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Laura's Dressage Outing - March 2018

Hello, Laura here, one of the Equetech Real Riders. This weekend Mikey and I headed to our first dressage show this year, in fact it was my first dressage post my back operation last November and the last time we did some dressage was last June; so it had been a while! We headed out with a goal in mind, to get a last-minute qualification to the Chiltern and Thames Rider Dressage Championship in a few week's time, we needed a score of more than 60% and to place 1st or 2nd, after a bit of a wobble in my practise session on Friday evening I was beginning to think I had bitten off a bit too much and maybe putting unnecessary pressure on myself, however, we set off for the show with the goal of doing our best! I don't mind sharing wit...

Blogs by Laura - Equetech's first Amateur Rider

Hello!My name is Laura Szuca and I am really excited to have been chosen to be the very first Amateur Brand Ambassador for Equetech. I have used some of the Equetech products over the years and have always been impressed with their quality, as well as style. Over the next twelve months me and my horse Mikey will be putting to the test and trying out the Equetech product range, I promise to give your my honest opinions ‐ no holes bared ‐ we will test and try out as many products as we can so keep checking out the Equetech socials to see what we have to say!A little bit about me?I have ridden all of my life and brought Mikey almost 3 years ago, he is my very first horse and its safe to say we have had our fair share of up's and down...

Toasty Toes!

If you are anything like me, your poor feet hate the damp and cold of winter; my sorry feet suffer horribly with the irritating itch and pain of those dastardly chilblains. If I don't manage my feet I can end up with chilblains adorning every one of my toes for most of the winter months! Winter parties can become a bit of a trial as finding beautiful party shoes that hide my now swollen and hideous feet is depressing and nigh on impossible! So, what can be done about this debilitating problem? According to the NHS, if you suffer with this irritating problem then prevention is key. Below are some suggestions to help guard against chilblains: Limit your exposure to the cold. This is sage advice if you don't own dogs or hor...

Showing Tips with Sponsored Rider and Top Show Horse Producer Helen Newbold

With the showing season in full swing and many chasing down qualifications to championship shows, Equetech sponsored rider Helen Newbold has kindly agreed to share some of her showing tips. As a ROR panel judge and top show horse rider and producer, Helen's knowledge and turnout of not only her horses but herself is exemplary. Helen says "It's always important to make an impression for all the right reasons as soon as you enter the ring. However most of the hard work begins at home and the actual day of the show is the culmination of all those hours of training, polishing, trimming, tidying etc. The weather won't always be your friend and your horse may not be particularly on side that day but always make an effort for y...

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...

Equetech Welcomes Helen Newbold to Our Sponsored Rider Family

Equetech are pleased to welcome ROR panel judge, show rider and producer, Helen Newbold to our sponsored rider team. Helen has always had an interest in showing having produced her own horses to county and national standard and she is also renowned for her success with Retrained Racehorses. With a passion for retraining racehorses giving them a chance at a second career, she has enjoyed much success at national level, notably with Deep Reflection winning the Tattersalls RoR series final at Hickstead also standing Champion Racehorse to Riding Horse at HOYS. Deep Reflection's half brother, Tycoons Reflection also qualified for HOYS and finished 3rd at the Tattersalls final at Hickstead. Helen's current stable consists of Allitho...

April Blog

This season is all about accessories and crossover pieces. With varying temperatures, sunshine and showers (even snow!) it's difficult to decide what to wear. Scarves are a sophisticated year round wardrobe staple, ideal at keeping the winter chill away from the neck and the ultimate stylish accessory teamed with a lighter spring/summer outfit. New to the Equetech Spring/Summer collection are two not to be missed simply stunning scarves. The Equetech Infinity Scarf is a delicate pink featuring an all over printed pheasants design in metallic rose gold foil and the Equetech Bridles Infinity Scarf features the exclusive Equetech bridles design in stylish blues and stone tones. Also new to the Equetech collection is the exquisite yet cl...

Product of the Week- Marlow Deluxe Tweed Riding Jacket

Marlow Deluxe Tweed Riding Jacket Easter is only a few weeks away which means the show season will soon be in full swing. About now many of us will be dusting off our Spring/Summer competition attire and deciding it's time to update our tweed riding jackets to the new on-trend tweed, style and cut for the upcoming season. New for Spring/Summer 2017 is the exclusive Equetech Marlow Deluxe Tweed Riding Jacket, a beautiful, 100% pure new wool, brown herringbone tweed with a striking navy and canary overcheck. In keeping with current equestrian fashion trends, the Marlow Deluxe Tweed Riding Jacket is slightly shorter in length than previous styles and also comes with practical concealed zip flap pockets. With our iconic jacquard linin...

Product of the Week - Denim Breeches

Denim Breeches Our iconic denim breeches have undergone a facelift for 2017. Equetech's MD, who is also Head Designer has cleverly designed these breeches to bring high street fashion into your equestrian wardrobe. With beautifully embroidered detailing, a full stretch Alos™ suede seat, flattering high waist and flattering jean style pocket placing, these denim breeches are this seasons must have leg wear. In navy/navy or navy/tan they are designed to feel like your favourite jeans. In fact some of our more fashion conscious customers have teamed the navy/navy option with a pair of long fashion boots to create a truly stylish fashion statement outside of the equestrian environment. These beautiful and flattering breeches are...

Product of the Week- Reversible Micro Gilet

Reversible Micro Gilet It's a difficult time of year in deciding what to wear for the day. Mostly we will start the day looking like we are off for a hike in the arctic or a cold rain forest; however, by the middle of the day we are regretting our choice of attire as the day warms up. The savvier of us have learnt either from experience or logic that layering is the way forward! Therefore one of the most useful items we can have in our wardrobe is a gilet. Equetech's Reversible Micro Gilet as the name suggests gives us two looks in one, ideal for those of us that like to change our image regularly. Depending on our mood, we can opt for the warm coral or cooler blue. This versatile Gilet is lightweight, allowing for freedom of...