The anatomical bridle collection by Schockemoehle Sports has been expanding since its initial launch in early 2017. Whether you are looking for a snaffle or a double, with 1 brow band or 2 brow bands, with or without fleece padded nose band, rolled or flat leather, brown or black, we have a bridle for you.
In fact, this collection now includes a new style of snaffle bridles, i.e. without a flash. Go ahead and explore what bridle works for you. You will not go wrong with any of these. These high quality anatomic bridles have become extremely popular across levels of dressage competition, whether you are just starting out or grand prix level.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What Is Included
This is what you get in the Fully Customized Dressage Shadbelly by Lotus Romeo
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.
Optionally, a 4 point tailoring adjustment is included as well. This covers:
Sleeve Length Adjustment
Are you ready to design your own dream shadbelly? Wait no more. Click on the button below to get started.
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 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.
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.
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.
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”.
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 Lightweight Dressage Full Seat High Waisted Breeches “Remie FS”
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
On the heels of their hugely popular Anatomical Dressage Bridle collection, comes the new Show Jumping and Hunter Bridle collection. Applying the same simple concept of “comfort of the horse is prime”, the new collection is destined to be just as popular as the dressage collection.
Schockemoehle Sports’ approach to tack in general has been of placing the utmost importance to the comfort and welfare of the horse. This guiding principle is reflected in the make of these new items. The new bridles incorporate the anatomical design while still keeping the traditional look. Small changes introduced at the most important impact points make all the difference.
High Quality Soft and Durable Leather
One of the little known facts about Schockemoehle Sports is their selection of the best bridle leather. It does not need to be oiled before use. The tack is ready to be used from Day 1 without any oil or conditioning.
Mix and Match
One of the most exciting changes from this new show jumping and hunter collection is the ability to buy bridle pieces. Yes, you do not have to buy a bridle in Full Size if it does not fit your horse. You can buy the individual parts (headpiece, noseband, browband and cheek pieces) in different sizes and assemble it to make your horse a bridle that fits perfectly. Obvious as it may be, this concept is truly revolutionary and freeing. You are free to pick a cob sized headpiece with full size cheek pieces. The bridle is easy to assemble in less than a minute.
What’s in the 2018 collection?
One of the long awaited bridles from Schockemoehle has been the anatomical hunter bridle. While gently introducing the anatomical concept to the hunter world, Schockemoehle delivers another big win: ultra-soft leather. When you first get this bridle, you will be amazed by the softness of the leather. Unlike other brands, the leather does not need to be oiled prior to use.
One of the bestselling reins for this season, these grippy reins are being welcomed by riders of all disciplines. The reins are lined with grippy rubber on the one side and leather on the other side. Embedded stoppers are spacced approx. 4 inches apart.
The padded anatomical leather halter “Ulm” is a simple halter made from high quality leather. Stainless Steel Hardware.
With a simple bridle collection, Schockemoehle Sports is bringing their reputation for high quality and expert craftsmanship into the hunter ring.
We want to hear from you. So far, our experience with these bridles has been fantastic! Customers have pre-orders these bridles. The Montreal bridle has been especially well-received. Compared to other much higher priced products, the bridle exceeds in the quality of the leather and overall feel.