what I love about it so much. I love to wear something that’s really working for me while riding, something functional, that doesn’t necessarily has to look like the typical functional wear.
Like Harriet’s style? Here’s all you need to know about her look:
As Harriet loves Pikeur, we started with a pair of Pikeur Candela jeans breeches and went with a few of her favourite classic colors with grey Ralph Lauren polo, a Miasuki bordeaux Nahar sweater and a sporty, yet stylish Equi-Theme college style vest.
We accessorised the look with her favourite grey KEP Italia helmet and Roeckl gloves and worked with a classy brown Gucci belt that matches her Ariat Challenge Contour field boots.
As Harriet is always creating wonderful shots, video’s and blog posts for us to follow, she needs to keep her phone and laptop with her at all times. So we’ve added on a Vianel phone case and the funky and fabulous Dr. Martens leather laptop case for her to keep her valuable  items safe.
Last but not least, she always love a pair of shoes to change into after her ride and what better than a pair of bordeaux Dr. Martens Chelsea boots to match with the overall them of her #rootd.
Follow Harriet on Instagram, youtube and on her blog to keep up with her daily life and find out more about her horses and her style.
Have a stylish ride!

Special Edition: The stylish equestrian for Tina Dufour

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tina-dufourMeet Tina Dufour: show jumper, blogger, (part-time) groom  and horse braider extraordinaire.

Tina started riding when she was 5 years old, but unfortunately due to allergies, had to give up riding for a year when she was 7. Thankfully, she grew out of the allergies and could continue riding at her local riding school in Denmark, which was only a 5 minute walk away. She remembers spending many many happy hours there when she was young.

She felt like the luckiest 9 year old in the world when her parents bought her her very own grey pony. Together they did showjumping on a beginner level as well dressage and eventing.

tina-dufour-1Currently Tina is the proud owner of 2 amazing horses: one irish Sports horse and one Swedish warmblood, both jumping at level 110-125. Her special heart horse is her Irish Sports Horse Carlton Homeboy. She has had the best results with him, but that is not why he is her favorite. He is one of those special horses that manages to crawl under her skin every single day and right into her heart. He has this amazing pony-mentality: he gets goofy when bored and he talks when Tina doesn’t give him enough attention. On the other hand, he is extremely well behaved and easy in every situation. Of course Tina’s other horses (Copyright and Quinthago) are also very special to her!

tina-dufour-3Tina told us, she thinks every girl in this sport at some point would like to turn into the next world ranking showjumper when they are young and she definitively had these dreams too. When she grew older though, she wanted to become a veterinarian, but ended up with a bachelor in Economics instead, working as a freelance show groom for a young pony family with 3 ponies. She now freelances as a groom occasionally, but it is difficult to combine a full time job and training 2 horses and showing. She also does private grooming clinics and grooming events showing focussing on how to get the perfect braids and groomed horses for shows.
Some of Tina’s amazing horse grooming can be seen on her instagram and blog. The fotoshoots in collaboration with danish photographer Erik Kunddahl in particular, show her artistic eye and extreme braiding and grooming skills. A few of her favourite shots are the ones of her horses Quinthago and Copyright in the Cherry blossom garden and at Christianborg castle.

tina-dufour-4Additionally, Tina had started a braiding photo album and after many requests took it a step further with very successful youtube tutorials. Her braiding perfection comes from a deep founded love for order … and a tiny little bit OCD…  😉 According to Tina it can never be too perfect which you can see in the presentation of her horses.

In every day life Tina is a black, blue and brown kind of girl. She likes to shop for quality over quantity. At the moment she’s into earth colours like brown and army green, keeping it simple and classy.   “Im not a glitter girl – nor do I put glitter/bling on my horses” Tina said.

We made sure we incorporated her style and brand favourites in her look today, here are all the details:

As Tina often rides in quite cold temperatures, we went for a layered look starting with a brown Uniqlo light weight down jacket, over a Patagonia Prow green vest, a Cavalleria Toscana Sport Tech navy blue sweater and as the base layer an Equiline Isira showshirt. Tina likes to wear high collar show shirts not only for shows, but also for schooling. We added a pair of Horze Crescendo Leah beige show breeches, which Tina wishes would be allowed for showing in Denmark (white only) but loves to combine them into an everyday look.

