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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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For Horses Equestrian Clothing: What’s New for 2018

Ladies Lightweight Technical Grey Show Jumping Jacket - Cristina in Dark Grey (Front View)

The For Horses brand was little know about 5 years ago. When we introduced this smaller name during WEF 2013-14, it was received well. It was a small collection of just 1 model of womens’ breeches,  1 model of mens’ breeches, 2 show shirts and 2 show jackets (1 each for men and women). That was it! That was the entire FH collection.

Fast forward to 2018, FH has achieved unprecedented growth. Riders have embraced this brand with affection. Today, the FH brand spans a full collection of riding apparel for men, women and juniors/children. While the collection has expanded, the focus on high-performance fabrics combined with exceptional styling that does not look stale. There is no dearth of clothing brands that all seem to look identical. From the design patterns to fabrics, it is hard to tell which brand is original and which ones are just imitations. This is exactly where FH distinguishes itself. A small, but nimble brand that continues to listen to what riders care about.

For Horses “FH” : A revolution in riding breeches

For the past few years, we have been working on collaboration with For Horses by giving them ideas on product design and fabrics. We have made it a habit to constantly incorporate our customers (riders) feedback. The end result has been an exciting collection of riding clothing that has something for everyone.

As an example, consider this simple fact: European breeches are meant for riding in cold weather. But how about the warm tropical climate of Florida? Those same fabrics would not be suitable, since you would experience heavy perspiration and hence, discomfort.

NEW for 2018

While sticking to its focus on elegance and functional fabrics, For Horses has introduced just a few pieces for the 2018 collection. They are listed below:

Ladies Lightweight “Push Up” Show Jumping Leggings/Breeches – Adelia

The Adelia is new addition to the already prolific selection of breeches by For Horses. It combines the best features of two of its existing breeches. It combines from “Push Up” feature from the ever popular Ladies Push Up Show Jumping Breeches “Pat” by For Horses. These make an excellent choice for show pants. They are simple enough for use in the show jumping or equitation or hunter ring.

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

Ladies Full Length Buttoned Short Sleeve Show Shirt – “Alzira”

The “Alzira” is a slightly non-traditional take on show shirts. The shirt has buttons for the entire length of the shirt. The white buttons contrast attractively on the solid shirt. The shirt has short sleeves, so overall it sports a casual enough look for use while schooling or in the competition ring.

Ladies Full Buttoned Technical Show Shirt "Alzira" - Blue Pois
Ladies Full Buttoned Technical Show Shirt “Alzira” – Blue Pois
Ladies Full Buttoned Technical Show Shirt "Alzira" - Blue Pois
Ladies Full Buttoned Technical Show Shirt “Alzira” – Blue Pois
Lightweight Full Button Show Shirt "Alzira" - Light Blue Pois
Lightweight Full Button Show Shirt “Alzira” – Light Blue Pois
Ladies Full Buttoned Technical Show Shirt "Alzira" - Light Blue Pois
Ladies Full Buttoned Technical Show Shirt “Alzira” – Light Blue Pois

Men’s Full Length Buttoned Long Sleeves Show Shirt “Adriano”

This is a new shirt for the guys that want a formal look along with long sleeves.

Men's Full Length Button Show Shirt - Adriano
Men’s Full Length Button Show Shirt – Adriano

 

Show Jacket “Christina” in 2 shades of Grey

This has been a hugely successsfull jacket in Wellington! If you are looking for a Grey colored jacket, look no further. Between the 2 shades of grey (dark grey and dove grey), this jacket is perfect for the show ring. It is identical in sizing and fit to the last season lightweight show jacket “Yakie”.

Womens LightWeight Technical Show Jacket - Christina
Womens LightWeight Technical Show Jacket – Christina
Ladies Lightweight Technical Grey Show Jumping Jacket - Cristina in Dark Grey (Front View)
Ladies Lightweight Technical Grey Show Jumping Jacket – Cristina in Dark Grey (Front View)
Ladies Lightweight Technical Grey Show Jumping Jacket - Cristina in Dark Grey (Back View)
Ladies Lightweight Technical Grey Show Jumping Jacket – Cristina in Dark Grey (Back View)

 

Lightweight Mesh Show Shirt “Beatrice”

Another new product for 2018 that is a hit. There is no other show shirt on the market quite like this. Mesh panels run down from the shoulders through the arms and the sides of the shirt.

