New Year, New Show Season

Winter for me is always the horse show off season.  It’s the time to set new riding goals for the upcoming show season, evaluate areas you need to work on and improve, and reflect on the previous season.  This past…

Equestrian Black Friday Deals

Who else loves a good deal?  Now is the time to stock up on your favorites and grab some as gifts.  Here is our list of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday sales!  Just click the company name…

Velvet Rider Makes Top 100 Equestrian Blogs

I am so thrilled and honored that Velvet Rider was named to Feedspot’s Top 100 Equestrian Blogs.  We are with amazing company in this list.  Thank you so much to everyone who follows VR and to Feedspot for the honor!

Holiday Gift Guide 2017

I am so excited to bring you the Velvet Rider Holiday Gift Guide for 2017!  I personally curated each piece for this gift guide in order to bring you the best product gift ideas for all of the equestrians in…

Review: Wintec Elastic Girth with Cair

I have been a fan of the Cair Cushion System for a while now and is often found in Wintec and Bates products.  If you are unfamiliar with Cair, here is a short description: Fluidly working with your horse’s muscles,…

Review: Leopard Horse Tee by Ziky Boutique

‘Tis the season to search out unique gift ideas for the equestrians in your life and isn’t it fun?  The Leopard Horse Tee from Ziky Boutique fits that challenge.  It is available in a few different styles but I think…

Review: Lord Leather Conditioner

As equestrians, we have a lot of leather lying around. From saddles to bridles to boots to bags, we are surrounded by leather and we take better care of some than others.  Lord Leather Conditioner takes care of ALL of…

Tory Burch: The New Equestrian Fall Collection

Tory Burch has been one of my long-time favorite designer brands, and this fall she has taken on a riding theme for her collection entitled The New Equestrian.  In this collection, you will find Roman chariot inspired designs, tasseled saddlebags,…

Review: AtelierCG Bandit Studchain Bracelet

New equestrian accessories brand AtelierCG is the epitome of luxurious pieces that perfectly exhibit the themes of the equestrian lifestyle.  Handcrafted in Los Angeles and designed by Cindy G., each piece showcases her inspiration: her love of horses.  AtelierCG accessories…

Fixing With Feed Infographic

Special thank you to Sasha from Animal Health Company for the informative graphic below on horse nutrition!     *For informational and entertainment purposes only. Always consult a professional before starting any nutritional or training program.

Review & Giveaway: Sun Horse Shampoos

I am one of those horse moms who loves to buy and use anything all natural for my horses.  I think it’s so important to be mindful of what ingredients are in the products that you use as well as…

The Low-Down On Dressage Fashion by TDS Saddlers

When competing in dressage, it is not just the performances being judged. There are certain standards that dressage-wear should adhere to and, let’s be honest, there is rivalry amongst competitors as to who has the best Ariat boots or whitest…

Review: Grooming Hands Gloves

I love trying out new grooming products on my horses so when the opportunity to try out Grooming Hands grooming gloves came up I immediately said yes.  These are the most advanced anti-static massaging gloves available, and it’s true…no hair…

Review: Southern Equestrian Tees

I love a good t-shirt just like everyone else, and I am happy to say that Southern Equestrian tees are a cut above the rest.  I love love love these shirts!  Once you get one it’s so hard to not…

Lookback: Braideez Tutorial

Since it is “throwback Thursday,” I thought we’d revisit one of our most popular posts.  It is a pictorial tutorial of how to use Braideez Braiding Wire that was put together by Schneider’s Saddlery! Click the link to head over:…

Race Girl: New Book by Leigh Hutton

I have some really exciting news to share today!  Leigh Hutton, author of Jump Girl that was previously featured on VR, has just released a new book titled Race Girl!  It sounds amazing and I can’t wait to read it. …

Lookback: VR Horse Show Checklist

With horse show season gearing up, here is a look back at one of our most popular posts to date – the VR Horse Show Checklist! Bookmark the link below for easy packing for each show! http://www.velvetrider.com/vr-horse-show-checklist/#.Vvlvr0ZFh-4  

Review: Groom Ninja Shedding Blade

It’s that time of year!  Horses, dogs, every animal is shedding and hair is flying high and sticking to everything.  I’m not a big fan of shedding season but I sure do love the end result when the horses are…