Walking through the streets of Paris, soaking up the atmosphere of the French allure and stumbling into a wonderful equestrian leather shop nearby the Arc de Triomphe. Let’s meet the famous saddlery Guibert Paris.Leather tan belt with pink scarf and a silver saddleFounder Pierre Guibert, who is a passionate rider and real horseman started creating leather goods in 1999. What caught my attention in his collection is the combination of top quality materials and purity of design. Everybody is looking for that “je ne sais quoi” Parisian chic style. Well, Guibert brings this type of look into the equestrian world.Lady who is sitting on a horse with a white scarf and yellow dressIt’s the third season in a row, they come up with the Guinete NY x Guibert capsule collection in collaboration with designer Frédérique Dessemond. The best of both worlds, where the iconic and prestigious leather pieces by Guibert meet a touch of glamour and fantasy by Dessemond.Equestrian Rider and Saddle in Tackroom A funny and playful accent in the collection is the Quarter Marker pattern. A geometric gloss stencil which is applied to the horse’s rump during equestrian shows. Its origin is military and it was one of the first psychological weapons of the war. The Quarter Marker allowed to mask the weakness of the cavalry by beautifying the rumps of the horses and give them a stronger appearance.Horse with show pattern lady with scarfWhen we need to describe the Guinete NY x Guibert collection, keywords would be “timeless“, “chic” and “elegant“. The lifestyle and equestrian collection of the fashion house Guibert itself is also describable in superlatives. We absolutely adore the equestrian bracelets, which are a real eyecatcher and pure craftmanship.Equestrian Bracelet in Leather dark brown and tanEquestrian fashionistas who are in Paris must take a stop at the Avenue Victor Hugo to discover the classy leather collection for the horse. Style is an attitude.Leather horse tack, a whip and horse bridle To finish off your Parisian chic look, amaze the equestrian scene with this beautiful jewelry.Equestrian Bracelet in Gold with horsebit logoWe’ve made a fine selection of our favorite items, off course there’s more. Visit the Guibert Shop in Paris or take a look on the website www.guibert.fr

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Let’s talk about amazing equestrian venues,… let’s talk about Spanish horses, …let’s combine both and you will have the first edition of the PREcup at the wonderful accomodation of Gestüt Schloss Amerang in Germany. (photocredit Gestüt Schloss Amerang)Equestrian Lifestyle PREcupDuring the weekend of 26-27th September, a small town in Germany (Amerang) was the place to be for Spanish horse lovers and breeders. Gestüt Schloss Amerang, owned by the Family von Crailsheim-Larisch, is one of the most wonderful and peaceful equestrian places I’ve ever been. The stables and indoor arena are recently built by Hiwo Systembau, who are know for their wooden construction in riding halls, which you can admire here:Equestrian LifestyleWho wouldn’t ride a perfect dressage test while the master himself ‘François Robichon de la Guérinière is watching you from a painting.Equestrian Lifestyle

Saturday morning, the first edition of the international breeding show is ready for take off.

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Today the young stallions will be presented at the longe. You can admire the older ones on the longe and under the saddle. Equestrian Lifestyle Amerang PRECUP

International judges Javier Piqué Angel and Antonio Vazquez Fernandez will be keeping an eye on the quality of the movements and the presentation. (first stallion: Nectar Larios)Equestrian Lifestyle Amerang PRECUP

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With this competition, the family Crailsheim-Larisch wants to offer breeders from Europe the chance to compete with their horses at high level in south Germany. The breeding aim at the Amerang Castle Stud is a tall and heavy horse typical for the breed with ground covering movements and an intelligent and friendly character. The horses are from bloodlines Señorio de Bariain, Cardenas, Yeguada Militar, Bohorquez as well as Cartusion bloodlines. Today the studfam has around 28 high-quality horses in exceptional colors as you can see below.Equestrian Lifestyle Amerang PRECUP

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On the second day of the PREcup, the spotlight was on the mares. This lovely lady was accompanied by her foal, which will be for sure a future “rockstar” when you see his attitude and beauty.Equestrian LifestyleEquestrian Lifestyle PrecupThe Barock touch is not only visible in the breeding of the horses (Pura Raza Española) but also in the decoration of the stables. The mares are housed in a luxurious box with a padock for each “lady“. Equestrian Lifestyle PRECUPEquestrian Lifestyle PRECUPThe “boys crib” is on the other side of the stud farm and is absolutely stunning. A stallion’s dream to live in a place like this. (first photo by Gestüt Schloss Amerang)Equestrian Lifestyle PRECUPEquestrian Lifestyle Precup

A little bit of shopping never killed anyone, so during the break you had the possibility to shop equestrian inspired quality goods like bags, gloves, jewelry and boots. Equestrian Lifestyle PRECUPEquestrian Lifestyle PRECUPEven the car / dashhund lovers couldn’t complain.Equestrian Lifestyle PRECUPOn Sunday evening, the first edition of the PREcup has come to end. A major thanks to the team of Gestüt Schloss Amerang for the invite and congratulations with the organisation! EquestrianLifestyle

(above) Stallion Rumboso MIB during the price wining ceremony. Stud farm Schloss Amerang has won the price for best studfarm in Germany.Equestrian LifstyleTime to leave this dream stable with a magical sunset behind us.Equestrian Lifestyle

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Hope to see you all in 2 years for the second edition of the PREcup.

 

 

Fashion week Paris is nearly over and there’s already another stylish event waiting around the corner.

The 5th edition of “Le Saut Hermès”, a 5* international jumping competition, will take place from 14 until 16 March 2014 in the beautiful venue The Grand Palais.

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The indoor area with the glass roof gives the riders and visitors that luxurious feeling which perfectly matches the Hermès look.

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I’m always impressed by the atmosphere. It’s the perfect venue for a great mix of top sport and fashion.

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Talking about fashion…When in Paris, you must visit the Hermès shop at Rue du Faubourg. This beautiful shop breathes the luxurious lifestyle of Hermès.

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Today the brand is mostly known for his exclusive Birkin bags, but in the flagship store in Paris, you can still shop a large collection of equestrian equipment. By the way, in 1837 Thierry Hermès founded the Hermès company as a manufacturer of horse harnesses.

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In the middle of the shop, you can find this beautiful painting, surrouned by horses.

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