Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Equestrian Monograms From Personally Preppy

Last week I found Personally Preppy, a very creative company run by two sisters who create amazing monograms.
I think monograms make our clothes, tack, helmets, etc. stand out from all the others. Monogrammed items are unique, personal and original but still very classic!
Personally Preppy offers you many options, you just have to go to their etsy store (here) and choose your favorite.

Here are some equestrian ideas:

I think I would like to see my helmet with one monogram. Mine is a Samshield but I prefer the first monogram option!

Monogrammed breeches! Yes, please! Want, want, want!
These are Heat Transfer monograms!

OMG! The first three are my favorites but the horseshoe one is my love!
Where would you put these? They are beautiful, I think I would put them everywhere! :)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Rani Arabella Equestrian Home Collection

Last week, I knew a luxurious brand that I must share with you! I am talking about Rani Arabella, a brand that makes me think about us, equestrians, because our sport is one of the most classic and stylish sports on Earth, just like their collections!

« Rani Arabella, founded a decade ago, is inspired by a passion for impeccable quality, timeless design and a perfect fit.  The Brand has expanded to offer a complete lifestyle collection handcrafted in Italy using the World’s finest cashmere and luxury fabrics. Each product tells a story of refined style and modern details that captures the essence of understated luxury.  The Collection is only available at the finest boutiques to retain its appeal and uniqueness of a niche brand. »

As you can see on the title of this post, they have an equestrian themed collection and it is beyond gorgeous! It is a luxury cashmere collection made in Italy that features pillows, throws and scarves.
Here are my favorites:

The Polo Cashmere Wool Scarf
52" x 52" cashmere, wool, silk blend.
The Jockey Cashmere Pillow

16" x 24" knitted cashmere and wool with suede corners.

The Cantering Horse Pillows

 21" x 21" knitted cashmere and wool with a suede trim.

The Cashmere Horse Pillows

24" x 24" knitted cashmere and wool with a suede trim.

The Cantering Horse Throws

50" x 74" knitted cashmere blend.

I love so many things from the collection! If I had to pick just one piece, I would choose the first Cantering Horse Throw, I love the color combo and it seems super comfortable! But...if I could pick another, I would choose the third Cashmere Horse Pillow! And maybe if I could pick just another one...OK, let's face it, I want everything!

Jet Setter Leather Vest
After ten years of producing luxury home d├ęcor, Rani Arabella is launching their first ready to wear clothing collection that will be available online this Spring.

At this moment, my desire of going to their flagship store is huge but sadly I am not in New York! If you are, why not going to this wonderful store? It has a beautiful equestrian collection and it is located in one of my favorite cities - it must be good! 

Flagship Store: 1173 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10020

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Riding With Noble Outfitters - Two Products You Need To Know!

Today, I am here to review two products from Noble Outfitters that I have just tried: the Josie Quarter Zip Mock and the Ready to Ride Glove. After wearing them for the first time, I have lots of things to share!

Let's start with the shirt!

I have always wanted one of these shirts! Everybody in North America talks about them but here in Europe they aren't very well known.
In the last few months, my desire of getting one shirt like this grown a lot but all of them were very expensive and I didn't want to spend that amount of money on a shirt without knowing if it would work.
When I found that Noble Outfitters also has these shirts, I was very happy because, after trying their riding socks, I believe that all their products have an amazing quality! Besides the quality, the price of the shirt was the best so I decided to test it and share everything with you!

  • My package arrived last Wednesday - super fast shipping!
  • The fabric is amazing: it's very thin and soft which is great for the Spring and Summer;
  • The reflective logo detailing is great for the Summer hacks!
  • The zipper has the perfect size;
  • The flat seams make the shirt super comfortable;
  • I got it in Persimmon, usually I wear more discrete colors when I am riding but now I really don't know why, don't you think this color looks fabulous?!

  • In my opinion, the thumbholes at cuff are great for the Winter;
  • This shirt wouldn't be the same without the dropped back hem, even if it is hidden in your breeches! It just gives you an extra comfort!
  • It has one feature which, for me, is very important: UPF 50+! Yesterday, the sun was very intense and I really felt that I was protected!
  • Another feature that I simply love: it has an Opti-Dry Technology that wicks moisture away! I hate when I am riding in the Summer and my body is all wet, this Summer I will no longer have that issue! Yay, the perfect Summer is coming!
  • This shirt is great for every season, I can see me layering it in the Winter;
  • I love the way it fits me and I think it would look great on every single person because the shirt is very elastic and the fabric adjusts itself to every type of body;
  • There are 4 colors: Persimmon, Heather Grey, Black and Blue Ribbon but I would like to see more color options!
  • Also, it would be good to add more sizes to the size chart and maybe create a child version of these shirts, they are amazing for everybody!

