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Getting Ready For WEG 2018 at TIEC in NC

The biggest event in Equestrian Sports is around the corner. Yes, we are talking about the World Equestrian Games aptly hashtagged as #tryon2018!  While we normally do not attend many shows out of the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, this is one event we are planning to attend. The dates are Sep 10th through Sep 23rd.

Given that this event occurs once every 4 years, it is kind of a big deal. The best of equestrian sports is displayed at the biggest stage. It almost seems like WEF 2018 was finished just yesterday. The summer has flown by. That is partly because we have been busy preparing for #tryon2018.

We are pleased to announce that we will be a proud vendor at the #tryon2018 games. Our signature state-of-the-art trailer (with new signage and improvements) will be stationed for the entire 2 weeks nearby the Food Court area.

That said, we would like to give you a sneak peak into what we are offering during the #tryon2018 WEG event.

Custom Show Jackets (Short Coats and Long Tailcoats) by Lotus Romeo

Since late 2016, a brand called Lotus Romeo has been a rising star in the custom show jackets space. It has been a real pleasure to promote Eva Szekely’s brand here in the USA. That is because Eva believes in making no compromises and works on one coat at a time. Each jacket is a labor of love. We are aligned completely with Eva’s philosophy so it is a win-win situation. We believe you should have unlimited options to freely design your show coat.

Meet the Owner and Creative Director of Lotus Romeo at WEG

Yes, you can meet Eva in person at WEG. Just stop by our trailer at WEG anytime to say hello.

Some of the better known brands  do not want to offer you more than 3 design options, because they are based on a mass-manufacturing model. That model is in direct contradiction to the customer’s needs. At Lotus Romeo, every jacket is made individually with the same attention to detail and worksmanship. What is more is that the jackets can be tailored to fit you perfectly. You do not have to be an exact size 34, 36, 38, 40 etc to get a perfect fit.

All in all, we have been very pleased with the quality of the Lotus Romeo jackets. Our customers are the best testimonials. They have become Lotus Romeo fans for life.

Lotus Romeo Elegant Burgundy Dressage Shadbelly - Front View
Lotus Romeo Elegant Burgundy Dressage Shadbelly – Front View

Read More About Why Lotus Romeo Offers You The Perfect Dressage Tailcoat


Whether you want a dressage tailcoat/shadbelly or a short jacket, we have a unique jacket for you. The shortcoats from Lotus Romeo are designed to be head-turners. Elegance underlines the basic design philosophy “the art of unforgettable style”.

 

Ladies Show Jacket “nora” by Lotus Romeo
Design My Custom Show Jacket

Custom Dressage and Show Jumping Boots by Secchiari

Secchiari Italy is a bootmaker with passion. Each boot is handmade in Italy. Their approach to bootmaking is to make boots that strike the perfect balance of comfort, style and quality. The top selling boot from Secchiari is the Athena model. This has consistently been a crown favorite.

Secchiari Athena Riding Tall Boots for Show Jumping in Black
Secchiari Athena Riding Tall Boots for Show Jumping in Black

 

Secchiari Riding Field Boots with Laces Model 100 Classic
Secchiari Riding Field Boots with Laces Model 100 Classic
Secchiari Riding Field Boots with Laces Model 100 Classic
Secchiari Riding Field Boots with Laces Model 100 Classic

More recently, we have started doing fully custom boots with Secchiari as well. The advantages of these custom boots are many, chief among them:

  • Faster Delivery Times (4 to 6 weeks)
  • Boots that fit right the first time, eliminating the need for refitting and additional delays
  • Softer Leather to allow for easy break-in

Come see us at WEG to check out all the beautiful designs of boots! Whether it be dressage, show jumping, hunter or equitation, we have a tall boot for you.

Secchiari Boots : Beautiful, Comfortable and Stylish

Mix And Match Show Jumping (and Hunter) Anatomic Bridles by Schockemoehle Sports

New for the upcoming season is the Mix And Match concept by Schockemoehle Sports. Not only do you get an anatomically designed bridle that is perfect for the show ring, now you get to build-it piece by piece.

What does that mean, you ask? You can pick different sizes for each of the elements of the bridle: Browband, Headpiece, Noseband etc. So if your horse does not fit into a standard Full Size bridle, you can custom configure the pieces to provide a perfect fit.

