As one of the most easily recognized and widely worn helmets on the market, Samshield is a household name in the equestrian world. (So would that make it a barnhold name?) One of my friends recently got a Miss Shield helmet in rose gold and the entire barn gathered ‘round her tack trunk in an all out swoon. With luxe rose gold accents and adorned with Swarovski® crystals, Samshield has turned what was one of the most boring, yet essential, pieces of our riding attire – your brain protector – into a covet-able, must-have item.
Breaking News: Samshield has now done the same for your show wardrobe. For those of you who like a little bling in your life, you’re going to love all the Swarovski® shine that Samshield is rolling out. And don’t worry hunters, they didn’t forget about us; they even snuck a little sparkle in some inconspicuous spots so we can finally get in on the flashy action. From the elegant cut of their jackets to the super luxe fabric of their breeches, Samshield has elevated the once drab and dreary landscape of boring show clothes and turned it into a style oasis.
What’s even more exciting is that these beautiful clothes are more than just a pretty face. The quality and the fabric of every piece is unbelievable. I didn’t fully appreciate it until I tried it all myself. The material on the breeches is so soft and stretchy and so flattering. They simultaneously smooth everything out and hold everything in, even in the beige color that typically only 18 year olds look good in. And don’t get me started on the jackets. I don’t know how they achieve such total freedom of movement without losing the super structured look, but they do it, and it’s fabulous. Take a look:
Louise Show Coat: They might waive coats on the hottest of show days, but the Louise will keep you cool and focused. Perforated panels provide much-needed ventilation and the stretch fabric is moisture wicking, so you won't feel like you're melting in the saddle. The defined waist, subtle Alcantara detailing, and faux pocket square create an elegant, classic look in black or navy.
Jeanne Show Shirt: Smart and professional with just the right amount of shimmer, the Jeanne Show Shirt can make a statement all its own or fit nicely under a show coat. The quarter collar shows off an added dash of Swarovski® crystal fabric and closes with a hidden button and snaps. There is also a loop to secure a stock tie. The stretch pique cotton is moisture wicking and will protect you from harmful UV rays. And don't worry about hauling out the iron; this baby is wrinkle free. Available in navy or clear sky blue.
Adele Breeches: These high-performance breeches bring a bit of bling to the ring. (Peep the Swarovski® Samshield logo on the thigh, and there's more glam on the back pockets). The moisture-wicking stretch compression fabric and back pleats provide a flattering fit, while the silicone knee grip gives you extra security in the saddle so you can have confidence in your look and your performance. Choose from white or taupe.
Iconpack Backpack: You can never have too many pockets, my friends, and this backpack has ALL of them, with room to carry everything but the horse. Designed by top riders and grooms, this will be your new favorite on-the-go bag whether you're putting on the final touches ringside or dashing from the hotel to the showgrounds. Plus, it's made of durable, waterproof fabric available in brown or black.
V2 Hunter Gloves: What are the must-have qualities of a good riding glove? Comfort, durability, flexibility, grip. You get all that and more with V2 Gloves available in black, brown, or the most gorgeous slate gray. All the qualities of this glove combine to help you achieve the ever-elusive elastic contact and superior connection with your horse.
Appoline Show Shirt: The classic white showshirt with Swarovski® flair and modern features to beat the heat. Flattering yet highly breathable stretch fabric paired with sheer striped fabric at the sleeves and chest for ventilation keeps you looking chic and feeling cool. A versatile closure at the collar can be left open for schooling or zipped and snapped for a formal class.
Mathilde Breeches: Available in white or taupe, this is a classic breech designed for performance and comfort with just the right amount of subtle details like double front belt loops and tonal trim accents around the pockets. Forgot your belt? Don't panic – the elasticized waistband with non-slip silicone will keep these breeches sitting right where they should over every sized jump or even enthusiastic buck. I can tell you from personal experience these breeches are seriously comfortable. Fair warning: this breech tends to run small, so size up.
Victorine Show Coat: Check your Christmas list twice and make sure the Victorine is on it. Not only is it designed for serious sport, with highly breathable technical fabric, superb flexible stretch, you'll stand out in the ring with Swarovski® encrusted (yes, I said encrusted) cuffs and Alcantara trim. I hope you've been good this year!
So what are you waiting for? Now your super stylish helmet can match your new, super stylish show outfit. Come right this way to check out all the new Samshield offerings at NF.shop.
Should you need any help while you peruse all the fabulous eye candy, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll be happy to assist you in selecting the perfect items for your body type and discipline.
Photos by Pooya Nabei.