Blue steel

Sometimes I can’t resist a good deal… so when I saw that these Horze crescendo grey denim breeches were on sale I just had to press ‘put in cart’ …. 

Then of course the very first thing I did was to figure out all the stuff ways to style it out. I’ve shown one of the many options I came up with here today, hope you like it!

I partnered the Horze breeches with a dark navy blue Lacoste polo shirt and matching carry-all tote bag. Of course I neede to find a way to incorporate my antique brown leather Alberto Fasciani riding boots, so I paired them with tag ing Roeckl gloves and and Isabel Marant Etoile belt.

A good #rootd like this need a matching phone case, so I went with a dark bay blue lizard leather one by Vianel and a statement accessory like a vintage Louis Vuitton logo scarf. I then finished off the look with my stunning navy blue Back on Track EQ3 helmet. 

Have a stylish ride!

Hay hair don’t care

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Sometimes you just want your shirt to say what you’re really feeling: yes I have hay hair, and no, I really don’t care… Rock your hay hair with equestrian pride and own the look with an Imperial Colt T shirt and an amazing #rootd.

Wear your fabulous hay hair look with a Kerrits Tailor made trench: A ¾ length jacket with flattering equestrian style and hip-length coverage which takes you from barn rat to functional fashionista in one zip. And pair it with ANKY technical super silicone grip full seat breeches.

Accessorise your look with a Shop Hunt Club Derby belt, a pair of SSG Gloves and Samshield helmet. Make sure to style out the look with a Kenzo tote bag, a Heron design studio scarf and a pair of exquisite Alberto Fasciani classic dressage boots.

Have a stylish ride … and remember to wear your hay hair with pride!

Pumpkin spice

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Oh yeah!! Pumpkin spice season has officially started!! Let’s celebrate this fabulous time of year with a pumpkin spice inspired #rootd.

This Chloe roll neck cashmere sweater is the perfect pumpkin color. And, for a bit of spice add the autumn green Schockemoehle Libra breeches and a grey Falke shell vest.

More pumpkin colored fabulousness comes through in the SSG Gloves, the Stick and Ball Co Indio cross body bag and a pair of Donadeo stable boots.

Finish off your pumpkin spice look with classic grey rider accessories like the Micheal Cox double stud leather belt, a chromo T KEP Italia grey helmet and a pair of Parlanti zip polo style boots.

Have a stylish ride!

Special Edition: the stylish equestrian for Stacy Cheetham

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Meet Stacy Cheetham: rider, writer and full time do-gooder.

sc-1Stacy (#thevegequestrian) is based in Raleigh, North Carolina and blogs about a blend of fashion, (vegetarian) food and equestrian lifestyle. She’s a full-time philanthropist/fund-raiser who rides professionally on the side.

Her fundraising is focussed on a small medical non-profit that does international mission work. Her passion project however is really the Jump for the Children Horse Show, which benefits Duke Children’s Hospital in Raleigh. She’s been involved for the past three years, and the Silent Auction Chair for the past two, and has grown the contributions significantly. It is something she is hugely proud to be a part of. She actually just wrote her first feature article about it, which will be appearing in the next print issue of the Carolina’s Equestrian. She gets to work with some really top equestrians both at that show, and in her part time writing.

sc-2Stacy has ridden her entire life and turned professional about 2 years ago to teach and ride during a period she was in between jobs. She has always been partial to the OTTB; she has a fabulously talented mare right now, Indelible, or Hannah around the barn. She is fancy and she is 100% mare, but she is amazingly athletic and she is going to be something special. Stacy originally bought her to be a hunter, then thought she would be a jumper, but as she is settling into her 5-year-old year, now she’s not sure where she is going to end up! Stacy has ridden in all the rings: Dressage in Europe as a child, the Big Eq and Children’s/Junior growing up, IHSA through college… a bit of everything! She bought a young Trakehner/TB gelding in 2006, trained and competed him until January 2015 , when she sold him to do pre-adults up in Virginia. He took her to Devon, Upperville, all over – he will always be her heart horse!
sc-3Stacy has a laid back edgy casual style and loves brands like Annie’s Equestrienne, Callidae, 2K Grey. She also absolutely loves One Horse Threads and Phyllis Stein tees. Additionally, she likes her high end  leather goods like Hermes, Hadfield’s and ADT. Stacey likes to mix it up and that’s what we did for her look today.
Like her style? Her is all you need to know to get her look:
The American Thoroughbred ‘TB day off hoodie’ from One Horse Threads was the absolute no miss item in this look. Add on a layer for extra warmth with a navy blue Horka vest and combine your OTTB hoodie with a grey HV Polo T and a pair of stunning Annie’s Equestrienne Namaste Navy breeches.
She likes to get comfy after a ride, so we’ve added a pair of HV Polo sneakers to change into after from her Celeris Bia custom boots. A pair of SSG gloves, a navy blue Samshield helmet and last but not least the signature Hermes belt finalise Stacy’s casual chic #rootd.
Have a stylish ride!

