One stop shop

Ariat one stop shop winter 1819

One of my favorite brands Ariat, is one of my favorite brands because whenever they launch a new collection, there is always something there that I love for any and every aspect of the equestrian life: Street, Stable, and Show. Some items work wonderfully in any situation: show shirts and jackets are great classy and comfortable business attire and a cotton V neck can work for any occasion.

So, if you’re looking to do a one-stop-shop for your winter must-haves, look no further! Here’s an overview of some of my favorites, but there are many many more love items that did not quite fit with these looks, but are absolutely wonderful too (check out the new Ariat Fuse plus sneakers or the Tassel cruiser range or the many cute prints in the sun shirts or the Lowell 1/4 zip tops or…. well everything…).

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Ariat Navy Artico show coat

Ariat Blue cloud strip Marquis show shirt

Ariat Heather grey cotton Ramiro sweater

Ariat Coastal Fjord heritage elite full seat breech

Ariat Chocolate Sutton waterproof boot

Ariat Navy Core large totebag

 

 

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Ariat Navy Epic jacket

Ariat Flow print Lowell 2.0 1/4 zip base layer

Ariat Heather grey cotton Ramiro sweater

Ariat Coastal Fjord heritage elite full seat breech

Ariat Bromont H20 zip insulated paddock boot

Ariat Close contour show chap

 

 

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Ariat Navy Artico show coat

Ariat Blue cloud strip Marquis show shirt

Ariat Heather grey cotton Ramiro sweater

Ariat White Tri-Factor full seat breeches

Ariat black stirrup belt

Ariat black Air grip gloves

Ariat team carry all tote bag

Ariat FEI Monaco LX dressage boots zip

 

 

Have a stylish ride!

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!

 

 

 

All about that base

Yeah, it’s summer, but you might still want to be layering some fashionable riding essentials for those cool mornings or wonderful sunset rides. It all starts with a good technical baselayer. Once upon a time baselayers were ‘just’ technical tops, but now, the prints, fabrics and styles on offer are amazing! I’ve provided you with a round-up of some of the best base layers in the business in the best colors for summer.

Screen Shot 2018-07-06 at 18.54.51Asmar Equestrian Logo Shirt

Great for layering or sporting solo year round. You’ll love the bold branding and timeless style of this everyday fitness essential. Signature AE branding on left sleeve.

68.00 USD

 

Screen Shot 2018-07-06 at 18.58.12Anique signature UV protection shirt

The signature, ultra-light quarter zip shirt with cooling smart yarn technology helps you maintain a comfortable body temperature during and after performance. Perfect Equestrians or for any outdoor athletic activity in the sun.

199.95 USD

 

Screen Shot 2018-07-06 at 19.06.14Aztec Diamond Equestrian Technical Stretch Base layer

Designed with style and practicality in mind, the technical stretch base layer from Aztec Diamond has been crafted from supreme lightweight, four way stretch breathable fabric. Perfect for keeping cool during the summer months or using as an under layer during the winter.

40.00 GBP

 

Screen Shot 2018-07-06 at 19.09.14Kerrits Hoof print Long Sleeve T

A double shot of feel-good: yummy cotton next to your skin and a horsey print to announce your passion (and maybe bring a little luck!). Fun worn on its own or as a base layer that peeks out and pulls together an outfit, these tees come in colors that happily harmonize your summer look.

39.00 USD

 

Screen Shot 2018-07-06 at 19.12.43Ariat Sunstopper 1/4 zip

A light, reliable layer. The durable Sunstopper top comes with built-in sunscreen, mesh ventilation panels and moisture-wicking properties for a dry feel. It includes Heat Series technology keeps you cool in the heat of a tournament, Sun Protection Fabric ™ providing protection from UV rays. But best of all, have you seen the cute pony print?

54.90 EUR

 

Screen Shot 2018-07-06 at 19.31.59.pngRönner design sunny long sleeve training top

The perfect training top in true Rönner design style. Permanently fresh during
sporting activities, quick dry, breathable technology, odor
protect, color, sun and sweat.

199.00 USD

 

Have a stylish ride!!

 

Golden standard

Golden standard

Only gold is good enough for today’s #rootd. Thankfully this season brings us some beautiful gold and gold trimmed items to combine into a classy top-class riding outfit.

The new Spring collection from ANKY Technical Casuals has a few must-have items in it, of which this lightweight jacket in this golden sandy shade is defenitely one of them. Wear it over a crisp white HV Polo Favouritas polo shirt with gold and navy details and under a matching ANKY Technical casuals navy blue and gold trim vest.

BR Equestrian now also has a pair of super stylish denim breeches in their collection: the Macy with its golden zipper details, which fits perfectly with this outfit.