Ladies Mesh Show Shirt "Beatrice" in Navy
Ladies Mesh Show Shirt “Beatrice” in Navy
Ladies Mesh Show Shirt "Beatrice" in Navy
Ladies Mesh Show Shirt “Beatrice” in Navy
Ladies Mesh Show Shirt "Beatrice" in Grey
Ladies Mesh Show Shirt “Beatrice” in Grey
Ladies Mesh Show Shirt "Beatrice" in White
Ladies Mesh Show Shirt “Beatrice” in White
Ladies Mesh Show Shirt "Beatrice" in Navy
Ladies Mesh Show Shirt “Beatrice” in Navy

Ladies  Lightweight Dressage Full Seat High Waisted Breeches “Remie FS”

Ladies Lightweight Full Seat Dressage Breeches "Remie FS" - Beige
Ladies Lightweight Full Seat Dressage Breeches “Remie FS” – Beige
Ladies Lightweight Full Seat Dressage Breeches "Remie FS" - Beige
Ladies Lightweight Full Seat Dressage Breeches “Remie FS” – Beige
Ladies Lightweight Full Seat Dressage Breeches "Remie FS" - White Back View
Ladies Lightweight Full Seat Dressage Breeches “Remie FS” – White Back View
Ladies Lightweight Full Seat Dressage Breeches "Remie FS" - Navy Back View
Ladies Lightweight Full Seat Dressage Breeches “Remie FS” – Navy Back View

Ultra Light Knee Patch Show Jumping Breeches “Emma”

A slight re-design on the very popular Minnie Breeches, the Emma is the must-have show breeches for 2018! Stylish curved back pockets make a statement.

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

 

Changes to Existing Products

For Horses “Minnie” Breeches

These popular show jumping breeches underwent a few improvements. The sock of these breeches is now tone-on-tone with the main color of the breeches.

For Horses Ladies Show Jumping Breeches "Minnie"- Beige
For Horses Ladies Show Jumping Breeches “Minnie”- Beige
For Horses Ladies Show Jumping Breeches - Dove
For Horses Ladies Show Jumping Breeches – Dove
For Horses Ladies Show Jumping Breeches "Minnie"- Black
For Horses Ladies Show Jumping Breeches “Minnie”- Black

For Horses Push Up Show Jumping Breeches “Pat” 

Are you a person that is bothered by seams? Especially the pesky ones in the upper leg area? Worry no  more, the new design of these #1 selling breeches feature a seamless knee patch.  Besides providing a cleaner look, this small change also enhances wearing comfort.

Push Up Breeches in Grey
Push Up Breeches in Grey
Push Up Breeches in Grey - Full Back
Push Up Breeches in Grey – Full Back
FH Push Up Show Jumping Breeches "Pat" in Grey - Side View
FH Push Up Show Jumping Breeches “Pat” in Grey – Side View
For Horses Ladies Push Up Show Jumping Breeches - Navy Front View
For Horses Ladies Push Up Show Jumping Breeches – Navy Front View

Remie  Lightweight Show Jumping Breeches

So we know almost all White breeches are transparent to varying degrees. We acted on your  feedback  to improve on the transparency factor of the White Remie Lightweight Show Jumping Breeches.

Ladies Lightweight Full Seat Dressage Breeches "Remie FS" - White
Ladies Lightweight Full Seat Dressage Breeches “Remie FS” – White
For Horses Remie Show Jumping Breeches - White
For Horses Remie Show Jumping Breeches – White

Bernie – Collar Crystal button removed

So many of our customers have requested that the crystal button on the top of this show shirt will make it a very popular show shirt. So we listened to your feedback. Now this shirt is even more popular because you can wear it in the show jumping and hunter ring as well! Also, new for 2018 are 2 new colors Light Blue Pois and Blue Pois.

