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
"Amateurs—in whatever discipline or level—are the most passionate and devoted riders. Time spent riding provides some of the most joyful, satisfying and therapeutic moments of our lives." - Darby Bonomi
Click below for professional insight as to what might hold you back from riding and the importance it delivers to your life.
Private by nature, Susan Friedland-Smith cherishes the unique bond between horses and humans. A teacher by profession, she has pushed out of her comfort zone to learn how to candidly use her voice to connect everyday equestrians and inform the group with relevant issues.
Click below to read more about Susan Friedland-Smith, including important lessons learned from a life of loving of horses as shared in her recently released book, "Horses Adored, Men Endured" and also the unifying posts she creates that resonate with the equestrian community in her popular blog, "Saddle Seeks Horse."
"With a mission to inspire women to be their authentic selves, the (Hannah Childs Lifestyle) label gives nod to classic styling, with an athleisure and sport twist for a modern update to the traditional equestrian style, with goods that are produced with care in California."
Click below to learn more about Hannah "Rose" Childs and the journey to create her personal label.
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