Here’s a few tips to keep your eye out for to stay stylish and trendy:
One piece of clothing that I encourage everyone to pick up- is an Off the Shoulder piece. There are many options in all budgets. Try something new and different to wear and be stylish at the same time- you never know you might like the look!
Look in your closet, your moms closet, thrift shops, and in stores for any 60′s/ early 70′s items.
Layers for the cooler months are trending-
For your Hair- Lucky for most of us- we are well rehearsed in braiding and a messy braid is very trendy- So do a good tight braid before you ride, and by the time you’re done riding and you’ve changed into a non horsey outfit- you won’t have to do anything with your hair! It will be windswept, styles by sweat under the helmet, and dried by the sun!
I found myself in the baby isle of Target the other day talking a mom to be out of buying a nappy/diaper bag! I know it really wasn’t my business and I really have no idea why I even opened my mouth, except I feel that you pay WAY too much on an ugly nappy/diaper bag, when all a nappy/diaper bag is, is a bag with pockets and different compartments!
Well equestrian mothers to be- Take my advice:
Buy are super beautiful bag that will last way past nappy/diaper years!
Really what you need is a great bag that has a few compartments and in addition to that- a clutch purse or cross body bag for your own items and an envelope bag or two for baby goods and other things.
If you’re going to spend money on a diaper bag- you might as well get something that fits your style(cause face it, mid price nappy/diaper bags are UGLY and pretty ones are super $$$). Find something that will grow with your needs from infant to toddler and beyond!
Large equestrian bags the suit these needs: Check out Oughton Limited, Baker Blankets, Rebecca Ray Designs, Sheplers and Etsy.
Consider also packing a small cosmetic type bag that has quick fixes: Eyes, Lips, Scents, hair! I really enjoy sweet scents from Lush. Their body powder is a great quick option for deodorant on the go, etc…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 www.facebook.com/RLJEventing, 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!
As we head into the cooler months, some of us feel that we’re safe on cooler and cloudy days not to wear a hat or sunscreen. Don’t be fooled- make sure you have these essentials within reach at all times.
Need an update? Hat, Sunnies, Sunscreen has seen better days? Go for a new look!