Riding in the Rain

Ok I have been über busy these past few weeks.  Not only did I have an unhealthy obsession with the election, I also have been moonlighting as a college counselor, working on putting in a new computer system at work and designing our new mobile unit!  Which I have to say I am very excited about since  LA Saddlery will be going to HITS for the first time next year, as well as returning to the Oaks, Sonoma, and Sacramento to name a few.  As much as I was ambivalent about being on the road, and suffered bouts of loneliness, I also met some great people, and really made a niche for myself on the show circuit.  Next year we will be traveling with Animo, Tucci, PK Sportswear, and our new line Winston Equestrian.  Basically we are going to be fabulous fashion on wheels!  And I will have air-conditioning and a couch!!! Needless to say I will be thoroughly spoiled in 2013.

And instead of downsizing, laying off employees, and whining about health care, LA Saddlery (who has provided our employees with full heath care benefits for years) will be moving forward, redoing our website, and broadening our customer base with the hopes of bringing new life to small business as well as becoming a job creator!   Oh yes and making everyone look fabulous in the process.

But what’s even more important right now is it’s finally  cold and wet in Southern California! However when it comes to being at the barn, or god forbid riding when it’s raining, we are all a bunch of babies.  I like to think it’s because we haven’t found the perfect rainy day outfit for the barn…until now of course!

Asmar Equestrian is relativity new to the Equestrian market, however it has already become a favorite boutique line among riders for both its technological advanced fabrics and chic design details. 

Their award-winning All Weather Riding Jacket is truly a must have for your fall wardrobe!  I am so in love with this coat, not only because it looks so damn good  on everyone, but because  it looks so damn cool when you are in the saddle! 

It has a sort of royal feel to it.  And who doesn’t want to look like a princess!

If you want something a bit more sporty, then check out their hunter jacket.

It’s made with the same fabric and like the longer All Weather Jacket, comes in a variety of fun colors and prints.

So if you wake up tomorrow and the raindrops are falling, don’t fret…just use it as an excuse to buy yourself a stylin new raincoat!

I’m Back!

Did you miss me?! I know it’s a been awhile….and I would like to say it’s because I have traveling the world, meeting fabulous people, and buying even more fabulous clothes..but alas that is not the reason. Although I did get away for three to days to go to Vegas! And I did buy 2 pairs of fantastic jeans…but other than that I have just been working. Working. And working some more. 

Quick update on my week at the Sacramento International Jumping Show. The participants were all jumpers. No hunters. Needless to say I had a fabulous time! Haha! Just kidding…I do have a special place in my heart for all the die hard hunters out there…it’s just somewhere deep down and I have a hard time accessing it when all I hear is complaints about stitching, and buttons, and navy coats, you know not being “navy enough.”  No really, I admire that you stick to your principles and have a clear idea of how you want to present yourself.  I just like to shake things up now and then. I am all about expressing and not repressing, and I don’t something about the conservativeness of the hunter community that screams repression to me.  I feel like it’s my mission in life to free you all from your navy constraints! But that doesn’t mean I don’t love you, I just don’t understand you!

But I am finally back just in time to tell you about a new line that we are SUPER excited about here at LA Saddlery.  And it’s actually really hunter friendly!  I promise it can be worn in the hunter arena. Cross my heart. Sincerely. It’s a beautiful line for both the hunter and jumper arena. There aren’t any crystally designs on the butts or anything!

Winston Equestrian is a boutique line of fine equestrian apparel that has clean classic lines and design details made with modern luxurious stretch fabrics from France and Italy.

Next year we will have an exclusive selection of their gorgeous show coats. And right now we are the first store to have, what I am calling “THE new white show shirt.”

That’s right hunter ladies, they are simple elegant WHITE show shirts! 

The only embellishment is the one crystal or pearl snap button on the collar.  It’s not over the top, it’s very pretty and neat.  It’s perfectly acceptable.   

The shirts are cut to beautifully contour your shape, need very little pressing, and also come in tall length for all you ladies with monkey arms!

Come by LA Saddlery during the Preview this weekend or next week during the International to check these out! Also all of the beautiful sportswear I have been bragging about for so long, will be 20% off the entire month of November. So come and treat yourself to an early holiday present!

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