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Equetech 25th Anniversary Real Rider Competition.

I'm sure you are all aware from all the social media coverage that we are celebrating our 25th Anniversary ‐ WooHoo! In order to say a huge thank you to our customers and followers we have been running the "Equetech Real Rider Competition" and there is still time to enter as entries close on the 31st July. We are looking for four riders that love their horses/ponies and their sport/hobby. You DO NOT need to be a professional rider, a model, or a competitive amateur, we are looking for people from all walks of life, all shapes and sizes and from 18 years of age and up that have a passion for all things equestrian. The prize is amazing! The four winners will feature in a very special photo shoot. Three winners will feature...

The Working Rider, How to Fit Riding in to Your Life.

According to government statistics the average weekly working hours for full time workers is 37.5 hours a week, feels like much more doesn't it! So, if you are a full time worker with a passion for horses, how do you fit riding in to your life? As a horse owner, finding the time to juggle a full time job and look after your horse(s) which is essentially an extremely fulfilling but unpaid part time job is definitely not easy, especially if you have a long suffering non-horsey partner. Whether you are a leisure rider or competition rider, your beloved equine will always come first. Those precious moments with your horse make those 5am starts so you can ride before work mostly worthwhile or so you convince yourself! Your colleagues stru...

Crossover Accessories

If you are a lover of all things equestrian, follow the season's fashions or are an innovative trend setter then crossover accessories will be an important part of any discerning fashionista's wardrobe. The most obvious equestrian/fashion crossover accessory is the humble scarf. Equestrian themed scarves are continually gracing the runways of the major designers across the world and are a firm favourite of equestrians. Whatever the season, a stylish scarf will lift any fashionable outfit away from the stables and can add a touch of class to your equestrian ensemble. A stylish tie and tie pin or stock and stock pin worn in an equestrian competition environment also make for a fabulous statement when worn with a suit. If you are ma...

What to Pack for a Riding Holiday

We live in an era where travelling to civilised or even not so civilised parts of the world is relatively easy. This ease of travel has seen an increase in worldwide riding holidays from those wishing to experience the joy of beach riding, sedate or perhaps not so sedate trail riding or for those with an inner cowboy/cowgirl wanting to experience the thrill of ranching. But, how do you pack for the riding holiday of your dreams? After all, no one wants to lug around a huge suitcase crammed full of riding gear! As the holiday suggests, you will probably be logging many hours in the saddle and no one wants their holiday ruined by those cursed saddle sores or chafed areas! So, in order to avoid the misery of a sore rear, comfortable padded...

Cool Under Pressure: What Shirts Are Cool This Season

Ah, the great British Weather…..summertime in the UK is one fraught with wardrobe decisions due to our ever changing weather patterns. We wake up and look out of the window and either sigh heavily at the prospect of a cool grey day or smile widely as the day appears to want to bring forth one of sun and blissful heat. Indeed, when we are lucky enough to experience those balmy summer days so eloquently mentioned in British poetry and prose our wardrobes seem to be horribly under prepared. Thankfully, equestrian apparel for the summer season has seen a shift over the last few years towards fashionable and cooling technical clothing driven by innovative designers and the consumer. Designers such as Equetech MD Liz Hayman believe that...

Riding Tights with Stretch Appeal

Let's be honest, comfort when riding features quite highly in most peoples opinion. We spend as much time as possible with our horses so when it comes to leg wear, we are always looking for a garment that is not only comfortable and attractive but allows for freedom of movement both in and out of the saddle. With the advent of technical fabrics, leg wear for riders has evolved. Yes, we still love the classically styled breech or jodhpur but we are also discovering the many virtues of the riding tight. With many of us loving the relaxed feel and freedom of movement the humble legging affords us, it was perhaps no surprise, innovative designers like Equetech's MD and Head Designer Liz Hayman, brought us a robust equestrian variant...

How to Perfect Long Hair for the Ring

If you aren't lucky enough to have a groom/friend/long suffering partner or parent to help you get yourself and your horse ready for an event, you will probably spend more time making sure your horse looks fabulous leaving little time for yourself. Having arrived at the event, tacked up and added the finishing touches to your horse, time has in all probability run away with you, unless you are one of life's highly organised people. So, you throw on your hopefully clean competition clothes and hastily tie your hair in a ponytail and add a hair net. You will then cram your hat on and hope that your hair is neatly confined in your hairnet and stays confined for the duration required. Sadly, hair does seem to have a life of its own, cer...

Equetech Brand Ambassador Search & Sponsored Rider Update

Equetech's newest sponsored rider, Helen Newbold, has had a phenomenal few weeks with her top three horses. The show ring rider, panel judge and producer has had wins across the board with Marley the cheeky New Forest pony, Emporers Jade a beautiful ex racehorse and Allithorne the fairytale small hunter. Marley picked up his Royal International ticket at Staffordshire County Show, and both Emporers Jade and Allithorne have gained their HOYS tickets in the SEIB R2R and Small Hunter classes respectively. Helen's motto is "Teamwork Makes the Dream Work" and with husband Jason very much at the forefront of this incredible husband and wife team, this truly is a fitting motto, obviously being kitted out in the Equetech Hambleden...

The Increasing Use of Sports Psychology in the Equestrian Environment

There's an increasing move towards the use of sports psychology amongst the equestrian fraternity. Interestingly, this performance enhancing medium isn't only used by those professional riders at the top of their game that strive to remain at the top but the popularity amongst amateur and leisure riders is also on the increase, why? Horse ownership/riding is more popular now than ever before. In the UK we are very lucky at the amount of grass roots and lower level events which are open to amateur riders. This of course is a good thing as there are more opportunities to succeed, however, as horses are quite literally a great leveller there are also more opportunities to bomb out! We also spend more time on social media hearing abo...

Let's Get Shirty!

Ruffles, Lace and Pinks, as seen on the runways of the major fashion shows across the world, are on-trend for Spring/Summer 2017. Here at Equetech we've put together a shirt collection based on this season's "Must Have" trending fashions. The Equetech Frilly Show Shirt brings a romantic feel to this beautiful crisp white shirt. An ideal crossover piece, this shirt looks equally stunning when worn in the show ring or outside of the equestrian environment. Team with your favourite jeans and a tweed waistcoat for a classic look, wear to the office to soften a sharply tailored suit, enjoy an elegant yet edgy image when worn with a pair of killer heels and skinny jeans or simply create a classic and sophisticated look for in...