Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

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Monday, December 15, 2008

What's up?

Well, I'll tell ya' what's up, I've been doing a little shopping this past week and I have a few comments to make!

First off, I bought the most fabulous new riding britches! Just for the record I want to state that this girl is VERY particular about her britches. I have been wearing the exact same three pair for the last five years (which are brilliant as well, but are now discontinued so I needed a Plan B). So let me introduce the "ELT Paris" Tactel full-seat breech, lined in fleece, $159. Yes, they are the winter riding breech. Tactel is a synthetic fabric that is soft, lightweight, breathable, quick drying and STRONG. Love it!!!

What I like most about these britches is the substance they offer. What I mean by "substance" is the weight, having a great hand, and they really do help in camouflaging that extra junk in your trunk. The other cool thing is they wear like a pair of jeans! Not only are they great for the obvious, riding, but they look fantastic with knee-high boots or UGGs. Serious. No, seriously.

Where to buy? The Grange Supply in Issaquah, Washington, Ask for Simone (my friend and saddle fitter) and she will hook you up. They were even offering 30% off!

The other big purchase I made this week is the new WEATHERBEETA ORICAN FREESTYLE DETACH-A-NECK medium weight blanket. Man, has Weatherbeeta kicked it up. This blanket rocks. I can't believe how well made it is. I just body clipped my palomino (don't ever body clip a palomino unless you really have to. I want to keep this blog as PG-13 as possible, so I won't say what he really looks like, but it's not pretty) and he is PLENTY warm without a liner. The only thing is the neck thingy runs slightly big, BUT it just kinda folds down his neck, so not a problem. Also, they say the color is black and coral (okay, if I had not seen the blanket I would have been totally opposed to "coral" piping), but to me the blanket is a dark, deep forest green with "pumpkin" piping. It really is a great color combo.

And finally, I met this cool chick on Twitter with this straight up fab website called "Haute Cowgirl." Anyone that uses the words "Haute" and "Cowgirl" in any one sentence has got my attention. Anyway, she did a little blogging on Riding Couture Bling. Go check it out... You may need to scroll down a bit to read the RC blog, as it was a few days ago.

Thank you Haute Cowgirl! And, yes, we will remember that "Cowgirl" is a state of mind!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Riding Couture Fashion Show

Riding Couture participated in a fashion show at "The Crave" women's show in Seattle, Washington last night. It was soooo much fun! I had the best models in show - as you can tell from the photos!

Thank you to Carrie, Catherine, Tracie and Jill for lending me your beauty for the evening. We had some unexpected surprises, but it went off without a hitch. And also thank you to the ever-so-helpful Kim Keenan for assisting with the girls and keeping me organized!

And Noble Horse Gallery (Heather), thank you so much for inviting RC to join you in your beautiful booth. You're a class act, as usual!

Visit Noble Horse in Pioneer Square (Seattle, Washington) at .

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Penny the Pony

Would you just look at my little Diva!

Okay, to tell the truth, my plan was to really go for a killer photo shoot. I had this vision of her all done up with the little red bow, BUT Penny just was not having it today and I really wasn't in the mood for her little smart mouth, talking back, not minding me. I settled...

Still, isn't she just edible!

More Bling!

I just LOVE these Bling tees. I'm tellin' ya, that stiletto boot is too haute, truly it is. I can't wait to see it on the runway on Wednesday at the Crave Women's show - - I will be there with Noble Horse Gallery, in their vendor booth.

Noble Horse Gallery is a REALLY cool Equestrian Lifestyle boutique in downtown Seattle, Washington. Heather Carder, the owner, has impeccable taste and lots of fabulous novelty equestrian products in the store. They were the 1st to carry Riding Couture products last fall. Go for a visit at .

The Bling horse head is brand new. I think this is going to wrap up the bling tees for 2008. The plan for the show on Wednesday is to have three of the girls walk out together all sparkly and sassy. Can't wait!

The question of the day is...what will I wear???

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Okay, the big news for today, December 4th, 2008....I finally have more whips in! I have pretty much been out of stock since January and a secret Santa delivered some just in time for Christmas. I even have a piaffe whip. Woo-Hoo!

Monday, December 1, 2008

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