Riders Boutique: Unique One Stop Shopping

Find this editorial piece and more HERE, inside the 2017 Fall Fashion Issue of TPH

By Sissy Wickes 

Riders Boutique is a modern mobile equestrian apparel and equipment store based out of Illinois with a travel radius of hundreds of miles and a user-friendly website. At Riders Boutique, equestrians can trust the selection of clothing, equipment and accessories to be current and of the highest quality.

Currently, we are so fortunate that equestrian clothing can be as fashion forward as street clothing. New seasonal looks in jackets, breeches, and show shirts are available throughout the year. Occasionally, the sheer volume of fresh looks available can be overwhelming and hard to navigate. Which new items are trendy and which are passé? What is acceptable to judges and what is not? Let sales representative Krista Schneider guide you through the maze of competition apparel choices. Riders Boutique features established labels such as Essex Classics, Pikeur, and Grand Prix. Also highlighted are newer popular names such as Cavalleria Toscana, Struck, Parlanti, and Iago Dhalia. At Riders Boutique, shoppers will find dynamic brands unavailable in other stores. Find your individual style with the help of their knowledgeable staff. “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 offer Iago, another Italian line that we have exclusively,” said Maggie Schrader, the manager at Riders Boutique in Balmoral Park.

Dressing for competition does not have to be boring and uniform. Jackets made from breathable, stretch material in a variety of colors adorn the racks at the mobile store. Breeches with different waist heights, colors, and grips are also available. Shirts with innovative designs and front panels are offered in wicking and cooling fabrics suited to the athletic lifestyle equestrians lead.

In addition to rider apparel, Riders Boutique offers fabulous rider accessories such as handbags, hats, and jewelry. Atelier CG, a luxury accessories brand based in Los Angeles, offers beautiful leather handbags and wallets reminiscent of the color pallet and texture of riding tack. Bracelets resembling curb chains and reins designed by Atelier CG make perfect jewelry for the horsey set. Unique sun visors and chic baseball caps, de rigueur for long, hot horse show days, are also readily available at Riders Boutique.

For our trusted equine partners, the store offers the best in tack and horse care products. Lovely bridles by Nunn Finer, RC, and Butet will adorn the heads of both hunters and jumpers. For bit aficionados, Riders Boutique offers an array from classic to modern. Browse the “bit rack” at the store or online to find the perfect bits for your horse. Butet saddles are available through Riders Boutique, including the opportunity to rent the unique Butet Practice saddle. The Butet Practice saddle is the ultimate educational tool for teaching riders of every level correct position and correct balance in the saddle. With its ergonomic shape and technical characteristics, the Butet Practice saddle immediately allows the rider to intuitively find the “right” riding position. Legendary coach George Morris enthusiastically endorses the saddle. “This new exercise saddle is half way between riding without stirrups and riding bareback. We all grew up riding bareback, and this is as close to riding bareback as you’ll get in a saddle.” Test ride in the new Butet Practice saddle through Riders Boutique and dial your eq!

As Krista Schneider states, “We offer a unique selection of equestrian apparel, tack, and accessories for the discerning shopper. At Riders Boutique, new fashion or classic fashion, you can trust our brands.” Shop at the mobile store or online. Please send inquiries or requests to ridersboutiquesales@gmail.com.

Find this editorial piece and more HERE, inside the 2017 Fall Fashion Issue of TPH

About the Author: Sissy is a Princeton University graduate, a lifelong rider and trainer, a USEF R rated judge, a freelance journalist and an autism advocate. Her illustrious resume includes extensive show hunter and jumper experience. She lives with her family in Unionville, PA and Wellington, FL.

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