Overall, I think this shirt is even better than what I have ever thought it would be! At the beginning, I couldn't believe that a long sleeve shirt would be cooler than my t-shirts but it is! It totally has my seal of approval!

Now, the Ready To Ride Glove:

I desperately needed a new pair of gloves because my old pair wasn't doing its job anymore. This new pair is my favorite from Noble Outfitters because it combines style and elegance with functionality and good materials - that is very important for me as a rider. 

I tried them yesterday for the first time and I also have many things to share!

  • My previous gloves were size 7 but these are size 6 and they also fit very good;
  • The synthetic leather is great, it almost seems real leather!
  • They are very flexible, comfortable and dry fast;

  • The gloves are soft and I love, love that!
  • They are thin (you can feel your reins) but not too thin, they are just perfect;
  • The Ready to Ride Glove is made to provide the maximum breathability so they have tiny, tiny, tiny openings on the fingers - that's amazing!
  • The stretch mesh panels are also good for the breathability issue;
  • The forefinger, thumb and pinky are reinforced which is a great aspect because we all know what reins make to our fingers...
  • One of my favorite things about this gloves: They are machine washable and that will totally make the difference! 
  • I love the logo, details are good;
  • I can wear them both on shows and lessons;
  • And now, a great feature for riders like me...these gloves are touch screen friendly!
  • There are two colors: Black and Dark Chocolate. Again, I would love to see more colors!

The Ready To Ride Gloves also have my seal of approval, I'm very happy and I can't wait to ride more in them! I will write a new post in a month to see how they are holding up but I believe they will be durable! 

What do you think about these two items? Have you ever tried them? Share your opinions with me! :)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Microfiber Drying Sheet by Fouganza

If you are a Decathlon customer, you know Fouganza. Their products are great for people who are starting learning how to ride and their prices are great!
Sometimes they surprise me because they come out with very innovative products. This time they have created a microfiber drying sheet which, in my opinion, seems amazing!

Get it here

  • The drying sheet is perfect for after bath (the material absorbs up to 4 times its weight of water), or to use as a refreshing towel: The sheet can be folded in two, dipped in cold water and placed on the horse's mane for cooling;
  • It's very easy to adjust: Fasten using a single rip-tab and tail cord;
  • Highly compact microfibre material that is lightweight and easy to store.

There are 5 colors: Red, blue, purple, orange and grey. The red sheet is the only one that you will find in the stores because the others are web exclusives.

The sizes:
  • S for a horse measuring 1.20m to 1.40 at the withers;
  • M for a horse measuring 1.40m to 1.60m;
  • L for a horse measuring over 1.60m.

It seems to be a great item to add to my wish list! I want to go to a Decathlon as soon as possible to see it!
Did you know this drying sheet?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

I Am An Equestrian, Let Me Show That! - Equestrian Items You Must Have

We all know that North Americans are super creative when it comes to equestrian items, they have the hability to imagine and conceive all kinds of equestrian products and most of the times they make it look easy!
This time I bring to you an American company, Horse Teeth Co., and I have two of their products to share with you!

The first product is a book mark for horse lovers:

It's so original! I have never seen a book mark like this, it is much better than the regular paper ones because of its shape and material and it has a horse...well, I think it is the perfect combo! Now I have to read a lot to keep using this cuteness!
They aren't on their website yet but if you want one, you can email Horse Teeth Co. (horseteethco@live.com). 

The second item is an awesome decal:

This came in the right moment because now I have my own tack room and I am decorating it with my own things, the decal will look perfect on the window!
I really like the "mud is my make up" quote because, when I'm at the barn, I don't wear make up...but I do wear mud sometimes! :)
Actually, they have lots of decals and color options, you can even create your own! You can see all the decals here.

I am truly loving these items, I want everybody to know how proud I am of being an equestrian and I think my Horse Teeth Co. items let everybody know what I think! Plus, I got a 30% off coupon, I love equestrian coupons! ;)
Also, this company has lots of other products such as clothes, accessories and decor items! These are some of my favorites:

 Make sure you see everything on their uber cute website!

Horse Teeth Co. on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/horseteethco
Horse Teeth Co. on Twitter: http://twitter.com/horseteethco
Horse Teeth Co. on Instagram: http://instagram.com/horseteethco

Monday, April 14, 2014

Pikeur Spring/Summer 2014

I can't talk about Eskadron without talking about Pikeur! Pikeur is for the riders like Eskadron is for the horses!
This season their collections has items for every style, you can find almost everything for every riding occasion. I think this collection is one of their richest collections!
You have casual items that you can wear on your everyday riding work and competition clothes, always combined with the latest technology to provide you the best feelings while you are riding. 
The lookbook:

I love the baltic green jacket so much!

What are your thoughts on this Pikeur collection? Comment your opinion! :)