• Our New Work Tote, Just in from Italy

    Our New Work Tote, Just in from Italy

    Endearingly called the Packer, we mean this in the finest AA show sense ;).  Made in Italy, The Work Tote is long on function and form.  Inside the Work Tote, a full length padded laptop pocket faces off against a long zipped pocket which inside...

  • A Girl and Her Pony

    A Girl and Her Pony

    A Girl and Her Pony.  The magic of the holidays is nowhere more completely captured than a surprise pony being discovered on a snowy Christmas morning, wrapped neatly in a bow.  Although it never happened quite that way for me, I do remember reading...

  • An Equestrian Inspired Handbag, The Maude Bag

    An Equestrian Inspired Handbag, The Maude Bag

    Introducing the Maude Bag, our most recent equestrian inspired handbag.  It just arrived from Italy on Friday and I could not be more pleased.  I have always loved the beautiful, iconic piece of horse tack called a surcingle – with its myriad...

  • Waxed Canvas Luggage

    Waxed Canvas Luggage

    As our family’s Southern Grande Dame once said “Darlin’ it’s all about arrivals and departures”.  I think what she was getting at is the importance of first and last impressions.  Our nod to that sentiment:  really great...

  • Horse Halter Hardware: Authentic and Tough

    Horse Halter Hardware: Authentic and Tough

    I love so much of what Steve Jobs had to say.  One of my favorite quotes of his: “Design is not just what it looks like, design is how it works”.  He revolutionized the computer, phone and tablet markets with that principle.  I also loved...

  • Christmas Gift for the Adventurer

    Christmas Gift for the Adventurer

    No more stuff.  We just filled a 20′ dumpster at the end of the summer and I don’t want one more thing to move to our new house next summer.  Its the perfect year to get away for the holidays. Christmas Eve – everybody will have exactly...

  • Middleburg Christmas

    Middleburg Christmas

    Pageantry is at the heart of what Oughton is all about.  And equestrian tradition No where in the country do those two things intersect with more fanfare than the Middleburg Christmas Parade.  Horses and hounds in full regalia, lead an old fashioned...

  • The Cool of CalfHair or is it HairCalf?

    The Cool of CalfHair or is it HairCalf?

    Whether you call it calfhair, haircalf (which is what the Italians call it) or simply cow hide you may not know it is among the most durable, impenetrable materials ever. Case Study 1:  my cowhide rugs are saving my house right now as I try to potty...

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