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Why You Should Choose Secchiari

History

The Secchiari boot company is a family owned business, which means their reputation and pride is represented in their company’s products.  In 1950, Stivaleria Secchiari was founded by Alfredo and Emilia Secchiari in Le Marche, Italy. With almost 70 years of experience, from 3 generations, they have mastered the art of boot making. Today, they still use the traditional marksmanship with the highest quality of leather. This makes Secchiari a top pick for equestrians around the world.

Logo Secchiari Italian Boots
Logo Secchiari Italian Boots

No. 1 Quality

Stivaleria Secchiari prides itself on the quality and durability of the leather that they use in their Italian boots. They hand pick out the leather they use in all the boots and accessories in Tuscany, Italy to ensure it’s to the highest of standards. Secchiari’s have a softer feel than most boots allowing you to keep close contact with your horse while being extremely durable. The soles of the boots and shoes are hand sewn and glued on. This makes the soles last longer compared to other companies which just use one method. The boots are more form fitting compared to others allowing for minimal “breaking in” time. They also have an elastic hidden along the zipper which gives the boot extra stretch for a perfect fit. These two features combined reduces the amount of wrinkles in the leather giving you a sleek, professional look. 

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

No. 2 Options

Secchiari has a variety of “off the shelf” options from short boots and chaps to dress boots. Some of the featured tall boot models that they offer include the Zues which is a men’s showjumping model featuring a fancy stitching on the front. They also have this model in womens, Athena. Another jumping boot they offer is their field boot with laces. Their most popular dressage model is Roma, which is a sleek design featuring the hidden elastic, a rigid leather on the outer part of the boot but a soft leather inside.  

The short boots and chaps that they offer are beautifully crafted to give you the look of a tall boot. The most popular short boots are similar in style to the Zues and Athena. With a fancy stitching design on the front with elastic on each side of the zippers, comfort, quality and durability are wrapped into one. They offer this short boot in both men’s and women’s. These short boots are designed with a snap on half chap made with soft and durable leather offering a reinforced inside. These half chaps and boots are made with the highest quality calfskin allowing for almost no break in time. They also offer the chaps and boots in a more simple and classic design. 

Secchiari Paddock Short Boots Grand Prix Elastic - Black
Secchiari Paddock Short Boots Grand Prix Elastic – Black

No. 3 Custom Orders

The options are endless when it comes to the customization of Secchiari boots. They offer an abundant amount of colors from patent to antique finish, with tons of ways to customize from the toe to the crown. Secchiari bootmakers will create your customized dream boots. One custom model offered is the Columbian Luxury Leather Top. This boot features your choice of boot color, toe and heel color and the option for front laces. Tack N Rider also provides customized measurements to have a boot that fits like a glove and looks anyway you’d like. The best part about a custom Secchiari boot is that it only takes 6 – 8 weeks for delivery. Compared to other companies which have a wait time of up to 6 months.

Secchiari Columbian Luxury Top Tall Boots - Brown with Brown Croc Top and Heel
Secchiari Columbian Luxury Top Tall Boots – Brown with Brown Croc Top and Heel

Conclusion

Overall, Stivaleria Secchiari is unique and elite. This traditional family owned company offers the best craftsmanship, quality, and versatility and it is at the forefront of bootmakers for equestrians around the globe. 

Secchiari Athena Black
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Used Saddles on Consignment

Prestige X Breathe Show Jumping Saddle

We are proud to announce this big news: We now accept used and unused saddles on consignment. If you have a saddle that you are currently not using, bring it to us. Whether it is a show jumping saddle or dressage, we accept them all.

We accept the following brands:

  • CWD
  • Voltaire
  • Devocoux
  • Antares
  • Prestige
  • Del Grange
  • Hermes

Now, for the fine print: Please be sure the saddle has been cleaned thoroughly before you bring it to us. We are unable to accept saddles that are damaged or dirty.

How Does It Work?

  • Bring us your used saddle in clean condition.
  • We discuss what you are expecting to receive for the saddle.
  • Upon agreement, we will display it on our prestigious saddle wall in our Wellington store.
  • Once the saddle is sold, we will contact you for re-reimbursement.

Questions/Comments?

It is a simple process. We are trying to make it very easy for anyone looking to sell their saddle. If you have any special requests/considerations, please feel free to contact us. If you have a saddle from a brand not listed above, please contact us with the details.

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Don’t Settle! You Have (Many) Options for Custom Riding Boots

Often times, we sense a reluctance from customers when it comes to moving forward on custom riding boots. The reasons for this may be one of the following:

  • I need the boots today. I can not wait for 4-6 weeks.
  • What if the boots do not fit well when they arrive?
  • Are the custom boots going to cost me a fortune vs. ready-to-wear stock boots?

In this post, we explore the reasons behind these questions and attempt to answer them. We hope this will assist in your decision-making process.

Maybe you are looking to order custom boots because you do not fit in standard size boots? Maybe they fit but not quite as well as they could? Or maybe you would want boots that look a bit more unique? Something that reflects your personality.

In addition to a very large selection of stock boots, we now offer a lot of options in custom boots as well.

Dressage or Show Jumping, we have you covered

Whether you are looking for everyday boots or show boots. Whether dressage or show jumping or equitation, we offer a lot of choices.

Why buying Custom Tucci Dressage Boots is a great idea!

Secchiari Columbian Luxury Top Tall Boots - Brown Croc
Secchiari Columbian Luxury Top Tall Boots – Brown Croc

Secchiari Columbian Luxury Top Tall Boots - Black Patent
Secchiari Columbian Luxury Top Tall Boots – Black Patent

Not only can you design your dream boot, it will be fully custom for you. We are not talking about the semi-custom boots that other outlets offer. Say if your left foot or calf is different than the right. That will be accommodated for in the custom boots.

