Around the world equestrian style

We all love a good print, especially if it’s equestrian-themed, classy and wearable for any occasion. Here’s a roundup of some of the best ‘pony-prints’ in the business from all around the world. They’re great as casual streetwear, as well as technically perfect and all of them are fashionable, wearable and washable (mud and dirt anyone?).

 

81W666-65009-79-5-600x600Italy: Vestrum T shirt Vila Real

Trust Vestum to come up with the classiest print for a practical and washable T shirt. Wear it with a pair of jeans and a bright blazer or to steal the show at the barn.

79.00 EUR

 

 

Screen Shot 2018-07-14 at 08.49.45.pngEngland: Toggi Baildon Shirt

Classic outdoor brand brings you this stunning shirt named Baildon. The Baildon is a fantastic printed shirt in a classic fit. Crafted from soft cotton fabric that has the added benefit of elastane. This design features a subtle horse print that is both eye-catching yet sophisticated.

60.00 GBP

Screen Shot 2018-07-14 at 10.44.21South Africa: Espoir Equestrian Horse & Flower everyday riding shirt

An aptly named riding shirt (yes I would wear this every day). Made from a light UV Resistant fabric,  the print has been hand illustrated and is a proudly South African designed and produced garment.

1099.00 ZAR

 

Screen Shot 2018-07-14 at 11.04.01France: Chloé Horse shirt

If you’re up for a splurge, then this is the shirt for you! Check out this high fashion velvet shirt with horse embroidery and retro-inspired collar by French brand Chloé.

1195.00 EUR

 

 

Screen Shot 2018-07-14 at 08.56.17.pngSweden: Get the Gallop Signature Sweatshirt

What!? An actual drawing by superstar showjumper Peder Fredricson? I need that in my life, especially if it’s embroidered on this incredibly cute sweater by Get the Gallop.

316 SEK

 

Screen Shot 2018-07-14 at 10.38.15Brasil: Tig Giulia Blouse

I can see this beautiful printed silk equestrian themed blouse working perfectly with a pair of classic Burgundy breeches or as a part of a strong #bossbabe power suit worn to your next board meeting.

1590.00 BR Real

 

 

Screen Shot 2018-07-14 at 10.53.51Colombia: Rönner Design Marina Sweater

Perfect for layering, this light knit sweater will be
a welcome addition to your equestrian wardrobe as the weather gets colder. In seasonal colors it will be
a sweater you reach for time after time as the seasons change.

159.00 USD

 

Screen Shot 2018-07-14 at 11.20.17Ireland: Horseware Ashlinn Horse Print Polo

Cute, functional and fashionable: everyone needs a good horse print polo in their wardrobe. perfect on a pair of white polo jeans, or denim breeches.

35.00 EUR

 

 

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!

The main event

The main event

Eventing season is officially in full swing! The cross-country section of the 3-day events is most certainly one of my favorite things to watch. I wish I were brave enough to actually do it…. for now, I’ll stick to being a stylish spectator 😉

What to wear to one of these magnificent springtime events? Lots of layers and a mud proof item or two. I came across these incredibly cute Joules teal green and flower print wellies, which not only posed as the color pallet inspo for this look but also are pretty much the best footwear for countryside eventing viewing.

Wear them with a pair of soft blue Kingsland Kadi breeches, a soft pink Kudamono Lyocell blouse, a classy Oughton Limited belt and Joules Laurel green padded gilet.

For your ride, swap your wellies for a pair of dark brown lace-up custom Kempkens dressage boots, wear your suede Antarès helmet with pride and don’t forget your trusted pair of Roeckl grip gloves.

Before leaving the house, remember it can be chilly in the countryside, so throw on a stylish and functional Louis Vuitton logo scarf.

Enjoy all of the wonderful equestrian sports this season and have a stylish ride!

 

Easy rider

Easy rider

OK, I’m in love… with a sweater! I think really can’t live without this Montar Eliza sweater this season…. Especially not, if I can wear it in this biker-inspired street-to-stable outfit.

I would combine the super cute sweater with a pair of perfect street-to-stable dark grey denim full seat breeches by Kudamono, and pop a Joseph biker jacket over the top when hitting the town.

For the street look, I would add a burgundy bandana, a pair of classic Dr. Martens, a matching phonecase and Orciani burgundy belt.

And then at the stables, I’d swap my Dr. Martens for a pair of Cavallo Primus Pro boots, a pair of Hauke Schmidt Touch of Class gloves and add a cool grey KEP Italia helmet to finish off the look.

Take it easy today and have a stylish ride!

 

Special edition: The stylish equestrian for Sabrina Seiwert

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Meet Sabrina Seiwert: fashion aficionado, successful entrepreneur and stylish equestrian

Sabrina Siewert 1.pngSabrina was born in Germany and raised in Germany aswell as Spain. Having gone to an international school, she is now fluent in four languages.

