The Formal Frontier
The weather may have turned and the days may be getting shorter but there’s still plenty of reasons to dress to impress for the show ring at this time of year.
With plenty of competition series to keep you smiling, winter is a great time to brush up on your schooling and give those dressage scores a lift. Or maybe a spot of winter showing is your bag? Whatever you’re getting up to, we have outlined some of the top picks from our range of competition jackets to help you look smart and sophisticated this winter.
Perfection in Pikeur:
Quibelle Competition Jacket
The Quibelle jacket in grey is a fairly new addition to our Pikeur competition range. This beautiful jacket has all the usual, reliable quality you would expect from Pikeur but is just that little bit different for someone who would like to stand out from the crowd.
This slim-cut jacket is made from a super stretchy soft-shell material which is lightweight, windproof, water-resistant, and breathable; making it a great jacket for all weather conditions and is a popular material for active users. It has some beautiful design features which are bound to help you stand out in the competition ring for all the right reasons – the braid detail on the collar, the decorative zip pockets, the Pikeur Premium badge and gorgeous inner lining are all simple but elegant features that give this jacket a classy, quality look and feel.
The Pikeur Quibelle is definitely a season must-have and will be sure to turn heads this winter. And, if grey is not your thing, never fear; we have it in navy also, for those who prefer a more traditional look.
The Epsom Tweed
This is the newest addition to the Pikeur competition range in store and we feel that they have outdone themselves with this lovely jacket, which has been made exclusively for the UK market. Very flattering cut with double venting at the back for maximum comfort, this jacket looks and feels great to wear. Made of a wool blend, the tweed design is really striking and will definitely catch the eye. All in all, this jacket gets a definite ‘thumbs up’ from us!
All About Animo:
Lageo Tail Coat
If you’re looking for glamour under the lights in the dressage arena this winter, then you could definitely hold your head high coming down the centre line in this absolute little beauty!
This exquisitely fitted tail coat is from the Animo EVO range, which is designed focussing on elasticity, comfort and high technicality and should feel just like a second skin to wear. The fabric is breathable, water repellent and easy-care.
This tail coat is created with passion and attention to detail and feels like a real luxury item to wear with it’s beautiful crystal embellishments on the collar and waistcoat tails, as well as its extra special horse print lining. This jacket is definitely a head turner!
Ling Show Jacket
The newest addition to our Animo competition collection is the smart, stylish and subtle Ling show jacket. It still has the gorgeous Animo Italian glamour but the details are beautifully understated.
The jacket is another from the EVO range and is made using the same fabric and technology as the Lageo tail coat, described above. You cannot fault the cut of this jacket and the fit is second to none; so comfortable whilst remaining super smart.
We love the delicate details of this jacket. The studded detail on the perforated contrast collar is stunning – a little bit different from the norm but so stylish. We feel this jacket would be a great investment piece that would stand the test of time.
Consistency in Cavalleria Toscana:
Riding Jacket with Perforated Blocks Collar
We have been so excited about our newest brand to store and Cavalleria Toscana have certainly lived up to expectations! This elegantly cut jacket teams absolute quality with understated style and fits beautifully. We love the little delicate details, such as the perforated contrast collar and the smart stitching on the panels. The logo on the buttons and on the right sleeve is understated but still lets people know that you are wearing absolute quality.
As well as being uber smart, this jacket is highly technical with loads of fantastic features. The easy-care fabric is anti-UV, breathable, fast-drying and anti-bacterial as well as being bi-stretch, which means it will fit fabulously whilst holding its shape and staying crease free.
GP Riding Jacket
This jacket oozes effortless style and quality. Again, the details are very subtle but they really do make the jacket what it is. Less is more, as they say! The cut is absolutely beautiful and is sure to flatter both in and out of the saddle. We adore the suede collar, the shiny logo buttons and the subtle piping on the pockets and edges of the jacket. It has all the same technical properties as the jacket described above and is a definite timeless classic, sure to last years.