She loves classic brown and navy rider accessories, so we’ve added pair of Tucci Harley field boots a matching Dy’on belt, her favourite navy blue Samshield helmet and a pair of blue SSG Gloves.

A horse groom of Tina’s caliber can’t live without a top notch grooming bag, like this one from PS of Sweden and she of course needs a good protective case for her phone like this one by Native Union (to continue taking pictures of the excellent braiding work).

Follow Tina on Instagram or on her blog!

Have a stylish ride!

 

 

 

Special Edition: The stylish equestrian for La-Toyah Asha

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Meet La-Toyah Asha: Equestrianfashion blogger, professional rider, model and equestrian media personality

latoyah-1With her blog, Horseshoes & High heels and instagram account,  La-Toyah takes you on a fashion journey from the stable to the runway. She offers great inspiration for horse events, everyday style tips and insider industry gossip.

HorseShoes & HighHeels is an online arena combining luxury, equestrian, fashion and education. With her blogging platform, La-Toyah has created a cohesive collection of images, articles and professional insights sourced with enthusiasm, a true passion for everything horse and integrity.

La-Toyah’s blog  is where she showcases not only her equestrian skills and understanding of equine etiquette, but also a model’s privileged perspective on the racing fashion industry. With her eloquent style, La-Toyah is able to unite readers and professionals with explanations of ingrained traditions and modern trends.

latoyah-2La-Toyah is based in Australia, and has been a lover of (equestrian) heritage luxury ever since she can remember. She is a horse-racing aficionado, and having just participated in part ownership of a young racing colt is a dream come true.

La-Toyah has always been a Burberry / Hermes kind of girl and loves the heritage riding colors of hunter green, navy blue and burgundy… with a sprinkle of tartan print and trench coats.

latoyah-3I love the english hunter vibes and will always opt for a blazer jean combination when I am out.” she told us. Being based in sunny Sydney Australia, she can never refuse a beautiful all white outfit with a splash of brown leather boot, belt and hat.

We’ve taken all her style preferences and made it into this elegant, classy #rootd:

We started off with a classic white Ralph Lauren polo: great for both riding and always classy with a pair of jeans for shopping. We combined it with a pair of Ariat denim full seat riding breeches, which could easily be worn as a pair of skinny jeans. We layered on a classic Barbour Hunbleton navy blue vest for riding and an extra layer of warmth for the chilly mornings and topped it off with a signature style piece for La-Toyah: the Sporting Hares, English heritage brand, Beauchamp blazer.

We made sure La-Toyah’s love for the brown leather boot, belt and hat shone through in this look with a Hermes vintage logo buckle belt and fashion gloves, a pair of Petrie Milaan lace-up riding boots and a Ralph Lauren floppy hat. We made sure the KEP Italia helmet perfectly matches the elegant style too!

No Horseshoes & High heels outfit would be complete without a pair of Rupert Sanderson Burgundy red pumps to change into after your ride.

Have a stylish ride!