Keep your rider accessories classy and cute in this gorgeous shade of chocolate brown with croco details: the KEP Italia helmet and Petrie boots are absolutely excellent companions for a BR Equestrian brown belt, a pair of Roeckl Julia gloves (with gold trim!) and a French Connection Alana croc embossed backpack. Turn this look into a real springtime street-to-stable head turner by trading your boots for a pair of golden TOMS.

Then, if you really want to up your matchy matchy game, add on this gorgeous classic blue saddle pad from Dapple Equestrian with chocolate brown and gold details and you’re ready to steal the show in the arena.

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!

 

Be mine

Be mine

This happens to me every year: the spring fashion lines are out in the shops and the only thing I can think about is how all of this fabulous fashion can be mine 🙂

I’ve made a small selection of items today in this sophisticated steely grey and soft sorbet lemon; a color combination I well and truly adore. The hero of this look is the new Cavallo Kesha sweat jacket: a perfect layering piece for spring combining both the grey and the soft lemon. Wear it underneath a grey Barbour training sweater jacket and over a sophisticated black Burberry polo shirt.

Add on the new BR Magda full seat silicon grip breeches and finish it off with a vintage Hermès black and silver logo belt.

Keep the rider accessories sleek and simple in black with a pair of Cavallo Primus lace-up dressage boots which look great with special Ruthenium spurs by U-Black, a pair of Roeckl Julia gloves (with a silver grey trim to match the look) and the KEP Italia Cromo textile shine helmet.

To add a little bit of ‘street’ to this street-to-stable look, ask for the OPI ‘Towel me about it”  color at your next manicure, bring along your lemon inspired phone case and finish it off with a pair of matching Adidas Boost Yeezy Neon sneakers.

Have a stylish spring ride!

Rain or shine

Rain or shine

Although we had a little dusting of spring snow this morning, the real winter chill has already made space for springtime fresh air with the odd chance of rain.

To make sure you’re prepared for any type of springtime weather, I’ve put together a cute springtime look today for you with lots of layers and a rain parka thrown in for function and style.

This cute rain parka is the style ‘Rio’ part of the new Marina collection by Rönner Design, wear it over a Kingsland baby blue polo and soft pink V-neck sweater combined with a pair of super comfortable and functional Pro Riding Gear Project No.1 Navy blue riding tights.

The whole look comes together thanks to a few color-coordinated accessories: a Cluse La Bohème rose gold watch and an Adidas baseball cap to match the sweater and a KEP Italia helmet to pick up on the navy blue in the look. Then, to finish off the look, I added some classy brown suede Königs riding boots, Roeckl gloves, Ariat Wexford H2O waterproof Chelsea boots and a pair of Alice and Olvia sunglasses.

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!

 

 

Sunday Sun Salutation

Sun salutation

Spring is in the air, the sun is carefully showing it’s self a little bit more and… it’s Sunday, so it’s time for a for a fresh new studio to stable outfit (the Yoga studio that is…). I love doing yoga alongside my riding as it helps calm my mind, sets me up for a busy day and keeps my muscles and tendons supple and stretched.

I am also a lover of making things as simple as possible, so cut out the extra change time from studio to stable by doing it all in this soft and subtle look.

It all starts with a perfect pair of comfortable and stylish rider leggings, like this Dusky Pink limited edition pair by Aztec Diamond Equestrian. Wear it with a matching Adidas by Stella McCartney sports bra and soft pink free flowing T-shirt by Helmut Lang.

Keep warm on the way to the studio or the stable with a Naketano sweater and Polo Ralph Lauren quilted down vest and bring all you need in this gorgeous Sam Edelman Women’s Emilee Yoga mat tote bag.

The bag will easily fit a pair of brown Roeckl grip gloves, your yoga mat, a matching KEP Italia Helmet and a custom handmade Shakti Mala necklace for your meditation practice (or just as a pretty accessory) by Malatopia.

When at the barn, change your Bally leather Helliot sneakers for a pair of chocolate brown Tucci Harley boots and you’re relaxed and ready for your ride!

Namaste and have a stylish ride!

Painted Gold

Painted Gold

I absolutely love watching the gold rush of the winter Olympics and will be glued to the tv for the next two weeks following all fo the glorious winter sports (yes, I also enjoy watching non-horsie sports).

Today I decided to add a splash of gold to a street-to-stable look for a warmer winter’s day. This week I received the beautiful House of Horses Helsinki limited edition body warmer in the mail and it was love at first sight. It looks super cute with a white and pink striped Osvaldo cashmere sweater by Max Mara and a pair of perfect street-to-stable Kudamono knee grip denim breeches.

Add a splash of gold to your look with a vintage Gucci Ivory and Gold logo scarf and a pair of matching De Niro custom boots.

Pick up on the pink accents in the bodywarmer and sweater with a Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti belt, matching Rebecca Minkoff metallic phone case and Puma sneakers.

Then, match your One K Defender helmet to your Roeckl Lisboa gloves and you’re ready to ride.

Have a great Sunday, enjoy all the fabulous sports hand have a stylish ride!