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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Equiline Spring Summer 2015 Collection

Equiline Ladies Show Jacket Linda Model Full View

The Winter Equestrian Season (WEF) is officially over. However, that does not mean the stylish and high-performance apparel is over. We present to you the latest styles from Equiline’s Spring Summer 2015 collection. There is a lot of new breeches and show jackets to ogle over. Elegant Styles and colors combined with high-performance fabrics has formed the crux of Equiline’s product line. Whether it is breeches, show jackets or show shirts, there is something for everyone. Here is a preview of some of the products.

Particularly, we like the sporty design and lightweight fabric used for the Linda Ladies Show Jacket. The Men’s Show Jacket Ezio is not far behind. It features one of a kind perforation under the arms for superior ventilation. It also has a more sporty and athletic look. This look has become very popular with the European riders.

As with all limited edition products, please be aware that these sell out very quickly and can NOT be re-ordered. So if you see something you like, call/text us at 561-228-8883 or send us a message via TACKNRIDER on Facebook.

 

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Design your custom Equiline Dressage Shadbelly Tailcoat

Custom Dressage Shadbelly

We have had a lot of customers inquire about custom Equiline Dressage Shadbelly. When the standard Equiline Cadence Shadbelly  or the Equiline Marilyn Tailcoat does not appeal to you, why not go custom?

Equiline provides an easy and simple way to design your own custom shadbelly in just a few steps. Within a few minutes, you will have your own custom designed shadbelly. Most of our customers prefer going with the custome Equiline tailcoat, because of the color and trim selection. Equiline allows several options to suit your style. You can customize your dressage tailcoat with several color of Alcantara collars, pipings and rhinestones.

Check out this gallery of custom Equiline Dressage Shadbelly we have done for our clients.

For any questions, you can stop by the  store or call us at 561-228-8883 or Contact Us.

Delivery Time

5 to 7 weeks. The custom Equiline Cadence Shadbelly is hand-made in Italy. Depending on the time of the year, sometimes custom shads can arrive as early as 4 weeks or as late as 8 weeks. We will keep you posted if there are any additional delays. You can always call/text us at 561-228-8883 or reach us via our Facebook page for TACKNRIDER.

Step-By-Step Guide on how to design your Equiline Dressage Tailcoat

 Step 1: Select the base color of your tailcoat:

  • Navy Blue
  • Black
  • Brown
  • Grey
  • Bordeaux

 

 

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Blue
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Black
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Brown
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Grey
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Bordeaux

 

 

 

 

Step 2 Select the colors for the collar and points:

Starting with 2015, you no longer have to pick the same color for the collar and points. You can mix and match. Two fabric choices are available: Alcantara and Satin (new). As an example, you can select Satin Blue for the Collar. For the Points, you can select Sky Blue in Alcantara to show the contrast. Lots of different unique combinations allow you to create your own custom and personalized shadbelly.

Satin Color Options for Equiline Custom Cadence Shadbelly
Satin Color Options for Equiline Custom Cadence Shadbelly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With Alcantara, you have several different options.

Alcantara Options for custom Equiline short jacket and dressage tailcoat
Alcantara Options for custom Equiline short jacket and dressage tailcoat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purple

Pink

Burgundy

Red

Orange

Ochre

White

Sea Sand

Chic Gray

Taupe

Brown

Green

Navy Blue

Royal

Sky Blue

Quartz

Black

Cream

 


Step 3: Piping for Collar and Points

The next step is to select the piping options. Just like Step 2, here you can mix and match different options for collar and points. You are not restricted to pick the same piping.  There is an amazing range of piping finishes and colors to pick from. Cord Piping, Piping with Metal Ornaments, Piping with Rhinestones and Piping with Glitter are all options.

