Special edition: The stylish equestrian for Ginnie Palm

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Ginnie Palm 4Meet Ginnie Palm, a stylish equestrian a with a remarkable Portuguese love story.

Ginnie cannot recall first time on a horse, neither the first time she cantered or jumped: her life has revolved around horses for as long as she can remember. Like many others she began as a riding school girl and I took lessons regularly for many years. At the age of thirteen she decided to try to find a horse to ride more regularly so she put up a note at her local supermarket. Never had she imagined she would be contacted by a racehorse trainer and end up riding thoroughbreds throughout her teens alongside her studies.

It was a great time and it also led her to her first own horse, BA Clubman, an Irish-born gelding who arrived thin and completely broken down in 2005. She knew straight away that he was her horse, there was never any doubt. With time and lots of love he grew into an amazing personality and he was her partner and rock for many years, at the racetrack as well as at home after his happy retirement.

Ginnie Palm 3She has always seen herself as an allround rider; in her own humble opinion she was never a star in any specific discipline and but very much enjoyed trying new things and styles. Except for dressage, jumping and racing she also got to try cross country, western and polo. It was not until after going on a riding holiday to Portugal in 2012 that she knew where she wanted to head, and the revelation was spelled ‘Lusitano’.

After returning home she could not let go of the idea of getting to know this amazing breed and horse culture. The same autumn she found the web page of a beautiful riding holiday center in the north of Portugal and decided to ask if they accepted working students and had any spots available. The answer was positive and just about two weeks later she was on a plane down and said that so far it is probably the best decision she has ever made in her life.

Ginnie Palm 1Since her working student time she has worked on two Lusitano studfarms in Portugal including one of the stylish equestrian personal favorites Monte Velho Equo resort in the Alentejo region of Portugal. This has given her a good insight in the world of the Lusitano and the breeding as well as valuable knowledge and experience in training horses of all ages and levels. She has also had the opportunity to train with various riders in dressage and working equitation to further develop her skills. Almost two years ago she found and bought her Luso boy Fagote, who she aims to compete with soon.

Becoming a full time equestrian was never the plan and she actually told herself for a long time that she would never work with horses. However, the supposed to be six months in Portugal became years and she has no plans on returning to Sweden any time soon.

A beginning of a Portuguese love story that will hopefully continue happily ever after.

Like her style? Here is all you need to know to get Ginnie’s look:

White polo’s are an essential piece in the Portuguese riding outfit, as it protects you from the blinding summer sun, while being stylish and functional. This polo with blue details is from Fay and fits perfectly with a pair of Kingsland Kessi breeches and a lightweight Cavalleria Toscana vest.

Minnie swears by her Portugese made Celeris Bia boots, which she pairs with her Roeckl gloves and a Charles Owen blue leather look A8YR helmet.

We finished off the look by highlighting the blue sky solar scheme of the #rootd with a pampeano Polo inspired belt, a Ralph Lauren Polo dark blue cap, a light blue ‘The Horse‘ watch and finally a touch of Sweden with her blue PS of Sweden kit bag.

Have a stylish ride!

Special Edition – The stylish equestrian for Silvia Rizzo

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You don’t typically think of dressage riders as rock stars. But then there’s Silvia Rizzo, the Italian, international dressage rider, PS Dressage fashion columnist and all around equestrian fashionista.

Silvia’s comGP7G2320pany Hof Marabunta has an enormous Facebook following of over 210.000 and her Hof Marabunta website offers all round info about her, her horses and even Accedemia Italiana shopping! Silvia is driven, ultra-competitive, always smiles (her secret to success) and exceptionally fashionable.

She has recently launched her own polo line – Stylish rider – which you can order via her website (available in light blue, pink and dark blue). A nice touch added to the polo shirts across the back, is the number three in large print.”In Italy, three is the luckiest number,” according to Sil “It represents perfection.”IMG_9262

In September 2015 Silvia was bestowed with the prestigious Chi E’ Chi Award in the Sport Category for being Italy’s brightest ambassador of elegance and style in the international sport world for 2015.

The well known DERBY HOUSE POST , after following the riders in all disciplines all over the world has released a ranking of the World´s Chicest Riders 2016… and Sil ranked #3 just behind Charlotte Casiraghi and Georgie Spence.

Like Sil’s style? Here’s all the info you need to get her look:

Sil loves her super stylish Zipper Tuareg  Accademia Italiana breeches, which are available in a wide variety of colors and styles. You are sure to steal the show in these breeches every single time. The breeches are paired with a crisp white US polo shirt.

Keeping it classy with some super stylish brown accessories like the Mokka SSG gloves, KEP Italia chocolate python Limited Edition helmet, and the custom Stivaleria Secchiari brown and croco boots.

Add on some of Sil favorites to finish of the look, like this Amato Daniele Collection Alice’s wonderland belt, the BMW cap (keeping the look stylish and cool after taking off the helmet) and last but not least Sil’s signature Bulgari blue tinted glasses.

Wishing you all a very stylish ride!

Sil and The Stylish Equestrian

 

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Special edition: The stylish equestrian for Emma Brooks

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The beginning of a new series: special editions of styles specially selected for exceptionally stylish equestrians.

Meet Emma Brooks from Hampshire, UK.

Emma is one of the only people in the UK to compete Lusitanos successfully in higher level dressage. Her main horse, Zimbral, is a 10 year old stallion who Emma has owned since he was 4, and they currently compete at Small Tour level and work at Grand Prix level. The duo have trained with Charlotte Dujardin since 2012, and in 2014 Zimbral was selected for the Team GB World Class Equine Pathway Programme, to be considered for the future to represent Team GB at dressage. He is the first Lusitano ever to achieve this, and one of only a handful of horses currently on the programme. Zimbral is also a highly graded Lusitano breeding stallion in the UK, and his first foals are due to hit the ground this Spring.
Emma Brooks @zimbrallusitanoEmma and Zimbral won their first couple of Small Tour classes, and in 2015 aim to compete at Inter II and Grand Prix. They will attend the Premier League shows this year with the aim of qualification for National Championships and working towards competing internationally.

Emma also has a new 3 year old Lusitano stallion, Gavião Dos Olhos, who she is currently training in preparation for his dressage competition debut later this year.

Besides these magnificent achievement, Emma also recently got signed by Arka Equipe to join their Ambassador Team which already includes event rider Melissa Joannides and showjumper Georgia Lovett.

Emma told us she loves styles that includes basic muted tones like greys and beiges, with a good pop of color. Her style starts off with the eco-friendly and highly technical riding breeches from Equirex style 002 in color Safari.

Two spring style statements come together in this outfit. First a no miss bomber jacket: the Dada sport Flipper Teddy in army green with a hint of orange, and second the orange turtleneck: this gorgeous light weight sweater is from the UK designer Stella McCartney.

Both the Ariat air grip gloves and the Dada Sport belt support the pop of orange in this outfit. And the GPA first lady leather helmet is a no miss item for every look.

Finally, Emma’s all time favorites: the Celeris Bia custom boot.

Want Emma’s look? Click on the links to find out where to shop!

Have a stylish ride!

 

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