Shopping Guide Part Two – Fantastic Fashion
The 250 shops at Olympia, The London International Horse Show are always a highlight of any trip to the event. Olympia is the perfect place to indulge in some of the best Christmas shopping about, and to help you find those perfect presents and sensational stocking fillers we’ve put together a handy guide to help you find exactly what you’re looking for this December. In Part Two, we round up all our favourite clothing – both country chic styles and the latest technological designs!
One of the absolute highlights of Olympia is the huge range of technical designs available. Topping the list of places to pick up hardwearing, fashionable clothes designed with the sportswoman in mind is Olympia sponsor Aztec Diamond. We love their leggings and baselayers for everyday riding, which come in a huge range of colours and are complete with clever phone pockets, and their breeches and technical shorts for competitions.
For ultra-smart show gear from top to toe, head to Country Frog for a customisable top-of-the-range KASK helmet. Flying Changes can kit you out in a bespoke jackets or tailcoats and are the choice of top riders such as Charlotte Dujardin. To complete a luxury look, treat yourself to a pair of ultra-glam boots from Joshua Jones.
For gifts to make the competitive teenager in your life happy, commission a customised set of cross-country colours from Super X-Country, we recommend their Eco set (with a matching pompom!). For the older riders in your life – especially those who spend long days on the farm – check out Storm chase’s collection of wrist and hand warmers, which are also ideal for shooting and cycling enthusiasts.
It’s not just about riding gear at Olympia however – we also showcase the best of countryside fashion. Splash out on a Holland Cooper coat – these made-in-England tweed pieces are the ultimate in countryside glamour. If you’re looking for smart jackets to keep you stylish at the races or in the field, head to Welligogs, who stock a collection of perfectly cut and designed outwear which you’ll wear time and time again. We also love new designs from Teddy Edward – fashion forward designs that are just gorgeous – and Celtic Tweeds bespoke menswear, for easy-to-wear countryside inspired pieces that prove tweed doesn’t have to be frumpy!
Accessories are an easy way to wrap up Christmas presents for those you love. A Grays 1922 handbag is high on our wishlist, while anything from equestrian jewellery Hiho Silver is sure to go down well on Christmas morning.