Special Edition: The stylish equestrian for Marie Medosi

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

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

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

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

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

Timeless, simple elegance.

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

Daisy blue

Daisy Blue

A floral take on a classic navy and beige #rootd. A few of the leading equestrian online shops have started to give some previews of spring / summer items that will be in stock soon: YAY! This super cute navy and daisy lightweight Michelle jacket from HV Polo was one of them and I fell in love with it the moment I saw it.

Wear it with a pair of classic beige Kingsland Kendra breeches and a preppy navy blue V-neck perfect fit logo sweater by Equestrianista collection worn over a Kingsland basic yet classy white Diamore showshirt.

This look is great with a pair of cognac Stivaleria Secchiari field boots, a Kudamono leather belt and matching Hauke Schmidt gloves.

Finish off the look with a classic navy blue KEP Italia helmet and bring all your weekend barn essentials with you in this gorgeous Oughton Limited City Lux M blue leather bag.

Have a wonderful weekend and a stylish ride!

I love Lily

I love lily

I love Lily, the Lily waterproof jacket by Rönner design to be specific. You might have seen a few pictures pass by on Instagram stories already and I promise there will be one coming up of me wearing this beauty in a #rootd, but for now, here is how I would style this in between season must have.

Wear this mesh lined, lightweight jacket with a classic navy Digione polo shirt by Vestrum and a pair of sleek and stylish beige breeches like this Asmar Equestrian classic.

Navy blue works great with this look when it comes to gloves and helmets: I’ve added the my very own classic Samshield shadow mat helmet and a pair of my favourite Roeckl grip gloves to the look.

I always love a good pair of brown boot with a blue look and these Petrie Athene polo style boots are certainly a perfect companion for this outfit, especially when paired with a matching vintage Valentino belt.

are this look from stable to street by exchanging your boots for a pair of baby blue Puma sneaker and bringing your keys and your phone with you in a polo inspired La Martina Portena cross body bag.

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!

Mid season must have

Mid season must have

Technically it’s still summer…. but I can already feel a little chill creeping up on us in the early mornings and late evenings…. so, best to get ready to dress for the awkward cold morning/hot day in between season weather.

The newest addition to the Uhip line-up is the perfect piece for that indecisive in-between-weather day: The Hybrid short sleeve jacket offers a mix of fabrics and insulation for warmth and weather protection where exposure is greatest and breathability where body heat needs to escape. The hybrid construction also offers a flexibility and freedom of movement for activities outdoors, like riding of course.

Stylish and functional, what’s not to love? Wear it with a pair of navy blue Ego7 Silicone full seat breeches and a white sleeveless Adidas x Stella McCartney polo (…another example of perfect functional style!).

Accessorise your look highlighting the orange and navy blue color scheme with a pair of Covalliero Gloria marine gloves, the sophisticated KEP Italia helmet, a woven orange belt and a pair of dark blue Stivaleria Secchiari boots.

Adda a few more touches of orange to take this look from stable to street with a pair of vintage Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses and Hogan sneakers.

Have a stylish ride!