Manifattura VALOR: Tradition, Heritage, Excellence and Innovation

Manifattura VALOR: Tradition, Heritage, Excellence and Innovation

by kristin thornton March 06, 2019

Unraveling the evolution of manufacturing to improve the quality of finished goods requires an unrelenting commitment to finite details. Manifattura VALOR has done just this by challenging the process of the equine textile industry by creating a few select products crafted from natural materials that place the needs and comfort of the horse first.

CLICK BELOW to read how Manifattura VALOR has used their core competencies to continue to evolve from "good too great" and strengthen a business foundation that ensures longevity. 

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Cultivating the Hannah Childs' Rose

Cultivating the Hannah Childs' Rose

by kristin thornton February 03, 2019

"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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A MILLINER FOR THE MODERN WOMAN: LISA BATTAGLIA

A MILLINER FOR THE MODERN WOMAN: LISA BATTAGLIA

by kristin thornton January 10, 2019

Whether you are dancing at Coachella's famed festival, celebrating the run for the roses on "Derby Day",  or partaking in a party at a polo match in Palm Beach, a hat created to reflect your personal style is a 2019 wardrobe must have.  It is of no doubt that the younger Royals have refreshed the perception that stylized headwear - from floppy to structured - should retain an important place in the modern woman's wardrobe. 

Lisa Battaglia is a modern artisan preserving traditional hat making techniques to create unique styles of exceptional quality. 

Click below to continue reading about milliner, Lisa Battaglia: 

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Creating the Intersection between Fashion and Equestrian Photography: Heidi Niemala

Creating the Intersection between Fashion and Equestrian Photography: Heidi Niemala

by kristin thornton August 13, 2018

An accomplished professional photographer in the fashion and beauty industry, Heidi Niemala's portfolio of work has been featured by esteemed outlets spanning from Vogue to Neiman Marcus.  In collaboration with other creative visionaries, she is using her extensive industry experience and admiration of horses to create a noteworthy intersection between both the fashion and equestrian worlds.

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LONGINES

LONGINES "CONQUEST JUMPING" WATCH- function, elegance and history

by kristin thornton June 07, 2018

Street to Stable®is a community that is connected by an appreciation for the equestrian way of life. We are dedicated to sustaining and preserving the artisans, educators, entrepreneurs and artifacts that have a singular bond, the love of the horse.  Longines fits this criteria exactly.

Many enthusiasts of the sport of show jumping are aware of Longines because of its strong presence at the world's most elite competitions as both title sponsor and exclusive time keeper.  We would like to impress to our community that Longines is over 180 years old and timed its first show jumping event in 1912.  The company's innovation through timekeeping products is integral to our sport's history.

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Karen Burke of Bravura Designs: AN UNKNOWING IMPETUS

Karen Burke of Bravura Designs: AN UNKNOWING IMPETUS

by kristin thornton January 23, 2018

Karen Burke of Bravura collection is one of the artisans that motivated me when I was really questioning if the amount of time and finances I was dedicating was truly worth the effort. She sent me the most amazing thank you note the day her story went live and this heartfelt act of kindness resonated with my soul during a time that I was at a tipping point. She was a critical and positive impetus to my continuation of "storytelling", without even knowing her impact.

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TAKING THE LEAP: Street to Stable®

TAKING THE LEAP: Street to Stable®

by kristin thornton January 15, 2018

“Perhaps your quest to be part of building something great will not fall in your business life. But find it somewhere. If not in corporate life, then perhaps in making your church great. If not there, then perhaps a nonprofit, or a community organization, or a class you teach. Get involved in something that you care so much about that you want to make it the greatest it can possibly be, not because of what you will get, but just because it can be done.” ? -James C. Collins, Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't

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MODERN ARTISAN: Jill Slater of RIATA Designs

MODERN ARTISAN: Jill Slater of RIATA Designs

by kristin thornton January 08, 2018

"I am inspired by YOU. ' Be You' is my RIATA slogan. I listen to my clients reactions. "

-Jill Slater, founder, RIATA Designs

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