Special Edition: The stylish equestrian for Julia Pintar

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Meet Julia Pintar: young talent and stylish equestrian
jp-1California based Julia started riding when see was about 5 or 6 years old and has moved barns twice since then, where each move has brought her greater opportunities. Julia was first riding at a small lesson barn until she was around 10 or 11. At that time she wasn’t really riding seriously or competing in shows. She then moved to Acorn Farms, a barn that competes regularly on the A/AA Circuit and they brought her her first lease pony as well as her first horse.
Unfortunately, she had to sell her first horse as it didn’t turn out to be the right fit. But, Acorn Farms also brought Julia her two horses she has now. Cairo, her ten year old gelding with whom she competes in the 3’0” and 3’3” hunters and equation class and her project horse Olive. She bought Olive when she was three and she just recently turned four. She is a very cute hunter prospect and Julia says it has been such a blast riding and training her. She very much loved riding at Acorn but they recently had to move facilities. She had to stay back with another trainer at the facility they were in because the new location was just to far for her family to commute to every day. At Acorn, she was successful at the show winning her 2’9” and 3’0” classes as well as being champion in her school division.
jp-2Julia moved to Bridgeport January 1, 2017 and she has already learned so much. She is surrounded with more serious competitors at the show and she’s training with top level junior riders. She’s so excited to start the rest of her journey with Bridgeport and can’t wait to see what’s to come.
An inspirational rider to Julia is Juliette Joseph. She is one of California’s top junior riders. Many of the top riders have their own horse that they can perfect their ride on but Juliette catch rides for successful trainers. It shows her true talent as many people can perfectly ride one horse but it takes serious skill and talent to master riding multiple. Juliette Joseph has been seen as an incredibly talented rider for a long time now, she has been through a lot including her mom’s passing. She is an inspiration to Julia to always try her hardest and make the most out of the opportunities she gets.
jp-3With having to move barns and sell her first horse, Julia has learned that it is important to remember that when a door closes another opens. She’s been lucky enough to continue to grow and get better with every single opportunity she has had and Julia encourages readers to do the same: to take every opportunity you get and give it your all. You can follow Julia’s positive story on her blog.
Julia likes to keep it classy, preppy and stylish with her #rootd’s. One of Julia’s favorite brands is Romfh, this is why we included the Sarafina full seat breeches into the look in this cool shade of blue with hints of grey. She also adores her EIS long sleeve shirts and we added a classy navy blue one to the look today. She loves her long sleeve shirts because it gives her good protection from the sun as well as being very stylish!
It can be chilly even in California, so we added on a cream colored Herno zipped vest for warm-riding and this looks allows Julia to switch out her vest for a Miss Selfridge casual grey blazer to take this look straight from the barn to the mall.
She loves classic brown rider accessories like the Ariat Contour field boot and a matching Oughton Limited fence buckle belt. We balanced out the look with a navy blue Charles Owen helmet an a pair of navy blue Roeckl chester gloves. Last but not least, we added a pair of Victoria Beckham silver aviator shaded to protect Julia from the California sun and to add another little splash of style to her #rootd.
Have a stylish ride!

Special Edition:The stylish equestrian for Eloise Stevenson

eloise-stevenson-finalMeet Eloise Stevenson: Hunter, Jumper, impeccably styled mom and inspiring creative soul.


Eloise Stevenson.pngWhen asking Eloise about her introduction to horses, her mother told her she fondly recalls hearing the clatter of hooves coming through the village as Eloise sat up in her pram completely captivated, drawing in the sight, the smells and the sound, the wonder of it all.  For her, the world of horses had begun.

As some of you will know, one of the worst forms of torture is having the ‘horse bug’ yet no access to real horses.  Books, toys, broomsticks, treasured Sunday afternoon viewings of International Velvet or showjumping coverage from the Hickstead Derby – feeding the addiction yet adding to the agony!


From the age of 10 Eloise’s best friend Kate and she had weekly riding lessons at Burstow Park in Sussex, UK.  A couple of years later, the recession hit England and her father was made redundant. Horse time came to a grinding halt.  Kate’s mum observed Eloise’s plight and reached out to a family friend who had a teenage daughter Sami and a divine steel grey welsh mountain pony Jester.  An arrangement was made that she could have a lesson with Sami on Jester each Saturday morning for 3GBP. Jester was a dream pony! She enjoyed mucking out, feeding, hoof care, all of it… Eloise lived for the school holidays where Sami’s family would go abroad and casually ask her if she would care for the dream pony.  Yes please!

eloise-stevenson-1Unfortunately, at a certain moment in time, her friend Kate’s family had purchased Jester and would be keeping him at Sami’s. Sami’s parents had designs on a new 14.2h palomino for her and the little grey superstar was to become Kate’s first pony.  Gulping back tears, smiling obediently at her elders, Eloise nodded blindly at their promises of sharing.  One thing she remembers so vividly about her childhood is just so vehemently wishing to be older, to earn her own money, enough to fill her world with one of these magnificent, gentle creatures that give so much clarity to life.

