Décor for the horse & hound: BarnDoll® by Clair Roberts

Décor for the horse & hound: BarnDoll® by Clair Roberts

by kristin thornton April 15, 2020

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Stepping Up & Helping Out:  Lauren Pileggi of Show the Bows

Stepping Up & Helping Out: Lauren Pileggi of Show the Bows

by kristin thornton April 08, 2020

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ELIZABETH LOWERY OF CARACOL:  INSIGHT FROM 20 YEARS OF MOBILE RETAIL EXPERIENCE

ELIZABETH LOWERY OF CARACOL: INSIGHT FROM 20 YEARS OF MOBILE RETAIL EXPERIENCE

by kristin thornton March 27, 2020

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Hands Free! A Stylish Equestrian Inspired Solution

Hands Free! A Stylish Equestrian Inspired Solution

by kristin thornton March 24, 2020

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Trading High Heels for a Tiny Store on Wheels

Trading High Heels for a Tiny Store on Wheels

by kristin thornton March 19, 2020

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Devine by Design: Female Entrepreneurs Standing Out in Contemporary Society

Devine by Design: Female Entrepreneurs Standing Out in Contemporary Society

by kristin thornton November 05, 2019

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Stable Style : Barn Tours That Inspire & The Woman Opening The Doors

Stable Style : Barn Tours That Inspire & The Woman Opening The Doors

by kristin thornton October 03, 2019

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The "Hunt" for the Perfect Bridle

by kristin thornton September 26, 2019

Applying over three decades of experience within the meta-luxury leatherwork segment, Susan Benson, the founder of Somerset Equestrian Trading has recently released her own custom collection custom made in England:  SET Bridles.  Explains Susan, I wanted to create a classic, traditional hunter bridle of the best quality. I felt there was a demand for a special bridle and the distinctive fancy sewn stitching would set it apart but also accentuate not overpower the beautiful head. 

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Coupling Bespoke Craftsmanship With Technical Innovation for Equestrian Sport:  Fashion Designer Annette Wallander

Coupling Bespoke Craftsmanship With Technical Innovation for Equestrian Sport: Fashion Designer Annette Wallander

by kristin thornton July 22, 2019

Upon leaving a career in the fashion industry, Annette Wallander founded her own equestrian lifestyle fashion design company.  Today, her breadth of products has expanded to include women's equestrian influenced easily wearable street styles, bespoke show coats and shadbellies, and most recently the semi-custom Annette Wallender Equestrian (AWE) line of coats created in collaboration with Somerset Equestrian Trading and Boy-O-Boy Bridleworks.

Learn how Susan's professional career, from learning best practices within major retail organizations to creating bespoke pieces under her own label, has influenced the creation of the Annette Wallander Equestrian (AWE) semi-custom line. The innovative technology and details in craftsmanship distinctly differentiate AWE coats in the equestrian marketplace

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generation"EQ" by TKEQ: uniting equestrians & strengthening horsemanship

by kristin thornton April 26, 2019

Each generation often faces obstacles relating to other age groups, partially because of a focus on their differences rather than their similarities.  

This week niche equestrian apparel company, TKEQ, launched a new line titled "generationEQ" as part of its latest collection.  GenerationEQ represents a unification of individuals across all ages to create a culture that is connected by the importance of horsemanship and an authentic love for the horse.

Click below to read more about GenerationEQ by TKEQ and how we can share in each other’s knowledge and strengthen the special culture that exists between equestrians.

 

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FROM THE MAIN LINE TO WORTH AVE: Ruespari®

FROM THE MAIN LINE TO WORTH AVE: Ruespari®

by kristin thornton April 13, 2019

Inspired by her own need for a flat belt to wear under hunt coats while in the show jumping arena, Ruespari® founder Adrienne Marciano created a style for herself that met these criteria. Other riders quickly noticed this design and soon the label Ruespari was conceived. 

Read in Adrienne’s own words, the story behind Ruespari, the conscious decision to keep production in the U.S.A., the inspiration for each collection, her love for animals, and more.

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Are you considering a serious change of career, specifically into the equine industry? Real life insight from financier turned successful equine photographer, Kirstie Jones.

Are you considering a serious change of career, specifically into the equine industry? Real life insight from financier turned successful equine photographer, Kirstie Jones.

by kristin thornton April 07, 2019

“Follow Your Passion” is a common phrase that is often referred to as a simple solution to choosing or changing your career path. While the success stories are endless, more recently recognized experts are challenging this advice.

An accomplished entrepreneur in the equine industry, Kirstie Jones  transitioned from full-time employment within the financial sector and formed a sustainable business in the equine industry named Kirstie Marie Photography.

Click below for insight from Kirstie about the timing of quitting a steady day job, marketing practices, avoiding burnout, and more.

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