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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 ūüėČ

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

 

Screen Shot 2018-07-23 at 11.34.27Get the Gallop Stirrup Style

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‚Äč 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¬ģ, 27% NYLON, 3% LYCRA¬ģ

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 Chlo√©.

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 ‚ĄĘ 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.
feel.

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!

Sidelines style

Sideline style

If, like me this weekend, you’ve got a few horses to ride, and a few friends support who are competing, but aren’t competing yourself, then this is the look for you!

Sophisticated and functional street to stable style that can take you from the stirrups to the sidelines with a simple change from boot to shoe.

I am a big lover of the denim breech as it makes any #rootd effortlessly street to stable, today I chose the Cavallo Chaya grip. Wear it with a super gilrie, yet outdoor proof pink Dubarry Chamomile country shirt and layer of a Fior da Liso beige vest with ink details for warmth and style.

While riding, accessorise the look with the stunning brown leather and blue shine Galaxy helmet by Anterès Sellier and matching Roeckl gloves. Wear my favourite antique brown Alberto Fasciani dressage boots with the belt to match and add on little equestrian themed scarf for style.

Change your boots for a pair of Ariat Henley country shoes and your ready to support from the sidelines in style!

Have a stylish ride and a great weekend!

Au revoir summer

bye summer, hello autumn

Au revoir summer, see you again soon! It has been amazing, I will miss your beautiful mornings and late sunsets, but it’s time for autumn colors, crisp breezes and hot comforting drinks.

This time of year always calls for versatile looks that work for cold mornings and evening breezes as well as warm afternoons. A lightweight bomber jacket is the answer to all the in between season problems, like this Dabney jacket by¬†Isabel Marant √Čtoile.

Wear it with a short sleeve sophisticated Euro Star Beau polo shirt and a pair of classic Pikeur Lugana beige breeches.

Layer on the navy blues with a Samshield helmet and Roeckl gloves and accentuate the bordeaux’s with a pair of Cavallo Linus Pro lace up boots, a Michael Cox double stud belt and a Sienna Jones saddle style ¬†cross body bag.

Have a stylish ride!

Dusty pink for days

Dusty pink for days

I may have accidentally gone on a mini shopping spree this weekend, which included one (or more) dusty pink pieces to take me from summer to the first cooler days of autumn. So, I thought I’d put my shopping spree to good use and make it the inspiration for a today’s #rootd.

Have you seen this Ted Baker velvet quilted bomber jacket? I love everything about it, the material, the color, the cut and… the washability ūüėČ Wear it with a sleek black Burberry classic polo shirt and a pair of grey Euro-Star¬†Coco Glam full seat breeches.

Accessorise the look with a pair of classic back lace up Cavallo Primus boots, Uvex sport style glamour gloves, Back on Track scarf and a Gucci horse bit leather belt.

Add on a final touch of dusty pink with a pair of Chiara Ferragni collection Candy flirting slip on sneakers to change into after your ride.

Have a stylish ride!

Burgundy O’clock

Burgundy o'clock

Yesterday was one of those crazy busy ones, where I think I probably changed clothes about 3 times… wasted time, which I could have easily used to squeeze in a few more things and make the day even more efficient. So, how do you find a look in which you can do your admin and emails, then head to the barn to ride 2 horses and walk 2 more in hand before having a coffee with a friend and popping over to the gym for a quick work-out? Here it is, and as an extra bonus, I incorporated this autumn/winter season’s must have color: dark Burgundy.

The new Aztec Diamond Equestrian rider leggings in Burgundy are the absolute hero of this look. I found a super cute Live The Process¬† V Wrap-effect Stretch-supplex sports Bra to match the leggings and it’s best worn with a high street silvery grey racer back tank top.

Must have accessories for your ride are a Uvex Suxxeed Glamour helmet, a pair of Roeckl grip gloves and the sporty Alberto Fasciani all-round 919 boots.

For your work-out / shopping / coffee date swap your boots for a pair of black Nike Huarrache Ultra sneakers, hide your helmet hair in a Marcus Adler velvet burgundy cap, ¬†make sure you’re on time for Burgundy O’clock with a Henry London Chancery watch and bring all you need for the day in a Mango light weight front pocket tote bag.

Have a stylish ride!