January is an exciting time in the life of a hunter princess, as the winter show circuits are the equivalent of Fashion Week for equestrians. Thermal and WEF horse show vendors will soon display the latest and greatest in tack and riding clothes, and I can’t wait to see what 2013 brings. But before we shop, we must first get to the warmer climate, so what better product to discuss today than travel gear!
Oughton Limited products are beautifully made, reasonably priced and equestrian themed, so are a personal favorite. I use the Overnight 1, and it easily fits the necessities- helmet, gloves, spurs, crop, hairnets, peppermints, boot polish, water bottle and even can stuff my purse inside of it. The waxed canvas never looks dirty even though I’ve hauled it all over the place, and the orange lining is a fun and fashionable touch. My favorite part of these bags is the halter piece that allows for personalization.
My favorite… a landscape (preferably a horse show) framed by a horse’s back… ahh…. total relaxation.
Hunt Ball"I live in horse country, and the social highlight of the fall season is the Millbrook Hunt Ball. The hunt is rather benign - no foxes are killed - but when it comes to partying, the members of the hunt love to kick up their heels. Last year, the chairs of the event asked if I would consider holding it in my stable in Conneticut and handling the decorating as well. I think I said yes merely becuase I love how elegant the gentleman look in their hunting pinks and white tie!”
I find a new coat, some new jeans (I often scoot to the barn and wear my jeans riding so I go through them fairly quickly), a pair of new boots and a few new scarves are my equestrian must haves.