Ladies Technical Show Shirt "Bernie" - White
Ladies Technical Show Shirt “Bernie” – White
Ladies Technical Show Shirt "Bernie" - Light Blue Pois
Ladies Technical Show Shirt “Bernie” – Light Blue Pois
Ladies Technical Show Shirt "Bernie" - Blue Pois
Ladies Technical Show Shirt “Bernie” – Blue Pois
FH Ladies Show Shirt "Bernie" in Navy - Front View
FH Ladies Show Shirt “Bernie” in Navy – Front View
For Horses Ladies Competition Show Shirt in Black
“Bernie” Black Show Shirt

What do you think? Tell Us

Do you own any of of these new products? We would love to hear from you. Tell us, in the comments below,  what is your favorite For Horses product.

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Top Ten Equestrian Holiday Gifts for 2017

In keeping with our annual holiday tradition, we are pleased to present the 3rd successive version of this list. The list contains ideas for gift giving for this holiday season. We pride ourselves on bringing the most innovative products (whether it be helmets, spurs, clothing, boots or other riding gear). There are ideas for both male and female riders. We hope this list will help you determine just the right gift for your spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend or significant other.

Here is the list (in no specific order) :

1 Miss Shield Shadow Matt Helmet by Samshield

This helmet was widely anticipated at the beginning of the last season. As with all things Samshield, this is another beautiful helmet. It has been received extremely well both here in the US and in Europe. You can read about why the Miss Shield is a clear choice for those wanting a wide visor helmet.

Miss Shield Shadow Matt - Black
Miss Shield Shadow Matt – Black

To top it all, the Miss Shield is available in a variety of different styles and options, just like all other Samshield helmets. You can also design your own custom Miss Shield.

Samshield Miss Shield Shimmer Top Helmet - Navy Blue
Samshield Miss Shield Shimmer Top Helmet – Navy Blue

Presenting Miss Shield, Samshield’s wide brim helmet

2 Push Up Show Jumping Breeches by For Horses

These pants have quickly ascended to the top of the bestseller list. Not without reason! These pants are so stylish  (thanks to the generous “push up” effect) and comfortable, that the other brands have now released their own “push-up” and “shape-up” breeches.  However, these original pants continue to be extremely popular with both the show jumping as well as the dressage crowd.

Ladies Push Up Show Jumping Breeches in Beige - Side View
Ladies Push Up Show Jumping Breeches in Beige – Side View

 

FH Ladies Dressage Full Seat Breeches - Misti in Navy
FH Ladies Dressage Full Seat Breeches – Misti in Navy

For Horses “FH” : A revolution in riding breeches

3. Ladies Lightweight show jumping breeches “Remie”

These pants are the most widely used riding breeches across disciplines. Whether it be show jumping, hunters or equitation, these pants are popular mostly part because of their simplicity.

FH Ladies Lightweight Show Jumping Breeches "Remie" - Beige - Back View
FH Ladies Lightweight Show Jumping Breeches “Remie” – Beige – Back View

The full seat version of these breeches has just arrived as well!

FH Light Weight Ladies Dressage Full Seat Breeches "Remie" - Navy
FH Light Weight Ladies Dressage Full Seat Breeches “Remie” – Navy

 

4. Freejump Safety Stirrups Soft Up Pro

If you have ever wanted to go with a safe gift, this is absolutely a great choice. Who does not like Freejump Stirrups? Give the gift of safety to your riding friends and family. They will thank you in more ways than one.  Better still, if they already have these stirrups, you can always buy them a new pair in the new Premium Colors: Gold, Bronze, Bordeaux, All Chocolate.

Freejump Stirrups Soft Up Pro - Bronze
Freejump Stirrups Soft Up Pro – Bronze

5. Freejump Safety Stirrups Soft Up Classic

We are very excited about this new product from Freejump. It is a new take on their wildly popular Freejump Stirrups Soft Up Pro.

