NO TIME FOR THE GYM? FIT IN CROSS-TRAINING WHILE AT THE BARN WITH THIS VIDEO BY ALI & MARI PRODUCED BY THE FEI

NO TIME FOR THE GYM? FIT IN CROSS-TRAINING WHILE AT THE BARN WITH THIS VIDEO BY ALI & MARI PRODUCED BY THE FEI

by kristin thornton January 13, 2019

Are you finding that you are short on time between balancing time at the stable and your have-to's during each day?  Cross-training at the gym, specifically for enhancing your riding, is often one of the first items to be cut from a hectic schedule.

Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has just released a new video titled "Get Fit with a 5-Minute Barn Workout" featuring equestrian fitness professionals Ali and Mari of Mind.Body.Vault.  

Click below for details and video:

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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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Meet Izzy Baker, founder of The Kindness Movement created specifically for the Equestrian Community.

Meet Izzy Baker, founder of The Kindness Movement created specifically for the Equestrian Community.

by kristin thornton December 31, 2018

"The Kindness Movement is an organization and social-media outlet for equestrians that promotes kindness and anti-bullying - standing up for one another in the community."

Click below to meet Izzy and learn why she founded the initiative and how you can become a part of its success.

 

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THINKING ABOUT MAKING A CHANGE? FOUR STEPS TO GET YOU GOING FORWARD.

THINKING ABOUT MAKING A CHANGE? FOUR STEPS TO GET YOU GOING FORWARD.

by Darby Bonomi, PhD December 18, 2018

As the year comes to a close and our schedules ease up, many of us start to think about where we have been and where we want to go—both in riding and in our lives generally. As we reflect on our accomplishments and challenges of the past 12 months, it’s a great time to give thanks for everything the year has offered and contemplate the growth we desire for the new year.

Whatever your goals, here are a few thoughts about how to manifest the changes you want.

Are you ready?

Click below for steps to manifest the changes you want.

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Designing and Curating for the Modern Equestrian Lifestyle: Arianna Vastino of Le Fash®

Designing and Curating for the Modern Equestrian Lifestyle: Arianna Vastino of Le Fash®

by kristin thornton November 29, 2018

Using experience, vision and hard work, founder and lead designer of Le Fash®, Arianna Vastino, has established herself as an innovator within the equestrian apparel industry.  Known for her ability to create stylish looks that easily transition for the stable or street, her company recently launched a Lifestyle collection, inclusive of home goods and accessories, to compliment the well respected Le Fash clothing label. 

Read below for this week's interview with Arianna discussing her vision for Le Fash Lifestyle, her collection for 2019 and insight into the future of her popular label.

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STYLE ADVICE FOR STREET, STABLE AND BEYOND GLEANED FROM INDUSTRY INSIDERS

STYLE ADVICE FOR STREET, STABLE AND BEYOND GLEANED FROM INDUSTRY INSIDERS

by kristin thornton November 22, 2018

Advice and trends published from the fashion and style experts from business publications and Street to Stable’s interpretation as to how they are relevant to the equestrian way of life. Topics include:

  • How to Wear Logos without them wearing you
  • Ath-leisure
  • Sustainability
  • Personalization
  • Personal Branding

Click below to read about fashion and style trends from industry experts:

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Spotlight on Parenting: Are you a ‘Supportive Parent’?

Spotlight on Parenting: Are you a ‘Supportive Parent’?

by Darby Bonomi, PhD November 13, 2018

A focus on resilience, meaning and purpose creates the groundwork for accomplishment and happiness.

Click below for professional insight on providing the groundwork for happiness in and out of the ring.

 

 

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OUT: EQUITATION DIET/ IN: FITNESS FOR FORWARD SEAT RIDING

OUT: EQUITATION DIET/ IN: FITNESS FOR FORWARD SEAT RIDING

by kristin thornton November 01, 2018

This weekend marks the pinnacle of the indoor equitation season as one qualifier's name will be added to the illustrious list inclusive of decades of previous winners of the Alfred B. Maclay Championship.  Awarded on horsemanship, today's competitor requires technical skill and physical fitness to perform as an elite athlete.

Fitness has become integral for riders of all ages and aspirations to best practice the proper equitation associated with American Hunter System of Forward Riding. Read why fitness is important to athletic performance and how you can improve your skills by cross-training using The Fit Equestrian's "EQUITATION BOOTCAMP PROGRAM."

  

 

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MIND.BODY.VAULT: Assisting Equestrians of all disciplines reach goals by improving both health & wellness

MIND.BODY.VAULT: Assisting Equestrians of all disciplines reach goals by improving both health & wellness

by kristin thornton October 23, 2018

Created by two former elite international equestrian vaulting athletes, Ali & Mari, Mind.Body.Vault is a health and wellness company that specializes in assisting equestrians of all disciplines add yoga, fitness and nutrition practices to achieve their goals. Learn how these two athletes quickly built a respected business that includes featured tutorials on both the US Equestrian and FEI websites. 

CLICK BELOW FOR MORE INFO. ABOUT MIND.BODY.VAULT AND HOW THESE YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS ARE STRIVING TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH & WELLNESS OF ALL EQUESTRIANS.

 

 

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HAD A BAD DAY? SELL THE HORSE. IT'S ALL TOO EXPENSIVE ANYHOW.

HAD A BAD DAY? SELL THE HORSE. IT'S ALL TOO EXPENSIVE ANYHOW.

by Darby Bonomi, PhD October 11, 2018

Our sport is expensive and many riders, specifically amateurs, carry around guilt about the money we are spending.  How do we define the meaning of our riding and the costs associated to find the true value of horses in our lives?

CLICK BELOW FOR PROFESSIONAL AND PRACTICAL INSIGHT AND SOLUTIONS PROVIDED BY DARBY BONOMI, PhD: 

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TKEQ:  WHY & HOW A JUNIOR RIDER CREATED A SUCCESSFUL NICHE CLOTHING COMPANY

TKEQ: WHY & HOW A JUNIOR RIDER CREATED A SUCCESSFUL NICHE CLOTHING COMPANY

by kristin thornton September 25, 2018

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. 

CLICK BELOW TO READ ABOUT (NOW) COLLEGE STUDENT KAELYN KENNEDY AND HER BREAK-OUT BRAND, TKEQ:

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Disrupting the Traditional Leather Care Industry Using Science, Natural Ingredients and Fragrance:  Sterling Essentials

Disrupting the Traditional Leather Care Industry Using Science, Natural Ingredients and Fragrance: Sterling Essentials

by kristin thornton September 17, 2018

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.

CLICK BELOW TO READ THE ENTIRE STORY BEHIND STERLING ESSENTIALS:

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