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…

Review: Grey Horse Candle Company

I love to stumble across new equestrian small businesses so when I found Grey Horse Candle Company I knew I had to feature them on VR.  Grey Horse Candle Company was founded on January 19 of this year by Kayla…

Mixed Up Bits Bracelet

I recently came across this bracelet from Equestrian Jewelry and just had to share!  I absolutely love the design of the “mixed up” bits cuff, and it’s so chic and classy.  It would go with everything and it certainly doesn’t…

Review: The Burlap Pony Gifts

I am so excited to introduce a new equestrian business called The Burlap Pony.  They focus on rustic accents for the horse and home with most items being made in part from burlap.  Their seasonal gift pouches are adorable!  Each…

Trend Alert: Wood Accessories

Accessories made out of wood is on the rise.  It is the latest and greatest in fashion, and it fits in perfectly with the equestrian lifestyle.  Barns are made from wood, fencing, outdoor arenas…it’s everywhere.  This is a trend that…

Review: Ziky Boutique Dressage Glitter Tee

Ziky Boutique is one of my favorite equestrian small businesses.  They offer a wide variety of products ranging from tees to tack accessories to custom saddle pads plus team/barn apparel.  I have several items from Ziky and all are chic…

Review: La Matera Alvear Belt

I recently introduced La Matera to VR followers during the 12 Days of Christmas.  The response was the same as mine: how gorgeous the belts are!  La Matera makes beautifully crafted woven belts in geometric patterns inspired by the Argentine…

30 Day Yoga Camp

I love yoga, and it’s incredibly helpful for us as equestrians.  It can help build body strength especially in the core plus give you more body awareness and flexibility.  I am inviting you to join me in a 30 day…

Interview With Southern Horse Talk

This month had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Rebecca of Southern Horse Talk.  She is doing amazing things for the southern equestrian world and will soon launch a website dedicated to horse news and events in the…

VR’s 12 Days of Christmas Winners 2015

Below is a list of all the winners from our 12 Days of Christmas!  Congrats everyone and enjoy! Hands On Gloves: Evie W. Roxanne C. Caitlin T. Amber T. Sarah M. Becky S. Joannie H. Kristin P. Maleea A. Krista…

Day 12: La Matera

*Congrats to Hilary L. for winning for the La Matera Diplomatico belt! On the twelfth day of Christmas, Velvet Rider brought to me…La Matera! La Matera makes beautifully crafted woven belts in geometric patterns inspired by the Argentine countryside.  Each…

Day 11: Horze

*Congrats Kara O. on your new Horze Avalanche blanket! On the eleventh day of Christmas, Velvet Rider brought to me…Horze! Horze is one of my all-time favorite equestrian brands!  They have everything you need in a one-stop shopping experience.  Pick…

Day 10: Ziky Boutique

*Congrats Tera B. on winning the Shirt Fleuri tee from Ziky Boutique! On the tenth day of Christmas, Velvet Rider brought to me…Shirt Fleuri from Ziky Boutique! Ziky Boutique offers super cute equestrian sportswear and gear from tees and hoodies…