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Belated New Year Update
This may well be a belated January themed post but we think that late is better than never so here is the low down on things to expect from us this spring.
With the new season upon us it’s time to dust off those show jackets, polish those boots and bring out the bling (unless you’ve been competing all winter long of course). What a brilliant year 2016 was for us here at PonyCouture however we have a feeling that 2017 is going to be bigger, better than its predecessor!
In the spirit of reflecting on the previous year let us remind you of a few things we got up to in 2016:
2016 was the year it all kicked off here at PonyCouture, from a spring launch of our new brand we quickly busied ourselves with releasing new products, unique colour combinations and sponsoring our first local rider Robyn Byrne. We invested a lot of time on our clothing range that has been put on temporary hold whilst we focus on the tack side first!
Along with promoting our best quality browbands we also had a trail run with a standard range of crytals (still on the same quality Sedgwick English leather though!) the standard range was trialed on our Pixie browbands first and seemed to work out well, however the quality of crystals we was getting varied and we ended up with a lot of throw aways! It became increasingly hard to source good quality standard crystals for this range and not wanting to compromise on quality we decided to let the range of standard browbands go.
We also helped support small clubs and charity's by donating our crystal browbands along with crystal stock pins as raffle prizes and competition prizes as well as handing out gift vouchers for runners up. The Brocklesby Hunt Pony Club was just one among the clubs we gifted prizes to, if you're local to the area you should check out the Brocklesby Pony Club branch, what a fantastic and supportive local pony club!
We hope to continue our work supporting small and local clubs, venues and riders into 2017.
As you may already know, bespoke crystal browbands are our speciality and in keeping with our theme of bling browbands we will still be continuing with our ranges of the AmazBling browbands, Triple Crown browbands and the Pixie browbands.
That being said our browband range won’t be left unchanged as there will be the exciting addition of several new styles over the coming months!
Giant pearls along with V shaped browbands are just some new styles to look out for!
In addition to our crystal browbands range we have also been requested time after time to start creating top quality crystal dog collars as part of our luxury range.
Now dog bespoke crystal dog collars have been on the cards for a while now and this year you can expect to see the launch of our PonyCouture (or should I say puppy couture?) range of best quality crystal dog collars with the same quality and attention to detail that our customers have come to expect from our ranges.
Our Bridle Range
The arrival of our long awaited bridle range will be coming very soon for preview! We have several designs that we’d like to put to the vote of you our customers to see which designs make it into this seasons range! Our bridles are made of finest quality Italian leather and feature comfort head pieces with anatomical designs. Customers can expect smooth leather, patent dressage bridles, Mexican grackles and more in our range of performance pony bridles! Don’t worry we also stock horse sizes too but never before have pony bridles been so beautiful!
Exciting Blog Content
As you may have already seen PonyCouture have some fantastic equestrian bloggers already with the likes of our youngest horsey blogger Maisie Farnham along with the likes of aspiring eventer Jessica moorhouse, cross country enthusiast Ruth Walker and comedian come equine nutritionist Kimberley Turner.
As well as our above mentioned equestrian bloggers we are also excited the announce that we have a large team of horsey bloggers lined up to bring you anything from mad ramblings of a horse addict to product reviews, competition updates and even some really interesting equine facts!
All of this along with much, much more spells a great read for equestrians.
Meet our Equestrian Bloggers
Maisie Farnham is our youngest blogger, and Pony Couture rider.Maisie is seven years old and regularly competes two of her ponies in showjumping, dressage and Pony Club.
Keep checking in for regular updates on competitions and all things pony!
Check out Maisie's most recent blog post by clicking here.
Ruth is a 17 year old rider from North East Lincolnshire. She has been riding from the age of 4 which had led to equestrian being her ultimate passion.
Ruth is currently studying for her Alevels in Geography, Psychology, and Sociology at Franklin College in Grimsby and hopes to have a career in the Mounted Police Force.
Check out Ruth's most recent blog post by clicking here.
Jessica Moorhouse has been riding since she was around four years old. Jessica, now 16, competes her horse Rocky who is a ten year old Bay Friesian X Cob in dressage, cross country, showing, showjumping and hound exercises.
Jessica hopes to have completed their first one day event by the end of 2017.
Check out Jessica's most recent blog post by clicking here.
Kimberley Turner is an equine nutritionist for Hickstead Horse feeds and equestrian addict with a love for all things bling.
She is based in North Lincolnshire with her four horses and travels the UK with her career visiting anywhere from elite performance horses to circus trained miniature Shetlands
Check out Kimberley's most recent blog post by clicking here.
Along with our equestrian bloggers there will also be dedicated blogs for our sponsored riders where you can follow their journey and progress from being selected as a sponsored rider through to achieving their aspirations and goals.
Sponsored Riders 2017 Line Up
Here at PonyCouture HQ (...too cheesey?) we have been working on selecting a great line up of talented sponsored riders from eventers to over-seas competition riders we sponsor anyone we think works hard and really deserves it including local riders. - As you may already know it is a passion of ours to support local riders, clubs and venues and this support will be continuing into 2017.
Although some of you who follow our facebook page may already
know that we have sponsored talented local rider Robyn Byrne and her super pony Sophisticated Lady for quite some time and we are happy to announce that we will be continuing this into 2017 so look out for blog posts from Robyn with updates of her exciting young equestrian career! If you haven’t already head over to Robyn’s facebook page and give her a like to see regular short updates and
videos. Don’t forget to check out our facebook page and give us a follow to see news updates, competitions and prize give aways – you’ll hear about it all there first!
We have deliberately not mentioned out new sponsored riders, this is because we will be announcing each sponsored rider for 2017
individually with an interview style blog post so you can get to know a bit about each rider!
Featured Horse or Pony of the month
Here at PonyCouture we love to see customer’s photos of our bling browbands on their horses and ponies, just to show you all how grateful we are to receive your photos we’re going to run a mini contest in form of a featured horse or pony of the month!
From now onward (with your individual permission of course!) each customer photo will be put forward for selection for our Featured Horse or Pony of the month that will be featured on our blog, or even out home page for a whole month and we’d love to write a bit of information on your special equine partner to add to their featured post too! There will only be one horse or pony selected at a time and what’s more if your photo gets featured you’ll be rewarded with a £10 gift voucher to spend on any of our products!
PonyCouture Gold V.I.P Riders Competition
We are excited to announce that shortly we will be holding a three stage competition via our social media pages to select PonyCouture Gold V.I.P’s the completion will involve the first stage of liking our page, liking the subsequent post and tagging three friends.
For the second round you must then share a photo of you with your horse or pony on the PonyCouture wall on facebook or by tagging PonyCouture on Instagram and Twitter along with a bit of info about yourself and why you’d like to be selected as a PonyCouture Gold V.I.P rider.
The public can then vote for who they think deserves to become a Gold V.I.P and the final stage will involve our finalists each having a short interview on our blog and being voted for by the public on our blog only, it will be up to the finalist to share an promote their selves to earn votes. Finally the finalist’s with the most votes will of course be selected as PonyCouture V.I.P’s!
Check back on our blog for more information on what becoming a PonyCouture Gold V.I.P rider means!