History of Riding Boots

**This originally appeared in the 2016 September/October issue of Horse & Style Magazine.** I can’t believe the time has come, and we’re at the end of our History of Equestrian Style journey. We started at the top with the helmet and worked our way down. All that’s left is the history of riding boots, an […]


Travel + Paul & Lydia

I came across Paul & Lydia, an equestrian-inspired handbag and accessory brand, quite some time ago. I am the happy owner of multiple of their products and could not be more pleased with them. If you follow me on Instagram (@marylandequestrian), then you know that I recently took a trip to Mexico. Unless we’re traveling […]

Rebecca Ray Giveaway

I’m so excited to be partnering with Rebecca Ray Designs for a series of giveaways!!! We will host one each month for the next three! Up for February is this gorgeous red wrap bracelet! Entering is easy. Head over to my Instagram @marylandequestrian to follow Rebecca Ray Designs and like the giveaway photo – that’s […]

History of Breeches

*This article originally appeared in the July/August issue of Horse & Style Magazine!* If you’ve been following my “History of…” articles, then you know that just about every piece of the riding habit had its origins in foxhunting. Well, we’re about to change that! Breeches were actually first developed in India by polo players. Well, […]

History of the Ratcatcher

This article originally appeared in the May/June edition of Horse & Style Magazine. It’s the next installment of “History of Equestrian Style!” Like all pieces of the riding habit, the history of the ratcatcher, (also known as the show shirt or the informal hunt shirt), is one laced in mystery and intrigue. No one knows […]

Cassiano Designs Q + A – Part II

Today we’re back with Cassiano Designs for a Q&A with owner/designer, Janelle Cassiano! Do you have a background in jewelry and design? I believe I have always had an eye for fashion and a natural desire to create. I remember looking at buildings and cars as a young girl and studying the lines and creating […]

Cassiano Designs – Part I

Simple. Classic. Intriguing. That’s what you’ll find with Cassiano Designs, a luxe jewelry boutique that specializes in making you feel beautiful every single day. “Cassiano Designs is dedicated to designing classic and unique pieces for the modern woman. Women who wear our designs are beautiful inside and out, stylish, independent, confident, and successful. The modern […]

History of the Hunt Coat

*This article originally appeared in Horse & Style Magazine’s March/April issue. I wrote it for their “History of Equestrian Style” series! While the origin of the very first riding jacket is unknown, we do know that jackets currently worn by English-disciplined equestrians evolved from the coats initially worn by foxhunters. It is widely thought that […]

Stubbs and Wooton for Fall

I’m loving Stubbs and Wooton’s equestrian designs for their fall line! Isn’t the foxhunting motif adorable? Sadly, these are not in my price range, but there’s no harm in window shopping, right? +70   

History of the Riding Helmet

*This article originally appeared in Horse & Style Magazine earlier this year as part of their “History of Equestrian Style” series!* “Every Ride, Every Time.” That’s the motto most of us equestrians live by when it comes to our helmets. Keeping our noggins safe is our number one priority, but that wasn’t always the case. […]

Pinterest Showcase: The Equestrienne

If you’ve been following this blog from a while, then you know I’m not the biggest fashionista out there. I try, I honestly do, but at the end of the day, I’m just not a clothes horse (pun intended). I think part of it is, and I just mentioned this in a recent Instagram post, […]

Head in the Clouds

If you follow this blog, you know I’m obsessed with equestrian artist, Liz Wiley. Of course she’s still painting, but now she’s moved into fashion by adding a silk scarf with one of her own prints into the mix! Below are the details. “Head in the Clouds” – Limited Edition: 100 scarves High Quality – […]

Paul & Lydia

I found Paul & Lydia on Instagram, where I find all the latest and greatest in equestrian fashion, and have since become a huge fan of their brand! “Based out of Zionsville, Indiana, Paul & Lydia handbag designer and proprietor, Heather Blackwell-Batchelor, believes her bags tell a rich story. Pairing her love of art and […]

Logan Richard

Classic New England Prep As you know from this blog, I love all things equestrian and preppy. Not surprisingly, I also love dogs. Logan Richard is a company that blends all three together. Here’s his story. “The concept for Logan Richard was born in 2011, when I had one of my favorite neckties sewn onto […]

Noel Asmar Equestrian

While I only own one shirt by Noel Asmar Equestrian, I absolutely love their brand and definitely want to add more items to my equestrian apparel collection. What I like best about the clothing is that it really is wonderful to ride in. Sometimes I feel like other equestrian brands look nice, but aren’t always […]

Hats and Fascinators

As you can imagine, I saw lots of interesting hats and fascinators at the Breeder’s Cup last weekend! I wore my black fascinator on Saturday, but went hatless on Friday. My fascinator was easy to pack, but I was worried about taking a large hat on the plane, so I opted to go without. I […]

Breeder’s Cup Dresses

I think I mentioned before that my husband and I (and sister, brother-law, and friends, Susan and Zach) are heading to Lexington, Kentucky for Breeder’s Cup this year. We are so excited that it’s only two and a half weeks away! Last Saturday, my sister and I went shopping for some dresses, and we were […]

Bracelet Review + Giveaway

TGIF, right? It has been a terribly cloudy, rainy, you name it, week here in Maryland. But things are looking up because – IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME! I am partnering with Mulefoot, who is giving away a gorgeous, cream-colored Swarovski pearl bracelet. Hand-crafted by Mulefoot’s owner, Sue, these high quality bracelets (and other accessories) are truly […]

Hampton Ivy’s Fall Line

I’m excited to announce that Hampton Ivy’s Fall Line has been released! As always, they have outdone themselves, and this preppy girl is in heaven as their new designs have a heavy equestrian influence. Check out their shop to see plenty of plaid and FOXES! The foxhunting bangle below, along with the cream cashmere bangle, […]

Kate Spade – Part II

As promised, here is Kate Spade – Part II featuring my favorite clothing picks for fall. Clearly, I have a thing for foxes and red plaid. I especially like the crazy like a fox sweater! +55   

Kate Spade – Part I

Kate Spade’s fall line is perfection – lots of foxes and plenty of plaid! This post will feature handbags and accessories – love that fox hat! Look for my clothing picks tomorrow. +35   

field & field

I came across field & field about a year ago while perusing one of my favorite equestrian lifestyle blogs, Dappled Grey. I now follow them on Instagram (@fieldandfield) and enjoy seeing pictures of their well-crafted, equestrian-inspired products. Their “stable-to-street” leather pouches are perfect for a day at the barn or a night out on the […]

Hampton Ivy

As my readers know from this blog, I love all things equestrian, nautical, and preppy. It’s not surprising, therefore, that Hampton Ivy fits me like a glove. I found them last year on, where else, but Instagram (@HamptonIvy), and I’ve been hooked ever since! “Hampton Ivy is a classic and preppy fashion accessory company centered […]


I came across the below picture on Pinterest and instantly fell in love with these breeches. I had never heard of Cavelo, so I spent some time on their site. They offer a variety of fine equestrian products and apparel from some of the trendiest manufacturers out there. My riding clothes are usually very plain […]

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