Piping with Cord for Equiline Custom Show Jackets and Tailcoats
Piping with Cord for Equiline Custom Show Jackets and Tailcoats

Piping

Bordeax

White

Gold

Silver

Royal

Orange

Navy Blue

Red

Brown


Piping with Metal Ornament for Custom Equiline Tailcoats and Short Jackets
Piping with Metal Ornament for Custom Equiline Tailcoats and Short Jackets

Piping with Metal Ornament

Blue

Black

Brown

Cream


Piping with Glitter options for Equiline Custom Cadence Tailcoat
Piping with Glitter options for Equiline Custom Cadence Tailcoat

Piping with Glitter

White Gold

Silver

Blue

Dark Gold


Piping with Rhinestones

Piping Rhinestones for Equiline Custom Cadence Tailcoat
Piping Rhinestones for Equiline Custom Cadence Tailcoat

Step 4: Buttons

Until last year (2014), you could only select either the line set or oval-set. You can now pick from 6 different button options. From the plain signature Equiline button to the Blue Crystals Button, lots of ways to accessorize your custom tailcoat.

Buttons for Custom Equiline Show Coat
Buttons for Custom Equiline Show Coat
Examples of custom Equiline Dressage Tails

This is one of the most recent custom Equiline shadbelly/tailcoats for our customer. Note the beautiful blue in the collar and points. Also, notice the piping with rhinestones, adds to the classy look.

If you would like to see our full selection, check out the gallery of custom Equiline Cadence Tailcoat.

Equiline Custom Dressage Tails Close Up
Equiline Custom Dressage Tails Close Up
Equiline Custom Dressage Tails Back Collar
Equiline Custom Dressage Tails Back Collar
Equiline Custom Dressage Tails Front Waist
Equiline Custom Dressage Tails Front Waist
Equiline Custom Dressage Tails Front Waist
Equiline Custom Dressage Tails Front Waist
Equiline Custom Dressage Tails Front Waist
Equiline Custom Dressage Tails Front Waist

 

For any questions, you can stop by the  store or call us at 561-228-8883 or Contact Us. Let us know how do you like your custom Equiline Shadbelly. We would love to hear from you. Leave a comment!

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Equiline Cadence Shadbelly! The choice of fashionista rider

Ok I am back from New york after a brief vacation where i took my son for origami convention which is held at FIT in NY.

All the creative people get together and work on making various projects with paper!

Walking around FIT, NY i looked around the  classes and could see sewing machines and all what is needed to make the riding apparel.

Petra is one of those few bold people in USA who wants to look different.

While at ROLEX in Kentucky  she called me for Equiline Shadbelly that she saw on our website.

Petra is looking sharp in her new Equiline Shadbelly
Petra is looking sharp in her new Equiline Shadbelly

Anyway, I did not have the Cadence model in size 44 in black so i sent her Amble in Navy in size 44.

She was quick to try it on and return with a request to special order Equiline Shadbelly in Black in cadence model in size 44.

Which of course she needs it before her big day at show.

Why Equiline Shadbelly only?

Why not some other readily available Shadbelly?

Because Equiline Shadbelly is designed and manufactured in Italy.

The land of creative people!

Tailored to fit Equiline shadbelly is made of technical fabric X-Cool Evo, Equiline Shadbelly  is extremely elastic,breathable and water repellent.

Equiline shadbelly grants the highest freedom of movements,Fitted to perfection for the highest elegance and comfort during the show.

Equiline Shadbelly has a new technical concept of adjustable weights on the tail in order to change them according to your necessity and take them off for machine washing the Equiline Shadbelly.

Yes you read it right machine washable Bye Bye Dryclean!

Did i mention the buttons are all Swarovski stones on equiline shadbelly with detailed piping around the collar.

Do you know what is the other name of Shadbelly in Europe?

Guess and leave your answer in the comments!

Petra in her new Equiline Cadence Shadbelly
Petra in her new Equiline Cadence Shadbelly
Petra in her new Equiline Black Cadence Shadbelly
Petra in her new Equiline Black Cadence Shadbelly

 

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Petra in her new Equiline Black Cadence Shadbelly