Throughout school she leased and loaned various mounts, usually ones for sale or rejected horses that no one cared for, grabbing the chance to ride at competitons and gymkhanas whenever she could. Eloise began her A-Levels excelling very much in creative writing (fantasy brain!) but gave up after a year.  She just wanted to grow up….. fast.   Unwisely, only weeks into her first job, she made her first horse purchase! A quiet OTTB called Summer. Things were off to a rocky start, when she came to Eloise she was wearing 12 week old racing plates.  The local farrier unsympathetically shod her and her heel cracked away from her hoof right up to the the coronet….. life with Summer was always a bit like that.  Hours and hours spent on the train to see her, working hard for a horse that in Winter she would only see in the dark morning and evening hours, plus a lot of vets bills.

eloise-stevenson-2On the other side of life for Eloise, was the fashion she was exposed to in London: mind-blowing! She dabbled with a bit of modelling, alongside some really cool jobs and and learnt to recognise looks from the great couture labels and fashion houses. She revelled in any job where she would come into contact with these beautiful luxurious, historic brands – constantly drawing on European, sporting, equestrian style and heritage looks.  Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Aquascutum were at the forefront of her mind.

Escaping the rat race, Eloise arrived in New Zealand in 2005. She can honestly say the moment she got there, her body and mind sighed a breath of relief. Although she had only come to New Zealand on holiday she knew she should never leave.  There were huge opportunities for her there – her family were amazing and fully supported her decision to stay. New Zealand has the biggest beating green heart that everybody shares.  Outsiders and Insiders alike.

eloise-stevenson-3Six months on she met her husband Adam.  “I remember his curiosity when I said I needed a horse in my life” she said. Together they purchased their much respected cremello Othello. Her biggest thrill was found at the Waitemata Hunt. A local drag hunt that rides twice a week in the season over full wire fence jumps and spars.  The night after her first hunt she laid awake reliving every jump, every gallop. The camaraderie, the fun!  Othy, not overly surefooted but keen, loved every moment too.

On Eloise’s 30th birthday her husband acknowledged that it was time to look for a serious & talented hunt horse.  She knew the sturdy yet athletic stationbred breed would be right for her and with a healthy horse budget in her back pocket she contacted various hunt clubs in the North Island of New Zealand… leading her to her impeccable ready made hunter Rua.

eloise-stevenson-4Rua spent the first 10 years of his life on a 2000 acre farm, mustering sheep and cattle yet still attending all the big showjumping and showhunter events.  What a mix!  On the hunt field he is cool and calm. He jumps every obstacle with ease and scope, is resourceful with his energy and stands beautifully when required allowing Eloise to delicately sip from her hip flask.  Not only is he a pushbutton hunter but a talented eventing horse too.  His attitude to cross country is completely unflappable, never faltering and relishing the challenge of a good combination.  So, this story has the happiest of endings!  Everyday is a glorious adventure – this girl found her horses and her human prince and they are all living happily ever after with a beautiful daughter, her only credible distraction from riding!eloise-stevenson-5

“An equestrian life brings a world of associated style, what better hobby could there be where you can empower yourself on a daily basis in tight pants and long leather boots!” Eloise said, and we of the stylish equestrian community can only agree!  When it comes to colour Eloise generally leads a monochrome life with a few stunning and stand out shades of exception. 

Like her style? Here are all the details:

Eloise’s everyday helmet is a KEP Italia, which of course we had to include in the look. According to Eloise KEP does wonders for your street cred: “who wouldn’t want something as shiny as the front of an Audi keeping their head safe?” She needs her boots to be slim at the ankle and long in the leg.  So we went for a pair of Alberto Fasciani field boots: boots that come right up to the knee when sitting in the saddle and don’t shave off your ankle skin when walking the course 😉

For hunting Eloise likes to wear Eurostar Laura as they have a fullseat breech in the most flattering shade of beige/olive green, acceptable as hunt attire and more flattering than plain beige on a grey horse.

