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If there is one brand of breeches that I own more than any other it is Equine Couture, for a few reasons. First, the first time I saw a rider wear them, I thought they were super-expensive with the intricate detail, a European-style fit, and the big belt loops. I just thought they were a trendy pair of breeches I couldn’t afford. So, to my surprise most fits of these breeches are actually under $100! They come in great colors, have a conservative detail and piping, and also come in a great fit.
Did I also mention they are super easy to clean? These are one of my few white breeches that will come clean in the wash. The blend detracts dirt!
BLAKELY BREECHES // Sale Price $89.95// Original Price $99.95// I own the Blakely breech in Charcoal as show. The color is perfect to hide some horse nuzzles and dirt!
NATASHA KNEE PATCH BREECHES// Sale Price $89.95// Original Price $99.95// I also own the color pictured left. At one point I think I owned exclusively grey breeches! The pocket is actually a subtle velveteen . Again, the piping is so subtle.
LILLIE BREECHES // Sale Price $80.95 // Original Price $89.95 // So, I thought I would list a pair that weren’t grey! I actually do not own any of the silicone knee patch breeches, but if you are into this trend this is the best pick! (Last I checked, all sizes were available!)
I have been a long-time Ariat shopper. Their boots are functional and a nice price if you are on a budget. Compared to other boots and apparel brands at this price point, I think Ariat is a step above in fit and style. Enjoy my Sale finds and a little splurge at the end!
Sale $47.47// Originally $94.95, run one size small. I actually own these exact breeches in the same Flint color. I loved the material, it wasn’t too hot. I would say they run a touch small. I’m a 26 and they were a touch snug. But nice cut at hip and leg length!
I shared in a previous post that I ride in a lot of Equine Couture breeches. They are my go-to. First, they are at a great price point. Second, they fit me. THird, they come in different colors (especially darker tones) that come horse snot and dirt!
I am excited to partner with Breeches.com who offers these great breeches on Sale!!
I also have a special coupon to save 20% off! I’m not dancing. Your are dancing . Just use code EQUINECOUTURE20S for 20% off!
Let me know what you think of these Equine Couture breeches! They were been my favorites for years as a working-student on a budget. They are so flattering.
So, I am literally doing an Irish Jig to partner with this luxury designer. The Magee 1866 collection are what my FEI jogs are dreamed of. I want to curl up in their cashmere pashmina in front of a large fire and drink a pint of Guinness. This line is so chic and functional and just the epitome of a luxury designer without an outrageous price tag.
Why Magee 1866? I wanted to partner with a designer that resembled the characteristcs that as a blog and rider I want to embody. The design is sophisticated but warm. (Plus, I want to run down the jogs in style) It felt so fitting to partner with Magee 1866, considering my Irish heritage and knack for riding Irish ponies. This luxury designer, based in Donegal, Ireland was established in 1866, creating handwoven tweeds. The brand is a far-cry from its origins now designing
Magee was established in 1866 by John Magee, as a small drapers shop in Donegal, Ireland, buying and selling handwoven tweeds. Magee are still designing and weaving luxury fabrics in Donegal – the ever-changing land and seascapes surrounding Donegal inspire colours and designs. In 2015 Magee acquired Robert Noble, a Scottish mill established in 1666. We use the finest of yarns – cashmere, lambswool, alpaca, silk and linen. These fabrics are used for men and women’s apparel and home furnishing. We still maintain a small hand-weaving business – fabrics are a far cry from the coarse tweeds of the 1800’s, today they are woven using luxury yarns, resulting in a beautifully soft handle. In 2013 we launched the Magee accessory collection – luxury products designed and made in Ireland and the UK. Home interiors include throws, candles and cushions. Accessories for men and women – pashminas, scarves and bags. These products are available to buy online or in one of our stores. Every Magee1866 collection, whether fabric, garment or accessory is designed to reflect our distinctive heritage with a contemporary twist.
This caramel pashmina.. My heart is melting. Oh dear. I will be coming out with a full post with my favorites, and what I’ll be choosing to jog down the FEI strip with. (If anyone wants to know what I want for Christmas? This.)
I ran a poll from my Instagram recently, and a majority of the responses told me that for every-day schooling breeches the price preferences were under $100. My schooling breeches are prices similarly. I have a few splurges for competition breeches and some for a clinic, but for the every-day I want a comfortable, light fabric pant, that also fits like a $200 pant. Too much to ask?
These are by far my favorite. I have several colors. I do only wear the regular knee patch rather than the silicone knee patch. But I like where these pants fit above my waist and have a wide waistline. The fabric is light and nice for summer.
These are just under $99, and how lovely is this color!? It has pockets and wide belt loops which I love. I have the Kerrits tights as well, but if you want a thicker breech this is an incredible choice.
First, these are the “Claire” breech. So, essentially these were made for me. But, really I had so many requests to do a review on B Vertigo breeches, and I found these for under $100. I love the silver piping.
Summer is in full swing. The bugs are out. The heat index is through the roof. In Georgia, riding between 11AM and 5PM is just miserable. (Yet, I’m going to be pushing those hours when I head for the barn in a moment.) But, I wanted to share a few product reviews that I have been using this summer.
I look for a water-based fly spray which is softer on the horse’s coat, but many of them don’t seem that effective. This fly spray actually works. I’ve found it at a good price point, including shipping under $20.
I grew up using this liniment, but I’ve only just started using the gel, which I now prefer to use. It’s much easier to apply to a specific area, or I can mix with water for an all-over rinse. Watch you hands! You will almost immediately feel tingling!
I prefer ice boots that require actual ice versus the ones you keep in the freezer. To me, the gel pads just don’t stay cold. My favorite ice boots, are the pocketed boots which don’t require as much ice, but mold well to the leg. I use Jack’s Ice boots after every long conditioning day or jump school. These work well. I hose down the boots, put them on, then I pour in ice. I then fill up the boots with water so that the ice as its melting molds around the leg.
I purchased this fly sheet for a few reasons, and I haven’t been disappointed. First the price point is just under $100 and it includes the neck attachment which I wanted. The material is just about as light and breathable as you can ask for while still durable enough to last through the summer. It has the shoulder panels which haven’t rubbed. Overall I think it’s a great fly sheet for the price point.
There are numerous check-lists for what you need to bring for your horse to the horse-show. Some people make their own checklists. I wrote a blog post a few months ago on how I pack my trunk. Linked HERE.
Whether you are moving, changing disciplines, or just outgrowing your current training program finding a new trainer and/or program can be both stressful, expensive, and really impact some of your long-term goals as a rider. As you begin your own search, I’d like to share some of my own tips and experiences. I’ve changed programs for all of the reasons listed above, and I have been very fortunate to land in some amazing barns and work with incredible people.