Winter bloom

Winter bloom

I seem to be a bit obsessed with floral themed #rootd’s lately. It is, however, one of the ways I get through those dark winter days: bring some flowers into your home, stable or riding outfit and your mood is instantly lifted and brightened.

Sometimes it pays out to have a look outside of the regular equestrian sports offering and check out the ‘regular’ activewear section because then you might come across one of these gems like the Fenty x PUMA by Rihanna reversible mint bomber jacket with beautiful winter blossom print. Wear it with the pretty and practical Ariat Ideal down vest in the shade clothespin and an HV Polo blush pink Maddy turtleneck sweater.

Highlight the shades of green in the bomber jacket with a pair of Cavallo Calea grip breeches and add a minty blue Alexander McQueen scarf for a touch of style.

This look works best with some chocolate brown rider accessories like a pair of Roeckl grip gloves, Petrie Suede boots, and a matching Uvex Suxxeed Luxury helmet.

This look is perfect for heading straight from the street to the stable if you add a pair of blush pink UGG boots and aptly named “the Horse” watch and a polo lifestyle inspired La Martina Portena crossbody bag for your phone, money, and keys.

Have a stylish ride!


Everything is better with a hint of mint

Everything is better with a bit of mint

Freshen up an already cool winter #rootd with some hints of mint this cold January. Lots of street fashion and funky accessories have gone into this riding look, which makes it the ideal street-to-stable or office-to-stable look for those busy back to work days.

I immediately fell in love with this Sportmax Code Geyser horse print sweater and just had to incorporate it into a street-to-stable outfit. I would love to wear this super cute sweater with a fresh minty Uniqlo rayon long sleeve and combine it with a pair of Cavallo Caro denim full seat breeches and a classic black Hugo Boss bomber jacket.

For the ‘street’ part of this street-to-stable ensemble add a pair of mint Nike Air Force 1 sneakers and a matching Barbour scarf.

For your ride, match you Kep Italia grey Cromo T helmet to your Uvex Sport syle winter gloves and grey trimmed Tucci classic Allegri field boots.

Now, for all the fabulous accessories that complete this look: start with minty fresh 90s style scrunchie to hold together your tresses during and after your ride, make sure you smell like winter walks and pine trees with this equestrian lifestyle inspired luxury fragrance 2nd by Daxau Style, then add a few subtle touches of rose gold with a Cluse x Negin Minuit watch and the must-have equestrian item of the year: the horse logo necklace by Desori horse.

Have a stylish ride!

Kicking off 2018 in style!



One of my New Year’s resolutions is to continue bringing the glamour factor to the barn with lots of fabulous street to stable #rootd’s and I thought we’d kick off 2018 in style with this gold and glittery look.

It’s easy to amp up the glamour factor while still putting together a functional riding outfit with this super cute Marc Jacobs super sized sequin sweater. Wear it with a pair of basic Pikeur Lugana breeches and emphasize the gold and glitter with a Just over the Top Rica gold puffer jacket.

Ride in style with some chocolate brown rider essentials, like the Kempkens lace-up patent leather dressage boots, the KEP Italia Cromo T helmet with Croco detail and a pair of gold trimmed Roeckl Julia gloves.

Add a few more touches of glitter and gold with a MagicTack stone encrusted brown belt and a Valentino sequin gold silk scarf. Finish off your look with some beige and gold statement pieces like the aptly named ‘The Horse’ watch and a pair of Ariat Henley outdoor shoes to change into after your ride.

Wishing you all the most wonderful things you can think of for 2018!

Have a stylish ride!


b and b

A bit of Blue and Blush (B&B) to get you through a cold and harsh winter’s day. And, as a bonus, I’ve added another “B” in the mix: a classy shade of brown to pull together the whole look.

I’m a huge fan of tailored shirts for riding, especially in spring and autumn, but for wintertime, why not layer one of those beautiful shirts by Fior da Liso, like this baby blue and blush Diana II one underneath a blush pink LK Bennet Adele cashmere sweater.

Wear it all with a pair of timeless chocolate brown Macy breeches by BR Equestrian and top it off with a beautiful shiny navy blue Bianca jacket by HV Polo.

This is to perfect look with which to rock a pair of metallic blue boots, like these Ottaviano boots by De Niro Boot Co, especially when paired with a sleek Samshield blue helmet and brown Roeckl Julis gloves. Then, add on a matching Pampeano polo belt for function and style during your ride.

After your ride, swap your helmet for an H&M blush pink pompom beanie and your beautiful boots for a pair of functional and funky baby blue Hunter wellies.

Have a stylish ride!

