Congratulations seem to be in order for several of our sponsored riders this month.
This July saw two of our sponsored dressage riders enjoying the limelight, not as expected with the horses but as the centre of attention on their wedding days. At the beginning of the month Rachael Clark married Patrick Lane in a beautiful country church with the reception held within the grounds of her parents' equestrian establishment.
Amy Stovold married equine vet Simon Staempfli in a stunning outdoor ceremony. Five of the guests celebrating with Simon and Amy on their special day were non other than Rio bound Olympic riders Carl Hester, Anders Dahl, Fiona Bigwood, Natasha Baker and Kristina Cook, a veritable "Whos Who" of the horse...
Let's endeavour to ignore the rubbish weather we are currently enduring this summer in the UK and instead focus on what a fantastically fun and busy month June has been.
Our sponsored riders have been busy, busy, busy and not just out competing. Jet setter and international eventer, Spencer Sturmey has not only been commentating at major equestrian events all around the world, it was his birthday too, Happy Belated Birthday Spencer! His pink trousers have also been a talking point on social media with the general consensus being they are a huge hit ‐ we love them too! Just recently Spencer had a varied, fun and incredibly soggy time commentating at the Hickstead Dressage Masters. If the photos are anything to go by, it would appear t...
The equestrian calendar is now in full swing. We have seen some amazing achievements at The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials; Michael Jung winning this prestigious event to secure the Rolex Grand Slam, one of only 3 people so far to do so. Ben Hobday who has suffered Cancer in the last year had us all in tears during Claire Baldwin's interview after completing the gruelling Badminton course. Riding the unusually bred Clydesdale x Thoroughbred, Mulry's Error and carrying around Wilberry the Wonder Pony strapped to his back all three went clear across country. Sponsored rider Jodie Amos and Wise Crack were lying in 27th place out of 77 after the dressage, sadly a fall on the XC course put an end to their Badminton.
Well, April is over for another year as is the Chiltern and Thames Rider Winter Dressage Championships, this time sponsored by Equetech. Managing Director, Liz Hayman spent the day watching the finalists, meeting the winners and giving out some fantastic Equetech prizes as well as being photographed numerous times!
This year the prizes for the Senior Classes consisted of:
1st Prize ‐ Patent Vanity Hat Case (worth £45.95)
2nd Prize ‐ Deluxe Pearl Stock (worth £22.50)
3rd Prize ‐ Bijou Stock Pin (worth £11.95)
And for the Juniors :
1st Prize ‐ Patent Vanity Hat Case (worth £45.95)
2nd Prize ‐ White Bridle Number Holder & Performance Socks (worth £21.70)
3rd Prize ‐ White Bridle Number...
We would all like to believe that "Spring has Sprung" with shorts and T-shirts soon to be dusted off and adorned. March sadly has a different opinion and the old saying of "March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb" doesn't appear to be true this year! With the variable weather conditions, one day dry and bright with a promise of summer being just around the corner, to the next day listening to the met office issuing weather warnings, as yet another storm rampages across the UK. The unpredictable weather conditions have seen the sales of our Spring/Summer range of jackets and cooler weather apparel going down a storm (excuse the pun). The incredibly stylish Alpha Soft Shell jacket and the wonderfully versatile A...
Well, what a month February was.
Here at Equetech we launched our Spring/Summer 2016 collection showcasing some beautiful new designs across the ranges. So far the customer feedback has been incredibly favourable not only on the new designs but also on our traditional designs and customer favourites.
The new gender specific (ladies and mens fit) custom cross country shirts and custom Lycra hat covers are proving extremely popular with some lovely creative designs being ordered.
This season's tweeds, as seen in both the Stowe and Adstock ranges are also being received favourably. The tweed used in the Stowe range is a timeless beautiful green herringbone with a navy and canary over check design. In the Adstock range we have used...
Good News! Spring is only 52 days away which means that the new Equetech Spring/Summer 2016 collection will soon be here. We have some stunning new lines as well as customer favourites and we are proud to state that 40% of our products are made here in Great Britain. The Spring/Summer 2016 collection continues to bring you versatile competition; leisure and country wear for all ages, abilities and budgets. Our new collection will be available from the middle of February and we can guarantee our new lines are beautiful!
For our customers looking for something different, why not design your own cross country colours. New to the Spring/Summer collection, we have introduced a design lab which allows you to create your own unique cross countr...
I'm sure all of our wonderful loyal customers and our new customers are now familiar with our new more intuitive website- we at Equetech love it!
So, not only have we been working on a slick brand new website we also ran a hugely successful Facebook competition, based on the 12 Days of Christmas. A fantastic Equetech product was offered as a prize on each day of the first twelve days of December. The response to this competition was truly fantastic with some very imaginative pictures and imaginative festive comments. Thank you to everyone who entered, all of your support and "Well Done" to all 12 of our winners.
Our sponsored riders have been enjoying so called "Down time" whilst the horses have a well-earned b...
Over the last few weeks some of our Sponsored Riders and Brand Ambassadors have been busy but not always with the horses. The eventing season is drawing to a close here in the UK,but the dressage and showjumping competitions carry on throughout the year. There have been some highs, lows and frustrations to contend with as well as some great photo shots for Equetech's AW 15/16 apparel.
Amy Stovold and MacBrian (18 years old) had a fantastic result at the British Dressage Championships with a 5th placing in both the Grand Prix and Freestyle. This result was made all the more special as MacBrian was retired back in 2011 due to injury but came back in 2013 to win a Grand Prix at Hickstead before retiring for a second time. With MacBrian...
November was an extremely sad month for Amy, the super horse, Lenski, who kick started Amy's dressage career, died aged 18. The horse world paid tribute to this extremely talented horse
Spencer's November is proving to be much warmer than ours in the UK. He is currently on a mini tour of Australia, lucky chap!
First up for Spencer on his mini tour is commentating for FEI TV at the Adelaide 4 Star event, then to Melbourne and finally New South Wales to compete at the Wallaby Hills International.
The horse Spencer is riding at Wallaby Hills is called Playing The Field, a 7yo bay a horse which Spencer has never sat, the first time he will be riding him will be at the actual event- quite mad I...
Over the last few weeks some of our Sponsored Riders and Brand Ambassadors have been busy but not always with the horses. The eventing season is drawing to a close here in the UK, but the dressage and showjumping competitions carry on throughout the year. There have been some highs, lows and frustrations to contend with as well as some great photo shoots for Equetech's AW 15/16 apparel.
Amy Stovold and MacBrian (18 years old) had a fantastic result at the British Dressage Championships with a 5th placing in both the Grand Prix and Freestyle. This result was made all the more special as MacBrian was retired back in 2011 due to injury but came back in 2013 to win a Grand Prix at Hickstead before retiring for a second time. With MacBria...
A very warm welcome to the new blog for Equetech; where you can find out more about the products featured on our website, as well as getting up to date news on everything equestrian!
Unsurprisingly, the team here at Equetech are passionate about everything equestrian, and keen to share our views on equestrian topics and events. Going forward therefore, we will be using this blog to share our thoughts and ideas on recent goings on in the world of horse riding ‐ from the latest seasonal clothing trends to eventing news.
We are also excited to share training advice for all those who are interested in horse riding. Whether you're a first time rider, a seasoned professional, or anything in between, we look forward to...