Special Edition: The stylish equestrian for Jennifer Schrader-Williams

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Meet Jennifer Schrader-Williams, Grand Prix Dressage rider, businesswoman and stylish equestrian.
JSW 1Jennifer’s love for horses started at a young age and she took up riding at the tender age of 5. She loved it with heart and soul and made riding her career at 17. She worked for a breeder, Charlene Summers beginning in 1997 and in 2012 was able to buy the farm when Charlene retired with her business partner, Paula Helm.
Charlene gave Jennifer many opportunities to ride quality horses including Phirst Solo whom she competed at the PSG to Qualify for NAYRC and then ultimately at the CDI GP level.  Solo’s Grandson HS Wistar whom Jennifer rode from 4 years old also was carefully developed and brought along to the CDI GP level. Wistar and Jennifer were awarded the Anne Barlow Ramsay grant of $25k to train in Europe in 2010.
Next Jennifer was able to take Wistar’s son HS Wrevolution to the GP level in 2017 whom she owned since a 4 year old. Her current GP horse is Millione, a 15 year old Danish gelding bred by Jorgen Olsen and now owned by Bob and Tina Desroche of Thunder Ridge Sporthorses. Millione and Jennifer have been together since the end of 2016 and 2018 was his first season of GP.
JSW 2Jennifer is passionate about taking young horses and developing them into the dressage start of the future, to be able to do this in the best possible way, she takes inspiration from some of the best riders and trainers in the world like Laura Graves, Charlotte Dujardin, Steffen Peters, and Carl Hester.
Jennifer has been quite successful throughout 2018 (2nd at Rancho Murrietta CDI GP Special 3*, 2nd at GP Calgary 3* , Winner GP Freestyle Calgary 3* and many more…) and will continue to show her superstars for many years to come.
Her main focus areas right now include training Millione and a few up and coming promising horses like Francis HW owned by Lisa Norling. He is a 6 yr old just about ready to compete in the Developing PSG for 2019. She’s also developing several top quality sales horses and spending time with her daughter Lexi and LJ (her pony) on the weekends.
JSW 4Like Jennifer’s style? Here are all the details for her look:
Jennifer’s favorite styles are her Candela Pikeur breeches which we of course immediately included in her outfit. She LOVES her blackberry Königs boots, as they are unique, stylish, durable and comfortable. She also loves her Anique shirts especial in Desert Rose,  and we also added in a belt by Unbelts: “they have cute colors and you can mix and match and there is no bulk under your show coat” said Jennifer. We topped off the look with a lightweight Ariat Windstopper for those blustery morning rides and a GPA classic helmet for style and safety.
We also added in a pair of her favorite Foot Huggies equestrian socks, Heritage Premier show gloves and an Equithème bag to carry all her daily equestrian and showtime essentials.
Want to know more about Jennifer? Check out her website, Instagram and Facebook 
Have a stylish ride!

Mothersday Must Haves

Mothersday Must haves 2018

Mothers day is around the corner again. Have you found the perfect gift for the horse-loving Mom in your life yet? No? Here are some of my Mothersday Must Haves. Hope you’ll find the perfect gift for that special lady in your life. Oh and Mom’s…  feel free to accidentally share / forward this post to your kiddo’s or partner to give them that subtle gift giving hint 😉

 

Screen Shot 2018-05-08 at 08.05.11.png U BLACK RIDER 18 KT GOLD PLATED SPURS

 298,00

Precious and elegant 18 kt gold-plated brass spurs.
Resistant, shiny and precious they adapt easily to the rider’s foot. Comes in a gorgeous gift box, luxurious velvet pouch and includes matching leather and gold spur straps.

 

 

Screen Shot 2018-05-08 at 08.39.56PS OF SWEDEN ELLEN BELT

 39,00

Classic, stylish belt in elasticated material with PS buckle attached on PU-leather. The belt fits all our gorgeous breeches and is available with silver- or gold colored buckle in brown, sand, navy or black. One size.

 

Screen Shot 2018-05-08 at 08.13.38RONNER DESIGN CAROSSELO DRESS

$ 169,00

The perfect combination of a shirt and a dress. In a soft blend of 70% cotton and 30% silk, self-tie belt, the Carosello dress features a feminine yet comfortable and effortless choice. Fabric composition: 70% Cotton Satin 30% Silk

 

 

Screen Shot 2018-05-08 at 08.01.45DESORI HORSE – YELLOW GOLD “THIN” HORSE LOGO BRACELET

 45,00

Light and elegant bracelet. The central satin horse combined with a thin metal band make this object a very versatile and light show stopper.  The satin effect of the horse and the yellow gold finish give the “thin” bracelet a unique shine. Brass folded by hand in Venice, Italy.