Eloise likes to wear classic lightweight long-sleeved shirts when hacking her horses, she also loves the Ariat sunstoppers, but for this look we went for the all-time favourite: a classic white ‘the shirt’ by Rochelle Behrens.  The sun in New Zealand is seriously intense – you can be burnt in minutes while out riding even in winter, so long sleeves and covering her neck and collarbone is important to Eloise otherwise she’ll end up with dreadful tshirt lines when she needs to wear a pretty dress. Nothing better than a Hermes vintage scarf for this purpose.  A statement belt is the cherry on top when wearing breeches, for Eloise this is a chance to team more classic leathers and styles with technical fabrics, thats why we went for a Gucci double G logo leather belt for this look.

In her experience the best gloves are Roeckl, serious style in small sizes.  And for Eloise a vest or a gilet like this Belstaff cricket summer waistcoat is an essential item for those chillier mornings, evenings or to block a generous sea breeze.

The importance of a phone accommodating pocket cannot be underrated although not all breeches or vests have one – this is where the rider wristlet by Black Knight Accessories comes into play.

To finish off Eloise’s look we had to add one of her favourite accessories: the Swatch watch: durable, cute, stylish and affordable and of course a pair of stylish shades by Prada to protect het eyes in style from the beaming New Zealand sun.

A very big thank you for Eloise’s passion to make this a very special post. Make sure to follow her on instagram!

Have a stylish ride!

 

 

Special Edition: the stylish equestrian for Veronika Reim

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vr1Meet Veronika Reim, the inspiring, ever smiling, naturally beautiful model, equestrian blogger, yoga aficionado and stylish equestrian.

Veronika is 23 years old and living near Munich in Germany. She has just started her blog about her equestrian lifestyle and loves to share her experiences and love for Cashi (Cashmans’s Best, a 13 year old Oldenburger gelding). She likes to tell stories, inspire people and show how to combine happiness and love in daily equestrian life. Additionally she writes reviews for equestrian products on her blog and makes sure only products which she can fully recommend to her community get featured. Beside this, she has recently received her Yoga instructors accreditations, has a keen interest in art and looks great in her modelling career on the side.

 

Veronika’s love for horses all started at age 12, when she learned to ride in a small stable with a private horse riding school. There was a horse there, which she looked after like it was her own. It was a great way to learn what it means to have responsibility for a horse, including cleaning the stable, preparing the food and all the other duties. In spring 2015 Veronika thought about owning her own horse for the first time. She checked out the internet, big stables and friends, but it took a while to really find the right horse.

vr2Some months later she checked out a facebook group and saw Cashi. Like a true love story, it was love at first sight. She made an appointment to meet and test Cashi and he was so wonderful that she just signed the contract on the spot. After he came home with her, it wasn’t the easiest of times; she describers it as if the universe was testing their bond. A lot of people said she should have returned Cashi and looked for another horse, but Veronika was sure it was meant to be and couldn’t do that: she loves him, for better or worse.

Unfortunately, Cashi suffered from hoof cancer. They started treating him with a natural animal healing therapy, which worked out very well for him. His body had a chance to regenerate, to detox and to release any toxins and waste materials. It took over four months of recovery, after which she and Cashi could start their training.

vr4Cashi is like a professor, Veronika said, he is teaching her to ride correctly. He is trained up to Dressage S level and is very sure in his teaching. Veronika does not necessarily have the ambition to take part in a competition, but who knows, someday if all works out, she could imagine participating. But for now they love to train and learn at home.

Veronika takes inspiration from riders like Ingrid Klimke and Jessica von Bredow Werndl, both German dressage and eventing. She loves how they train the horses, with so much patience, calm and love and the way they use a lot of alternative training methods, dressage, jumping or having a stroll in the nature. Their horses have a real horse life, you can see them in paddocks or fields, even if they are one million dollar horses ‘You can feel the spirit they have, I love that’ Veronika said.

vr3Veronika’s style is classy, elegant and sporty. She loves brown, navy, grey and pink colors which we featured in her look today.

