Cowgirl Style by Raquel

Hello everyone! I’m Raquel from the blog Horses & Heels, I’m thrilled to be guest posting here today for you. I’m throwing you a curve ball from Jennifer’s usual posts & going to be talking about western style – or…

Kerrits Spring/Summer Collection 2013

One of my favorite things about this time of year is new spring/summer collections being released.  I love seeing the new pieces then begin dreaming of warm, spring days, beautiful green trees, and glorious days on horseback!  Kerrits has released…

Happy Friday with Tara Kiwi

Happy Friday with Tara Kiwi! Wondering how to wear a Tara Kiwi tee at work or out with your friends?  Pair it with a great jacket, jeans, and riding boots!  This is the Show Jumps tee.  Love it paired with…

Tara Kiwi Meets Tailored Sportsman

How cute is this ensemble from Dapple Gray?  I am loving this combo featuring the Tara Kiwi Wreath tee and so trendy colored Tailored Sportsman’s!  Definitely for the fashion forward rider! From Tara Kiwi: It’s 2013 so try something NEW!…

Happy New Year from VR!

  Velvet Rider wants to wish everyone a Happy New Year!    Here’s to a great 2013!  Some cute Horse New Year Resolutions are below (thanks to the English Habit!): 1. I CAN walk and poop at the same time.…

USDF Approves US Finals

How exciting is this! The USDF has approved to add a US Finals competition coming in 2013. The full details are still being ironed out but what they have released sounds very exciting! USDF have stated that the focus will…

Know Your Competition? By Denny Emerson

I came across this blog entry by Denny Emerson of How Good Riders Get Good fame and thought it had some interesting points. I think it’s a good idea for all of us who compete in the horse world to…

ESMA Awards Nomination

The Velvet Rider would love to be a part of the prestigious ESMA awards this year!  For those of you who may not know, the ESMAs are the Equestrian Social Media Awards who showcase equestrian-themed websites and companies.  Our friends…

The Velvet Rider’s Holiday Gift Guide

At Velvet Rider, we wanted to feature a few horsey items that would be great for the equestrian in your life!  Any of these would make great gifts and stocking stuffers!  Enjoy!   The Perfect Tees   How can you…

Saddling Up at C Wonder

C Wonder is a hyp online boutique that frequently offers equestrian inspired pieces.  They have just released these fun horsey items!  We are totally adoring the Stampede Silk Shirtdress.  This would be so perfect for a day at the races. …

Equirex Offers Functional and Stylish Clothing

VR recently launched its first giveaway in conjunction with equestrian clothier Equirex.  One thing that makes Equirex really stand out is the attention to detail for the modern day equestrian.  This line of clothing is designed and tested by fellow…

It’s Giveaway Time!

Are you ready for the first giveaway hosted by Velvet Rider and EquiRex?  We are! We are so excited to introduce you to EquiRex, a fabulous equestrian apparel company founded by Marjolein van Hilten.  Here’s a little more info about…

Equestrian Aid Foundation Benefit Scarves

We here at the Velvet Rider like to bring attention to nonprofits that are striving to make the equestrian world a better place.  We were recently contacted by the Equestrian Aid Foundation whose goal is to build a membership based…

Equestrian Accessories from Banana Republic

  These are some of the super cute equestrian-inspired accessories that Banana Republic currently has for fall.  We really adore the horsebit ballet flats and headband.  These pieces can spruce up any wardrobe! Equestrian Accessories from Banana Republic by thevelvetrider…

Equestrian Pieces from Banana Republic

Banana Republic has some great equestrian-inspired pieces for fall.  They range from great blazers to hats to bit detailed accessories.  (We will cover the accessories in a separate post).  These riding jackets are perfect for fall.  Pair them with a…

Equestrian Decor at Target

  Target has some fabulous equestrian home decor items right now. Some have been sold out and have just been restocked. Be sure to get yours before they are gone again! Equestrian Decor at Target by thevelvetrider on Polyvore Trophy…

Equestrian Inspired Looks from Ruche

As a fellow equestrian, I am so glad to see that our style has become a big fashion trend over the last couple of years.  It just means I get to wear my favorite hobby in every day life, and…

Spotlight On: Sea Lord

We have all heard the extraordinary story of Boyd Martin’s OTTB Neville Bardos:  his amazing comeback after a devastating barn fire and his pursuit of the London Olympics.  I wanted to write a post on another Martin horse, Sea Lord…

Bling Bands for Helmets

Bling bands for riding helmets?  What a fabulous idea!  When I came across these, I knew I had to have one.  I am all about adding a touch of sparkle, and this is the perfect way.  I love the rhinestone…

Ariat Fall Lookbook: Handbags

Ariat has just released a limited edition handbag collection by designer Sarah Blaustein for fall 2012.  These bags are gorgeous and the equestrian inspired details are lovely.  There is a handbag for everyone, and they come in an assortment of…