Fashion Flash: Riders Boutique

By Mackenzie Shuman

When a rider goes shopping at a horse show, they are usually looking for functional, performance-based, attractive clothing or gear. Riders Boutique offers an array of unique options. Riders Boutique look specifically for brands that are uncommon to local horse shows, and can be worn in and out of the ring.

“We try to bring in brands that are unique and that other people in our area don’t have. We have brands like Cavalleria Toscana which is Italian based. We also have Ago, another Italian line that we have exclusively,” said Maggie Schrader, the manager at Riders Boutique in Balmoral Park.

Their upscale, fresh, and trendy clothing choices make them a top location for fashion forward shopping for riding and street clothes. “It gets boring when every shop has the same clothing and brands,” Schrader said with a laugh. You can also find brands such as Kask and Struck Breeches, and their jewelry comes from AtelierCG, based out of Los Angeles, California.

With her background of riding and working in tack shops, Schrader is no stranger to the horse industry. Her extensive knowledge of the shop’s products as well as the latest trends in the fashion industry gives her an edge in the retail business.

To shop at Riders Boutique this summer, look for them at Balmoral Park, the Great Lakes Equestrian Center, and Lamplight Equestrian Center or online at Make sure to take some time off from the horse show to stroll through her set-up and purchase that perfect item.