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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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Schockemoehle Sports 2018 Show Jumping and Hunter Bridle Collection

Schockemoehle Sports Hunter Bridle Fancy Stitched Anatomic Padded Bridle - Montreal

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.

Anatomical Design

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.

  1. Anatomical Padded Hunter Bridle “Montreal”

The Montreal combines ulta-high quality leather with the traditional design for the hunter ring. The browband and noseband are padded and marked with fancy stitching.

Schockemoehle Sports Hunter Bridle Fancy Stitched Anatomic Padded Bridle - Montreal
Schockemoehle Sports Hunter Bridle Fancy Stitched Anatomic Padded Bridle – Montreal

2. Padded Anatomical Hunter Jumper Bridle with detachable Flash Noseband “Tokyo”

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

3. Anatomical Padded Figure 8 Mexican Noseband Bridle

Schockemoehle Sports Figure 8 Padded Anatomical Noseband - Brown
Schockemoehle Sports Figure 8 Padded Anatomical Noseband – Brown

4. Dura-Soft Grip Rubber Reins with Embedded Stoppers

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.

Schockemoehle Sports Dura Soft Reins Black
Schockemoehle Sports Dura Soft Reins Black

5. Anatomical Padded Leather Halter “Ulm”

The padded anatomical leather halter “Ulm” is a simple halter made from high quality leather. Stainless Steel Hardware.

Padded Leather Halter "Ulm" by Schockemoehle Sports
Padded Leather Halter “Ulm” by Schockemoehle Sports

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.

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Fior Da Liso 2018 Spring Summer Collection is available

Fior Da Liso Shirt

After a long hiatus, we are pleased to announce the arrival of the Fior Da Liso casual shirts collection. This collection was first introduced a few years ago (2014) and it was wildly popular. For whatever reason, the designers for the brand took a break. But now they are back, bigger and bolder than ever.

The shirts from Fior Da Liso have the signature classy look with the stretchy technical fabric that you have come to love. The new collection is smaller but very attractive. In keeping with the tradition, these shirts go equally well with a dressy pants as well as jeans. Many ways to wear the versatile Fior Da Liso shirts. You can even use them as riding shirts.

Can’t have just one

The best part about these shirts is that even after so many years, they look fresh and not boring. In other words, you can never have enough of these shirts. These shirts have quite a loyal following and fanbase. They sell out within just 2 weeks. That’s because you can not just have 1 of these shirts. Once you have worn one, you will inevitably return for adding more to your wardrobe. Such is the appeal of these shirts. The new seasonal shirt collections impart a must-have sentiment. In fact, most customers will get the same shirt in multiple color options.

Collar and Buttons

This new Spring/Summer 2018 collection is keeping it simple for the collar. It is a simple single collar with 2 buttons. No more buttons on the collar.

How To Order

We present to you a small sampling of the 2018 Spring Summer Fior Da Liso collection. These shirts will not be available for purchase online, so please call/text us or email us.

Fior Da Liso Shirt
Fior Da Liso Shirt Raquel II
Fior Da Liso Shirt
Fior Da Liso Shirt Raphaella II in Navy
Fior Da Liso Shirt
Fior Da Liso Shirt Raphaela II
Fior Da Liso Shirt
Fior Da Liso Shirt Mela II
Fior Da Liso Shirt
Fior Da Liso Shirt Emma
Fior Da Liso Shirt
Fior Da Liso Shirt Cecilia
Supplies Limited

Just like all the other Fior Da Liso shirts, supplies are limited on these shirts. Most of these shirts are pre-sold so please do not delay if you see something you like. Contact Us

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KASK Equestrian Helmets: What’s new for 2018

KASK Dogma Star Lady - Anthracite

The objective of this post is to educate the equestrian/rider community on what has changed in the KASK equestrian helmets starting 2018. We hope this will answer all your questions about KASK Equestrian Helmets.

KASK made a big splash in the equestrian scene with the launch of 3 helmet models for the equestrian market. The KASK helmets filled a gap in the helmet market. With top grade safety certifications and a long establish reputation in safety (KASK also makes biking, skiing and snowboarding helmets), KASK quickly achieved a solid second place behind Samshield.

Since then, they have made some improvements to their design. While nothing appears to be changed on the outside, there are some positive changes under the hood.

New Color: Anthracite

Ah, yes! Anthracite/Gray/Charcoal is the new Black. When it comes to a hot color on the 2018 Winter Equestrian Festival, Grey/Anthracite takes the crown. This is not a dark grey, neither is it a light gray. With just the right balance of gray, this helmet become a must-have for those with Grey colored show jackets.

2 Options in Anthracite

Just like the other colors, 2 options are available in Anthracite: Anthracite and Anthracite Silver. The former has a tone-on-tone Anthracite color scheme, the latter add the Silver colored trim.

KASK Dogma Star Lady - Anthracite
KASK Dogma Star Lady – Anthracite
Dogma Chrome Light - Anthracite/Silver
Dogma Chrome Light – Anthracite/Silver
Dogma Light - Anthracite
Dogma Light – Anthracite

The not-so-visible changes

Besides the exterior color change, there are other under-the-hood improvements for all KASK helmets.

Velcro-attachment liner no more

One of the big changes for 2018 is the way the inside padding/liner attaches to the helmet. The velcro style liner has been retired: in its place the new liner snaps into pre-formed holes in the shell of the helmet.

The newer liner is NOT compatible with the original KASK Helmets.

Please do note that we have a very limited stock of replacement velcro liners that are compatible with the original KASK helmets. So if you need a liner for your helmet, please get in touch with us.

New Sizing Chart

Along with the new liner design, there are some changes to the sizing chart of the KASK Equestrian helmets as well. The new sizing allows for 4 sizing shells: Extra Small, Small, Medium and Large (previously only 3 shells).

  • Extra Small Shell – Sizes 51 (6 3/8) through 54 (6 3/4)
  • Small Shell – Sizes 55 ( 6 7/8) and 56 (7)
  • Medium – Sizes 57 ( 7 1/8), 58 (7 1/4) and 59 (7 3/8)
  • Large – Sizes 60 (7 1/2) through 63 (7 7/8)

The original helmets accomodated Sizes 51 through 57 in the Small Shell, Sizes 58 through 59 in the Medium Shell, Sizes 60 through 63 in the Large Shell.

Padded Neck Brace

Also new for 2018, is a redesigned padded neck brace. This optional pieces that attaches to the back/inside part of the helmet is now padded. The cushioned padding enhances the overall comfort.

Fit System Lateral Inserts (for Long Oval Shape)

KASK has come up with a creative way to fit long-oval shaped heads into their helmets. With the help of these lateral inserts (that can be adhered to the sides of the helmet), the same helmet instantly becomes a well-fitted helmet for long-oval shaped heads.

Note on certification

Please note that KASK Equestrian Helmets are fully certified for use in USA under the ASTM/SEI rating.

Questions?

That is all the changes for 2018. If you have questions, please feel free to email us or leave a comment. We appreciate your questions and concerns.