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Pictured: Equiline Rider Sam Walker wins the OHJA Medal Finals with fellow Equiline Rider Heather Hays of Buxton Farm's Houdini.
Even the best get a bit stressed before the indoor season. After all, who wouldn’t feel butterflies before the year-end championships for equitation and hunter competitors? Even Beyoncé said, “I think it’s healthy for a person to be nervous. It means you care—that you work hard and want to give a great performance.”
That doesn’t mean one can’t look for an outlet to relieve just a smidge of that pressure. In honor of the upcoming Pennsylvania National Horse Show, Washington International Horse Show, and the National Horse Show—which feature the USEF Medal Final, the WIHS Equitation Final, and the ASPCA Maclay National Championship, among other final awards—Equiline has put together the ultimate one-stop-shop checklist for the competitor who wants to look and perform their best throughout the indoor season.
From apparel to tack (and your next good luck charm), Equiline has got you covered to make at least one step of the preparation process stress-free!
Boston, Bice & Grafton Breeches
It’s one of the great Equiline debates: Are you #TeamAsh or #TeamBoston? The Boston breeches have long been thought to be the women’s breech best suited to the hunter ring, while Ash has reigned supreme in popularity. Now, the Bice combines the best of both for a new option in 2018. It features the Ash’s X-Grip and the Boston’s classic hunter styling. For men, the Grafton breeches complete the “Hunter Dress Code.”
Hayley & Hank Show Coats
The Hayley and Hank show coats for women and men, respectively, are hand-made and tailored in Italy and are longer in the torso than the standard competition jacket. Machine washable and customizable, the coats boast Equiline’s proprietary X-Cool Evo 4-way stretch fabric, which allows for enhanced breathability and freedom of movement. Classically designed, the Hayley also features the more traditional three buttons instead of four.
Victoria & David Competition Shirts
The Victoria (women) and David (men) competition shirts add innovative technology to the classic long-sleeve show shirt for hunters and equitation riders. Breathable with 4-way stretch, they feature a tailored fit with true cuffs and Equiline’s X-Premium fabric, which is elasticized and fast drying. The Equiline logo is in subtle blue print on the chest. David also boasts a built-in tie tack.
Betta & One Belts
The One belt is a unisex leather braided elastic belt. It’s guaranteed for a perfect fit! The Betta belt is leather with a silver “E” buckle.
Equiline’s socks are irresistible! They are made with technical, fast drying fabric and treated with Ag+. The new Easy Grip socks also feature grips on the top inner lining.
Scott Stewart Saddle
Did you know? Equiline Rider Scott Stewart has won the World Championship Hunter Rider Pro Final at Capital Challenge six times? This year, he’ll be showing at indoors in Equiline’s Scott Stewart Signature Saddle. It’s personally designed and approved and created with the hunter and eq rings in mind. Scott’s signature saddle is crafted to allow the horse to perform at its best while putting the rider in ideal balance.
Hunter Bridle & Martingale
The hunter bridle features a thin browband and wide, raised noseband with fancy stitching and steel clasps. Matching standing martingale available.
The classic girth is made of leather with steel clasps. It features leathertex lining, elastic straps on both sides.
Lorenzini Bits & Spurs
Lorenzini titanium will revolutionize your ride. Equiline’s brand Lorenzini is the world’s first to use titanium in the technology for riding equipment. Titanium is the only metal that is biocompatible with the human body; it is also used in aerospace fields due to its lightness and strength.
With these properties, Lorenzini bits are ideally smooth in a horse’s mouth and won’t cause sores. The bits encourage the horse to produce abundant saliva, which helps relax the neck muscles and encourage acceptance. Titanium is the only metal that maintains a consistent mild temperature: Your horse will be happy that it doesn’t heat up while working and isn’t too cold when you go to bit up on cool fall mornings.
Equiline would like to wish the absolute best of luck to all competitors at year-end finals around the country: Try your best, and above all, have fun! For those who aren't going to finals, you can be a winner too: Equiline is offering 10% all items referenced in this blog, plus free ground shipping, from Monday, Oct. 8, through Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. A saddle discount will apply to any saddle that is sold in the coming months if the fitting is scheduled by Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. This sale opportunity is for everyone! Check out Equiline and look your best, whether it be competing or just having fun at home.
Scott Stewart photo by Isabel J. Kurek
Sam Walker photo by Ben Radvanyi Photography