Freejump Stirrups Soft Up Classic - Red
Freejump Stirrups Soft Up Classic – Red

6. Kingsland Unisex Classic Riding Gloves

These gloves have been around for a while. Always a reliable staple, you just can not go wrong with gifting these gloves. At $79.95, they are fairly inexpensive and make an excellent stocking stuffer.

7. Equitus Alpha Anatomic Bridle by Schockemoehle Sports

If there was a competition among anatomic bridles, the Equitus Alpha would emerge as a clear winner. With a designed from the grounds up approach, this bridle is popular among both dressage and show jumping riders. The idea is that if your bridle avoids all the pain points on the horse’s ears, neck and head, it will perform at its fullest potential.

If your friend/family member likes tack that is technical without being too overtly complicated, this bridle delivers.

Equitus Alpha : Why it is the favorite anatomic bridle for 2017.

Schockemoehle Sports Equitus Alpha Anatomic Bridle - Explanation of how it works
Schockemoehle Sports Equitus Alpha Anatomic Bridle – Explanation of how it works

8. Flex On Interchangeable Spurs (no spur straps required)

Yes, you read that right. These new spurs from Flex On do not require any spur straps. This comes in handy for those in your family/friend circle with a big collection of spurs. They will appreciate the thoughtfulness.

 

Flex On Eper On Interchangeable Spur - Blue
Flex On Eper On Interchangeable Spur – Blue

Read about Flex On Spurs

9 Custom Show Jacket by Lotus Romeo

This creative brand of riding apparel promises to make you “unforgettable” in the ring. True to its mission, these jackets are designed for making you look different and elegant at the same time. Your look is classic and modern at the same time. Best of all, our customers are delighted by the fabric used by Lotus Romeo. It is even lighter than that of the Big 3 brands, with more structure and better flexibility.

Lotus Romeo Double Leather Collar Show Jacket in Black with Gold Piping
Lotus Romeo Double Leather Collar Show Jacket in Black with Gold Piping

This is a no-brainer for your picky friend/family member that strives to stand out from the crowd.

The Art of Unforgettable Style 

10 Long Sleeve Show Shirt for Ladies “Adelaide” by Schockemoehle Sports

Have you ever wanted a classic looking, UV protected shirt that you can wear in any ring. The Adelaide is a no-frills long sleeve shirt made from highly breathable technical fabric that has UV protection built-in.

 

Schockemoehle Sports Long Sleeves Show Shirt with UV - Adelaide
Schockemoehle Sports Long Sleeves Show Shirt with UV – Adelaide

11. Custom Riding Boots by Tucci

If your significant other is picky and you are unsure of what to get them, the Custom Riding Boots by Tucci would make a loving gift. All you have to do is call us to setup an appointment for your friend/spouse/girlfriend and we will take care of the rest. The boots are fully customizable offering a unique look for everyone. The measurement process takes about 1 hour. The boots take about 6 to 8 weeks from order to delivery. The final product is spectacular and beats everyone’s expectations.

If you are still on the fence about these boots, read on.

Navy Crocodile Polo Tucci Boots
Navy Crocodile Polo Tucci Boots

12 CamBox – Under the visor discreet wireless camera for your helmet

For your friends that love gadgets, the CamBox HD camera makes a wonderful and thoughtful gift. The camera is discreet, comes in several colors, stores about 2 hours of HD recording. And that includes audio as well!! We are impressed by the quality of the recordings.

Riders love being able to watch and share their riding experience. This one is a no-brainer.

Cambox ISI2 Black shown on rider
Cambox ISI2 Black shown on rider

13 Flex On Hunter Stirrups : For your hunter friends

So there is finally a shock absorbing stirrup that looks like a traditional hunter stirrup. It has all the advantages of its jumper cousin, but without the flashy look and design. For those of you with any kind of knee, ankle or back pain, this stirrup works like magic. Yes, that is what our customers claim after riding in these stirrups. The inclined foot board helps keep your heel down. The eye for leathers is offset to allow proper positioning. Flex On Hunter Stirrups are designed exclusively for use in the hunter ring.