Special Edition: The stylish equestrian for Brianna Zwilling

Screen Shot 2017-11-28 at 15.30.49.pngMeet Brianna Zwilling: young equestrian entrepreneur, dressage trainer, successful competitor and stylish equestrian.

Brianna Zwilling grew up in Minnesota, working at a local horse stable in exchange for lessons and board for her first horse – a feisty, stubborn Arabian. She explored various disciplines (including western), but was drawn to dressage in the end because of the harmony that is achieved between horse & rider and the immense depth of learning needed to excel.

In 2009, Brianna and her Oldenburg gelding DiMaggio represented Region 4 in the North American Junior and Young Rider Championships. They earned 6th place in the team competition. During that year, they also won two regional championship titles, Young Rider Prix St. Georges and Fourth Level Freestyle with a score of 77+%. DiMaggio is still going strong & now teaching some of Brianna’s students, even helping one of her riders earn a Bronze medal in 2015.

Screen Shot 2017-11-28 at 15.31.34Brianna enjoys training horses at all levels, but is especially interested in working with young horses to patiently build strong basic skills. So she started the journey again with a new horse in 2012. While not really looking to buy for herself, she sat on a 4 year old that was for sale. After one ride, Brianna knew she had to have this horse and scraped together everything she had to buy Griffindor (“Opie”), a sensitive and big moving Oldenburg.

The two successfully qualified and competed at the first US Dressage Finals in 2013 where they placed 6th in the nation at First Level. They returned in 2015 earning National Champion Third Level Freestyle. In 2016, Opie showed his first season of Prix St. Georges and the pair have their sights set on Grand Prix in a few years.

The rider that inspires Brianna the most is Betsy Steiner. She is a very dedicated and hard working horse woman who is always positive and has a true love and passion for horses. “Her riding shows beautiful harmony and grace, and her horses are so happy in their work. I have been clinicing with Betsy for about 3 years now and I feel inspired every time I ride for her.”
Screen Shot 2017-12-05 at 10.29.20Brianna’s busy horse life based in St Louis Missouri includes training, teaching and showing. She currently has over 20+ horses in training, teaches lessons everyday, including students that trailer in for lessons. During the summer months, she’ll travel to shows 2-3 weekends a month and hosts clinics at her own barn as much as possible to keep learning and exposing her horses to new challenges. If this is not enouch for this young equestrian entrepreneur, she is also trainig hard to start her own horse “Opie” at Grand Prix level.


Brianna likes to present herself in a stylsh and professional way. Her riding wear is her ‘office’ wear and she takes her appeareance as seriously as her strive for perfection in working with her horses and students. She loves combining rich blues, maroons, shades of grey and black and a bit of bling when competing with her Rock House Couture stock ties (one of her proud sponsors). We have compiled a versatile and stylish layered look for Brianna today to take her from those chilly Missouri mornings all the way though hot afternoons and cool evenings.

Brianna was ademement that her look included some of her favorite brands, especially Mastermind breeches: “they are my absolute favorite”. So we included a pair of Mastermind Mindy Slate breeches paired with a Arista Equestrian technical quarter zip training top layered under an Ariat basis full zip light weight sweater and Silver Pikeur down vest.

She loves Cavallo boots and these beautiful maroon Primus Pro lace-up boots are a perfect fit for the look, especially when combined with a matching light weight Bikkembergs scarf and Charlotte Russe velvet skinny belt.

We added in a pair of no miss Julia gloves by Roeckl, a pair of her favorite New Balance sneakers to change into in between rides and finished it off with her signature Samshield helmet.

Want to know more about Brianna? Follow her on Instagram or check out her website.

Have a stylish ride!


PS. are you a stylish rdier and would love to be featured in a special edition post? Then please get in touch!!


Boyfriend material

Boyfriend material

Who doesn’t love a good flannel boyfriend shirt from time to time? It’s the perfect partner to layer into a winter riding outfit, especially if it combines some of this seasons hottest colors in an unusual yet stunning way.

I came accross this marroon and orange Campus Emporium flanel plaid boyfirend shirt and it immediately inspired me to do this casual street to stable outdoorsy #rootd. Especially because it goes so well when worn with a cheecky rolled up sleeve over the BR Equestrian equipment burnt orange Titiana roll neck base layer and it also works amazingly well with a pair of maroon Cavallo Cera grip breeches.

The grey full seat detail in the breeches provides the perefct theme fro the rest of the look with an ANKY Technical Casuals lightweight silver grey down jacket, a pair of Uvex Sport style glamour gloves, a One K Defender grey helmet and a matching Shop Hunt Club ‘Flying Cange’ derby belt.