The top selling bridle for the hunter ring has been the Montreal Select. It is available in Espresso as well as Royal Oak. With just the right amount of padding, this anatomic bridle scores big wins in both the show jumping and hunter rings.

Schockemoehle Sports Padded Fancy Stitched Hunter Bridle - Montreal in Espresso
Schockemoehle Sports Padded Fancy Stitched Hunter Bridle – Montreal in Espresso

There is also the new  Bridle by Schockemoehle Sports, titled Tokyo Select, which features a fully removable flash attachment. You can use the bridle with or without the Flash Attachment. No more hanging loops of leather.

Why Equitus Alpha is the Bridle Of The Year

Schockemoehle Sports Anatomic Hunter Bridle with Removable Flash Strap "Tokyo" - Brown
Schockemoehle Sports Anatomic Hunter Bridle with Removable Flash Strap “Tokyo” – Brown
Build My Custom Bridle

Schockemoehle Sports 2018 Show Jumping and Hunter Bridle Collection

 

Dura Soft Grip Reins

The top selling reins for show jumping and dressage “Dura Soft” continue to shine this season as well. These reins are made from Soft Leather, with embedded hand stopps. They feature a rubberized grip on the one side and leather on the other.

Schockemoehle Sports Durasoft Reins - Brown
Dura Soft Rubberized Grip Reins
Dura Soft Rubberized Grip Reins

Samshield Helmets (Miss Shield, Crystal Fabric, Rose Gold, Glossy, XJ etc)

We are planning to bring the entire range of Samshield Helmets to WEG. Some of the newer helmets come with the Rose Gold Trim. Please note that quite  a few of these helmets are custom. Normally, it would take 6 to 8 weeks to procure these helmets.

However, in preparation for WEG, we are bringing you these helmets immediately without any wait. You can buy the helmets at WEG and use them right away!

Samshield Shadow Matt Navy Rose Gold Helmet - Front
Samshield Shadow Matt Navy Rose Gold Helmet – Front
Samshield Shadow Matt Black with Rose Gold Trim
Samshield Shadow Matt Black with Rose Gold Trim

 

Samshield Miss Shield Shadow Matt in Black with Rose Gold Trim
Samshield Miss Shield Shadow Matt in Black with Rose Gold Trim

Presenting Miss Shield, Samshield’s wide brim helmet

Samshield Miss Shield Shadow Glossy - Navy Side View
Samshield Miss Shield Shadow Glossy – Navy Side View

 

 

Samshield Shadow Glossy Helmet - Black
Samshield Shadow Glossy Helmet – Black

For Horses : New Collection, New Colors

Just like previous years, For Horses keeps it simple and exciting at the same time. They have introduced 2 new breeches and 2 new colors across all their riding pants. The new colors are : Bordeaux and Green!

New Colors

Ladies Lightweight Show Jumping Breeches "Remie" - Emerald, White, Navy
Ladies Lightweight Show Jumping Breeches “Remie” – Emerald, White, Navy

For Horses Equestrian Clothing: What’s New for 2018

After the huge success of the original Push Up Show Jumping Breeches “Pat”, FH has created yet another Push Up variant, this time with tights. So you are getting 2 pants in one: tights as well as push up pants. The styling is the same as the original Push Up Show Jumping Breeches “Pat”, but just pull up design like the tights.

For Horses Push Up Tights Leggings Breeches "Adelia" - Beige - Side View
For Horses Push Up Tights Leggings Breeches “Adelia” – Beige – Side View
For Horses Push Up Tights Leggings Breeches "Adelia" - White - Back View
For Horses Push Up Tights Leggings Breeches “Adelia” – White – Back View

Another new model for this year is called the Emma. With a modern take on back pockets and double seams along the sides for extra freedom, the Emma combines style elements from both the Minnie and Remie. Please do keep in mind that the Emma runs slightly bigger than the Minnie and Remie breeches.

Ladies Ultra Light Knee Patch Show Jumping Breeches "Emma" - Grey
Ladies Ultra Light Knee Patch Show Jumping Breeches “Emma” – Grey
Ladies Ultra Light Knee Patch Show Jumping Breeches "Emma" - Dove
Ladies Ultra Light Knee Patch Show Jumping Breeches “Emma” – Dove
Ladies Ultra Light Knee Patch Show Jumping Breeches "Emma" - Navy
Ladies Ultra Light Knee Patch Show Jumping Breeches “Emma” – Navy

 

So there you have it! We are ready for WEG at #tryon2018.  If you can not wait until then, go ahead and purchase your favorites before we sell out! We know WEG will be a very busy affair, so be warned that these items will be sold out following the event.

