Trend Alert: Wood Accessories

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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*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

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*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

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*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…

Day 9: Comfortably Stabled

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*Congrats Mary C. on your new custom painted grooming tote from Comfortably Stabled! On the ninth day of Christmas, Velvet Rider brought to me…a custom painted mini grooming tote from Comfortably Stabled! I am a huge fan of custom products…

Day 8: Wish Equestrian

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*Congrats to Brittany H. on winning a custom bonnet from Wish Equestrian! On the eighth day of Christmas, Velvet Rider brought to me…a custom fly bonnet and earrings from Wish Equestrian! It’s no secret how much I love my custom…

Day 7: Equestrianista Collection

*Congrats Jordan K. on your new items from Equestrianista Collection! On the seventh day of Christmas, Velvet Rider brought to me… a fabulous sweatshirt and logo charm from Equestrianista Collection! It’s no secret that Equestrianista is one of my long…

Day 6: Pony Glam

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On the sixth day of Christmas, Velvet Rider brought to me…Hoof Hi-Lites from Pony Glam! This is an extremely fun yet practical item to have in your grooming tote.  Pony Glam offers super fun sparkled hoof dressings in Sassy Silver,…

Day 5: A Horse Box

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*Congrats Alexis L. on winning a month of A Horse Box! On the fifth day of Christmas, Velvet Rider brought to me…one month’s box from A Horse Box! A Horse Box would make a wonderful gift for the equestrian and…

Day 4: Nicker Bait

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*Congrats Shanda H. on the bundle of treats from Nicker Bait! On the fourth day of Christmas, Velvet Rider brought to me…a cookie bundle from Nicker Bait! If your horse hasn’t had the privilege of trying a Nicker Bait cookie,…

Day 3: Bridle Bling

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On the third day of Christmas, Velvet Rider brought to me… a prize package from Bridle Bling! One lucky person will win these fabulous items from the ever fun and stylish Bridle Bling.  The prize package includes the Always Dream…

Day 2: Annie’s Equestrienne Apparel

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*Congrats Brenna M. on your new pair of Annie’s Equestrienne Apparel breeches! On the second day of Christmas, Velvet Rider brought to me… A pair of Tardis Blue breeches from Annie’s Equestrienne Apparel! VR loves Annie’s and have been huge…

Day 1: Hands On Gloves

*Congrats to Evie W., Roxanne C., Amber T., Caitlin T., Sarah M., Becky S., Joannie H., Kristin P., Ashley W., Mary R., Maleea A., and Krista G. for winning a pair of Hands On Gloves! On the First Day of…

Annual 12 Days of Christmas

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It’s here!  Velvet Rider’s Annual 12 Days of Christmas kicks off tomorrow, December 1!  It is 12 days full of giveaways, gift ideas, and special promos.  Looking for that special gift for the equestrian in your life?  No worries!  VR…

Review: Horze Supreme Avalanche Pro Riding Rug

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Winter is quickly approaching which means winter coats are growing thicker and it’s time for clipping.  We should still be mindful of our horse’s comfort when schooling and that is why quarter sheets are a must.  They are perfect to…

Review: HandsOn Gloves

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New equestrian grooming company HandsOn Gloves is redefining the way you groom.  I’m sure you are thinking, it’s just another grooming glove, right?  Wrong!  HandsOn has taken an innovative approach and re-imagined the grooming glove developing a high quality product…

Happy Hall-oat-ween Recipe by Horse Healthy Oats

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Happy Hall-oat-ween! Do you dress up for Halloween? What about your horse? Whether you get into the spirit of the holiday or not, there’s no denying that tasty treats are on everyone’s mind a little more this time of year. …