The world’s top horse-and-rider combos may be the main draw to the Los Angeles Convention Center this week during the ongoing Longines Los Angeles Masters. But the show’s vendors are offering more than just a fun diversion in between classes. There’s everything from tack to show wear to schooling outfits—enough to get all your shopping done for you, your horse, your trainer, and your barn mates all the way through to the holiday season. This afternoon we took a leisurely walk through the indoor showgrounds’ Prestige Village (it’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it!) to scout out the top products for fall.
Equiline (http://www.equilineamerica.com/) has a full range of products at the Horse and Rider Boutique, and this jacket with pearl-inlay details is a chic play on the bling trend, without too much flash and sparkle. Pair it with one of the tech fabric show shirts for the remaining show season, but rest assured that it will still be in style for the winter circuits. While you’re at the booth, also check out the puffy jackets in bright colors to make schooling in cold weather that much more cheery.
These front lace-up boots are currently featured in this month’s In Style Magazine, but Der Dau (http://www.derdau.com/) assures us that they’re meant as much for riding as they are for fashion. It’ll be hard to subject these $1,800 leather-and-lizard beauties to the elements, but they’re sure to make a statement whether in the show ring or while wearing them out with a knit dress.
Dyon (http://www.dyon.be/) is a Belgium brand that specializes in tack and stable blankets, and is making the winners’ coolers for the show. The brand tells us that its stable sheets don’t have stitching across the horse’s withers for maximum comfort. If you can’t make it to the show to order one for your horse, be sure to reach out directly here (http://www.dyon.be/contact2.php?Id_lang=2) to place an order.
Valencia Sport Saddlery’s booth will immediately catch your eye with its colorful wall of Ogilvy half pads. While you’re there, check out the extensive selection of Cavalleria Toscana’s newest collection. This shirt has fun details for schooling but covers nicely under a coat for showing. And remember, VSS accepts phone orders so keep an eye on the Instagram feed (http://instagram.com/valenciasaddlery) to see what’s trending at the show.
The lead up to the show was a little too exciting for Kingsland (http://www.kingsland.no/) when its stock was held in transit thanks to last week’s port fire. But the product came through and the setup went off without a hitch. It’s a good thing, too, since the brand is the only retailer of the show’s official clothing. It’s your chance to always remember this inaugural event. And while you’re at it, you might as well pick one up for all your barn friends who couldn’t make it to the show.
Horse and Style’s own Pop Up Shop is here, bringing with it all the best goodies from issues past and present. You’ll want to stop in and pick up the O’Shaughnessey jacket that’s the result of the brand’s collaboration with Dappled Grey. The color is meant for fall and the down filling will keep you toasty in the colder weather. And the off-center zipper means it looks just as tailored fully zipped or half undone.