 

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Lotus Romeo Custom Dressage Shadbelly – Realize your dream tailcoat

Lotus Romeo Elegant Burgundy Dressage Shadbelly - Front View

Custom Show Coats  (Fully Personalized and Tailored) by Lotus Romeo

The term “custom show coats” gets thrown around quite loosely. Often times, it means you get a handful of choices for changing the color of the jacket, the collar and buttons etc. While many other brands will offer a “Customization” option, it is usually limited to just a handful of choices that do not affect the styling of the jacket as much as the colors.

A few years ago, we noticed that our customers demanded more flexibility for design options. They did not want to be limited to just 2 styles and 5 colors. They want to mix and match style elements along with different options for buttons, trims, collars and lapels. In other words, customers are increasingly looking to personalize their look. What good is a “custom” jacket if every other rider has the same jacket?

We are thankful to our customers for guiding us in introducing a beautiful line of fully personalized show jackets: Lotus Romeo. This is a brand whose owner’s artistic forte guides her philosophy for the brand “The Art of Unforgettable Style“. Eva Szekely, the owner of Lotus Romeo truly believes in this mantra. The idea is to create a unique jacket for everyone. Personalized Show Clothing should not be un-affordable either.

In late 2016, we introduced Lotus Romeo in a limited launch at the store location. What started as a small bespoke line of show jackets, has now blossomed into a very expansive line of short jackets, hunter shad tailcoat, dressage shads and show shirts.

During the 2 weeks at WEG in #tryon2018, you will have the opportunity to see these jackets up close. You can try them to get a general sense of the overall fit and quality. From all the feedback we have been gathering, Lotus Romeo jackets are being very favorably in terms of styling, quality and comfort compared to offerings from the other bigger brands. In fact, the ironic part is that these “bigger” brands have now started copying the Lotus Romeo model in a desperate effort to catch up.

Dressage Tailcoat Shadbelly “Natasha” from Lotus Romeo (fully configurable and custom)

Natasha – This is the original dressage shadbelly from Lotus Romeo. It remains one of the most popular options to date. With a look that combines the classic with modern, this shadbelly can be configured in a variety of ways.

Natasha Dressage Tailcoat Shadbelly - Front View
Natasha Dressage Tailcoat Shadbelly – Front View
Natasha Dressage Tailcoat Shadbelly - Back View
Natasha Dressage Tailcoat Shadbelly – Back View

Dressage Tailcoat Shadbelly “Elegant” by Lotus Romeo (fully customizable and tailored)

Yet another beautiful shad that lives up to its aptly titled model name  “Elegant”. With this shad, you can optionally design a bow at the back. The Burgundy color shown below is a new limited edition color.

Lotus Romeo Elegant Burgundy Dressage Shadbelly - Back View
Lotus Romeo Elegant Burgundy Dressage Shadbelly – Back View (shown with Bow)

What Is Included

This is what you get in the Fully Customized Dressage Shadbelly by Lotus Romeo

Personalization

  • Base Colors: Black, Navy, Burgundy, Grey and Brown
  • Collar Color: 30+ Colors (including Satin and Leather)
  • Collar Piping: 30+ Colors
  • Cuff Color: 30+ Colors
  • Waist Piping: 30+ Colors
  • Buttons: 6 Styles

Mix And Match Styles

Say you like the style of the Natasha but want to add elements from the Elegant model? With the new Deluxe Mix and Match service, you can do that too! Nothing is out of reach anymore. Unlike the other brands, you are not boxed in to just 4 options.

Tailoring

Optionally, a 4 point tailoring adjustment is included as well. This covers:

  • Length Adjustment
  • Sleeve Length Adjustment
  • Shoulders Adjustment
  • Waist Adjustment

Conclusion

Are you ready to design your own dream shadbelly? Wait no more. Click on the button below to get started.

Design My Custom Shadbelly
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Why buying Custom Tucci Dressage Boots is a great idea!

Tucci Custom Dressage Boots in Navy Leather

Often times, you do not think about your boots until they are completely worn out and unusable. The objective of this post is to educate you on why going with Custom Tucci Dressage Boots is a great idea. We will describe in detail the reasons why so many of our customers decide on custom boots. Also, we will go over the process of the boots and answer your questions. So when you are in the market for new boots, make sure to have these custom boots as your top option.

