The bling 

When I came into the whole equestrian industry I couldn’t understand why everyone was so into the bling. It was bling here and there and everywhere. 

Lately I’ve been to a lot of competitions and watched them on tv and if you got two people competing the absolute same way, I’ve noticed that most of the time the decked out one will win. Obviously totally not how it should be, but the equestrian industry is full of “shouldn’t be’s”. 

Someone must have talked into my ear while I was sleeping tough, cause now I’m warming up to the idea myself. I still wouldn’t go for the snakeskin, bling bling and overly extravagant look, but I do think a little subtle bling is nice. 

Yesterday I had to buy a gift for my horse loving cousin and while doing that I came across this jacket : Samshield Victorine 


The jacket is very technical, nice and soft fabric and good looking. The fabric is really stretchy and I think it looks classy. It only has a little bit of bling on the end of the arms. After working in the apparel industry for so long I think I just appreciate when brands finally come out with something innovative. Let’s face it, the equestrian industry must be the most slow going industry ever. 


Anyway, this jacket will enter my goal list. At the moment it wouldn’t look good on me and with the hefty price tag of 419 euro I can’t afford it either. Once I get a bit better and I’ve done some more competitions I’ll entertain the idea again.

X.m

BR Autumn/Winter 2016

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BR Jacket Bonsai Ladies / Also available in blue.

Today its official 14 weeks and 2 days till Christmas. What does mean? It means we’re pretty close to shorter nights and colder weather. The only fun thing about going into these darker times for me is that all the different equestrian brands are launching their winter season collections. After having looked through a couple of different ones it seems that the main colors we can expect this winter is burgundy and blue. The first collection I want to share with you is the new season from BR. They’ve got some really nice stuff in their line for this season, below you can see some of the pieces I found. If you want to check out the whole line, you can do so here.

BR Riding breeches Poplar ladies full seat
BR Riding breeches Poplar ladies knee

Looking through the line I am happy to see there is less and less bling bling on the breeches. These are also available in blue. These have loads of elestane in them which means they should be really comfortable and fit many sizes.

Saddle pad Passion Larch and Passion Almond.

I’ve always really liked the saddle pads from BR as they are of good quality, ok priced and nice colors. New this winter is the saddle pad Larch which has shock-absorbing pads to make it more comfortable for the horses back.

Boot bag passion – 4 EH winter gloves – Groom bag passion

I love my bootbag and cap bag from BR. They both come at an affordable price and looks and feels really nice. No scratches on my cap or boots for that matter at all. So can definitely recommend the boot bag to you. I’ve never tried  BR gloves, but these seem really nice. Comes with a better grip as well.

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  1. Woolen rug with neck, 2. Rain rug , 3. Stable rug.

How comfy and nice doesn’t that woolen rug look? Love that it comes with a neck considering Mr.Grumpy needs that in the winter.
Overall I think its a really nice collection, what I like the most with BR is the good quality at affordable prices. Did you see anything nice?
X.M