Equestrian Light Fixtures

I love finding unique equestrian pieces to decorate the house with.  I have discovered that there are actually pretty cheesy horse decor items out there, and I’m really not one that always wants to go with the predictable.  That’s why…

Spotlight on: Archarcharch

I wanted to start a series of posts on magnificent “power” horses, and it was kind of a no brainer to me who would be the first pick.  He may not be the most expected choice, but I think he’s…

Perfect Equestrian Gift: Horsey Aprons

Sometimes I have a hard time finding that perfect gift for the horse lover.  Let’s face it…when you own a horse(s), holidays and birthdays are a great opportunity to get that item you’ve been drooling over for your horse!  We…

Confirmed Qualifications for London

I decided to follow up on my post from yesterday about the chase forLondon!  FEI released today the competitors who had qualified for the Olympics 2012.  I am a huge fan of Boyd Martin and his horses as well as…

US Olympic Horses Ready for London

It’s Olympic year! I have been trying very hard to keep up with all of the Olympic hub bub, picking out my faves, and crossing my fingers they make the cut.  So far I have been pleased with who potentially will…

Book Review: War Horse

  With all the hype and previews of the movie War Horse swirling around me, I was instantly curious about this story.  Any horse movie usually catches my attention, and I can’t wait to see it.  Judging from the movie…

Book Review: Beyond the Homestretch

  I love to read and especially to read a good horse book!  I enjoy passing along my finds so hopefully you will discover them as well.  I will confess that I am a little partial to books about Thoroughbreds (maybe because…

Welcome to The Velvet Rider

Hi and welcome to The Velvet Rider!  We are currently under construction but will be up and running very soon.  Here you will be able to find all things equestrian!  We will be covering everything from equestrian style, decor, gifts,…