Why Tucci for Custom Dressage Boots

There are many reasons why we proudly offer Custom Dressage Boots exclusively by Tucci. Here we list them

Diverse Collection of Styles and Colors

Tucci’s mission statement “anything is possible” applies nowhere as aptly as it does to custom dressage boots. Tucci truly offers the most diverse portfolio of boots. What does this mean for you? You are not limited to a handful of choices. In fact, the number of custom options are mind-boggling. Different styles are just the starting point. You also get to select the color and texture of the leather used for making your boots. Whether you want a glossy finish versus a matte finish, that is your choice. There is also no extra charge for these choices. You can also select whether your boot comes with a front/side zipper or back zipper.

Styles for Custom Dressage Boots

Custom Dressage Boots by Tucci

Fully Custom Boots (not semi-custom)

An important point to be noted when comparing custom boots from other manufacturers is that the Tucci boots are Fully Custom. This means that the boots are made to measure. Not semi-custom boots as some other manufacturers offer. What does this mean? We have to measure both your legs with intricate detail. This measurement has to be conducted in-store by our qualified boot measuring personnel. Undoubtedly, this is the most important step of the process. The idea is that if this step is done correctly, the rest of the process goes much smoother. This is why we request that you make an appointment for measurement in advance.

Custom Boots Must Fit Perfectly

Tucci offers custom boots for dressage exclusively. That means Tucci’s offering for dressage is custom only. We started working with Tucci about 4 years ago. Over the last 4 years, we are glad we went with Tucci. We were approached by several other boot makers for custom boots. However, we selected Tucci because of their deep expertise in boot making as well as their reputation with after-sales service. Time and time again, we have observed Tucci helping customers resolve their boot problems. That philosophy to customer service aligns with ours. We do not just claim to be oriented towards customer service. We live it everyday. Most notably, when it comes to custom boots, you have our back. If your custom boots do not fit well, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Long lasting and durability

You do not buy custom boots everyday. With custom boots, there is an implied assumption that the boots will serve you for a while. There are obviously factors that go into determine how long that time frame is. It depends on how often you ride and how well you care for your boots among other things. Be rest assured that Tucci employs the finest and sturdy leather. When it comes to Tucci boots, there is no compromise. The old saying of “you get what you pay for” is applicable here. For $1475, you will receive a fully custom and personalized boot tailored for years of use.

How does it work?

The process is described step-by-step below:

  1. Setup an appointment by calling us at or emailing us. (set aside 45 minutes to 1 hour for the measuring process). Please wear your regular riding breeches.
  2. Arrive at the store on your appointment time for measurement.
  3. After measurements, select your boot style, options and leather etc.
  4. Pay a deposit of 50%
  5. Wait for 4 to 6 weeks. (Patience is a virtue)

Still Debating?

Do you have Tucci boots? We would like to hear your feedback. What are your thoughts ? Do you love your Tucci boots? If not, what would you change?

 

 

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Express your individuality with Custom Shock Absorbing Stirrups by Flex On

We all dress differently. We like different colors and styles. That reflects in our choices of clothing, boots, helmets, show jackets, show shirts. If you have ever wondered about custom stirrups, your quest has just ended.

Read about our custom offerings

Custom Dressage Boots by Tucci

Samshield Custom Helmet Designer

Custom Dressage Shadbelly

Customize your Stirrups

Today, we announce the Custom Shock Absorbing Stirrups by Flex On. Flex On has been producing the shock absorbing stirrups for about 3 years. During these 3 years, the stirrups have gained a solid following. From professionals to amateurs, adults to junior riders, the customers are raving about how the stirrups help keep their feet in the right position.

The biggest benefit of the stirrups is for those that have any knee, back, ankles or lower leg pain. If you suffer from any after pain from riding, this stirrups may help you tremendously. They are designed to absorb the shock instead of letting it travel to your lower body. The pain usually emanates from that shock.

We can now offer you full control over the design of your stirrups. You can select the color of the frame, then select the footboard (incline or flat, regular grip or ultra grip), color of the elastomers (shock absorbing bulbs). To top it off, you can select flags or colors for the magnetic sticker inserts that attach to the top of your stirrups.