The best part of the stirrups is the ability of shock absorption. There is not another stirrup in the market with this unique proposition. If you are unsure about these stirrups, give us a call. The stirrups are available on a no-obligation trial for 2 weeks.

 

Flex On Shock Absorbing Aluminium Hunter Stirrups
Flex On Shock Absorbing Aluminium Hunter Stirrups

14 Lemieux Rider Boot Bag – For the rider that has everything

A new boot bag designed from the grounds-up. The LeMieux Rider Boot Bag will make an ideal gift for any rider. It is an economical gift too! It packs plenty of storage compartments, along with a padded interior to keep the boots in place.

Lemieux Boot Bag in Navy
Lemieux Boot Bag in Navy
Lemieux Boot Bag in Navy - Bottom Storage
Lemieux Boot Bag in Navy – Bottom Storage

Conclusion

This list is based on mostly feedback we have received from our customers. These are the “Wow!” products for this season. Do you own any of these products? What are your thoughts on these products? What would you add or remove from this list? Let us know. we would love to read your comments!

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For Horses “FH” : A revolution in riding breeches

For Horses Ladies Push Up Show Jumping Breeches - Grey Back View

By now, you may have heard of the name, whether its “For Horses” or “FH”. It is the small name in Italian equestrian apparel that is making waves across the United States. You may have spotted the iconic “4 horses” head logo surrounded by “F” and “H”. Subtle and classy, “For Horses” inspires a return to the basics combining high-performance fabric with tasteful elegance.

FH Ladies Lightweight Show Jumping Breeches Remie in Navy - Side View
FH Ladies Lightweight Show Jumping Breeches Remie in Navy – Side View

The “FH” Beginning (2014)

During the 2013-14 Winter Equestrian Festival, we proudly launched For Horses as a new brand on the US. We debuted the brand at both our Wellington store as well as at our WEF Mobile Showroom. At that time, the For Horses collection comprised of just 2 styles of riding breeches and 2 styles of competition shirts. The collection also included 1 style of men’s riding pants in addition to a Men’s Show Shirt. The reaction at the time was exceptional. The few customers that bought the For Horses breeches swore nothing else compared to the comfort and fit.

The riding breeches were initially available only in Beige and Navy. The show shirt was also available in just White. The show jackets were available in 3 colors: Navy, Black and Grey. The concept behind the For Horses brand is simple: create iconic one-of-a-kind pieces of equestrian clothing that are aesthetically pleasing and fit well. The “FH” philosophy is to focus on the best possible fit for riding apparel. When the fit and comfort are ideal, the rest falls in place automatically. As riders, we all know the pain of ill fitting breeches. There are some that sag, yet others with a “diaper” effect. There are also the ultra-expensive ones that either fade after a few uses or lose their original fit.

The customers who wear the “FH” breeches are so happy to have discovered this brand. According to the customer testimonials, “these breeches stay like-new” wash after wash, use after use. The lightness of the fabric is an incredible experience, especially for riders who are transitioning from the older brands. In their own words, “FH” breeches have no comparison.

Ladies Lace Show Shirt In Fuschia - Front View
Ladies Lace Show Shirt In Fuschia – Front View

For Horses: The Story

The story of For Horses starts in 2002 by the husband and wife time of Andrea Piovan and Giovanna Novello. They were and continue to be driven by a passion for equestrian sport, a love of horses and the desire to create unique and exclusive products. Giovanna is a designer and stylist with a long experience in the textiles sector and sport clothing, for dance and leisure wear. She combined her know-how with that of husband Andrea, a chemical textile engineer. She grew up learning about fashion in her family’s dance wear business. During the 1980’s they introduced a new concept of lifestyle dance clothing which enjoyed enormous success. Her mother is a designer and stylist, both brothers are stylists and her father is an entrepreneur with a creative soul.

Andrea comes from a family of chemical engineers. His father was a chemist for a well-known international company, and he himself has matured a long experience in the textile sector. From the knowledge of dyeing process to the finishing of fabrics, Andrea also  had a passion for horses since childhood. As a result, he gained a deep knowledge of the equestrian sector as a rider and avid horseman.

