As if we didn’t have it well enough here in sunny Wellington, we occasionally get blessed with a cold front of below 15 degrees Celsius here and there enabling riders to get giddy excited about pulling out the hidden away uggs, sweaters and scarves. While most of the hemisphere is actually freezing, we get a couple weeks of fantastically chilly weather allowing us to strut around the barn showcasing a little winter fashion style! I know riders anywhere else that’s having winter right now probably found another reason to be envious of the Winter Equestrian Capital! I’m sorry ;) kinda...
As promised on my Instagram post, here are links to each item of clothing in my post! The fleece tights eliminate that cold saddle leather shock when you mount, and keep you cozy the whole ride without overheating your booty. It is from For Horses USA and can be found here:- www.forhorsesusa.com/collections/womens-breeches/products/junie
With the tights (and actually any pair of breeches) I like to wear my signature “ELLESSE” sweater. If you don’t know much about the brand it’s actually an Italian tennis brand! BUT they make super luxe feeling activewear! Here is where I got my sweater:- m.asos.com/us/ellesse/ellesse-funnel-neck-zip-top-with-back-logo/prd/8564987?clr=graymarl&SearchQuery=ellesse&gridcolumn=1&gridrow=19&gridsize=2&pge=1&pgesize=72&totalstyles=49
If your more of a vest kind of person here is a vest that matches the tights perfectly:- https://www.forhorsesusa.com/collections/womens-outerwear/products/ester?variant=39033999693
happy shopping! Share with me if you guys do end up purchasing something from these brands!! Tag me or mention me! I’d love to insta-stalk your profile! :)
So a few days I posted a video on Instagram of me making my grand prix horse, Triviant's, mash! A lot of you guys were curious about the recipe and I am more than happy to share with you what my approach is with making his mash and what supplements i choose etc. I hope its helpful and maybe something I give to Trivi is interesting for you and your horses! After all, i'm just trying to spoil my horse and allow him to be as comfortable and healthy as possible.
Some of you may know I affiliate with the percent of kids that like to be called the international school kids! Now if you are in that group that i dont need to explain what the group is and what entitles you to a membership ;)
... but for everyone else its basically kids that grew up in countries other than their native country (normally due to a parents job) and went to a private school that followed a system like for example mine was a British International school meaning we followed the British education system and format as well as had British educated teachers while still incorporating the holidays and culture of the many other nationalities in my school. Yup, that means i can tell you all about Deepavali, Chinese New Year, Ramadan etc. It was a fantastic education system and i have no shame in saying yup. Best. Education. System. Ever.
Anyway... :) I wanted to share with you all a fun article that featured me as a KLASS alumni spotlight! Maybe it will bore you but its fun to learn i guess that back in the day it wasn't all ponies and hours at the stables. That was like 90% :P
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I hope this makes the article easier to read! Thank you for all the support on Instagram, Facebook, etc! Really blessed to have so much support and encouragement! Click on read more for the full article!
Meet q'uintessential everyone! Here he is not long after his castration (thank you everyone at horsholm clinic for doing such a great job and to Thomas Dresler for organizing it all!).
I'm really excited to introduce him to you all since he is one we bred out of my old mare (he is her 3rd baby and the only one we kept). My mare helped me through my junior years and was a huge opportunity for me since she was previously a very successful grand prix mare! She unfortunatly had an injury that meant she could only do the kiddie stuff i was doing and then became our sweet broodmare! She was family to us.
Q'uintessential is the 3rd baby of my mare, Corlette. He is by Quarterback and the last baby from my mare. It broke my heart to hear devastating news a few weeks ago that she lost a colic battle and unfortunately her and the foal she was carrying did not make it. I cried telling Q'uintessential his momma passed...
ps. Need help finding a suitable nickname for him... his name takes so long to write!
He is currently at Thomas Dresler's stable (yes i had a number barn break him in) and they have done such a great job with him! He is so sweet, kind, quiet and LOVELY to ride! I sat on him the other day and what a dream! I could canter him for days! I couldn't wish for a sweeter young horse (except maybe to grow a little bit more).
i hope to get some videos of me riding him soon before he starts his summer holiday in the fields!
i love all different ages, levels and styles of horses! I Can't wait to grow my team!