Being a newcomer at a show can be confusing at times, but just as exciting – however, once you might have gotten the feeling that you got the hang of this showing things, you are not Novice eligible anymore and face a whole lot of different challenges. In this article, we will discuss stepping up your game as you step from the L1 classes into the L3 classes – which means that you might have to face harder pattern and a tougher crowd of competitors. We talked to three exhibitors who told us how they handled that change.
Showclothing: Those are the Hottest Colors in 2021
Feels like a life time ago when we last showed, but now the show season is finally in full swing again. Okay, that might be a little exaggerated but the lockdown definitely offered some time to create new show clothing or purchase a outfit. However, we wondered: What are the trends to go with this year? And even more specifically: What are the hottest colors and patterns? We asked some experts from the industry and those were their – sometimes surprising – answers.
It’s All About the Hat: Trends, Colors and How to Take Care of it
If there’s one thing that makes a cowboy or -girl stand our from other equestrians it’s… the hat! Over the years, however, the once functional piece of clothing has turned into a fashion statement, especially at horse shows. And as with most things in the industry, trends are coming and going. We talked to Mel Loebel of Ekedie Showclothing and Kendra Köhnen of Kendra’s about taking care of a hat, the process of hat making and current trends.
A New “Corona-Hobby”: DIY Show Outfits
Oh, yes, the lockdown – the time of Zoom parties, home-office and many, many new hobbies. While normal people were learning macramé or baking banana bread, horse show people did their own thing – like creating new outfits. That is exactly what Sina, a successful EWU equestrian, and her Mom did. They told TSL how their “corona hobby” developed and shared their advice on making DIY outfits.
Rent a Show Outfit – with SiA
You love your show outfit. But you are planning on going to a big show and you want to have a really sparkly, spectacular jacket, but cannot afford it? Why not rent one? Yes, that is possible thanks to a new Austrian company called SiA – Show it Again which was founded by Beate Straßegger and Natascha Falk. They are currently offering pieces by Italian designer Anna Omodeo. We have talked to Beate and asked all the questions!
Introducing Designers: DE-Showoutfits
In this part of our series, we have talked to Austrian designer Dominique-Eveline Müller who founded DE-Showoutfits.
Introducing Designers: La Bombastic
In this part of our series “Introducing Designers” we talked to the lady who eleven years ago went on a mission to make the Reining industry more fashionable. Given the fact that these days people like Americana Champino Ann Fonck wear her designs, you can say she made it: Sonja Haiden of La Bombastic.
Introducing Designers: Diamond Dress
The next part of our series „Introducing Designers“ is about Diamond Dress Design and its founder Jessica Twittmann.
How to… Dress for Your First Horse Show
You have practiced a lot. You feel ready. Your horse feels ready. Ready for the first horse show. But before you start off to this unique experience, you might wonder: What to wear in which class? You might have seen pictures on Facebook or in magazines of riders wearing fancy jackets and colourful vests. And you have found out that these cost a fortune. What to do? In this article, DQHA Professional Horsewoman Claudia Bingel and designers Sabrina Hoppert and Nadine Caballera as well as Jacqueline Hans of Hansride explain what to wear, when to wear it and how to save money.
Introducing Designers: Cherry Dream Showoutfits
This is part five of our series “Introducing Designers”. We have talked to Nadja Schreiber of the German brand Cherry Dream Showoutfits that is run by her and her Mom.