Some of you may – or may not – know I have a soft spot for Iberian horses (Spanish & Portugese horses). Although I am not really into the typical Spanish/Portuguese dress code the riders use to wear. Don’t get me wrong, the riding style in the South of Europe is very pretty and has a long years tradition, but in my opinion you can only wear the typical traditional style when the Spanish/Portuguese rhythm is in your veins. Spanish horse and colorful dressAs a yearly tradition, I always attend the SICAB in Seville, an equestrian event where you can enjoy a mix of horsesport, breeding competitions, beautiful horses and the Spanish culture. There are also a lot of shops (see here) where you can buy the typical Spanish riding gear.  There is one thing that always catches my attention…the riding boots. I recently discovered the “Spanish Boot Company“, a British company who imported the most stunning boots with an Iberian touch. All boots presented by The Spanish Boot Company are authentically Spanish. They are imported from Valverde del Camino which is near Seville in southern Spain. An area renown for its quality leather craftmanship.Brown Leather riding bootsFounder of The Spanish Boot Company Emma, worked at a stable yard in Portugal where she bought herself a lovely pair of riding boots at a local shop. As she got so many compliments from her clients, she decided to go back home to the UK and started her own company where she provided the British market with good quality Spanish merchandise at affordable prices. Today, 10 years later her shop is the place to be for riding boots, ponchos and tweed products. A shop where customer service is a royal service!Brown leather boots with brown bag What I like the most about the riding boots is the way you can style them. They are perfect for an equestrian adventure but also perfect to wear with an outdoor chic look. I love to wear the boots in combination with typical British brands, like a Burberry scarf, a Barbour wax coat and a Dubarry bag. It gives your outfit that little extra equestrian effect.Brown BootsBut let’s rewind to my first sentence..I have soft spot for Iberian horses…And as you can see on the picture, those Iberian horses have a soft spot for The Spanish Boot CompanyWhite stallion with brown bootsSpanish boots available in different colors

All info => The Spanish Boot Company

Always dreamed about wearing new riding boots every day? With the new mix and match removable straps by Italian equestrian brand Tattini, you can now change your look on a daily basis.Riding boots Black There is a variety of straps available, from really shiny and sparkly to the flag of your country. Endless possibilities to stand out from the crowd!Black riding boots with removable straps Easily removable!Black riding boots with removable strap The riding boots created by Tattini have also a special ventilation system “Air Boost System“, the first patented expressly to be applied to horse riding shoes. Made of high quality grained natural calfskin with an elasticized back that allows maximum grip on any calf just as a custom made boot, they are equipped with a rubber sole with a leather inner sole that makes them exceptionally comfortable, lightweight and flexible, so that to be worn all day long without feeling the least fatigue. The heel has a very effective anti-shock system, which reduces impact of the heel and fatigue of the foot.Horse and riding white breeches black boots

Time to change your look with Tattini!

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Two times a year, equestrian fashion retailers gather at the international trade fair “Spogahorse” in Germany to shop the newest trends for the next season. Spotting innovative ideas and the perfect moment to enlarge your fashion network quickly get the equestrian experts talking.

Let me show you the most remarkable new trends for 2017.color riding boots

1. Suede riding boots

As you all know by now, my obsession for riding boots has reached a new level. I’m always on the hunt for new styles, new color matches and classy details. So, I was pretty excited when I saw this suede trend passing by at SpogaHorse. The boots on the pictures are by Reiten Leder (left) and Könings Reitstieffel (right) and are made of calfskin.

Suede Riding Boots And if you like the boots on the left, you can personalize them with a colorful shoe lace.Color leather boots shoe lace

2. Lace ear bonnets

The new equestrian brand Cavalliera came up with this long lace printed ear bonnet. I think this will look amazing on baroque horses or during a dressage competition.Lace ear bonnet

3. Personalize your Mattes

Next season you will get the chance to buy your numbered colorful Mattes saddle pad. Mix and match all the way and get your hands on the number one.Color saddle pad

4. Buttons

Spoken about saddle pads, the German company Equest and jewelry/bracelet company Babouche have partnered up to create a unique line of saddle pads. You can customize you saddle pad by adding buttons of your choice. Saddle pad with buttons

5. Glitter all the way

Eat glitter for breakfast and shine all day! Shine bright like a diamond with these glittery safety helmets by Kask. Glitter helmet

