Saturday, December 26, 2015

Holiday Giveaway #5 - Gift Card From Bellator Equestrian Style

Because this is our last day of giveaways I wanted to offer you something that is both great and meaningful. Today our giveaway is sponsored by Bellator Equestrian Style, a Portuguese equestrian brand that creates innovative products for the riders. I have previously written about the brand - read the post here - and I am more than happy to have the opportunity of working with a brand that was created in my country.


Equestrian Trend and Bellator are offering a 60€ Gift Card. The lucky winner will be able to get a show shirt at Bellator's online store



The giveaway is open to all the readers. Do, at least, one of the steps below to enter the giveaway:


Friday, December 25, 2015

Holiday Giveaway #4 - Ringside Pack by Noble Outfitters

I hope you're all having an amazing Christmas with your loved ones! I also hope you got amazing gifts!
Well...since this day is very special to many of us, I want to give you something that is very useful for all the riders.
My Ringside Pack
Yes, you are right. Equestrian Trend and Noble Outfitters will give away a show backpack - the Ringside Pack. I have one, it is a must-have for shows! Read my Ringside Pack review here.

The lucky winner will get this awesome backpack

The giveaway is open to all the readers. Do, at least, one of the steps below to enter the giveaway:

Once again, don't forget to enter the first, second and third giveaways!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Holiday Giveaway #3 - MagicBrush Set

MagicBrush sets were the first product we gave away on Equestrian Trend. The brand is always going to be very special for us.


Today we have a set to offer you and, like always, everybody can enter the giveaway! Do, at least, one of the steps below to enter the giveaway:


Don't forget to enter the first and second giveaways. I wish you a merry Christmas! :)

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Holiday Giveaway #2 - Lady Show Polo by GPA

First of all, the gifts of yesterday and today are offered by me, they were bought by me to offer you so there are no brands associated to those giveaways. The giveaways of December 24th, 25th and 26th are sponsored by brands that are special to me but I will explain that during the next days. 

Now the giveaway! Today I have a size S show polo by GPA to offer you! It's brand new and it has all the tags. Everybody can enter the giveaway. It ends on December 30th.


Do, at least, one of the steps below to enter the giveaway:

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Holiday Giveaway #1 - Nici Horse Club Charm

It is time to tell you how thankful I am for having you as my readers. Equestrian Trend would not exist and would not grow if you weren't so supportive. 
During the next days I will give away some awesome products including a show backpack, a show shirt and more! Make sure you don't miss a thing! ;)


On our first day of giveaways I have a charm from Nici Horse Club to offer you. Follow the steps below (on rafflecopter) to enter the giveaway.



Everybody can enter the giveaway and after I announce the winner, she/he must email a shipping address to equestriantrend@gmail.com

Monday, December 21, 2015

Great Deals: Equiline Competition Gear at Equeto!

Equeto is a large online saddlery located in Portadown. They sell products from the best equestrian brands.
One of the brands Equeto sells is Equiline, they have a huge variety of products and the prices are incredible. I am a huge fan of Equiline competition gear so here are 4 must-have items that you can get at Equeto.


Navy Fran Competition Jacket - see here


Iris White Competition Shirt - see here


Ladies Clara Competition Polo Shirt - see here


Ladies Charlotte Black Competition Jacket - see here

These would be great Christmas gifts, am I right? ;)

2015 Holiday Gift Guide

Although Christmas is around the corner, we still have some days for the last minute gift shopping. It has been a crazy year because of college so I didn't have a lot of time to think about this topic but today I leave here a few suggestions:


1. «I need» Pullover by 20x60;
2. The Camden Crossbody: Hunter/Jumper by Tucker Tweed Equestrian;
3. Starter Kit by Likit;
4. Knitted Hat With Bobble by Pikeur;
5. Stelle Boots by Sergio Grasso;
6. Blinded By The White by EcoLicious Equestrian;
7. Breeches With Silicone Print by Fixdesign;
8. Alice Knitted Jumper by Kingsland Equestrian;
9. Rose Gold Horse Candle by Let's Put A Bird On It.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Noble Outfitters Balance Riding Tight

A rider can never say no to a new pair of breeches. At the beginning of this season I thought I had to many pairs and that I would have to stop getting more but then I moved to another barn, got a new horse and started riding 3/4 times a week so I soon realized that I needed new breeches instead. I had the opportunity to get the Balance Riding Tights by Noble Outfitters and today I am going to talk about them.

Color: Black

I was a little reluctant about wearing riding tights because I knew they weren't regular breeches and riders don't wear them in Portugal but I decided to give them a chance.


The first thing I noticed was that their color on the website is really different from reality, as you can see - that is not a problem for me, I really needed a black pair of breeches.


As usual I chose the smallest size available (XS) and couldn't be happier about that choice. The tights fit really well, are super comfortable through the legs and although I thought that it would be awkward to wear "breeches" without a front zip, it ended up being one of my favorite things.

