Meet Rhianydd of Rhi Lee Jones Eventing- Part 2

 Rhianydd of Rhi Lee Jones Eventing is a contestant on the Horse and Country TV series- The Blue Chip All Star Academy!  The All Star Academy is a reality Equestrian TV series that’s best described as a combination of The Apprentice meets Big Brother meets Pony Club!

Rhianydd’s sense of style and fashion has always caught my eye, so I was super excited to be able to interview her recently!

Rhianydd on foal watch last week!  

Describe the style and culture of your discipline, what’s the core of it?

It’s interesting how varied the style culture is across different disciplines. For example, polocrosse has a very Southern Hemisphere style. It has a relaxed vibe: white jeans and cowboy boots, rope reins, big spurs. I’ve found eventing, however, less rustic and a lot more polished and pristine: Hairnets, immaculate plaits, oiled hooves and spotless white saddle pads. It’s interesting how, even though the sports have progressed massively, the style culture surrounding them is very true to their roots; polocrosse which was developed in the Australian outback and Eventing which originated from the military cavalry.



Polocrosse vs Eventing
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   Define your equestrian & everyday style:


 Simple, comfortable and classic. In terms of riding, my daily uniform consists of grey johdpurs with a checked shirt, but I love smartening up myself and my horse for an event. Out of the saddle I’m a bit of a chameleon; I’m equally happy in a pair of jeans with one of my boyfriend’s sweaters and a statement necklace, as I am in a floor length ball gown. I love dressing to the occasion.


Rhi Lee Jones Eventing- My everyday style

Rhi Lee Jones Eventing- My everyday style by equestrianista featuring a chiffon maxi skirt

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  Any Basics that horsewomen need?


I think little beats a beautifully fit hunting jacket.  A great source for finding a hunt coat is to go to : The Vintage Tack Room- They are an amazing resource.


  What are your go to pieces? Colors you enjoy?


I showjump in tweed, and wear my jacket with a navy stock. I love the combo.


Rhi Lee Jones-Eventing Style
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  What are new things you’re currently obsessed with?(items, brands, etc..)


 I am utterly addicted to Eurostar Clothing at the moment. Their johdpurs have a low hipster cut which fit beautifully and give a modern twist to a classic. They also make gorgeous lightweight jackets that are just perfect for riding in spring. I have one in turquoise which is featured in the photo and it looks amazing warming up at a competition with white johdpurs or at training with grey johdpurs.

In terms of helmets, I think One K are doing something really different at the moment while still maintaining a classic style. I love their defender helmets, particularly in the matte navy and black.


Rhi Lee Jones-Eventing Riding Style

Rhi Lee Jones-Eventing Riding Style by equestrianista on Polyvore

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Do you have a Rider on the Go tip?

Dry shampoo!! It completely saves me from dealing with hat hair when I’m running from the yard to meet friends!


 Travel- Best places horsey to travel?

I’ve been lucky to have some amazing horsey experiences while travelling. I once played polocrosse in Zimbabwe where we had to hold time during the game as a herd of elephants walked past the pitch!

One of my favourite travel memories was a horseback safari in the Chyulu Hills, Kenya. A wonderful company called Ride Kenya offers absolute luxury in the bush and I was lucky enough to go to help them work horses and assist the guests while travelling a couple of years ago. The wildlife offers such unexpected adventure. We would gallop with herds of zebra, and finish the day with a g&t in front of the fire. An absolutely unbeatable experience that I feel so privileged to have had.

To contact Ride Kenya, drop them a message on Facebook!  Click here-

Keep in touch & follow!

Photo Credit Jon Stroud

I am hugely active on social media and love to keep my followers updated on my equestrian journey. Whether it be dishing the goss about the All Star Academy, my training experiences, competition results, mucking out thoughts or cute pictures of my newborn foal, it’s all on there! You can follow me on facebook on, and instagram and twitter on @RLJEventing. The Blue Chip All Star Academy is a brand new television series which premieres on Sunday 12th June 9pm on Horse and Country TV. Horse & Country TV is available in the UK on Sky channel 253 and online via the H&C Play app

Now that you’ve gotten to know Rhianydd, one of the stars on the Blue Chip All Star Academy- a Horse and County TV Series that airs this Sunday, June 12th at 9pm UK Time- Be sure to follow her and watch!  Its going to be really really epic!


Twisted Snaffles aren’t harsh when made by Rebecca Ray

Most of us would cringe when we see a single thin twisted wire snaffle on a bridle,  but when beautifully and tastefully placed on a clutch by Rebecca Ray Designs, your whole outlook changes about that bit!


Twisted Snaffle

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Equestrian Stamps from Australia

I can only assume because we are celebrating the Year of the Horse and Australia being such a horsey country, they have just come out, hot off the presses, with a variety of disciplines on stamps!


They are quite well done, coming from a judging eye.  Check them out!  I would think any horse person would love to at least have a small sheet of their own disciplines’ stamps for keepsakes.

 What’s your discipline?

 Or maybe you just love all things horses?  

There is a wide variety of what you can purchase.  You can get a post card with one of the disciplines on it, you can get one stamp of each, you can get a sheet of just one specific stamp, etc….

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Wouldn’t it be great to have all 5 as framed posters for the tack room or house?  hmmmm….hint hint, wink wink

50 Shades of Grey!

Did you have something else in mind?



August 16th The Barry Silkman Double O Seven Grey Horse Handicap Stakes take place at the Newmarket Race Grounds in UK.

You’ll have to wait till Feburary 14th to watch the other 50 Shades of Grey!  The movie trailer is out now, movie hype is buzzing all over the World!  

Until then, You can never go wrong this year with wearing any shade of grey!

