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Breeches vs Riding Leggings...

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Breeches vs Riding Leggings...

.. the debate rolls on!!  Are you team breeches or team leggings?  Even the most hardcore of traditionalists will have noticed, if not partaken, in the current explosion of riding leggings in the equestrian world of late. Kingsland, Eskadron, Pikeur and PS of Sweden have all branched out and created the sporty sleek riding leggings in addition to thier breeches range. What's the difference? Leggings are usually crafted from sporty technical fabrics - often akin to gym style clothing - or 'athleisure' to coin a popular phrase. Designed to feel like a second skin, they are lightweight and stretchy for...

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Guest Post - Equestrian Reality on Eskadron Classic Sports Spring 21

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Guest Post - Equestrian Reality on Eskadron Classic Sports Spring 21

Lorna from popular facebook page 'Equestrian Reality' guest blogs for us and shares her thoughts on the new seaon Eskadron Classic Sports collection. Lorna runs her facebook page charting her life as an Irish equestrian sharing all the things you just don't get in the stable management books! Over to Lorna... This Spring season has seen the release of Eskadron’s Classic Sport 2021 collection. Always a popular release, this collection is a perfect transition from Winter to Spring / Summer and includes something for everyone. The range includes a wide variety of saddle pads with matching and complimenting bandages, boots,...

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My Christmas Wish List - All The Kings Horses..

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Anyone who's got an equestrian on their list of people to gift at Christmas will tell you we're an impossible bunch to buy for and whether we like it or not.. the big event is rapidly approaching.  There are just 37 days until Christmas and with the added complication of a lockdown in England until at least December 2nd, you'd better get your skates on! Every Wednesday for the next 4 weeks, we'll be sharing a wishlist from one of our friends to inspire you and help you pick the perfect gift for the impossible to buy for.. This week,...

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Q&A with... Astrid Appels from EuroDressage.com

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Q&A with... Astrid Appels from EuroDressage.com

  Astrid Appels, Founder and Editor in Chief of the biggest dressage website on the internet eurodressage.com very kindly took some time to speak to us this week. At age 16 - whilst still competing as a pony rider -  Astrid started the website Belgian Junior Riders Online, where she wrote about the latest in dressage news in her home country of Belgium. From there it grew into Eurodressage.com in 2000, for which Astrid writes all of the latest news and results from the breeding and dressage world. _____ Hi Astrid! Thanks so much for agreeing to take part in the...

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Equissentials Dressage - The rebrand...

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Equissentials Dressage - The rebrand...

If you've been on our website or social media pages before, you might have noticed that over the weekend there was a bit of a change (and quite a bit of chatter on our stories about it!). We rebranded, and moved the website over to a new shopping platform - but why? You might be wondering why. Launching the new logo, and the new website felt a bit nerve wracking if I'm honest. It was a real labour of love and other than a little bit of help with the graphics, all my own work. I didn't want to hand...

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