Special Edition: The stylish equestrian for Danielle Reynolds

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Meet Danielle Reynolds: fearless young entrepreneur, innovative fashion designer and stylish equestrian

Screen Shot 2017-10-08 at 09.59.23She started riding when she was first plonked on a horse age 3. Her and her sister  developed that horse obsession most of us get. They were at the yard all weekend, every weekend; riding and hanging out at the stables was all they were ever interested. If the girls weren’t at the yard they’d be playing horses in the garden, setting up jumping courses, wearing full gear (including hat and body protector) anywhere they went, testing each other on everything from their horse-care books, playing their Mary King play-station games or drawing layouts of yards they wished to own in the future.

Danielle was lucky enough to have over ten years of quality riding tuition which she is incredibly grateful for, but from many years since of hacking and not taking her riding too seriously, she does notice quite a few bad habits she’s fallen into through such relaxed riding for such a long time!  Her favourite type of riding is simply when the horse is enjoying it as much as she does, whether that be hacking out with friends letting the horses race each other, or out at cross-country or a sponsored ride.  

Screen Shot 2017-10-08 at 09.59.49Hacking is what Danielle spends most of her time doing. Having direct access to the South Downs (UK) means rides are limitless and beautiful. Getting out with one of her good friends for a ride, letting the horses have a good stretch and let off some steam whilst the humans have a good giggle and catch up is the type of riding she loves. She would like to be able to take her riding more seriously too but with starting a business her free time is very limited. Danielle hopes that in the not too far future she can purchase her own horse and get out and about a bit more.

Danielle is the founder and owner of DVR Equestrian Sport. A brand-new performance based Equestrian-wear brand. Her first collection STYLE VIS™ concentrates on the safety of being seen and offers a range of premium, practical designs for riding, cycling and running.

For Danielle the most inspirational riders are those standing up for change in the equestrian world based on so much tradition, for example Charlotte Dujardin encouraging the of wearing of crash helmets in the dressage ring.

In terms of what Danielle wears when riding, she’s one of those people that often opts for gym-wear over equestrian brands, and this is partly why she launched her own collection. You’ll find her in a pair of her favourite running leggings and a Nike base-layer most of the time.

We put together a look for Danielle today incoporating her own designs, but also some of her style favorites. We of course started with the basic essentials: a stylish and supportive sports bra by her own brand DVR Equestrian and a pair of plum Style VIS rider leggings also by DVR Equestrian. We added a bit of fashion into the mix with this comfortable, functional yet super stylish Kenzo tiger sweater and layered a classic Ariat black wind breaker bomber jacket on top for those chilly English countryside rides. Danielle also loves her Ariat Heritage Contour II field boots, so we had to add them in. She keeps safe and stylish while riding, not only by wearing her Style VIS collection, but also with a Charles Owen Pro II helmet and a piar of Hauke Schmidt Touch of Class gloves. We added on one more hint of sporty style: a pair of Puma satin sneakers to change into after her ride.

Would like to ride safely and in style too? Go check out the DVR Equestrian collection online right HERE.

Have a safe and stylish ride!

 

Neon alert

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Nothing wrong with a bit of neon to brighten up your day. As long as you wear it with class and style, then the neon can really make your #rootd POP.

I love how the yellowy green neon turtleneck sweater by Delpozo is complemented by the neon accents in the Monreal London perforated stretch jersey jacket. Layer on a black HV Polo Celista vest and wear the neon pieces with a pair of Montar Anna grey denim breeches.

A pair of Uvex sportsyle gloves and the super sporty GPA First Lady 2x helmet are a great fit for this look, as well as the incredibly comfortable and versatile Alberto Fasciani showjumping boot (read the review here).

Add the last little bit of neon in the form of a Stella McCartney key ring, and you’re ready for a sporty fabulous ride.

Have a stylish ride!

Fleur d’Orange

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Spring is in the air, but it’s just not quite there yet… Here’s a spring time inspired look that will still keep you warm during the chilly winter mornings and already dreaming about spring time country side rides.

The hero of this is the Maison Margiela soft minty mossy green bomber jacket with a hint of orange on the inside. This color combo is so wonderfully refreshing, that I continued it throughout the whole look. Wear the jacket over a J Crew Excursion cream colored quilted down vest and a bright orange Roksanda silk turtle neck sweater.

A good pair of jeans go with everything, especially when they are as stylish as this full seat grip pair from Euro-Star. Keep the Fleur d’Orange theme going in the accessories with a vintage Hermes wool scarf, a pair of orange tinted Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses and a super practical (washable) Baggu cotton drawstring backpack.

Complement the look with some stylish brown rider accessories like the Scarabeus logo buckle belt, a pair of SSG Gloves, the extremely stylish KASK Swarovski details helmet and a pair of Celeris polo boots.

Have a stylish ride!

Happy Valentines day!

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Happy Valentines day Stylish Equestrians! Celebrate the day of love with your loved one, family, friends and of course horses, but make sure you do it in style with this valentines day inspired #rootd.

Burberry has done an amazing job this year in giving us lots of stylish heart print items to choose from. I love this black and gold heart sweater and the signature Burberry scarf with a black hearts added for style. Wear it with a pair of beige Animo Nagiro breeches and a bright red Herno padded jacket.

A KASK helmet and a pair of black Samshield hunter gloves are the perfect companion for the customised Petrie boots: did you see the subtle red piping details and croc leather? A good valentines look needs a few more valentines themed accessories like the red Gucci double G logo belt, an Edie Parker heart shaped bag charm and a RED Heart of Strength Charm Bangle.

Happy Valentines Day!!

Have a stylish ride!

 

Mr Brightside

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If like me, you’re so fed up with grey gloomy cold weather, then this is the #rootd for you. Inject a big pop of bright color into your #rootd and instantly feel energised and ready for your ride!

When I saw this Gucci Flower and tiger-appliqué jersey bomber jacket, I just had to create a #rootd around it: it’s so fabulously fashionable and bright! Wear it with a bright red  PrAna Lyra lightweight vest and over a yellow Air Jumper By Scaglione T-shirt and a pair of bright blue Pikeur Abigail full seat breeches.

Add a few more pops of color with a pair of red SSG Gloves, a yellow Reality Studio ‘Michel’ baseball cap and bring your keys, phone and pennies to the barn in a DKNY Bryant Park Mini Flap Crossbody Viridian shoulder bag.

Keep the rider accessories black and classy with a KASK Dogma helmet, a pair of Ariat field boots and match it all with a MANGO black basic belt.

Have a bright and stylish ride!