The Opinionated Equestrian pt2

For those of you who read the first "Opinionated Equestrian" post, you know all about the Leeds University equestrian team who posed partially nude for a calendar to raise money for therapeutic riding. I wanted to share this picture of me and my new calendar that arrived in the mail today!!!

Girls you are doing amazing work!!!


The Modern Equestrian

It goes so perfectly in this spot above my desk ;)


The Denim Wearing Equestrian

Rag & Bone Jodhpur jeans.


The Social Media Equestrian

Hello All,
It is that time of year to submit nominations for the Equestrian Social Media Awards. I would love it, if everyone who reads this blog took 5 minutes to go to the ESMA facebook and nominate The Modern Equestrian in the "blog" category. 

It's super easy:

1. "Like" the Equestrian Social Media Awards facebook page
2. Click on "Submit Nominations" on the right hand side of the page. 
3. Go to the "Blog" category
4. Nominate The Modern Equestrian because.....
5. Hit send and get confirmation. YOU CAN ONLY VOTE ONCE so make it count! 

The Modern Equestrian


The Freezing Equestrian

Working in the television industry and actually being from California is somewhat of a rarity. There are 4 Californians in my whole office and only myself and one other co-worker originally from Los Angeles County. So what I call "weather" isn't exactly what the office PA from upstate New York or our best boy grip from Michigan call "weather." Nevertheless, now that it's December and the temperatures are starting to drop, I'm always cold. In my office, on our stage, in my bedroom, there is no escape from the sharp jabs of icy air. 

When asked what I wanted for Christmas all I could think of was WARM THINGS! Jackets, mittens, and scarves! Layer me till I look ridiculous, I just want to be WARM! 

So of course I started feverishly searching for jackets with an equestrian flair that I could present to my family as potential Christmas gifts. In true Modern Equestrian form, they are as chic as they are expensive, but it's Christmas and maybe I'm due for a miracle. 

Dubarry Bracken Utility Jacket  - $549

*I do not support the use of fur in this jacket. I love the look, not the execution. 


The Social Networking Equestrian

Just a reminder to:

"Like" The Modern Equestrian on Facebook

and to

Follow The Modern Equestrian on Twitter

The Mounted Equestrian

I've been doing a great deal of "pinning" lately on my new favorite site Pinterest. On a recent pin binge I was looking for some equestrian home decor inspirations when I came across these three images: 

While some people might think that mounted animal heads are for cabins and hunt lodges, I actually find these horses chic and in sync with the design and decor of the room. 

So I did some digging and found some mounted horse heads that could potentially be the missing equestrian element to my bedroom. 

Horse Knight

 Made of felt! 

Hermes orange Horse head wall sculpture

These last horse heads are by American artist Andréa Stanislav, and are appropriately titled "Horseheads." They are made of a material that resembles disco balls and, unfortunately, not for sale. 

**Inspiration for this post came from the lovely Jessica of Ms Dolly Decorator**