 

Screen Shot 2018-05-08 at 08.29.51ARIAT BIT CRUISER LOAFERS

 99,90

Soft suede and the classic elegance of horse trimmings give these loafers their timeless flair.
Classy and comfortable with a Suede upper part and finished with a classic bit detail

 

Screen Shot 2018-05-08 at 08.48.08NEARSIDE CASHMERE POLO SCARF

CHF 149,90

This scarf reminds you of the sandy landscape and steppes of Argentina. The silky, airy feel and the beautiful case make a perfect travel accessory.  A fascinating diamond eye pattern makes this scarf very exclusive. 200cm x 70cm, Made in Argentina.

 

 

Screen Shot 2018-05-08 at 09.02.35BLACK KNIGHT RIDER WRISTLET

$75,00

Breeches don’t leave room for much. The Riders Wristlet was created to carry your phone, money and small necessities are the barn or on daily adventures 4 in 1 function while riding on belt, as wallet, a wristlet or as a mini purse.

 

Happy Mothersday and have a stylish ride!

EQ Athletica GIVE AWAY

EQ Athletica product review 4A while ago I had the pleasure to write a product review about the EQ Athletica Manoonnies all-round technical breeches.

READ HERE

And now, I am extremely pleased to announce that I can offer one of my absolute favorite riding essentials to a lucky Instagram winner: your very own pair of grey Manoonnies technical breeches!

Want to win?
Just Follow these few simple steps:

✔️Follow @the_stylish_equestrian and @eq_athletica on Instagram
✔️Tell us why you can’t live without these beautiful breeches
✔️tag 2 friends who would also love a chance to win

Give away contest closes April 18th 8pm European time.
The winner will be randomly selected and contacted by DM.

🍀good luck🍀

Sky is the limit

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When spring is in the air, the sun is out and you’re with your horses, then the sky really is the limit.

Today, I’m working with some of my new spring favorites. Have you seen the new Kudamono collection? It features this super cute Kudamono Freda denim jacket which is not only super stylish, a great layering item for spring but also…washable! A perfect item to wear anywhere, all the time 🙂

Layer it over this light grey Horseware Lara zip hoodie with subtle spring flower lining and a Kingsland Selma blush pink polo shirt. Mirror the baby blue details in the hoodie with a pair of Horse Pilot X Balance sky blue breeches

Add on some navy blue rider essentials with a shiny KEP Italia helmet, matching Roeckl Lisboa gloves (with added Swarovski bling logo) and Kinglsey custom made Polo style boots.

Swap you helmet for a blush pink Napapijri hat and your boots for a pair of matching Converse and you’re ready to take this look form stable to street.

Have a stylish ride!

Golden standard

Golden standard

Only gold is good enough for today’s #rootd. Thankfully this season brings us some beautiful gold and gold trimmed items to combine into a classy top-class riding outfit.

The new Spring collection from ANKY Technical Casuals has a few must-have items in it, of which this lightweight jacket in this golden sandy shade is defenitely one of them. Wear it over a crisp white HV Polo Favouritas polo shirt with gold and navy details and under a matching ANKY Technical casuals navy blue and gold trim vest.

BR Equestrian now also has a pair of super stylish denim breeches in their collection: the Macy with its golden zipper details, which fits perfectly with this outfit.

Keep your rider accessories classy and cute in this gorgeous shade of chocolate brown with croco details: the KEP Italia helmet and Petrie boots are absolutely excellent companions for a BR Equestrian brown belt, a pair of Roeckl Julia gloves (with gold trim!) and a French Connection Alana croc embossed backpack. Turn this look into a real springtime street-to-stable head turner by trading your boots for a pair of golden TOMS.

Then, if you really want to up your matchy matchy game, add on this gorgeous classic blue saddle pad from Dapple Equestrian with chocolate brown and gold details and you’re ready to steal the show in the arena.

Have a stylish ride!

Be mine

Be mine

This happens to me every year: the spring fashion lines are out in the shops and the only thing I can think about is how all of this fabulous fashion can be mine 🙂

I’ve made a small selection of items today in this sophisticated steely grey and soft sorbet lemon; a color combination I well and truly adore. The hero of this look is the new Cavallo Kesha sweat jacket: a perfect layering piece for spring combining both the grey and the soft lemon. Wear it underneath a grey Barbour training sweater jacket and over a sophisticated black Burberry polo shirt.

Add on the new BR Magda full seat silicon grip breeches and finish it off with a vintage Hermès black and silver logo belt.

Keep the rider accessories sleek and simple in black with a pair of Cavallo Primus lace-up dressage boots which look great with special Ruthenium spurs by U-Black, a pair of Roeckl Julia gloves (with a silver grey trim to match the look) and the KEP Italia Cromo textile shine helmet.