After completing her A-Levels she did a Gap Year filled with Internships at LVMH, Louis Vuitton and BRABUS in line with her true love for anything high fashion. Then, during her Business Economics studies, she founded her first business with 3 of her fellow students. Together they organized Europe’s biggest Family Business Convention, which was a huge success and an amazing experience. Being an entrepreneur at heart, after getting her degree in Business Economics, she decided not to accept the job offers already lined up or to go into consulting first, like many of her fellow students, but instead, she had the idea for Saddles & Stories and thought “when if not now?!”.

Sabrina’s love for horses started at a very young age: 5 years old. She was the first in her family who was infected with the infinite horse love virus, and thankfully had very understanding parents that did everything for her to follow her passion for horses. Since she went to an intensive time consuming international school, this meant that the older she got, the more time she had to spend on her studies and less time was left to spend with the horses, competing and her other love: ballet.

Sabrina Siewert 2.pngAlthough Sabrina competed in show jumping when she was younger, she definitely feels better in the dressage saddle now. Since starting Saddles & Stories and starting her own business in general is unbelievably time-consuming, she decided to focus her energy on running her business and put a new horse on the agenda for 2019.

“Whenever I do something I tend to do it with all my heart and all the responsibility that comes with it. Because of that it was always out of question for me to get a new horse now and have somebody else care for him/her, 6 days of the week. So, heavy heartedly, having my very own horse again has to wait a little.”

But, Sabrina does not have to go completely without horses in her life,  she finds herself very lucky with her best friend having her very own gorgeous stable with fabulous horses. She gets to jump on a horse any time she wants, and even more important, she gets to relax after a busy #girlboss day and spend time with these beautiful animals.

 

Back to Sabrina’s current business venture: Saddles & Stories. Being a woman, she was especially inspired by her Mom who is a biologist, turned entrepreneur very early and who to Sabrina personifys anything that comes to mind when thinking of a true #girlboss and entrepreneur at heart.

Sabrina Siewert 3She was familiar with the concept of selling exclusive pre-loved items from her other passion, the fashion industry. Seeing how so many of her friends were struggling to sell their fantastic and mostly very expensive equestrian equipment, the idea for Saddles & Stories was born.

“We equestrians finally needed an adequate market place for our pre-loved & second season treasures. And thats exactly what S&S is, its a market place for exclusive pre-loved equestrian gear for horse and rider.”

Saddles & Stories offers a full service package with the “sellers” sending us the equipment, that matches a list of brands they accept. The article is checked for its quality, styled with cross selling products, shot in a professional setting, and uploaded to the online store with a thorough description.

When the product is sold, it is beautifully packed and sent to the new owner. Subsequently, the seller gets the revenue of the article minus the S&S Service Fee.

Being an online platform for high quality pre-loved equestrian equipment with a full service package for the seller, Saddles & Stories on the other hand offers the customer a classy online shopping experience, with carefully curated high quality products at a reasonable price. And most importantly a very safe way of selling and shopping pre-loved and second season collections.

Sabrina Siewert 4Like Sabrina’s style? Here is all you need to know about the brands she loves and the outfit we put together for her today:

Sabrina has always and always will love the style of Ralph Lauren. To her, it embodies the ultimate sense of equestrian style and way of life. This is why we added a crisp white Ralph Lauren tailored shirt into the look.

She is quite aware that sometimes equestrian style needs to be a bit more focused on functionality over style, but does not want to comprise on either one. To her, a brand like Alessandro Albanese combines style and functionality perfectly, this is why we added a sleek and stylish navy blue show jacket into the mix.

 

Sabrina will always love her classic beiges, whites, navys and blacks but also loves a deep green, a dark purple and a splash of a strong colour in general. This is why we decided on a pair of classic beige Ariat Olympia breeches in combination with a splash of dark purple in the form of a Kuhl Spyfire hooded down vest.

We had to, of course, celebrate Sabrina’s love for high fashion with some fabulous accessories: a creamy beige Max Mara Cashmere scarf (one of her favorite materials), a Gucci logo belt (looks good with EVERYTHING!), her signature dark purple Prada Saffiano medium tote and a pair of Charlotte Olympia navy blue velvet Kitty Flats (another one of her favorite materials and top picks out of her impressive shoe collection).

We completed Sabrina’s look with a pair of custom blue Königs dressage boots and matching Samshield classic Shadow mat helmet.

Love her style and her business? Make sure to follow Saddles & Stories on Instagram and Facebook or go directly to the website.

Have a stylish ride!

 

 

Union Jack

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Just back from a wonderful trip in the UK, still with the Union Jack on my mind, I was browsing through Instagram and came across this super cool new UK brand Chillout Horseware with their fabulous Union Jack inspired items.