What Is Next?

If you are serious about custom boots, just fill out the form below. We will reach out to you to schedule an appointment for measurement.

The process is simple:

  1. Make an appointment for measurement
  2. Show up to the appointment
  3. Design your boots (we will help you with every step, so it is not overwhelming)
  4. Wait 4-6 weeks
  5. Ride in your custom boots

 

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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.

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Secchiari Boots : Beautiful, Comfortable and Stylish

Secchiari Athena Riding Tall Boots for Show Jumping in Black

The objective of this post is to introduce the Secchiari brand to the US equestrian/horserider market. Secchiari is an Italian bootmaker with a full selection of ready-to-wear and custom boots for dressage, show jumping and polo.

With so many options for riding boots, one would think “Who needs another brand?”. That is mostly inline with our thoughts as well, until earlier this year. Our customers were tired of the same choices for boots. They want more options, particularly for off-the-shelf ready-to-wear boots.

While Tucci does a remarkable job at fully custom boots for both dressage and show jumping, there is a segment of the market that does not want to wait for custom boots. Instead, they want a semi-soft ready-to-wear boot that they can use for riding and competition right away. Enter Secchiari Boots. All Secchiari boots have two things that make them stand out:

  1. Comfortable and broken-in from Day 1.
  2. Styles that are modern and conservative at the same time.

The comfort part is important. Everyone knows the pain of breaking in new boots. We have all endured the blisters, the pain and bruises all in an effort to break-in new boots. The situation is even worse with certain brands whose boots are ultra-stiff and it takes 2 to 3 weeks for daily use. While this is particularly painful for tall boots, the same applies to paddock (short) boots. Some of us manage the pain the old fashioned way by just getting used to it. Others employ home made tricks such as stuffing Kleenex tissues or wearing 2 pairs of socks. While each method may have its merits, there is no denying that new boots cause some pain.

What makes Secchiari Boots more comfortable?

Where some brands create their boots from a super soft and thin “wallet” leather, there are other brands that produce the stiffest leather boots. The former is easy to wear on day 1 with no break-in required. The downside is that these boots drop very drastically and wear out much quicker. The lifespan on these boots is much shorter than average.

In contrast, the stiffness of the latter category of boots makes them extremely uncomfortable for new use. Riders have to endure hours and hours of  excruciatingly pain in order to break them in. Eventually (2 to 3 weeks by some accounts), the boots do break in and the leather becomes supple and conforms.

Secchiari Boots are made from soft and supple leather. Flexible yet stands on its own, unlike another well renowned and popular brand of boots. The Secchiari philosophy strikes just the right balance between leather stiffness and comfort. The leather thickness is halfway between the “wallet” leather and the “super stiff” leather. Secchiari boots can be ridden in the first day with minor discomfort.

Secchiari Boots – Modern and Conservative Style

Secchiari also brings another advantage to the table: modern and conservative styling. The Secchiari portfolio of boots presents a boot for everyone. Whether you ride dressage, or show jumping or hunters, Secchiari has a boot for you. When you want to compete, there are lots of options for show boots.

Secchiari Paddock Boots "Hera" in Black
Secchiari Paddock Boots “Hera” in Black

Secchiari Paddock Boots in Brown shown with Olanda Mini Chaps
Secchiari Paddock Boots in Brown shown with Olanda Mini Chaps

The Secchiari Paddock Boots Hera and the Olanda Mini Chaps are a system that allows you the look of tall boots without the discomfort. It is hard to tell these apart from tall boots. This concept was first popularized by the Freejump Liberty Boots and Chaps system. Tucci has its own offering of short-boots and mini chaps boot system. What sets the Secchiari apart from the other such models are the clean lines and superior fit. The Secchiari fit is second to none. Add to that the Hera Short Boots feature elastic panels on both sides along with a side zipper to fasten. The Tucci Harl Paddock boots do not feature a zipper. The Freejump boots are more modern, not appealing to the rider who desires a classic look.

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

Secchiari Dress Boots for Show Jumping in Blue
Secchiari Dress Boots for Show Jumping in Blue

How does the size run on Secchiari  boots?

The Secchiari boots are handmade in Italy. The fit is mostly true to size. Size charts are shown below:

Secchiari Mini Chaps - Size Chart
Secchiari Mini Chaps – Size Chart

Secchiari Tall Boots Size Chart
Secchiari Tall Boots Size Chart

Secchiari Riding Boots - Size Chart
Secchiari Riding Boots – Size Chart

What about Custom boots?

While Secchiari does not yet offer fully custom boots, they do offer a good variety of personalizations. The Colombian Luxury Top Tall Boots are one example.

Secchiari Columbian Luxury Top Tall Boots - Brown Croc
Secchiari Columbian Luxury Top Tall Boots – Brown Croc

Secchiari Columbian Luxury Top Tall Boots - Brown Croc
Secchiari Columbian Luxury Top Tall Boots – Brown Croc

Secchiari Columbian Luxury Top Tall Boots - Brown Croc
Secchiari Columbian Luxury Top Tall Boots – Brown Croc

Secchiari Columbian Luxury Top Tall Boots - Black Patent
Secchiari Columbian Luxury Top Tall Boots – Black Patent

Secchiari Columbian Luxury Top Tall Boots - Black with Navy Croc Top
Secchiari Columbian Luxury Top Tall Boots – Black with Navy Croc Top

Secchiari Columbian Luxury Top Tall Boots - Brown with Brown Croc Top and Heel
Secchiari Columbian Luxury Top Tall Boots – Brown with Brown Croc Top and Heel

Questions? Comments? Feedback

We welcome your comments and feedback. Secchiari is a relatively new name in the United States. If you have questions, please leave us a comment below.