Today was our very first competition day where we had the perfect storm of everything that could go wrong at your very first test: horse refusing to load (while normally walking on happily without a care in the world), the worst weather (rain, rain, rain and more rain) and dogs walking through the arena during the test (did someone say spook?).
We ended up somewhere in the middle, a result with which I am incredibly pleased considering all of the excitement leading up to the actual test. Best of all was the judges comments on us being a great combination and looking good to boot!
I thought I’d share my competition style with you today. It all starts with a pair of white breeches: I wore the Horze Grand Prix full seat breeches – affordable, comfortable and great quality!
Then, I added on one of the shirts I actually love training in as well: the Asmar Equestrian Oxford show shirt and topped it off with the stunning and comfortable Euro Star Maxima show jacket.
I paired my black Ariat Heritage contour field boots with my Horses by Pumps en Paarden belt and of course I wore my favorite Samshield helmet and Roeckl gloves.
My lucky charm for the day was my custom made stock tie by No Concept – with a very small hint of orange to fit with my Hermès saddle pad.
My saving grace for the day was most certainly the Uhip sports jacket and matching rain skirt: both not only kept my white breeches clean and outfit looking on point, they also kept me wonderfully dry while warming up in the pouring rain. A full product review on these beauties will follow very soon!
I sure hope you guys had as much fun competing this weekend as I did. Can’t wait for the next one!!
Have a stylish ride!
For all of you stylish equestrians out there for whom the competition season is in full swing: some inspiration on how to take your look straight from the show ring to the champagne cocktail afterwards.
I could wear this Cavalleria Toscana GP show jacket all day every day: it’s so classy! If you’re lucky enough to compete in a country where they are not so traditional with the competion dress code, then wear it with a powder beigy pink Pikeur show shirt and your best pair of Euro Star Laura full seat breeches (with a tiny bit of bling…. who doesn’t love a bit of bling for show look?)
Match your Uvex gloves and KEP Italia helmet to your De Niro boots to complete the show look. When getting ready for the champagne cocktail, swap your boots for a pair of Valentino Rock Stud heels, add on a lightweight scarf and steal the show with the Daltons by Emma Louise suede snaffle belt.
Bring all your valuable with you to the cocktail int his practical and stylish Mansur Gavriel mini backpack.
Good all of you out there in the show ring, and have as stylish ride!