I chose the denim Chillout Horseware knee-grip breeches for this look today and tried to find as many UK brand to complete the look. How about this horseshoe print button-up shirt by Rydale? Or… a showstopping red vest by UK queen of style and horse lover Stella McCartney?

OK, I had to cheat a little bit with the Ralph Lauren cable knit V neck sweater, but still, it’s a nod to English heritage style, right?

I’ve accessorized the look today with some more UK brands like the Fairfax and Favor navy Windsor handbag, a pair of Hunter Boots short Chelsea boots and the Charlotte Dujardin inspired Charles Owen AYR8 helmet in the Union Jack colors.

The, to finish off the look, I added a pair of Brogini boots, which might sound Italian, but they are actually part of the UK John Whitaker brand, a Ted Baker black belt, and a pair or Roeckl gloves.

Now, in true UK style: keep calm and ride on in style!

 

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!

Working 9 to 5

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“Workin’ 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin’ ” yeah, Dolly Parton got it right, we all wish we could be at the barn with our four-legged darlings all the time, but a girl’s gotta work to pay the vet, hay, feed, farrier, equestrian fashion, saddle pad addiction…. well you know, the endless list of glorious horse lovers’ costs.

So, if you do find yourself running from the business meeting to the bakery to the barn and back again, better make sure you do it in style.

We’ve been lucky enough to enjoy the very first rays of early spring sunshine over here and this immediately puts me into a springtime color mood incorporating lots of oranges and pinks into a still warm and functional street-to-stable #rootd.

Denim breeches are always a good way to take an equestrian outfit straight from the street to the stable, especially if they are as cute and classy as this pair of Cavallo Chaya grip breeches. Wear them with a bright orange Astraet turtleneck sweater and layer this super cute Patrizia Pepe tailored lightweight floral print down jacket on top.

For the street style part of the look, wear a pair of cognac suede New Balance sneakers to match your vintage Hermès belt and top it off with a pair of Illesteva blue toned aviator shades. Bring your office with you in style wherever the day might take you (barns are great remote working spaces, I promise!) with a computer bag and laptop cover to match your look.

For your ride, swap your sneaker for a pair of classic cognac colored polo style boots by Petrie, wear you matching Hauke Schmidt Arabella gloves and top it off with a blue One K Defender Helmet.

Wishing you a successful working week and a stylish ride!

Frosted Tulip

Frosted Tulip

When searching for the perfect name to describe pretty much my favorite casual street-to-stable look for this season, I came across the name Frosted Tulip for this beautiful shade of soft and delicate pink and thought it would be a perfect fit for this late winter very very early spring warm, functional yet feminine #rootd.

Most of these items are in my wardrobe at the moment and this is one of my favorite ways to combine them all starting with the super cute softy pink House of Horses Helsinki raincoat. Not only is it extremely cute, it’s also functional with it being washable and has both side and back snaps to open it up during a rainy ride. I however also love just wearing out to town on a casual rainy day.

I love the pink and grey combo and usually wear the raincoat with a grey hoodie like this Equiline ‘Funny’ sweater and a pair of my favorite affordable and fabulous grey denim Crescendo breeches by Horze.

Add a pop of color to the look with the Ariat Lowell technical shirt and Ariat Ideal down vest in this beautiful shade of bright turquoise and accessorize it up with an H&M grey and pink scarf and a pair of matching Timberland light pink boots.

Add some classy navy blue riders essentials like the Samshield classic Shadowmat helmet, a pair of Roeckl gloves, Shop Hunt Club Victory Gallop Derby belt and a pair of dark blue Stivaleria Secchiari dressage boots.

Have a stylish ride!

 

Winter rose

Winter rose

We’ve had a sprinkle of glorious spring-like days over here with loads of sun, but still with that signature winter crisp in the air. It made me feel like already a little springtime inspo to a #rootd working with a few of this season’s favorites.

I absolutely adore this soft peach HKM Scotland vest especially paired with the H&M rose embroidered sweater (be quick, H&M styles disappear out of the shops super quick, but if sold out, you will always find a similar style there!) and a pair of moss green full seat Cavallo Cleo breeches.

Just this would combo be a bit too chilly for winter rides, so make sure you add a Paragon Equestrian Luxe Sport Baselayer underneath for an extra layer of style and warmth.

Track your New Year’s resolution fitness progress with a peachy pink FitBit and a matching I phone cover by Casetify and pull together your tresses with this peachy pink rose hair accessory: how cute is this popping from underneath your classic black KEP Italia Cromo T helmet?

Finish off the look with a moss green Mila Schön scarf, a pair of black Tucci Harley field boots and Ray-Ban aviator shades to shield your eyes from the low winter sun. Bring all your essentials for a street to stable barn day with you in the Asmar Equestrian Skyar weekend bag and you’re ready for a wonderful weather winter ride!

Have a stylish ride!