Wednesday, 22 December 2021

Over the Top: Gucci Equestrian Helmets - Full Article

If you're looking for an unusual gift or need to make a big fashion statement, these could fit the bill. You're welcome.

By: Kim Izzo | December 21, 2021

If you’re wondering what holiday gift to buy for the equestrian who has everything, the House of Gucci has you covered. The fashion brand has a historical connection to horses and riding; their iconic snaffle bit is used in loafers and as prints on bags, scarves, you name it. Or as the Gucci website explains, “Equestrian references date back to the 1950s, when Guccio Gucci first developed the Web stripe and Horsebit hardware. The House’s roots are continually revisited in new and unexpected ways.”

Now, about those unexpected ways… Current in-house designer Alessandro Michele has served up two equestrian chic offerings for the fashionista horse person in your life (or perhaps that’s you)...

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Wednesday, 16 June 2021

The Ten Stages of Ride Organising - Full Article

Blog Admin
14 June 2021

Thinking of organising a ride? You will go through these ten stages.....

The ten stages of ride organising

1) Na├»ve excitement. You have an embryonic route which you think people will enjoy. Alternatively, an existing ride organiser has managed to persuade you to take on their ride (alcohol is normally involved in this ‘delegation’ process). This is the fun bit, checking the route out, working out if it is a go-er, imagining how much people will enjoy riding the tracks.

2) The serious stage. Doing the sums, sending off the forms

3) Nervous excitement. Seeing your ride in the schedule for the first time...

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Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Equestrian Aventuresses Horse Podcast Ep 136: Riding Bras - Keeping the Ladies Secure! - Listen

by Heather
May 19, 2021

Next to your helmet, a good Riding Bra is a must for every equestrian. In todays’ episode, Heather reaches out to a local lingerie shop to find out all about how to keep the ladies secure and comfortable. We learn about the different Riding bras in reference to styles, fit, when to replace and how to clean them. Heather also gives a review on a few brands as well as options for sizing. Riding bras are a crucial part of your equipment so ensuring that you have a good one is our goal.

Don't miss this episode!


Sunday, 2 May 2021

Caffeine, an Endurance Rider's Best Friend

JudyShatir - Retackling the Tevis Blog - Full Story

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
by Judy Houle

Ever start a ride out without caffeine? Once on the Swanton 100, my new cigarette lighter powered coffee maker refused to work, and I mounted my horse caffeine-less, and instructed him to do the driving until I woke up. He had done the ride before, luckily, so it was no problem for him.

As I approached to first stop at about 30 miles I realized that if I didn't find a form of caffeine at this stop I was going to be in big trouble due to caffeine addiction. I wouldn't just get a headache, I was in danger of getting a migraine. As if endurance riding wasn't hard enough, that kind of pain would be a deal breaker.

So I mention this to a rider who was trotting along beside me, and she said, "oh, I have just the thing for you!" and pulled out a double caffeine Powergel packet. She said, take this, it'll straighten you right out". These things are designed to hit your bloodstream in 10 minutes and give you instant energy. I downed it and literally, ten minutes later I went BING!! my head popped up, and I was a new person! They weren't kidding. So I've been using them ever since (another brand is called GU) both before, and in the latter parts of the ride to stay awake...

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