EQUESTRIANIST

Equestrianist is a published writer of short, lighthearted articles with an equestrian focus. She is a fashion branding maven by trade and an equestrian by compulsion. From the streets of Manhattan to the stables of Long Island, she uniquely curates the best of both worlds.

Equestrian Le Pliage

The Wall Street Journal did a nice blurb on the 20th anniversary of Longchamp’s iconic Le Pliage bag. In celebration, they’re offering customers the chance to customize everything on the bag, including shoulder strap and zipper tabs. 

Blooming Equestrian

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Floral prints have sprung just in time for the winter thaw. Today, The New York Times and WWD both covered the most coveted print of the season, my suggestion? Go get some!

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Credits: Top image-@tthblooms, Floral Trio-The New York Times, Floral Skirt-J.Crew, Floral Maxi Dress-asos, Trouser-Zara, Polo-Joules, Saddle Pads-EquineOrganix

Equestrian Derby Party

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Although I’m not a fan of horse racing, I do adore the fanfare surrounding The Kentucky Derby. I have longed to experience the crowds, the excitment, the juleps and, of course,  the attire. However, The Derby always lands smack dab in the middle of resort season.

Since I’m unable to leave the city, I’ll bring The Derby to me. I really like this Mint Julep Cupcake recipe from The Baker Chick. The recipe is fairly simple and super decadent. They’re such a hit, in fact, that they were featured on ABC. Check out the full recipe here.

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I love the idea of freezing miniature roses in ice cubes to chill champagne or prosecco. It’s a unique and simple idea to incorporate one of the most iconic images of The Derby without being overbearing.

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I want to dive into this Kentucky Bluegrass Salad recipe from Southern Living. It’s crisp yet hearty, the perfect transitional dish for spring and a derby themed party.

Enjoy The Derby, everyone, and good luck!

equestrian decoration

I love these wreaths. I’d love to decorate Will’s stall with one, but I’m afraid he would eat not only the apples, but the whole thing!

Here’s a silent home movie taken at John and Jackie’s Wexford home outside of Middleburg, Virginia. Designed by Jackie and built on 39 acres of hunt country, it was meant to be a family retreat. The weekend of November 10th is reportedly the last weekend the entire family would spend time there together.

Equestrian Obsession

Most equestrians monogram everything. Not just because it looks great and it’s traditional, but it also really, actually helps us keep track of what equipment belongs to who. The most popular monograms I see around the barn are the three initial open diamond and three initial closed circle. I’m a big fan of both, especially the closed circle. However, I’m always looking for ones that are unique.

I came across this one from Gramercy Fine Linens & Furnishings. Their three initial quatrefoil is stunning and I want it on all of my saddle pads, blankets and equipment covers.I wonder if they’d be willing to accommodate such a request…