Like her style? Here is all you need to know about her look:

Veronika loves her shades of brown and lives in a place where it does really get quite cold in winter, so this UHIP full length, light weight coat with a sporty look was the perfect place to start. She loves layering her hoodies and vests in complimentary colors, so we went for a hot pink with grey detail The North Face hoodie combined with a Spooks Justin grey vest. Mostly training dressage, Veronica like to wear a full seat breech, and the Euro Star Miley power grip is a perfect companion for this look. We accessorised the look with another pop of pink: the Superdry Clarrie beanie and a few essentials in brown like Roeckl gloves and a Liebeskind vintage leather belt.

To finish off the look, we went with Veronika’s two rider favourites: the UVEX Suxxeed glamour helmet and a pair of De Niro classic black boots.

Have a stylish ride!

Want to know more about Veronika and Cash? Check out her blog 

Special Edition: the stylish equestrian for Emma Weinert

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Meet Emma Weinert:  fabulously fashionable ambitious energetic dressage rider.
emma-weinert-1Emma has always been utterly obsessed with horses. She used to ride around everywhere on her mums broom and pretend she was on a horse.
She remembers feeding the neighbors horse bread at her grandparents house and also still remembers the smell of those horses and how wonderful it was.
She was really lucky that her parents decided to buy her her very own pony when she was 5. Like many ambitious young riders, she didn’t actually come from a horsey family so this was a big deal looking back on it.
Kalo – her 12hh liver chestnut pony was the love of her life; they did everything together! Emma and her family lived on 5 acres in the country in Australia and she would ride over to her friends house and they would go riding around on her 100 acre property and go swimming in the dam and have picnics out there.
Emma did a couple of days of pony club on Kalo but he didn’t want to jump at all so she ended up doing some show classes on him but mainly just had a lot of fun riding around bareback everywhere – it was the best!
emma-weinert-2When Emma was young, she would always watch her mums dressage video called ‘the horse in sport’ and was just fascinated by the sport of dressage. It was the most beautiful thing she had ever seen and she watched that video pretty much every single day.

After watching the dressage at the 2000 Sydney Olympics she became totally obsessed with riding at a professional level like the riders she had watched. That memory still drives her to this day.

She got her first real dressage horse at 17. A 17.2hh 4yr old Warmblood which she kept in the city. Looking back she’s not sure how she survived that but he was a great horse and they trained all the way up to the Grand Prix together. She started accumulating horses to train from then on and was also fascinated by horse breeding and had a small breeding program with 5 broodmares back home.
Emma and a friend organized a clinic with their dressage idol Steffen Peters and after riding with him she knew that she had to learn how to ride like that.
She made the move to San Diego, California to train with ‘The Peters’ in 2009 and has been there ever since (…and Steffen is still her riding idol). Emma currently  trains with Shannon Peters.

emma-weinert-3She purchased a 6 yr old inexperienced broodmare (Velvet) and a 4yr old stallion (Zidane) in 2008. Her broodmare is now CDI*** Grand Prix Special winner and Zidane is a successful CDI small tour horse.
She has received her USDF Silver and Gold medals in the USA and has been placed on the State High Performance squad in Australia multiple times. She’s an ambitious rider, one to watch out for on the highest levels of international competition in the years to come.

Emma likes wearing navy with a twist. Some of her favourite brands hit the nail not he head with this style, for example Animo, Equiline and Kingsland. She is also obsessed with grip breeches (great for sticking to the saddle in dressage!), this is why we added in the Kingsland Kessi navy full seat breeches. As a base layer we decided on the Animo Coreana shirt and layered on a preppy but funky Gucci tiger applique sweater. California weather can be chilly in the mornings so we added on a few layers to choose from when riding: a red lightweight Prana Lyra vest and a Schott NYC silver grey bomber jacket

Emma LOVES KEP Italia helmets and is currently eyeballing the navy chromo textile with the glitter front, which we had to ad into the look. Additionally, we needed to include Emma’s signature Hurley baseball cap (best solution for helmet hair) and  pair of her signature Victoria Beckham aviator shades.

