For as long as I can remember I have been a blue girl. That doesn’t mean that I don’t like other colours, just that blue has always been my favourite colour and regular readers will know that I’ve been obsessed with a particular pair of electric blue riding boots for a very long time!
Some things have changed this year though and while my princess Katrina is off recovering from an injury, I have been given an amazing opportunity to ride a lovely palomino warmblood named Solaris Dzandarinna. She hasn’t done very much and she’s certainly a character, but she is loads of fun and I feel like we are starting to form a good partnership. So what do you wear when you are given the ride on a real life Barbie pony? Embrace the pink of course! As soon as I knew that I would be jumping Sol in competitions, I realised that the sky was the limit in jacket colours. Looking around I found many fabulous pieces of competition clothing in pink so I’ve added them to my Christmas wishlist!
I found the cutest pink competition jacket at just £40 in Welwyn Tack and Feeds which I treated myself to for a recent competition (pictured) and teamed it with some smart HKM breeches and a matching competition shirt. I love the soft fleecy feel of the inside of the jacket, windproof and water repellent and it is certainly warmer than most I’ve tried.
As for my Christmas wishlist, I have also fallen in love with this bespoke Dressage Cut-Away jacket from Harry Hall’s gorgeous new London collection. From £395 this is advertised as purple but it’s certainly pink toned enough to satisfy me and perfect for when Sol starts British Dressage. I love the flash of colour and I’d be over the moon if Father Christmas left one of these for me!
Eventing is the most traditional of the 3 main disciplines, sticking to tweeds and plain coloured jackets for the dressage and showjumping phases, but it’s no holds barred in the XC phase! If Sol and I get to an event this year then you can bet I’ll be wearing something like this pink, Rainbow Starburst set from £25.99 at Super X Country At least the helicopter will be able to find me!
If your preferences are more subtle, then I don’t think you can beat this stunning, Samshield Rose Gold Shadowmatt Helmet at £325.83 from Equiport. I would want to team this up with a stunning navy tailored jacket with rose gold buttons, flawless white breeches and the perfectly beautiful boots featured below for a classic timeless look. So sleek!
It really wouldn’t be an Alanna blog without a pair of show stopping boots would it? I’m going to surprise you though and not show the Secchiari electric pink boots, I just adore these navy Secchiari boots with rose gold trim from a selection at The Yard. From £690 for standard sizes, I think these would make a stunning matchy set with the Samshield hat.
What do you think? Is pink on your Christmas wishlist for this year?