The For Horses collection comes from this perfect union. For Horses is proudly and exclusively Made in Italy by skilled artisans. In fact, that is a point of pride for the company owners.

What makes For Horses so unique?

It would be unfair to compare the For Horses label to the Big 3 of Equestrian Clothing. The “FH” collection comes from a continuous harmony of researching fashion trends. The “FH” brand is truly innovative. The focus is on creating a handful inspiring designs vs a bevy of articles/designs that often fail to impress. Think of “FH” as the smaller but more creative player in the equestrian space. Unlike the big and confusing seasonal and flash collections from the Big 3 brands, FH produces just a few pieces which are iconic.

That is the difference between being a designer yourself and hiring designers. After all, it is much easier to put into production your own concepts and ideas. The original design philosophy often gets lost when the design portion of the job is outsourced. That is exactly where “FH” shines. Giovanna is the designer and owner of the “FH” label. As such, her designs come to life via the products without any distortion.

Another key factor is the choice of materials used for these pieces of clothing. Andrea Piovan brings that expertise to the “FH” team. His deep knowledge of fabrics and textiles is crucial to producing the perfect breeches that not only look good, but are also comfortable on a hot, humid day (especially in the South Florida heat). the “FH” breeches are made from technical, multi-stretch material for perfect comfort and a very feminine fit. Each piece meets the technical requirements of the rider in terms of durability, water and wind-resistance. The best part : the “FH” fabric is lightweight, breathable and moisture wicking.

The “FH” Women’s Breeches Collection: Minnie, Winnie, Remie, Pat and Patty

If you are bored and tired of the same look, the For Horses collection

Minnie – The Back Pocket Stylish Breech

If you are a fan of the back pockets, the Minnie Ladies Knee Patch Show Breeches fits the bill. These are, by far, the #1 back-pocket breeches in the United States. The fit is decidedly superior compared to the other Italian brands. While different brands are meant to fit different body types, the Minnie is very versatile fit-wise. We have observed several different customers look great in these riding pants.  The fabric and fit are made to tailor around your shape. During its introductory year, the Minnie breeches were the top seller show breech in Beige as well as White.

 

Remie – The Slim Fit Breech for Jumper, Hunter and Equitation

Welcome to the classic high performance breech: Remie Lightweight Show Jumping Breeches. It is head and shoulders above everything else in the market. It would be hard to even compare this with any other breech. The ultra light fabric sets these riding pants apart from the competition. While all the brands may claim terms such as “4-way” stretch, Remie is built on that foundation.  Additionally, these breeches do not fade.

Our customers remark at how extremely light these breeches feel. Being ultra-light in weight is just one of the many advantages. The Remie is ideally designed to be worn in warmer climates. The fabric instantly wicks away the sweat. This keeps you cool, even in the sweltering Florida heat. No more ugly “sweat stains”. This is where the high-performance part comes in. When you feel confident, you perform your best.

The Remie is one of the few breeches that can be easily used for competing in the Jumping, Hunter and Equitation ring. It is simple, no pockets or zippers or trims. Just pure performance and good looks packed together.

Pat – The Push Up Show Jumping Breeches

Pat is the Push Up Show Jumping Breeches that flatter and enhance your derriere. These super flattering breeches are not just comfortable and stylish, they also feature an innovative concept: Straight Up Zipper, No buttons. No, the zipper does not inadvertently drop down. In fact, this design eliminates the “gap” that is prevalent in other breeches. We all know the gap. It is the gap in the center back of your breeches (just above the belt loop) when you bend on your knees or lean forward.

Not to mention the clean design lines and no pinching of the buttons inward when you ride.

Conclusion

For Horses is a young and creative brand. It is the creative energy of the owners of the brand that keeps moving them forward. Unlike other clothing brands, For Horses is constantly adapting to meet the diverse needs of discerning equestrians. Our customers eagerly await the arrival of new FH products. There is a new sense of excitement and buzz that has been created by For Horses.

Have you worn any For Horses breeches? What is your experience? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!