50 Shades of Gray
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Combine Mint with Gray- Obsessed!

mint & gray
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Who will trot up best dressed at Tattersall International 3-Day in Ireland next weekend?

I am happy to report Horseware will sponsor for the second year in a row, Best Dressed in the jogs at the Tattersall International ***3Star- 3Day!




Click here to go to Tattersalls Website

Who will it be?

What will they be wearing?

Are they going to be wearing what’s trending right now?



Click here to read what’s trending for 2014 Spring and Fall 

Stay tuned- pictures and rapid updates will follow as reports from Tattersall are sent!

While you’re waiting for next weekend, Check out Horseware’s new items for Spring!

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Burberry Fall Collection 2014! Sneak Preview….

That iconic Burberry plaid has been enlarged this coming Fall 2014.  Big, bold prints, beautiful color combinations that we should wear, and some stunning pieces that we all wish to wear.


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With those big, bold shawls- they remind me of one of my favorite horsey patterns- The classic New Market Rug:


Celebrating the Year of the Horse – 2014 here we go!

Finally, we come upon The Year of the Horse!

2014-The Year of the Horse -is a time of fast victories, unexpected adventure, and surprising romance. It is an excellent year for travel, and the more far away and off the beaten path the better. Energy is high and production is rewarded. Decisive action, not procrastination, brings victory. But you have to act fast in a Horse year. If you are not 100% secure about a decision, then don’t do it. Events move so quickly in a Horse year that you don’t want to gallop off in the wrong direction.



What does this translate into for The Equestrianista?



More Horsey Travel Adventures are needed! Go off the beaten path to find the best travel destinations!

Photo from Ride Kenya(Click here to visit their Facebook page)

Here at The Equestrianista there will be horsey adventures to add to your bucket list as well as added International News and trends! 

Shopping wise:


Be decisive- if you love it- go for it.  If you think about the piece- go back asap and get it, you’ll regret if if you don’t.

Know what’s trending so you can make quick decisions if you need to add that certain special piece to your collection!

 Here at the Equestrianista- more trend reports, what to look for and where  will be featured!

The Year of the Horse
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Be efficient:

 How to organize better, What should be packed in your Ride on the Go bag, New products, and easy recipes will be available at The Equestrianista!  



Sneak Preview: Fall Designs from Rebecca Ray Designs!

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Rebecca Smith of Rebecca Ray Designs, a company inspired by the sporting lifestyle.



When I asked her, “is there anything new coming out?”  I could feel her lighting up with excitement!  Her voice changed a bit over the phone and I could picture her doing a little dance in her chair behind her desk.


When a designer is excited about a new collection, I get excited about it too!!!!



Rebecca was particularly excited about mixing black and browns for a two tone collection of bags- The Bella, Liza, Dolly and Snaffle Clutch.

She’s adding some different styles in the Trapper collection which uses the Hudson Bay company blankets.  The Meghan bag, Andrea, Lucy and Barbie are from the new wool line of bags that Rebecca Ray Designs offers.  They have horsey touches trimmed in beautiful bridle leather.  Last but not least- some new color choices in accessories to put in your bag!

Start saving cause I know you will want more than just one of these new releases for Fall of 2013!!!!



What am I going to save up for?



I LOVE the Trapper Messaganger and the Trapper Kit!    The new wool collection looks warm and lovely to wear anywhere and the two tone bags are classy and classic for years of use. They will never go out of style.


You just can’t go wrong with a purchase from Rebecca Ray Designs. They are timeless classics.



Sneak Preview: Rebecca Smith of Rebecca Ray Designs ideal Mother’s Day…

Rebecca Smith,  of Rebecca Ray Designs, interviews with The Equestrianista about what inspires her collections, travel tips and rider on the go tips!

A full interview coming soon! Stay Tuned…


Rebecca is a creative working mom who juggles it all just like everyone else.  She had a vision in mind and started an authentic American couture line of beautiful bags and accessories that are all made in the USA.  Recent growth has expanded into a sister line of great stationary called Seven Barks.


What’s Rebecca’s plans for Mother’s Day?




Rebecca and her family just moved into a 100 year old farm which hasn’t been occupied in 6 years.  As they work on things, her ideal Mother’s Day would be spent planting some shrubs and gardening and taking one of her driving Percheron horses out for a carriage ride with her husband and 9 year old, pony girl, daughter.



Full interview with Rebecca will be posted in the next coming weeks when we talk about Travel Tricks & Ride on the Go Tips!!!   Stay Tuned….




Exclusive: Dubarry announces their new boot: Introducing the Longford Boot!


Dubarry’s new boot, the Longford will be previewing in the USA at the Rolex KY 3 Day Event. (April 25th-28th 2013, KY Horse Park, Lexington KY)

Limited numbers will be available to be purchased during the preview and Dubarry will be running a social media competition through the event in which one lucky US resident can win a pair!

Scroll down to the bottom for details on how to enter the contest and WIN A PAIR OF LONGFORD BOOTS!



Introducing the Longford Boot by Dubarry


•       Waterproof & Breathable

•       Lined with GORE-TEX® right to the top

•       Made in Europe from Dubarry’s water resistant DryFast-DrySoft ™ leathers

•       Stylish double buckle detail

•       Available in Walnut or Black

•       Sizes: Euro 37 – 43 (USW 5.5-11.5)

•       MSRP $529




Scroll to the bottom to Win a pair of these fantastic boots!


I can’t wait to see them in person!



If you’re not sure what to wear, Dubarry it up all the way!  Here are some outfits with the new boot and Dubarry’s lovely clothing selection along with other great equestrian accessories!

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Dubarry Longford Boot



Longford Boot By Dubarry



Longford Boot By Dubarry
Travel with Dubarry
Dubarry Longford Boot


For more details on the competition keep an eye out on the Dubarry’s Facebook Page
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