Wet sneakers...bah, I hate rain!

The front pocket is such a cool feature, it is both discrete and functional. It won't look good if you put your phone there but it is great to keep some money or something small!
I can wear the Balance Riding tights when I am not at the barn, they work on a casual outfit like the one I am wearing.


The bottom line is: I recommend these. Comfortable, innovative, stylish and worth the value - a great Christmas suggestion as well.
I would like to thank my super friend Joana for taking these awesome pics! We barely had light and she still managed to do an amazing work! Make sure you visit her page: EagleEyes.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Review: HorseLifestyle.Tv

About a month ago, I wrote here about HorseLifestyle.Tv, an online streaming service for horse enthusiasts After that, their team gave me the opportunity to try their website. 

I said it was the Neflix for equestrians and it is! For 12,95€ per month you have access to unlimited films and series, unlimited books and magazines and you can watch on your PC, laptop, phone and tablet.

Uma foto publicada por Equestrian Trend (@equestriantrendblog) a

If you follow me on Instagram (@equestriantrendblog), you may know that last Sunday I spent my night enjoying Horse Lifestyle. I watched «George Morris Masterclass» and «Road to Normandy», two very interesting series for equestrians, don't you agree? It was very easy to login and to select the series/episodes. I love the «continue watching» feature that gets us back to the moment where we stoped the video. 

HorseLifestyle.Tv isn't only for equestrians who want to relax though - the bookcase features study books such as «Anatomy of the Horse» and «Diagnostic Cytology and Hematology of the Horse»!

Now that I have some hours of free time, I will continue my series marathon and I hope the classic horse movies get soon to HorseLifestyle.Tv! :)

Subscribe here: https://horselifestyle.tv/en/registration


Sunday, November 22, 2015

How To Wash Your Ogilvy Memory Foam Half Pad

People ask me a lot how do I wash my Ogilvy half pad so I have (finally!) decided to write a "how-to" post. It is really easy to wash, I don't even use the washing machine but let me show you how I do it:

Before
1. Remove the memory foam inserts: You only need to wash the cover of the half pad. Open the velcro and take the inserts out.

2. Use a stain remover: Only if necessary, of course! Make sure you use a stain remover that is safe on colors and let it sit for about 5 minutes.


3. Fill a basin with warm water and add an appropriate amount of hand-wash detergent. Make sure it is thoroughly dissolved.

4. Add the cover to the water. Rub the fabric gently against itself and agitate in the water. Pay attention to any stained or marked areas.


5. Rinse the cover in fresh water to get rid of any traces of detergent.

6. Instead of using the dryer, let it air dry.

I will show you the final result later, my half pad is drying at this moment. :) Have a nice week!

Friday, November 20, 2015

The Class Of HV Polo

Sometimes brands surprise us in a positive way and they surprise us a lot. That happened to me with HV Polo.
I don't own anything from the brand because until now I wasn't their perfect customer but something has changed. I have been following their Instagram account for a while and it was awesome when I started seeing their photos of this Winter's collection. Their style has changed. It is better than ever.
Today I decided to check their catalog, wow! Preppy clothes to wear all the time, at the barn or not. I think I will start my Christmas wish list right now!

Friday, November 13, 2015

The Most Recent Equestrian Trend

There is a new trend for us equestrians. I am talking about ponchos, yes, ponchos! At first I didn't understood how that would work for riders but then I started thinking that ponchos are, in fact, a great addiction to a rider's wardrobe. You won't wear them while you are riding, at least, I wouldn't but they seem awesome to wear with your riding clothes when you aren't riding. It's a stylish, comfortable and practical piece.
Some brands have included ponchos in their Fall/Winter collections:

From top left to bottom right: Spooks, Kingsland, Equestrianista and Spooks

Thursday, November 12, 2015

MIASUKI - Official Partner Of Longines Masters of Paris 2015

MIASUKI is a new clothing brand for equestrians. Their website is amazingly well designed and the photos are unique. The Italian brand defines their pieces as exquisite, timeless and feminine, yet functional and comfortable. I can't wait to see the entire collection and the online store!


The brand has chosen the Longines Masters of Paris at Salon du Cheval to its official launch. The event will take place from December 3rd to 6th and MIASUKI will present the Opening Gala of the Longines Masters of Paris with a "show in show" performance. All the details about the show will be kept unders wraps until the event itself.


If you go to Salon du Cheval, make sure you visit MIASUKI's boutique, located next to the warm up arena in the hall 5B and don't miss their show!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Horse Lifestyle

Horse Lifestyle, an online streaming service for horse enthusiasts, will go live worldwide this November. Members of the website will be able to watch films, series, read books and magazines centered around horses and the equestrian sport. It is going to be available on computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones that are connected to the internet and it will have a cost of $12.95 a month.