Finish off the look with a maroon knitted scarf by Pieces and a pair of grey multipurpose snuggly warm boots: the Coniston H2O waterproof and insulated outdoor boots by Ariat. Your best partner for winter walks, muddy paddocks and hacks in the countryside.

Have a stylish ride!



First real lasting snow is predicted for this week, and I thought I’d get ready for that snowflake feeling with a wintery street to stable outfit.

I love looking at technical outdoor sports brands other than the equestrian ones for inspiration, as those brands usually work just as well for riding. Especially ski-wear is  well suited as it’s designed for outdoor activity, flexibility and style.

A brand that I’ve liked for a very long time thanks to it’s innovative retro Swiss style and quality technical items is Alprausch. Today I’ve chosen to add the Alprausch Helga down jacket into the mix thanks to it’s super cute retro snowflake print.

Wear it with a Miasuki Cashmere silk blend crisp white turtleneck sweater, a pair of perfect street to stable Imperial Riding full seat denim breeches and a Kudamono vintage leather belt.

For you ride, match your Hauke Schmidt Arabella gloves to your Königs Melbourne boots and ride in style with the Back on Track EQ3 blue helmet (read a review on this great helmet here).

When heading out to meet friends for a coffee afterwards, change your boot for a pair of Ariat Wexdord H2O short boots and your helmet for a J Crew pom pom beanie.

Enjoy the snow and have a stylish ride!

A love story…

A love story....png

A little love story for you today: just sharing my passion for everything burgundy this season (or any season for that matter actually… I think it’s becoming a serious long-lasting relationship). If you’re a lover of Burgundy too, then this look is definitively for YOU!

I recently spotted these Burgundy Animo Naspre breeches in my local tack shop and just had to incorporate them into a look one way or another. For me, beige is always a great companion for Burgundy, so I paired them with a 3.1 Phillip Lim turtleneck sweater.

For warmth, added texture and above all style, I added the Alpaca button up jacket by Equirex in this exquisite dark hue of burgundy (almost aubergine) and then combined it with a matching LC Lauren Conrad plaid blanket scarf.

Continue the Burgundy theme with a stunning exclusive Miasuki Ribbon helmet and a pair of black Kempkens jumping boots (with… of course…. a burgundy detail).

Finish off the look with a classy black Gucci logo buckle belt, a pair of must-have black Roeckl Julia winter gloves and a Rebecca Minkoff cross body bag to bring along your keys and phone to the barn, while declaring your love for Burgundy once and for all.

Have a stylish ride!


Raspberry rain

Raspberry rain

Guns ‘n Roses had it right: ‘Nothing last forever, even cold November rain’, so, you can either wait it out and hide in bed with a Netflix marathon, or you can brave the dreary cold drizzle and head to the barn in a super cute raspberry rain #rootd.

I came across this Joules “go lightly” packaway waterproof jacket in dark pink posy with the cutest floral print and new that this would come in handy for a look to help you cheer up just one of those grey November days. As it is quite a thin jacket, it is a great companion for a super snuggly chunky cable knit sweater like this Raspberry one by Loro Piana. Wear it with a pair of stunning moss green Cavallo Cleo breeches and keep your rider accessories classic and stylish in chocolate brown, for example with a Samshield Miss Shield helmet, a pair of Roeckl gloves, Petrie custom croco boots and Tom Ford belt.

OK, you got yourself to the barn, now, you might a well pop to the shops while your out wearing a pair of Raspberry Meilani Lonely Harts UGG boots and a matching GAP Merino wool beanie. Bring all your keys in this moss green Moschino key holder and everything else you need for the day in the stunning Fairfax and Favor Windsor handbag.

Have a great weekend and a stylish ride!

Rockin’ the red

Rockin' the red

With all those muted shades of beige, burgundy and blue out there this wintertime, why not shake things up a bit and rock this Red hot HKM performance jacket for your ride today.

Wear it with this super cute silver Soccx vest, a sleek black Kingsland Paradiso printed pullover, pair it with the Pikeur Lucinda softshell breeches (probably one of the best breeches in the business…) and stay warm when riding with the unmistakable Ariat H2O Bromont Pro tall insulated thermal boots (read a review on these beauties here).

Did you know Pikeur did helmets too? You can now not only ride in style in your favorite brand but also safe when wearing this Pro Safe Classic Brilliant black Pikeur helmet. Get yourself a pair of black and red Roeckl Mission gloves and a Euro Star woven belt to match the look.

Why not accessorize your saddle to match your rockin’ red look today with a pair of Jin Stirrup red stirrups (they have so many other cute colors available it’s hard to choose!).

This look was brought to you in collaboration with, my favorite Swiss online retailer.

Have a stylish ride!