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Country Chic January Essentials

The snow is falling outside and while, by day, we go a thousand sporty directions... hockey and basketball in the am, the barn for me mid-afternoon and the ski hill for everyone else, I really love reconvening in front of the fire at night.... Utanum is an Icelandic company producing [...]

2015-11-18T16:33:47-05:00January 24th, 2015|Behind the Brand, Equestrian Style|

Wellington – Winter Equestrian Festival

In January I put on my travel agent hat, typically booking my winter horse show travel, Spring break plans and often looking ahead to the summer horse show calendar.  I update travel lists ('what to bring') and make sure I order anything I need ahead of time. When headed to [...]

2015-11-18T16:33:47-05:00January 22nd, 2015|Travel|

Trump Invitational Grand Prix

Trump Invitational 2015 I for one was too engrossed (in the limited time I had to watch) in the George Morris Horsemastership Clinic and missed the Trump Invitational feed. If its worth doing, its worth doing well.  This is a guiding principal for me and sums up the Trump Invitational [...]

2015-11-18T16:33:47-05:00January 21st, 2015|Equestrian Style, Travel|

Equestrian Stocking Stuffers

In our household, the grownups usually just get a stocking.  And yes, sometimes a stocking can pack a punch.  You know the saying, some of best things come in little boxes.  Although, I am not much of a jewelry person.  So, when I've been good, my stocking sometimes includes an [...]

2015-11-18T16:33:47-05:00December 9th, 2014|Equestrian Chic, Style Guide|

Sophisticated Equestrian

My muse is not a person.  It is the sophisticated equestrian lifestyle and those that inhabit it.  My inspiration tackboard (in addition to Pinterest which I love) is filled with outakes from the multi-dimensional, well-travelled and highly discriminating equestrian lifestyles that populate the AA show world.  Those outakes provide context and literal [...]

2015-11-18T16:33:47-05:00December 3rd, 2014|Equestrian Chic|

Equestrian Gifts Guide

My Picks for the best Equestrian Gifts this Holiday! Gate Belt - Iconic simplicity for work or play, in or out of the ring, straps are interchangeable.  $195 Burlap Toiletry - We just love the mix here.  After road-testing we are convinced its the perfect size too. $125 Paddock Correspondence Envelope [...]

2015-11-18T16:33:47-05:00December 2nd, 2014|Equestrian Chic|

Equestrian Gifts

Gifts for the equestrian are among the hardest.  Because it is always more than just a sport, indeed its an all-consuming passion, to those involved in it... equestrian gifts are the obvious choice... but often so confusing for those on the periphery like Moms and Dads, husbands or siblings.  Technical [...]

2015-11-18T16:33:47-05:00December 1st, 2014|Behind the Brand, Equestrian Chic|

Free Gift Wrapping This Holiday

We want to make our customers lives a bit easier this holiday season by offering free gift wrap from now until Dec 24th.  As you order, instead of selecting the built in gift wrap button, please use the order comments section for gift wrap instructions.  For example, if multiple pieces are in the order, what can [...]

2015-11-18T16:33:47-05:00December 1st, 2014|Equestrian Chic|

Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas

I must confess, I’m obsessive about wrapping. It's the external clue to how something should be valued. I think it applies to gift wrapping and, to some degree, to one's presentation of oneself. (Must admit, though, as a harried Mom of 2 young kids I present the yoga mom more than I would care to [...]

2015-11-18T16:33:47-05:00November 29th, 2014|Equestrian Chic|

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 has smaller pockets to carry all the extra-curriculars. [...]

2015-11-18T16:33:47-05:00November 25th, 2014|Equestrian Chic, Style Guide|
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