Petrie boots are Emma’s absolute favorite. She has a pair of black patent ones as well as the tan Athene with a front zip and buckles we included in the look. We matched a pair of Roeckl gloves and a Fossil Emi stud belt to the boots and added on a casual navy MANGO scarf to finish off the look.

Have a stylish ride!

Learn more about Emma and her equestrian business here.

Special Edition: the stylish equestrian for Kathleen Keller

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Meet Kathleen Keller: Dressage rider, aspiring equestrian business woman and all round fashionista.

Born in Uelzen in March 1990, Kathleen grew up in Bad Bevensen, Germany,  on the small “Stud at the Ilmenau”, where she developed a great passion for riding.

kathi-keller-1As of the age of 13, Kathleen has been quite the accomplished rider, winning the Hanseatic League for the first time in 2003. This was followed by another five titles. Years later, she qualified to participate in the German championships. Kathleen became German champion in 2005, after she became fourth in 2003 and won the silver medal in 2004. In 2008 she won another bronze medal.

At the age of 14 – and therefore as the youngest rider – Kathleen was awarded the golden riding badge. In 2014, she was also able to celebrate her 160th S victory, including Grand Prix victories, which she achieved with different horses. At the time of the 2004 European Championships, she was teamed with her Oldenburger stallion Florestan and came in seventh place. With her younger horse, the Hanoverian Wonder, she won the silver medal in the team championship in the European Championship in 2008 and again a 7th place in the individual evaluation.

kathi-keller-2Throughout her riding career she has also had a lot of  pleasure riding in the other disciplines like jumping, and has been quite successful doing so. She has ridden the international amateur jumping tour and was able to reach a considerable 4th place in the derby of Hamburg.

At the age of 21, Kathleen rode to victory in the German dressage derby. 8 years before, her father had won the blue ribbon at the same event. Kathleen also won the U25 final in 2011 as well as the big derby. She has won the U25 finals three times with different horses.

Not only is Kathleen an accomplished rider, she has also studied economics psychology in Hamburg. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 2014. “I just wanted to do something else. Economic psychology is really exciting and Hamburg is an incredibly beautiful city. The Derby win has linked me emotionally even more to the city, “says Kathleen. Performance and university studies was possible for her because she was supported by her family greatly.

kathi-keller-3Since the successful completion of her studies in 2014, Kathleen has devoted herself to 100% horsemanship with the aim of taking over the equestrian business of her parents at some point. Today she works on the daily training of the horses and additionally is growing her experience as a trainer in Germany and abroad. Kathleen has also already made a name for herself as an instructor for young horses.

If the sporting success continues as before, Kathleen will come a little closer to her dreams and goals. “Being able to gain a foothold in the professional sport would be a significant milestone for me. I am looking forward to the coming season and great tournaments. ”

Kathi keller dogs.pngKathleen, Kathi as known to friends, loves a casual classy look. Having a few great sponsors who provide her with a daily choice of riding wear, influences her style a lot (in a good way!). She loves the collections that Euro Star, No Concept and Roeckl have to offer.
A big part of her life are her dogs Lilly and Schoko, who  had to have a special feature in this look too, as they are with her every moment of the day.

Like her look? Here is all you need to know:

Riding daily in Northern Germany in winter time can be a frosty business, so it was key to add in a warm winter Parka like this Olive green Fidelity riding jacket by Euro Star. We added on an extra layer for during the ride with the ANKY Tehnical Casuals Thermo pro waist coat and combined it with a No Concept black turtle neck sweater. All of this combined seamlessly with a pair of Euro Star Energy full grip dressage breeches.

The accessories enhance the color scheme of Kathleen’s look: a pair of custom Kempkens boots, with a matching H&M belt and a pair of black Roeckl Wago winter gloves (read the review here) combined with a stylish and safe Uvex Suxxeed Glamour helmet. And of course a pair of stylish shades by Linda Farrow to finish off the look.

Lilly and Schoko could not be left behind and have matching styles with their Weatherbeeta 1200D parka’s and MagicTack customisable dog collars.

Have a stylish ride!

 

Find out more about Kathleen here