Fantastic Fuchsia

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Every time is see this fabulously fantastic fuchsia pink it makes me smile. I wanted to compile a sophisticated autumn #rootd with a pop of fuchsia pink, without it going full tilt Barbie.

The Asmar Equestrian long sleeved logo T shirt in Fuchsia pink is a perfect way to wear this wonderfully loud color. Especially if it’s combined with the sleek Cavalleria Toscana dark moss green breeches and a stylish, yet extremely affordable H&M black vest.

Accessorise with a striped Mulberry scarf, a pair SSG Gloves Moss Green gloves and a stunning Rebecca Ray bridle stitch clutch in Fuchsia.

Keep your other accessories classic and sophisticated like the Petrie custom black patent leather boots, the Glossy Shagreen helmet from Antares and a Hermes signature logo black belt.

Have a stylish ride!

 

An apple a day…

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… keeps the doctor away…. or at least, that’s what they say….

In horseworld this means keep your furry friend happy with an apple a day. Or, you could always wear one in your #rootd with this magnificently fun Fendi apple appliqué bag.

Wear you grey jeans style Cavallo Cindy breeches with a bright yellowy green Jaeger wool ribbed detail sweater and bring along your Ariat team soft-shell jacket for when it gets a bit colder.

Pair your ‘apple a day’ #rootd with a classic black KEP Italia helmet, a bright Casetify phone case and a LS Lisa Sands design black snaffle bit belt.

Finalise your look with a pair of classic Alberto Fasciani dressage boots and SGG Gloves.

Stay healthy and happy and have a stylish ride!

Special Edition: the stylish equestrian for Gina Monaci

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gina-monaci-1Meet Gina Monaci, aka #thechicequestrian: make-up artist to the stars, equestrian fashionista and all round fabulously chic lady.

Gina grew up in a small suburb of Los angeles, and never imagined she would be at the barn of her dreams and owning the horse of her dreams.  As a single mother balancing career, kid and horse it is nonstop craziness, but she manages with style and flair. She had the amazing experience of going to Belgium last year to buy her current horse “Happy Boy” (a very handsome 17.1 chestnut Belgian warmblood).  Gina is very “hands on” with her boy as opposed to the past when she’d often could hand off her horse to a groom.  When she had her last horse she wanted to learn how to actually take care of it properly and this has enabled her to take the best care of her Happy Boy.

gina-monaci-2Although she has owned and ridden many horses throughout her life, she’s never showed until 4 years ago on her last horse. Gina loves competing and adores the winning spirit among her barn mates. Some of her favorite riders  right now are Edwina Tops Alexander and Jessica Springsteen for their amazing riding and style. Also Penelope Leprovost and Reed Kessler are among Gina’s favourites.

A few of Gina’s style favourites include  Hermes: “it’s the only belt I wear”, Aztec Diamond Equestrian, Dada sport, Cavalleria Toscana and Miasuki: high end super chic European lines. She also loves to mix in some quality basics from non equestrian brands like Uniqlo: “They do a cotton cashmere sweater super lightweight,  I think I have every color at this point”.

gina-monaci-3As a professional celebrity makeup/hair artist  Gina has to stay on top of the latest trends.   Whether she’s getting someone red carpet ready for the Oscars or turning them into their character for a film or shooting a cover of vogue, people rely on her skills and taste to take care of them.  

She describes her equestrian style as sophisticated chic with a little edge.  She likes simplicity: “Quality over quanity is my motto” she said.  Gina’s non horse friends often react positively to her exquisite equestrian style as most of the time she’ll still be in her riding clothes when heading to a set or shoot.

 Like her style? Here’s all you need to know about Gina’s look:

Chocolate brown is one of Gina’s favourite colors, so we took that as the inspiration for the look. Cavalleria Toscana breeches, paired with a Cavalleria Toscana show shirt lay the base for a great monochromatic look. Add on a Dada sport pink and grey vest for the chilly mornings, and then swap it for a Winston Equestrian show jacket to go meet your ladies for a drink in town.

Parlanti boots, Roeckl gloves, the Black Knight Accessories rider wristlet and of course the signature Hermes belt make for great additions to this chocolate brown look. Gina likes to change out of her boots into a pair of Joules Oxblood Chelsea boots and when it’s a bit fresh outside you’ll see her donning her Kingsland pompom beanie, after taking off her KASK helmet.

We finalised the look with some exceptionally stylish accessories like the peachy dusty pink Stella McCartney tote bag, to carry all the daily essentials like Gina’s favourite Chantecaille hydra chic lipstick in fairy moss and Gina’s outfit would not be complete without her Cartier watch.