6. Leather belts

You can never go wrong with a beautiful leather belt. Belgian brand Dy’On came up with those classy models with an elegant touch. Leather Belt

7. Girly flowers

You are into girly things with a flowery touch? Than the Italian brand Marta Morgan will be your cup of tea. Lovely colorful accents on your horse gear will make your day! The perfect way to protect your stirrups with those beautiful pouches.Flowers on horse gear

8. Eyes on luxury

Last but not least, the new Italian brand Vestrum is rocking it all the way. Definitely one of the most luxurious and most beautiful collections at SpogaHorse.leather bag luxury clothes

These were our 8 favorite picks of the upcoming trends in 2017.

What are your “hot or not” items?

 

 

The World Equestrian Festival, CHIO Aachen, represents a long tradition. Equestrian competitions have been organized in the old “Kaiserstadt” for far more than one hundred years. The glorious show grounds in the Aachen Soers are world famous. The stadiums belong to the most impressive sport facilities in the world. So let me take you on a journey to CHIO Aachen, the place to be for equestrians worldwide. riding arena outdoor with horsesBy entering the venue, you’ll soaked up the warm welcome you’ll receive from the hospitality team and you can immediately enjoy the local equestrian art sculptures.Horse art sculpture As we’re here to spot the latest lifestyle trends in the equestrian scene, let’s have a look at the Shopping Village. The CHIO-village consists of 200 international exhibitors in over 250 tents. A real shopping walhalla if you have some spendy feelings coming up. Even the CHIO-merchandising is on point. You can get yourself some CHIO branded homeware, try on the CHIO clothing line or buy a little fluffy “Karli, the mascot” souvenir.fluffy teddybear and horse homewareAs you all know, my obsession for riding boots is taking over when I’m attending an equestrian event. I am always on the hunt for some extraordinary boots to expand my collection. When I bumped into the stand of Reitstiefel Kempkens, I saw the perfect wardrobe, filled with beautiful leather boots. leather riding boots in colors Hermès never disappoints, neither this time. Beautiful scarfs are waving like flags among the big Rolex watch. The always classy equestrian collection was presented in a really nice way. When I had lunch at the riders bar, it was decorated with some Hermès homeware. A saddle with stirrups was hanging on the roof. Innovative.colorful scarfs waving rolex watch horse bridlesaddle horse tackBesides all the equestrian brands who presented their tack gear, a little shop caught my eye. Some beautiful homeware, equestrian inspired, was presented in a rustic atmosphere.equestrian homeware tableThose Gucci/Ralph Lauren inspired interior pieces are available at a very reasonable price. You can find them at the noconcept.eu store. We love the stirrup lamp and desk clocks.homeware table horse Off course, CHIO Aachen is much more than strolling around the shopping village and spotting the latest trends. On Sunday morning the CDI*5 dressage competition took place. A dream for every dressage rider to perform in this wonderful arena with all those spectators.Dressage arena with spectatorsTopsport is what we are here for! The Rolex Grand Slam of Showjumping is back in Aachen. Who is going to leave the most famous showground in the world as the winner? It was my first time walking on the holy grass of the main stadium and I can guarantee you, it was pretty impressive. (Check out the Youtube video)grass arena showjumping fences aachenGreen grass showjumping fences aachenGerman rider Philipp Weishaupt and his horse LB Convall jumped into victory in the electrifying atmosphere of the stadium. A major triumph!green grass showjumping fences big stadium with peopleAlways a pleasure to attend the CHIO Aachen. For extra footage and the course walk, check out the Youtube video.

See you next year!

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Hiho Silver has extended its Equestrian Collection to include an attractive new pendant featuring a small but perfectly formed riding boot. The handmade sterling silver boot has been beautifully made with creases in all the right places, as per all well loved leather boots. You can also see where the sole and top join the boot. The little boot is presented on a silver snake chain with lobster clasp to make it easy to fasten.Equestrian Lifestyle BlogIt’s packed with the authentic touches, in a size that’s easy to wear every day. The boot is 23mm long and 11mm at the widest part. The Sterling Silver Riding Boot Pendant With Chain costs £45 when bought with a 16” chain.

We are a big fan of affordable high quality equestrian jewelry. What do you think of these ones?Equestrian Lifestyle Blog

Every piece is available at www.hihosilver.co.uk