Taking the ‘rains’

The days are getting shorter, the nights longer and the mornings colder… yep, Autumn’s is on its way! What I love about Autumn is the gorgeous coloring of the leaves and the great layering of early winter fashion, but, one thing I don’t particularly like though, is the relentless rain this season seems to bring with it. Nowadays though, rain really is not that big of a problem anymore around the barn and or on your horse. Gone are the yellow plastic raincoats, the heavy contraptions that shield you from the rain but make you sweat like a racehorse or the musty old wax coat that rears it’s ugly head every year.

Inspired by the rained out World Equestrian Games, I thought it would be time for a little raincoat round-up.

Here are a few of the best stylish and functional mid-season raincoats available out there right now:

Screen Shot 2018-09-15 at 10.54.30Uhip Sport Duo in Navy

A lightweight jacket for spring, summer, and autumn made of material and functionalities perfect for any activity in any weather. The jacket is insulated with a thin layer Sorona See Pro from DuPont, an insulation that provides maximum warmth and low weight while produced of annually renewable plant-based ingredients. The jacket provides just the warmth you need a chilly spring day or evening and the outer layer prevents the water from coming through a rainy day. The collar is high and has a comfortable fleece on the inside.

The skirt is thin rain resistant functional with elastics on the inside and zippers at the front and back which enables you to perform your activity in rainy /and or windy weather without interfering with your mobility. The skirt is simple to carry with you and to take on and of.

I have this set of wonderful rain wear – read the review HERE

224.00 EUR

 

Screen Shot 2018-09-15 at 16.52.08Ronner design Begonia jacket in Olive

Beautiful print as well as a super practical jacket: that’s the Rönner Begonia for you! Zipped and lined with soft stretchy cotton it’s comfortable and hooded, ideal for rainy riding days. Comes with a cute little pouch for easy and clean (barn) storage.

175.00 EUR

 

 

Screen Shot 2018-09-15 at 11.10.00Georgia in Dublin Dublette

The Dublette, expandable rain jacket, is an elegant, lightweight and waterproof jacket. It can expand over a back protector, backpack and/or bulky layers. When one tightens the bungees on the back and down the sleeves, the Dublette takes on its most elegant form with a cinched waist and fishtail swing at the back. In addition, the Dublette has a detachable cape which adds extra waterproofing on the shoulders and takes the brunt of heavy rain. Ideal for riding thanks to the longer back that goes over the saddle,  the high viz details offering a safe ride, and the noiseless, waterproof (10.000MM) fabric.

195.00 EUR

 

Screen Shot 2018-09-15 at 11.17.37House of Horses Helsinki Rain coat

This raincoat really brightens up any rainy day! A lovely pink House of Horses raincoat, the hood has a light grey cotton blend lining. Reflective logo print on the chest and back, sides and back halters can be opened for better riding experience. Big pockets with button closure and ventilation holes in the armpits. Sizes XXS-XL. Material soft PU. Double zipper in the front.

119.00 EUR

 

 

Screen Shot 2018-09-15 at 11.26.41Kingsland Rochelle rain coat

Rochelle Ladies Rain Coat
Rain coat with mechanical stretch and waterproof membrane and taped seams. Breathable with ventilation construction under sleeves and in back. Detachable hood with buttons. Quality 2-way zipper. Two pockets in front. Split in back. Print on chest.
119.00 EUR

 

Screen Shot 2018-09-16 at 09.44.23Imperial Riding Anorka Panic at the Disco

Super practical jacket with special unique feature zips. These zips allow you to put your jacket on and to take it off even if you are wearing a helmet. This sporty anorak jacket keeps you warm and dry.  Two large zipped front pockets with water-tight and breathable base material keep you warm and dry. The material of this jacket can absorb up to 1000 g of steam within 24 hours per square meter, and it has been tested for water-tightness at up to 3,000 mm.

89.95 EUR

 

 

 

Have a dry and 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 ™ 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!!

 

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.
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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!

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!

Fits like a glove

Fits like a glove

Finding some spring pieces that will fit you like a glove is easier than you think!

One of my current favorite key items for any look, thanks to still wanting to look sophisticated while sporting a growing bump, is a pair of Kingsland Katja Pull on full seat riding breeches in classic beige. Keeping my frail pale winter skin out of the spring sunshine is also key and for this, I love the Asmar Equestrian logo long sleeve T in this lovely shade of soft Olive, paired with a La Valencio ivory colored zip vest.

Thes soft shimmery shades call for bold and beautiful chocolate and croco rider accessories like a pair of Stivaleria Secchiari patent croco boots, a Samshield croco detail helmet, a pair of matching Roeckl Chester grip gloves and the ultimate no miss, must have stable accessories: the PS of Sweden luxury grooming bag with matching spur straps.

Style it out this springtime weekend with a pair of Gucci sunglasses and an exquisite glove print silk scarf by Echo Museum Collection.

Have a stylish ride!!

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!

Rain or shine

Rain or shine

Although we had a little dusting of spring snow this morning, the real winter chill has already made space for springtime fresh air with the odd chance of rain.

To make sure you’re prepared for any type of springtime weather, I’ve put together a cute springtime look today for you with lots of layers and a rain parka thrown in for function and style.

This cute rain parka is the style ‘Rio’ part of the new Marina collection by Rönner Design, wear it over a Kingsland baby blue polo and soft pink V-neck sweater combined with a pair of super comfortable and functional Pro Riding Gear Project No.1 Navy blue riding tights.

The whole look comes together thanks to a few color-coordinated accessories: a Cluse La Bohème rose gold watch and an Adidas baseball cap to match the sweater and a KEP Italia helmet to pick up on the navy blue in the look. Then, to finish off the look, I added some classy brown suede Königs riding boots, Roeckl gloves, Ariat Wexford H2O waterproof Chelsea boots and a pair of Alice and Olvia sunglasses.

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!