What Does Your Menlo Look Like?

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Let’s not fool ourselves, the day to day accessories of summer riding look more like sunscreen, helmet visors and dusty boots than Gucci belts, diamond earrings and Bentlys. But a little escapism never hurt anyone, and as the West Coast gears up for one of the most posh equestrian gatherings on the season calendar, we’re officially giving you permission to take a little detour down fantasyland lane.

Somewhere, there exists a world where immaculately-garbed women lounge on polo fields with perfectly-behaved horses posing nearby as a fitting backdrop to their pearls and tea picnic. Somewhere, every hair is in place and there’s not a smudge of dirt, much less a sun visor, to be seen. And in this world, the the transition from riding wear to evening bling is as seamless as scoring a perfect 100 on your hunter course.

During the first weekend in August, these dreams may not exactly come to life, but the sights and sounds at the Menlo Charity Horse Show could come close. One of the most anticipated dates of the year for so many equestrians, Menlo was recognized in 2012 as a USEF Heritage Horse Show. Although it’s got competition (hello, Sonoma Horse Park and Gucci), Menlo reigns supreme as the poshest show West of the Mississippi. Visit the show on August 6-11th and find out why.

In the meantime, enjoy the eye candy provided by photographer Moanalani Jeffrey, models Kristen Hiller (the brunette, you may remember her as the June/July 2013 H&S Style Rider) and Ramsey Kubal.

Kristen wears her own attire with a Hermes belt, Gucci Oblong Orange Horse Print Scarf, and Electric Red Spinel, Diamond, Platinum, Mouse King Portrait Brooch

Kristen wears her own attire with a Gucci Oblong Orange Horse Print Scarf.

Ramsey wears a NM Ferragamo pink floral scarf and Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry amethyst, diamond, platinum and gold navette brooch.

Ramsey wears a NM Ferragamo pink floral scarf and Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry amethyst, diamond, platinum and gold navette brooch.

Ramsey wears a Herve Leger pink dress and holds a DVF beige clutch with gold embellishment. Also on Ramsey: Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry diamond and white gold inside out hoops and stackable rings, diamond bar and white gold bracelet.  Kristen wears a Herve Leger gold dress and holds a Gucci Pink Handle bag. Also on Kristen, Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry amethyst, diamond and rose gold bangle bracelet.

Ramsey wears a Herve Leger pink dress and holds a DVF beige clutch with gold embellishment. Also on Ramsey: Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry diamond and white gold inside out hoops and stackable rings, diamond bar and white gold bracelet.
Kristen wears a Herve Leger gold dress and holds a Gucci Pink Handle bag. Also on Kristen, Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry amethyst, diamond and rose gold bangle bracelet.

Kristin wears an Azzedine Alaia black/silver dress, Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry diamond and white gold inside out hoops and diamond and white gold vortex cocktail ring, and holds a DVF beige clutch with gold embellishment.

Kristin wears an Azzedine Alaia black/silver dress, Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry diamond and white gold inside out hoops and diamond and white gold vortex cocktail ring, and holds a DVF beige clutch with gold embellishment.

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Ramsey wears a Azzedine Alaia black/gold dress, Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry Fancy Yellow Diamond and Yellow Gold Tennis Bracelet, and Diamond and Rose Gold Lantern Earrings.

On Ramsey, a Dolce & Gabbana Floral print dress, Celine Cateye sunglasses,, Aquamarine and White Gold signed Seiman Schepps Bracelet and Diamond & White Gold Vortex Cocktail Ring. On Kristin, a Dolce & Gabbana White dress, Dolce & Gabbana Floral print sweater, Tom Ford Olive Round Sunglasses, Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry Cabochon Cut Moonstone and Kyanite, Diamond & White Gold Bracelt, and Sugarloaf Cabochon Sapphire, Diamond & Platinum Ring

On Ramsey, a Dolce & Gabbana Floral print dress, Celine Cateye sunglasses,, Aquamarine and White Gold signed Seiman Schepps Bracelet and Diamond & White Gold Vortex Cocktail Ring.
On Kristin, a Dolce & Gabbana White dress, Dolce & Gabbana Floral print sweater, Tom Ford Olive Round Sunglasses, Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry Cabochon Cut Moonstone and Kyanite, Diamond & White Gold Bracelt, and Sugarloaf Cabochon Sapphire, Diamond & Platinum Ring

Lest we forget what it's all about - Annie Cook wears her own attire as she rides to the win of the 2012 $10,000 Charlebois Farm Jr/Am Jumper Classic. Go Menlo!

Lest we forget what it’s all about – Annie Cook wears her own attire as she rides to the win of the 2012 $10,000 Charlebois Farm Jr/Am Jumper Classic. Go Menlo!

 Fashion Photos by Moanalani Jeffrey. Hair and Makeup byLa Belle Day Spa and Salon at Stanford Center. Clothing and Accessories: Neiman Marcus Stanford Center 2013 Bentley GTC V8 in Glacier courtesy of Bentley Los Gatos and Bentley San Francisco. Styled by Carissa Ashman.

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