Have a stylish ride!

Stormy sky

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Even though Autumn has only just started in this part of the world, we’ve certainly already had our fair share of ferocious weather and seriously stormy skies. Why not celebrate this color scheme with a stormy sky inspired #rootd?

Check-out these magnificent Euro Star snake print breeches in this magnificent gunmetal bleu grey hue. Wear it with an Asmar Equestrian short sleeve technical shirt and then layer on a stormy blue Dada Sport cardigan and a silver Pikeur vest.

Swap your Stivali Secchiari blue trimmed boots with a pair of silver HKM sneakers after your ride and accessorise with silver, blue and grey items like the grey One K Chrome strip helmet, a silver Dolce & Gabbana and a pair of blue SSG Gloves.

Make sure you shop both the HKM sneakers and the One K Helmet with 15% off at Tackville when using the code ‘EQFASHIONFAIRY’ at check-out.

Have a stylish ride!

Lei ha stile

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She’s got style, Italian style to be precise.

Check out this magnificent Pegasus show jacket by Miasuki: Italian style at it’s very best. A jacket I would happily wear to any business meeting on top of stealing the show in the ring. Wear it with a sleek and stylish white Burberry slim fit blouse and a pair of stylish black Ishim full seat breeches by BR Equestrian.

Complement the touch of mustard in the collar with a beautiful belt by Italian brand Makebe, an H&M scarf and a pair of custom Italian Stivaleria Secchiari suede boots.

Finalise the look with the all Italian KEP Italia chromo T suede helmet and a Italian design Desori horse Ti Amo day bag.

Have a stylish Italian ride!

Special Edition: the stylish equestrian for Jess Hargrave

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jess-2Jessie “Jess” Hargrave – was born and raised on a farm in rural North Carolina, where she and her two brothers began riding as soon as they outgrew their indoor rocking horses. Described as “pony mad” Jess got her first pony at the age of three and she soon joined her local pony club at age 9 she was introduced to three-day eventing.

Hardworking and driven, Jess progressed through her pony club ratings, and achieved the coveted ‘A’ rating at only 16 years of age on an OTTB she trained herself.  Committed to continuously expanding her own base of knowledge, Jess is also a Ride Right Equestrian Sport Psychology certified level III coach, a USPC National Examiner, and is pursuing the USEA training for ICP certification.

A constant pursuit of high level training throughout Jess’s riding career is evident, and she has been fortunate enough to train extensively with some of the very best coaches and most talented riders in the sport, including: Lucinda Green, Mary Gordon Watson, J. Micheal Plumb, Tim Grubb, Holly Hudspeth, Rebecca Howard, Sinead Halpin,  John Michael Durr and Tamra Smith.

jess-1With a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master’s degree in Early Childhood, Special Education, and International Education, Jess has a strong foundation in the art of teaching.  Her self-described “love of learning” and passion for educating, coupled with a background in learning theory and a myriad of teaching experiences, allow her to teach and instruct a broad range of students and horses in a variety of different settings. With a special interest in challenging or “difficult” horses,  Jess prides herself on being able to cater to individual needs of both equine and human students alike to maximize their results. Her coaching interests ranging from Pony Club, to pure Dressage and Eventing

In 2013, Jess relocated to the West Coast and is currently located in Temecula, Kingsway farm, California.  With her background in pony club, and enthusiasm for coaching young riders, she is pleased to offer regular lesson programs and training for riders and horses of all ages and disciplines.

jess-4Jess describes her style as free spirited and minimal, she gravitates towards darker blues, purples, greys and black/whites, but absolutely loves turquoise. She wears a lot of bracelets that all have a meaning or are meaningful to her in some way. Most people can recognise her at shows by the bracelets!
Jess is 5’9′ 120lbs with dirty blonde hair blue eyed and is always smiling which somehow seems to come thru in her “style”.
Like her look? Here is all you need to know:
Jess really like her dark blue Pikeur breeches for daily training and we’ve combined them with a long sleeve Asmar Equestrian Fusion crew neck T shirt, a Naketano super comfortable hoodie and Fix Design Turquoise jacket (for the rainy days).
The dark blue One K helmet goes perfectly with the outfit and we’ve gone for all brown rider accessories like the Equine Couture diamond quilted suede belt,  pair of Horze Crescendo gloves and Tredstep Medici tall field boots.
We had to include a stack of bracelets, and these are a few of Jess’ favourites by Jess MaHarry (she especially likes the ones that benefit Jess MaHarry’s horse & donkey sanctuary…).
Last but not least a turquoise Kate Spade bag for Jess to bring along her Katherine Cosmetics signature mascara and her ever-present sunscreen.
Have a stylish ride!