Now you longer have to guess or fear what your custom stirrups will look like when they arrive. Thanks to our Custom Flex On Stirrup Designer, you can visualize your custom stirrups prior to ordering.

Custom Flex On Stirrups Designer

4 Steps to Customize your Flex On Stirrups

Step 1.

Select the Color of the Frame.

Step 2.

Select the Footrest

Step 3.

Select the Tread

Step 4.

Select the  color of Shock Absorbers

Step 5.

Select the Personalization Stickers. You have choice of different flags (show your national pride) or colored patterns. Download this PDF to see all the possible colors and flags.

 

Examples of Customization

We have done quite a few of these custom stirrups for our customers. Here is a gallery so you can draw inspiration.

Black with Pink Elastomers, Inclined Ultra Grip
Blue with Green Elastomers, Inclined Grip
Black with Green Elastomers and Inclined Ultra Grip
Orange with Black Elastomers, Inclined Ultra Grip

Let us know what you would design for your custom stirrups. Show us your favorite stirrup colors. How would you design your stirrups to match the rest of your gear?

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Presenting Miss Shield, Samshield’s wide brim helmet

Samshield Miss Shield Shimmer Top Helmet - Navy Blue

The much awaited Miss Shield Helmet by Samshield has just arrived into the United States. To be precise, it made its landing exactly 2 weeks ago at the end of week 3 of the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington.To say the helmet is spectacular and breathtaking in the same instant, would be an understatement. While we were not sure from looking at the pictures, this helmet is beauty defined. When it comes to wide-visor helmets, the Miss Shield family of helmets is the new gold standard.
The aim of this post is to educate you about this new helmet from Samshield. We try to answer the most common questions that you may have. If you have other questions, feel free to Contact Us.

What makes the Miss Shield so beautiful?

There have been a few viable options for wide-brim helmets, including the KASK Star Lady Helmet, the GPA First Lady and KEP Cromo Polo Peak Helmet. Both these helmets offer superior sun protection compared to other helmets. The KASK Star Lady helmet is available in a chrome trim as well as a matte trim (KASK Star Lady Shadow). Both the KASK Star Lady helmets have been popular in the jumper and hunter ring. The KASK Star Lady Shadow Helmet is particularly popular among the hunter riders for its plain and matte look. Samshield has previously released a clip-on visor for their existing helmets. The visor is made exclusively for Samshield helmets. It fits on both the Shadow Matt family of helmets as well as the Suede Alcantara Premium family of helmets.

Samshield Miss Shield Shadow Matt Helmet in Navy
Samshield Miss Shield Shadow Matt Helmet in Navy
Samshield Miss Shield Shimmer Top - Black
Samshield Miss Shield Shimmer Top – Black

 

 

Samshield Miss Shield Premium Helmet with Crystal Fabric Swarovski
Samshield Miss Shield Premium Helmet with Crystal Fabric Swarovski
Samshield Shadow Matt Miss Shield with Flower Leather
Samshield Shadow Matt Miss Shield with Flower Leather

The Miss Shield has exceeded expectations on how beautiful a helmet can truly be! Just as we were excited about the new backpack from Samshield, we are equally excited about the Miss Shield. True to its expectation, the Miss Shield delivers on the “simple is beautiful” promise. When other helmets are expanding into adding more “gadgets”, Samshield’s Miss Shield is an example of how simplicity always trumps the bells and whistles.

How does the Miss Shield Fit?

The Miss Shield Helmet is identical in fit to the other Samshield Helmets. If you already own a Samshield helmet, you will be the exact same size in the Miss Shield helmet. So far, the size has been 100% correlated between all the Samshield models.

Does the Miss Shield contain removable inner pads/liners?

Yes, the Miss Shield uses the same removable inner pads/liners as used in other Samshield Helmets.

What kind of models are available in the Miss Shield?

Samshield has made available its entire portfolio of helmet styles in the Miss Shield collection including:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All custom options are available on the Miss Shield helmet, just like with all other Samshield helmets. You can change the trim of the helmet, the front blason that has the embossed Samshield logo, change the top material and color and also print your name on the chinstrap. The Samshield Helmet Design Configurator does not support the Miss Shield Helmets (yet). The custom design capability is in the works. If you need design inspirations for your custom Miss Shield helmet, take a look at our gallery of custom Samshield helmets.

Got more questions?

Do you have more questions for us? Start a conversation with us. Leave a comment below ! Post some pictures of your new Miss Shield Helmet