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Willow Equestrian

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Willow Equestrian is a new tack shop in Guelph, Ontario, and one of my favourite tack shops to follow on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram! Clare has such an amazing taste in all things equestrian, and is very interactive with all her followers! Clare grew up in the Guelph area, and started riding at a very…

Gray & Co. Designs

Monograms and polka-dots? Yes please!

The second company in my equestrian small business series is Gray & Co. Designs! I came across Gray & Co. Designs on the My Barn Child Twitter page when MBC was announcing some of their partner retailers for the Royal Winter Fair. Gray & Co. Designs create custom brushes and brush boxes. How perfect would a box and brush set be for…

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The first post in the new series! Phyllis Stein Equestrian is a company that I have loved for quite a while, I’ve written a post about their shirts before. I met Meredith, the founder and owner, a few years ago when we rode at the same barn, but didn’t realize the Phyllis Stein connection until…

Stay Tuned!

Stay Tuned!

Over the next 6 weeks, we will be featuring a number of up and coming equestrian companies and tack shops. Most will be run by women, with a number of Canadian companies included. These posts will share a bit about each company, as well as feature some of their products that would be perfect for…

A Balancing Act

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Being a university student and a rider is definitely a balancing act. There have been a few discussions on twitter recently about how equestrians manage school and riding, and it got me thinking about how I manage the two. As with many hunter and equitation riders, I’m a perfectionist, which carries over into my school…

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I heard about Shockbox a few months ago on Instagram, and I was intrigued. As a rider who has suffered from concussions, I knew it was important to know when you have a concussion, and how to manage it. Shockbox is a device that registers a hit (or fall) strong enough to cause a concussion,…

WIWW: Ophelia

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This week, WIWW is featuring the tack that Ophelia regularly wears! Bridle: Unknown (similar) Martingale: Unknown (similar) Saddle: Antarès Sellier Baby Pad: Shedrow Half Pad: Cottage Craft Girth: Shedrow

Jett reminds you to always wear a helmet!

International Helmet Awareness Day (IHAD) is an annual event put on by Riders4Helmets, and is on Saturday, July 12 this year. Riders4Helmets is a website that strives to educate equestrians on the importance of wearing a properly fitted and certified helmet at all times while mounted. It is run by Lyndsey White, a good friend…

WIWW: ROOTD

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This is the first ROOTD (riding outfit of the day) post I’ve done in a while, and I’m so happy to have one to post. After 4 months off riding, I have so many outfits planned in my head, so I’m glad I get to actually wear them now. Shirt: Tommy Hilfiger Breeches: Baker by…

Friday 5

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1. Aztec Diamond Equestrian I found this brand on Instagram the other day, and loved their breeches! The Flight model is my favourite; they’re a gorgeous cobalt blue with embroidery of birds flying on the left hip/rear. I’m going to do some searching to see if there are any retailers in Canada, and if there…

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