In order to celebrate the global launch, Horse Lifestyle is giving away a free month subscription to the first 10.000 members! If you are interested, sign up here.


This is such a great idea, Horse Lifestyle is going to be the Netflix of equestrians! I will sign up right now, have a nice weekend! :)

Friday, October 23, 2015

Riding In The City: Public Transports

When I moved to Oporto, I also moved to a new barn. It is located in the heart of the city so I have to catch the bus everytime I want to go there.
The first time I wore riding clothes on the bus I felt that everybody was starring at me and that was really awkward but now I am getting used to it and I don't mind anymore!
I don't have my own tack room yet, that means I have to take my boots and helmet with me everytime. Besides my boot bag, I also have to take my purse so it gets really uncomfortable to take all these things with me.
I've been thinking in ways to make my life easier. I want to get a backpack where I can take my helmet, my wallet or some clothes, if necessary. I already have one from Noble Outfitters that is great for shows but it is too big to take on the bus - I need something more practical. Maybe I will sell it and then I will get a smaller one, probably the Ardley backpack from Kingsland.


Another thing I would love to get is a new boot bag, mine is also way, way, way bigger than what I need. There are many boot bags available but I will choose one that is great in terms of quality/price. I like this one from Equi-Thème:


I can't to much about the riding clothes but I love wearing them! Do you have any tips on this subject? I would love to know what is your opinion!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Gallop Guru: Gifts For Equestrians

Gallop Guru is a brand new equine-inspired gift and homeware online store. There you will find everything from cushions to candles and jugs to jewellery, featuring designs that are inspired by horses. 
They have a large variety of products that are perfect Christmas presents and because they are an European company - based in the UK-, I will certainly get some things from them!






Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Kingsland Collection Update (Or An Easy Way To Spend All Your Money!)

Can someone, please, explain me why do I still go Kingsland's website when they launch new collections? I can't resist to some of the new items from the Fall/Winter 2016 collection update...What a surprise, right??







This pattern and colors remind me of Christmas, which I love, so you can tell how much these have touched my heart!
I know it's still October but maybe, just maybe, I will start my X-Mas wish list right now!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Bre Avery Equestrian Lifestyle Design

Bre Avery, an equestrian lifestyle design company that just launched a line of American made home products, is one of the latest equestrian companies that I have found. The brand was founded by Bre, a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology that has worked for Victoria's Secret, Henri Bendel and Pessoa.
This line of home products is totally my style. There isn't any product on their website that I don't like, no joke! You know I love the preppy style!

Have a nice Wednesday!

Article About Equestrian Trend on EQonomics!

A couple of weeks ago, Emma from EQonomics (www.eqonomics.ca) contacted me because she wanted to ask me a few questions about Equestrian Trend to share on her blog. I immediately told her that would love to answer those questions and, some days after, she wrote a great article about my blog!


Do you want to know why did I start the blog? My future plans? How has my riding experience influenced ET? Read the article here!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Make A Statement With One Horse Threads

It was supposed to be a little study break to check my Instagram (@equestriantrendblog) but then I saw some awesome shirts and I had to know where I could find them. I ended up turning my computer on to check One Horse Threads website - and I am so glad I did it!
You know I had to share such awesome clothes with you! Although they are discrete (but super trendy), their equestrian themed shirts allow you to make a statement.







These five could live in my closet, we would be very happy together and this is why I should live in North America!
Now, I will get back to Financial Mathematics...have a nice evening!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Horses & School: It Is Possible!

Hey guys! It is my second day in college - I'm now an Economy student at the University of Oporto - and it's raining a lot (I don´t know how this is possible) so it is the perfect moment to write a new post.
After two months without having my own horse, I am starting to feel that it is the time to get a new one. I will wait a few more time until I have everything organized at my new home and then I will start looking for a new horse, barn & trainer. Until that, I will keep riding at my barn in Coimbra with my trainer.
Today's post is about balancing school and horses because that is not easy! You might have some issues on balancing your time between school and riding so today I will give you some tips:

 1. Get a planner

Horse Agenda

You need to plan your time so that you can do everything you need and as you should. Choose the right agenda, there are so many options these days - you can even get one that has horses on it like the ones in the image above!

2. Get everything done before you go to the barn


In our hearts, horses are always first but we need to think correctly: get everything done before you go to the barn because you will always spend more time there than you think. You'll get home tired and without strength to spend hours studying.

3. Never say you don't need school because you are going to be a professional rider

We can't predict the future so school is very, very, very important! Even if you become a professional rider, trainer, etc., what you learn at school will help you at some point and it can also give you some better opportunities.

4. Make sure you eat & sleep enough


You won't be able to ride if you aren't healthy, take care of yourself :)

I hope these tips help you on your daily life as an equestrian and student! How do you guys balance horses and school? Share your tips with us on the comment box!