First came the mommy blogger, followed by the Instagram #influencer, and now, the approachable lifestyle blogger. No, I’m not talking about the blondes with spray tans and blindingly white teeth who always seem to have a Starbucks cup in hand. I’m talking about the new wave of equestrian bloggers who write about new riding apparel brands, online sales, and how to put together a respectable riding outfit of the day (ROOTD). Follow these five fashionable ladies for all of the inspiration your heart desires.
Horses & Heels
Mom to Mango, a fluffy Pomeranian, and Fira, a registered Paint, Raquel Lynn perfectly captures modern country living with a cool, California vibe. The self-proclaimed Martha Stewart of the equestrian world talks horsey home decor, what it’s like keeping a horse in your backyard in Los Angeles, and how to find the perfect pair of cowboy boots. Find her on Instagram at @horsesandheels_.
Photo by Adam Korbesmeyer
My Equestrian Style
Based in sunny Florida, Bethany Lee works as a professional rider, photographer, and—you guessed it—equestrian stylist. Bethany keeps her finger on the pulse of all of the up-and-coming trends in equestrian wear while maintaining a timeless, classic riding look. She recently launched My Equestrian Stylist, a free service that allows clients in need of ROOTD inspo to receive custom-curated riding looks from Bethany and her team. Check out her Insta feed here: @myequestrianstyle.
Photo by Ethan Lee
With beautiful, airy photos and an understated yet elegant style, Karina Harris champions small brands and businesses with every ROOTD she posts. Cali girl Karina keeps it real when she writes about skincare for the modern equestrian, the best graphic tees to pair with breeches, and what she keeps in her tack trunk. If nothing else, follow @thehunt_eq for her infectious smile!
Photos by Sara Shier Photography
💕Scents of hay and peppermints💕 this horse has taught me so much and is truly the sweetest in the world. We are both so lucky that he is leased to @serena_devries , who loves him and spoils him just as much as I do - I couldn’t ask for a better co-mom for him. Have you ever leased out your horse? . 📸: @sarashierphotography . . #dutchwarmblood #cheers #sarashierphotography #equestrian #equestrianlifestyle #thehuntblog #styleblog #equestrianblog #equestrianlife #blog #blogger #peppermints #equestrianstyle #hunterjumper #equestriansofinstagram #equestrianstyle #horsesofinstagram #equestrianblogger
Paperchases & Petticoats
Pennsylvania native Lindsay Porter covers everything equestrian under the sun: the best boot socks, how to incorporate your horse into your wedding photos, and tips for throwing the best Kentucky Derby party around. Lindsay also features a new equine artist every month, which is great, because equestrians are always looking for more ways to spend money on converting their homes into shrines for their horses. Follow her on Instagram @paperchasesandpetticoats and try not to fall in love with Dexter, her studly steed.
Photos by Bethany P Photography
Lawyer, small business owner, and mother of two Andrea Benavides Wise is one busy but stylish lady. She has the street to stable style down pat, frequently pairing breeches and heels or equestrian-inspired tees with skinny jeans. She’s not, like, a regular mom. She’s a cool mom. Insta-creep here: @horse_glam.
Photo by Shannen Smyth
Written by Kate Kosnoff
Kate Kosnoff is an equestrian journalist, blogger and photographer. When she isn’t working, Kate can usually be found sipping green tea, scrolling through Twitter, or petting her horses—sometimes a combination of the three. She is based in Indiana and can often be spotted in jumper rings across the Midwest and Florida aboard her strawberry roan, Waffle.