Cotton candy cool

Cotton candy cool

OK, so we can’t all have those glorious summer sunny days all the time… If it turns out be a bit cooler today, but you still want to keep that sweet cool cotton candy summer vibe, then this is the look for you!

I’m absolutely obsessed with these cotton candy colored X balance breeches by Horse Pilot: a must have for the color loving stylish equestrian! Wear it with a long sleeve light weight Valentino flower print blouse and an ELT by Waldhasen Centa II black vest.

Keep it classy and simple with black rider accessories like the KEP Italia helmet, a pair of Roeckl summer gloves and the sleek and stylish Ariat FEI Monaco field boots.

Finish off your look with a hot pink Under Armour cap, a matching grey and pink Prada vintage belt and swap you boots for a pair of cool black Converse high top sneakers.

Have a stylish ride!

Secret garden

Have you seen the latest Hydrangea print range by Dolce & Gabbana? It’s so wonderfully dreamy, floral and ethereal I just can’t get enough of it! I found the perfect sporty yet stylish piece to incorporate in a Monday morning #rootd : check out this super comfy and cool hoodie! 

Wear it with basic beige high street t shirt and a pair of stunning Espoir Equestrian Maquette bamboo breeches.

Wear your secret garden look with timeless black rider essentials like a pair of Hauke Schmidt Touch of Class gloves, a leather H&M belt, Antarès glossy Shagreen helmet and a pair of Cavallo Primis lace-up riding boots.

Finish off the look with a matching Dolce & Gabbana tote bag and Hermès key ring.

Have a stylish ride!

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!

Game, set and match


Here’s a little ode to one of my guilty pleasures… watching tennis… I just love it, not sure why, but I do! Summer is always the best of tennis seasons and because today marks the first day of the tennis tournaments of tennis tournaments, Wimbledon, I thought I’d bring you a tennis themed #rootd.

The look incorporates some of the big names in tennis that have become even bigger names in fashion. The tennis print sweater as well as the coin purse are both by tennis legend Lacoste, the undies that keep your ladies in check and bum comfortable are by tennis legend Bjorn Borg and you should always have a pair of stylish sneakers around by another tennis legend Fred Perry.

Wear all of your tennis themed items with a pair of dark grey Montar breeches and a bright yellow Ralph Lauren top.
‘Ace’ the look with classy black Alberto Fasciani 919 boots, a pair of Roeckl summer gloves and Kask Dogma carbon light helmet.

Have a stylish ride!

Blue skies ahead

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Ahh this beautiful blue spring skies – the gentle warmth of the sun, with still just that little crisp in the air. Perfect inspiration for a spring time #rootd that will still keep you warm and looking your stylish best.

As you might know, I am quite the fan of a good denim breech, as they fit perfectly in my idea of the ideal street to stable look. This pair called Chaya grip by Cavallo is exceptionally nice thanks to its cut and color. Wear it with a baby blue criss cross sweatshirt by Athleta and a lightweight J.O.T.T. Jenna jacket.

Have you see these super sporty uniquely styled jumping boots by Alberto Fasciani? The specially developed insert gives you amazing contact with the horse: they are a must try! What makes them even better is that they come in a variety of color combinations to suit every mood. I’ve gone for the blue and black option to fit with this blue skies look. Add on a pair of dark blue Hauke Schmidt Touch of Class gloves and ride in style with the KASK Swarovski carpet blue Dogma helmet.

Add a few more touches of contemporary denim to your look with a Tommy Hilfiger belt and a Stella McCartney Falabella bag.

Enjoy the spring time blue skies and have a stylish ride!

Special Edition: The stylish equestrian for Mara Ruijter

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Meet Mara Ruijter: blogger, rider, young entrepreneur and fashionista.

mara-1Mara grew up in a small town on the coast of Holland and has always been a horse girl at heart. When she was still young she moved with her parents to the city of Amsterdam. Her big city folks (who pretty much had never seen a horse close-up) couldn’t imagine indulging Mara in her dream of having her own pony, so they found a solution to keep everyone happy (for now) and Mara started taking lessons at one of the local stables.

When she turned 14 she started taking care of and riding horses for other people, gaining valuable experience to be able to take the best possible care of her best friend and girlhood dream come true: her pony Daisy.

mara-3Daisy is a 6 year old haflinger x arab and stands very “tall” at only 1m40 meter high.  Despite her short stature, Daisy is incredibly sassy and cool. Mara and Daisy are lucky enough to live only a 10 minute walk from the beach and a weekly race in the surf at full gallop is one of their favourite summer pastimes.

This summer Mara and Daisy successfully debuted in their first dressage test with fantastic results.

Mara has recently graduated from the University of Amsterdam with a degree in media, information and communication of which her pumpsenpaarden.nl (which translates to heels and horses from Dutch) blog was part of her final thesis. An equestrian fashion and lifestyle online glossy magazine / blog focussed on the Dutch market. The project was so successful that Mara has now made it into her fulltime job which she absolutely loves: “I get to work with the best brands and the best products in the equestrian world: a dream come true” she said.

Mara 2.pngMara’s personal style is feminine, classy and put together. She’s loves riding in an all black outfit: black breeches, a nice turtle neck sweater and statement belt and boots. One of her other favourites is the classic light blue blouse: “which you should only actually wear to the office, right?” she said, but we all agree that a classic banker blouse can look fabulous in a #rootd. She likes wearing Cool shirts from Equi In Style and loves a good pair of Goode Rider breeches. Of course, she finishes off every look with a Horses belt out of her own shop.

 

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

We went with a classy casual look combining a grey Repeat Cashmere turtle neck sweater with a pair of ANKY Elegance black breeches with a grey trim and a Kingsland Jeans jacket. We kept the grey and black theme throughout the whole look, with a pair of grey Roeckl gloves, a classic black KEP Italia helmet and a pair of custom Parlanti grey polo style boots. The accessories finish off Mara’s look: her own signature Horses belt in black, a Destin Stola denim striped scarf and of course a pair of grey pumps by Jimmy Choo.

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!

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!