To add a little bit of ‘street’ to this street-to-stable look, ask for the OPI ‘Towel me about it”  color at your next manicure, bring along your lemon inspired phone case and finish it off with a pair of matching Adidas Boost Yeezy Neon sneakers.

Have a stylish spring ride!

Basic B&B

Basic B&B

Slowly but surely the spring styles are trickling into the online shops: lovely colors, lightweight layers, and super new styles… but… it’s still frosty where I am, so we’re still in full-on winter mode here at stylish equestrian HQ. Take the opportunity to stock up on some winter basics in Burgundy and Blue during the sales right now, as not only are they this seasons hottest ticket, but they will be back again next winter season too!

A no miss street-to-stable item is this comfy casual Kingsland Chisasib rider leggings, perfectly paired with a retro style Stella Jean color block polo sweater. Add a blue J. Crew mountain puffer vest for your ride and bundle up with a Burgundy colored Dubarry Barrington waterproof hooded jacket.

If I ever win the lottery, the first thing I will splurge on is a pair of Burgundy colored lace-up boots like this Primus Pro pair by Cavallo and find a super cute bag to match like this crossbody bag by Sienna Jones. Then, keep your boots clean and gorgeous by changing into a pair of Timberland teddy fleece lined fold-down boots around the stables.

Finish your look with some basic blue equestrian must-haves like the KEP Italia Cromo smart helmet and a pair of SSG gloves.

Have a stylish ride!

Painted Gold

Painted Gold

I absolutely love watching the gold rush of the winter Olympics and will be glued to the tv for the next two weeks following all fo the glorious winter sports (yes, I also enjoy watching non-horsie sports).

Today I decided to add a splash of gold to a street-to-stable look for a warmer winter’s day. This week I received the beautiful House of Horses Helsinki limited edition body warmer in the mail and it was love at first sight. It looks super cute with a white and pink striped Osvaldo cashmere sweater by Max Mara and a pair of perfect street-to-stable Kudamono knee grip denim breeches.

Add a splash of gold to your look with a vintage Gucci Ivory and Gold logo scarf and a pair of matching De Niro custom boots.

Pick up on the pink accents in the bodywarmer and sweater with a Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti belt, matching Rebecca Minkoff metallic phone case and Puma sneakers.

Then, match your One K Defender helmet to your Roeckl Lisboa gloves and you’re ready to ride.

Have a great Sunday, enjoy all the fabulous sports hand have a stylish ride!

Working 9 to 5

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“Workin’ 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin’ ” yeah, Dolly Parton got it right, we all wish we could be at the barn with our four-legged darlings all the time, but a girl’s gotta work to pay the vet, hay, feed, farrier, equestrian fashion, saddle pad addiction…. well you know, the endless list of glorious horse lovers’ costs.

So, if you do find yourself running from the business meeting to the bakery to the barn and back again, better make sure you do it in style.

We’ve been lucky enough to enjoy the very first rays of early spring sunshine over here and this immediately puts me into a springtime color mood incorporating lots of oranges and pinks into a still warm and functional street-to-stable #rootd.

Denim breeches are always a good way to take an equestrian outfit straight from the street to the stable, especially if they are as cute and classy as this pair of Cavallo Chaya grip breeches. Wear them with a bright orange Astraet turtleneck sweater and layer this super cute Patrizia Pepe tailored lightweight floral print down jacket on top.

For the street style part of the look, wear a pair of cognac suede New Balance sneakers to match your vintage Hermès belt and top it off with a pair of Illesteva blue toned aviator shades. Bring your office with you in style wherever the day might take you (barns are great remote working spaces, I promise!) with a computer bag and laptop cover to match your look.

For your ride, swap your sneaker for a pair of classic cognac colored polo style boots by Petrie, wear you matching Hauke Schmidt Arabella gloves and top it off with a blue One K Defender Helmet.

Wishing you a successful working week and a stylish ride!

Retro Rules!

Retro Rules!

Lovin’ the retro style items in the collection of Horseware this season, especially this super cute long sleeve knit top (that 70’s show anyone?), which was the inspiration for this retro look today.

This sweater looks great with a retro style denim jacket (everyone has a denim jacket in their wardrobe, right? Why not wear it to the barn!!) by New Look: cute, affordable and washable ;). This would also be a great look for a pair of beige breeches, like this classic Olympia pair by Ariat and of course you should add on a burnt orange retro looking lightweight down vest by Uniqlo for warmth and style.

Accessorize the look for a bit more of a street style edge with a burnt orange blanket style scarf by Weekday. For your ride, add some chocolate brown rider essentials to you look like the Charles Owen suede retro style GR8 helmet, a pair of Ariat Heritage contour field boots and a matching vintage belt. Then, change it up a little bit with a pair of Navy blue Roeckl gloves and finish off the retro style with a super practical and stunning PS of Sweden premium blue grooming bag.

Have a stylish ride!