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I can be described as lover of life, an animal lover, and lover of education. I am constantly striving for knowledge and learning opportunities. I've been around horses my entire life. I enjoy working with horses and their human partners through natural horsemanship philosophies, natural balance bare foot hoof care, reiki, red-light therapy, essential oils, aromatherapy, crystal healing, chromotherapy, flower essences, and more. I am a Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master Teacher who offers treatments for people, horses, dogs, cats, and other creatures great and small. I also teach Reiki classes for those interested in learning how to treat themselves, their loved ones, and even their animals! Natural Horse Lover Farm is located in Northern New York between the St. Lawrence River and Adirondack Mountains. Heaven on Earth. naturalhorseloverfarm.com

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Up Your Competitive Edge with High Performance Equestrian Clothing

Guest Post by Eva Fernandez in association with MUSTO.

Your Competitive Edge with High Performance Equestrian Clothing

The 2012 Olympics demonstrated that sport and fashion can blend perfectly, with many of our nation’s female athletes hailed as inspiring, stylish role models for women across the UK. This roster of female sporting icons includes high-profile equestrienne and Olympic Silver medallist Zara Phillips, herself no stranger to bringing style to the livery yard. Zara proves that there’s no reason why you too can’t enjoy fashion-forward yet practical equestrian clothing, a task made especially easy by the fact that she has her own line of technically-enhanced equestrian wear with leading sports clothing brand MUSTO: the ZP176 range. 

Technically-Enhanced, Fashion-Conscious Threads

Polo shirts are a livery wear essential, their light cotton fabrics allowing skin to breathe and providing ease of movement for riders. Brightly-hued panel designs add a touch of colour to dreary mornings trudging through a mud-ridden yard, in addition to putting a modern twist on classic equestrian clothing. Yet, polo shirts aren’t the only option open to equestrians – sleeveless performance tops lend sporty ensembles a smarter look, with a clean-cut, white-collared design displaying a proud sense of style. Practicality isn’t left behind as fast-drying technology means that such tops can give you a competitive edge in events, keeping you cool even during the most stressful situations.

What’s more, there’s no reason to reach for unflattering baggy outerwear and old fleeces on chilly days outdoors. New innovations in equestrian clothing means that high quality fleeces feature high-wicking fabric to repel moisture from the skin, making it easier than ever for riders to enjoy their sport in comfort. Impeccably-tailored women’s sportswear is just one way in which you can introduce a little more glamour to the yard, and high performance fleeces are no exception, with dark, fitted designs completing an all-around flattering look.

Comfort is one of the top factors to consider when riding, with the slightest amount of unease potentially leading to poor competition performance. A groom’s jacket is no exception, with stretchable material allowing for easy movement whilst quick-drying technology ensures that you are kept cool and composed under pressure. Or, reach for jackets in dark hues with reflective detailing for safe visibility during long evenings down the stables. Groom’s gilets provide a fashionable sleeveless alternative to the jacket, with light material and a slim-cut design leaving you in control of both your horse and your sense of fashion.

The Zara Phillips collection is one of the best lines of equestrian clothing gaining popularity among female sporting enthusiasts. Discover her personally-designed range of performance enhancing equestrian fashion, and explore other attractive options available from a slew of savvy retailers.

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