1. DESIGN SERVICES / SHOW ROOM / INSPIRATION
Erin Martin, based in St. Helena, California designs, spaces that are “consistent & classic, yet absolutely unique.” Additionally, if you are visiting the Napa Valley wine country, do not miss visiting at the Erin Martin show room in St. Helena, CA, open Tuesday-Sunday.
Click on link below to visit an Erin Martin project named “Hip to be Square” that features equestrian elements, including a sing full cheek bit and reins draped as a bedroom focal point. Image Credit: ErinMartin.com
Hip to Be Square: LINK
2. WATCH - LIVE & REPLAYS FOR FREE
The Adequan/FEI North American Youth Championships presented by Gotham North is the premier equestrian competition in North America for children, junior and young riders, age 12-21. Watch show jumping and dressage as the event streams from Old Salem Farm on the USEF Network, August 1-5, 2018.
3. PURCHASE: MUST HAVE!
Le Fash's long sleeve Paulo Alto with polka dots is a limited edition design created exclusively for KAVAL. Made from Chitosante® treated knit fabric, this top is soft, highly breathable, moisture wicking and cooling and has UPF 50 sun protection.
Why I purchased this blouse? Sun protection should be a high priority regardless of age. I understand the practical importance of wearing white/light colored sun shirts, but I am a complete mess by the time I leave the stable after grooming and cleaning tack. The black body hides these marks and looks incredibly stylish with the polka dot trim on the collar and cuff. KAVAL and Le Fash nailed this collaboration. Made in NY.
Purchase online from KAVAL: LINK
4. READ ONLINE: THE ART OF BEING GOCHMANS
EQ Living has evolved into the pinnacle of American equestrian publications that is fit for the most sophisticated coffee table. The publisher consistently raises the barre of both the content and photography with each subsequent edition.
This article resonated with me because it emphasizes the objective of one of my favorite places to nourish my body, Becky Gochman’s “Farm Stand” at WEF. EQ Living explains, “…Becky wanted to bring horse-show food to another level by showing people that healthy offerings can taste good. They leased the area at WEF that had previously housed the original food court, brought in an old French Citroën food truck, and named one of the trendy food kiosks “Tess and Co.” after their housekeeper, who cooks fresh, healthy food. Offerings include green juices, nut milks, wheatgrass and aloe shots, matcha cookies named after Sophie, and Mimi’s vegan chocolate chip cookies." Photo credit: The Book, llc
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Do not underestimate the result when the entrepreneurial spirit and work ethic of a young horse woman are combined with a mother that encourages her daughter to "dream big."
Founded in 2016, TKEQ is a result of founder Kaelyn Kennedy searching for a creative solution to both work and gain experience towards applying to universities for business school and also finishing her junior riding career.
Today, the TKEQ label is well known for its positive and fun messaging, quality, & appeal to equestrians of all ages.
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Necessity is often the catalyst for innovation, but what inspires individuals to actually create a solution and become an entrepreneur? Meet Teal Shoop, an equestrian that recognized an effective natural leather care line would benefit both equestrians and their horses and turned a vision into a business that is quickly gaining popularity by horsemen of all disciplines.
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