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Stacy Leigh Equestrian Bags

Chic Equestrian Handbags For Every Occasion

Let’s face it, being a woman is brilliant. Why I hear you ask? Because we get to accessorise… men haven’t ever really been able to get away with it, yes they can pull on a hat or strap on a statement watch, but it’s not a patch on what’s out there for women. We get…

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Things We Love

Things We Love

Our pick of the most gorgeous equestrian style accessories, home interior and fashion pieces that we know you’ll love as much as we do… [show_boutique_widget id=”211434″]

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Cara Delevingne Mulberry SS14 campaign

Cara Delevingne Poses with Pony for Mulberry SS14 Campaign

Can you imagine a more gorgeous vision? Cara Delavingne in numerous pretty outfits, a cute little white pony and a scrumptious looking English tea party. Oh and did we mention the magnificent Mulberry bags? Such was the scene at the shoot for the Mulberry Spring Summer 14 campaign: Turns out the pony wasn’t the only…

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Cara Delevingne wearing a TopShop galloping horse bikini

Cara Delevingne Sports Galloping Horse Bikini

Whilst most of us in the UK are wrapped up in woolly jumpers to protect us from the cold, lucky Cara Delevingne has been spotted (by The Daily Mail) soaking up some Christmas sun on a Barbados beach. We can’t deny being a little envious but at least Cara has brought our attention to this…

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Equestrian Inspired New Year’s Party Outfit for Under £100

Welcome in 2014 – The Year of the Horse in style with this gorgeous equestrian, themed outfit. The good news is that we’ve managed to pull the whole thing together for less than £100. Total outfit cost £ 95.47 (ex. delivery charges). All items are available to buy online from Fransa Women’s Crew Neck…

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Vintage Ralph Lauren finds on Etsy

Fabulous Vintage Ralph Lauren Equestrian Clothing on Etsy

Etsy can be a fantastic hunting ground (pun intended) for all manner of horsey nick nacks. We’ve also discovered that it’s a source of wonderful, vintage equestrian clothing including these fantastic finds from Ralph Lauren. Proof that you can rock classic equestrian style whatever your budget… Ralph Lauren 1980s women’s tweed jacket – £85 Ralph…

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Animnals in War

Five of our Favourite London Equestrian Statues

At this time of year many folk will be considering the trip to a favourite city to gain inspiration for Christmas gifts or maybe just to take in the lights and soak up the festive atmosphere. If you are heading for the West End of London for your shopping spree, I thought you might like…

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Halloween outfit on pony

Have a Horsey Halloween

(image credit) The origins of All Hallows Eve come from pagan times when it is believed that on the day known as Samhain, the veil between this world and the otherworld is at it’s thinnest, hence the stories of supernatural sightings, many of which perhaps unsurprisingly involve horses: the headless horsemen, galloping coach and four…

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Antique Trojan Horse head

6 Ways to Bring Equestrian Art Into Your Home Whatever Your Budget

Now that autumn is here and the nights are drawing in, what better way of keeping the horsey passion going than revamping an outdated décor by adding some new art to your home? This week I have been checking out some of the wonderful items now available from just a few pounds up to expensive…

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Alfred Munnings - A Study from Memory of an Eager Horse

A 20th Century Hero – Sir Alfred James Munnings KCVO PRA (8 October 1878 – 17 July 1959)

Born in Mendham Suffolk on 8 October 1878, Alfred James Munnings was raised at the Watermill ran by  his father John on the River Waveney.  He displayed an artistic talent at an early age, drawing his mother’s  pony ‘Fanny’ at the age of just 9.  When he was 14 years old he was able to…

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Paper horse eye lashes

Have Lashings of Fun with These Horse Themed Falsies

These crazy horse false eyelashes are designed to make the corners of your eyes really stand out. They are made from paper and are inspired by the Chinese art of origami. Definitely not for the shy and retiring, they would be fantastic out clubbing or for a themed party. Pick them up here: Small Horse…

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Eclipse by John Nost Sartorius

The Sartorius Family – Equestrian Art Spanning More Than a Century

There are few families which could boast four generations of talented artists, all specialists in their own field, but at the turn of the 18th Century in Nuremberg Germany,  an engraver called Jacob Christopher Sartorius and his wife had a son called John.   This birth, from humble beginnings was to spawn the famous Sartorius dynasty.…

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res and Foals in a landscape

The Original Stubbs

As a child brought up in the suburbs of London, I spent many hours wandering the  National collections in Art Galleries seeking out the stunning works of the classic horse painters.  Among them the work of Mr George Stubbs most captured an imagination of the world of horses seen through the eyes of an 18th…

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International Velvet

The Horses that Made us Go to The Movies

Horses have featured in films ever since the first ever motion picture was made.  It was called the Horse in Motion and consisted of  just 16 frames. Commissioned by the Governor of a Californian University in 1878 to provide an answer to the burning question ‘are all four of a horse’s hooves ever off the…

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Timothy Oulton Saddle Chair

Find of the Day: Timothy Oulton Saddle Shaped Chair

Wow we love this amazing saddle chair by Timothy Oulton, a Cheshire born designer who has become of the worlds most sought after furniture designers. Prices start at around £2000 with a range of leathers and finishes available. Want one? Head off to Timothy Oulton’s website…

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Finalists announced for the 2013 Equestrian Social Media Awards

Forget the Oscar and BAFTA nominees. Voting in the PagePlay Equestrian Social Media Awards (ESMAs) is now open! This year, the competition has been bigger and more competitive than ever, with 10,016 nominations received in just 12 days. These have been whittled it down to 297 finalists from over 90 countries. Director of ESMAs Liam…

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Halloween horse pumpkin

Fantastic Horse Themed Halloween Pumpkin Carvings

Halloween is here! At Style Reins we’re very excited to see the many excellent horse themes carved pumpkin designs that people have created. Below is a selction of our favourite horse and pony pumpkins. Got a better one? Share it with us in the comments… 1, Source 2, Source 3, Source 4, Source 5, Source 6,…

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Equine Online becomes official sponsor of Equestrian Social Media Awards 2013

We’re very pleased to announce that Equine Online are sponsoring the ‘Best Newcomer’ category of the Equestrian Social Media Awards (ESMAs) 2013. The PagePlay Equestrian Social Media Awards (ESMAs), which were first launched in 2010, are designed to bring together the equestrian community from around the world.  Fans can vote for their favourite horse related…

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Equestrian Memes

A collection of funny equestrian memes with a horsey theme. Why not create your own, send it to us at and we’ll add it to this page.

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The Love of Thelwell

How many of you grew up with horses and ponies in the last 40 years had a Thelwell annual, a Thelwell bed cover, or poster on your wall in your childhood bedroom? The answer would be the majority of us horse lovers! This great cartoonist, Norman Thelwell, gave us the humorous and a honest view…

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Equestrian Blogging – Do You?

I imagine you have come across in the social media, websites and equestrian magazines celebrity and well known riders writing about their life with horses. I have always read and followed these online diaries with interest and find it quite fascinating how people have such different lives with horses. WHAT IS BLOGGING? I started writing…

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